Africa Fintech News   · by Asilimia
Fintech profile: M-Pesa, Africa's top financing service | Payment Solutions
(www.fintechmagazine.com)

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Transsion’s Future Hub and Kenya’s Wapi Capital partner on Africa fund
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Nigerian's Carbon launches in Kenya's crowded digital lending market
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Kenya's CMA admits three fintechs to regulatory sandbox
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Fintech: Kenya's Wapi Pay seeks payment solutions between Asia and...
(citizentv.co.ke)

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Singapore and Kenya strike fintech co-operation pact
(www.finextra.com)

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How FinTech can help in fight against coronavirus spread in Africa
(venturesafrica.com)

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M-Pesa hitches – let's innovate the next fintech solution
(www.nation.co.ke)

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Kenya: M-Pesa and mobile data boost Safaricom’s 2019 growth
(www.theafricareport.com)

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Kenyan Fintech company signs MoU to offer payment solutions between Africa and Asia
(www.capitalfm.co.ke)

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Kenyan fintech Asilimia to use over $350k investment to expand customer base
(ventureburn.com)

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Digital Lenders Association launched to stimulate Fintech growth in the country
(www.capitalfm.co.ke)

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Fintech is the next frontier
(www.businessdailyafrica.com)

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Two Kenyan firms named in world emerging Fintech companies
(www.capitalfm.co.ke)

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How Carbon is smoothening the fintech plains by expanding into Kenya
(www.cnbcafrica.com)

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CBK postpones annual Afro-Asia Fintech Festival
(www.the-star.co.ke)

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Kenya turns to M-Pesa mobile-money to stem the spread of COVID-19
(techcrunch.com)

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Safaricom showcases Kenya at Singapore Fintech...
(citizentv.co.ke)

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Kenyan bank mulls partnership with Chinese fintech firms - Xinhua | English.news.cn
(www.xinhuanet.com)

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Catalyst Fund Looking to Fund Fintech Startups in Emerging Markets Including Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa
(bitcoinke.io)

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Coronavirus is triggering deep digital change in African fintech
(www.theafricareport.com)

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3 Kenyan fintech startups picked for CMA regulatory sandbox
(disrupt-africa.com)

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Tech Startups Are Flooding Kenya With Apps Offering High-Interest Loans
(www.bloomberg.com)

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Lessons Kenya can learn on fintech innovation
(www.standardmedia.co.ke)

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Standard Chartered seeks fintech collaborator for savings product
(www.businessinsider.com)

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African fintech Flutterwave firm on plan to bring international markets to local businesses
(www.capitalfm.co.ke)

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Kenya's CashBackApp helping FMCGs build customer loyalty with digital cash rewards
(disrupt-africa.com)

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Mobile-based lending is huge in Kenya: but there’s a downside too
(theconversation.com)

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Kenyan fintech startup Wapi Pay raises capital to scale across Africa
(techtrendske.co.ke)

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Africa's Busiest Fintech Market Has A Pandemic Problem
(weetracker.com)

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Jointpesa launches escrow platform in Kenya
(www.the-star.co.ke)

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Kenya to host continental fintech conference in March
(www.the-star.co.ke)

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Nigerian fintech targets Kenya SMEs for growth
(www.businessdailyafrica.com)

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Everything you need to know about African fintech
(qz.com)

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Kenya's Pezesha wins CATAPULT: Inclusion Africa 2020 bootcamp
(disrupt-africa.com)

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Sound fintech infrastructure to boost Kenya's diaspora inflows-IMF
(www.the-star.co.ke)

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Eight Kenyan fintech startups to keep an eye on
(ventureburn.com)

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UK pumps £10 million into the Kenyan Fintech scene as it aims to increase financial inclusion for low-income and underserved consumers through technology
(www.pulselive.co.ke)

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Nairobi rises in global fintech hub ranking
(www.businessdailyafrica.com)

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CBK postpones this year's Afro-Asia Fintech Festival over coronavirus
(www.capitalfm.co.ke)

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UK to partner with Kenyan Fintech companies to increase financial inclusion
(www.finextra.com)

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List of all Fintech companies in Kenya
(www.tuko.co.ke)

