Nigeria’s Central Bank targets high-volume markets to prop up eNaira

CBN is offering a 5% discount to motorised rickshaw drivers and passengers.
Tawanda Karombo
Jul 25, 2022

Bank of Central African States urged to move on CBDC adoption

Outcome of an extraordinary meeting hosted by the financial regulator.
Feb 10, 2022

Kenya devises blueprint to adopt CBDC

Consideration to introduce a CBDC in the payments system in Kenya would be earmarked at “cost reduction, interoperability and enhancing cross border” payments.
Feb 8, 2022

Mobile money gains traction in Zimbabwe – despite regulatory wrangling

Reserve Bank tables 2022 Monetary Policy Statement affirming growth, push for CBDC and Fintech Regulation Sandbox.
Nov 11, 2021

Zimbabwe does about-turn on cryptocurrency

Soon after announcing it was consulting on cryptocurrency mechanisms and adoption, the government detailed its decision to go with CBDC.
Nov 5, 2021

There’s enough room for e-Naira says Luno’s GM

Marius Reitz believes it will take some time before the currency gains traction in the market.
Oct 1, 2021

CBDC launch will empower Nigeria with early adopter advantage

Planned e-Naira pilot will give West African country advantage over counterparts in the space, according to blockchain, cryptocurrency professionals.
Sep 8, 2021

e-Naira promises ‘economic new dawn’ if done right says blockchain expert

The Central Bank of Nigeria has partnered with Barbados Fintech firm on proposed CBDC pilot known as Project Giant.

Bank of Ghana plans e-cedi rollout in September

Central bank partners Giesecke+Devrient to manage digital currency.
Jul 26, 2021

Ghana preps CBDC pilot

Country claims to be the first in Africa to have begun work on the Fintech advancement.
Feb 8, 2021

China’s CBDC could be trade currency of choice in AfCFTA

The digital yuan could serve as a valuable intermediary currency says Fintech and China expert Richard Turrin.