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Kenyan fintech startup Asilimia raises $350k funding
(disrupt-africa.com)

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FinTech Comparative Guide - Technology - Kenya
(www.mondaq.com)

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Nigerian fintech startup Carbon launches operations in Kenya
(disrupt-africa.com)

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Kenyan Firm Recognized Among the World's Top Fintechs
(www.capitalfm.co.ke)

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UK sets up Sh1.3bn Kenyan fintech fund
(www.businessdailyafrica.com)

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2020 will be a good year for local fintechs
(www.standardmedia.co.ke)

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How Kenya’s fintech industry can learn from UK and India
(www.businessdailyafrica.com)

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Fintech in Kenya
(www.lexology.com)

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Kenya's Glowing Fintech Scene Is Dulled By A Lukewarm Wealthtech Segment
(weetracker.com)

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Is fintech in Kenya too successful?
(africanbusinessmagazine.com)

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Kenya's Central Bank Seeks To Govern Digital Lending Interest Rates
(www.pymnts.com)

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Factsheet: How an African fintech sandbox works and how to access it
(techcabal.com)

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New Kenyan Digital Tax to Have an effect on Crypto Platforms
(fintechzoom.com)

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Fintech can help in the response to COVID-19. But where should policymakers start?
(blogs.worldbank.org)

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Woman detained at airport with husband's bones in her luggage
(gnnliberia.com)

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Fintech Payment Apps To Pay Attention To In 2020
(technovagh.com)

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Deal Or No Deal, Cryptocurrency Transactions Remain Legal In Nigeria And Environs. - Technology - Nigeria
(www.mondaq.com)

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Do You Have a Scalable Digital Payments Solution to Support Cashless Banking? Apply for the Virtual Africa Hackathon 2020
(bitcoinke.io)

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[CONFERENCE: AUGUST 5, 2020] The African DeFi Virtual Conference 2020 to Feature Key DeFi Thought Leaders
(bitcoinke.io)

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TechCabal Daily – How Orange, MTN, Airtel are adjusting to declining voice revenue
(techcabal.com)

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Germany to Ramp Up Investment in African Energy
(www.pulselive.co.ke)

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Telkom, Google take 4G internet to rural communities in Kenya
(www.nation.co.ke)

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Singapore company director charged over Wirecard scandal [ARTICLE]
(www.pulselive.co.ke)

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African Fintech And Regulation: What’s The Holdup?
(www.forbes.com)

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African startups have raised about $500-millon but see a big Q2 slump -
(ventureburn.com)

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After its failed stint with M-Pesa, Vodacom is planning to launch another fintech service in SA
(techpoint.africa)

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Ecobank Group announces the 2020 Fintech Challenge Finalists
(www.pulselive.co.ke)

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Cassava Fintech and Liquid Telecom Group partner to launch Sasai Wi-Fi Finder in Zimbabwe
(iharare.com)

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Kenya continues to build Islamic finance as its regional 'competitive advantage'
(www.salaamgateway.com)

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Roundup: Kenya's mobile money use surges on COVID-19 prevention measure
(en.brinkwire.com)

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The Brief: Fintech reckoning in Kenya, KKR Global Impact closes $1.3 billion, employee financial health, vertical farms, Looney pledges BP to net-zero
(impactalpha.com)

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Peer-to-Peer Bitcoin Trading Tops $95 Million as Sub-Saharan Africa Records Place All Time High
(fintechzoom.com)

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African digital commerce growth inspires more deals
(www.developingtelecoms.com)

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Botswana's Choppies closing shop in several African countries
(venturesafrica.com)

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Major African banks turn to global lenders for funds
(venturesafrica.com)

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Kenya's mobile money use surges on COVID-19 prevention measure
(africa.cgtn.com)

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Shoprite lays off 115 workers, shuts down second branch in 5 months
(nairametrics.com)

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Transport startup Plentywaka expands into Nigeria's capital
(venturesafrica.com)

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EXCLUSIVE: JumiaPay Has Been Down In Kenya For 1 Week & Counting
(weetracker.com)

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1 Out of 20 Startups Selected for the Google for Startups Accelerator Africa (5th Edition) is a Blockchain Fintech
(bitcoinke.io)

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The People's Banker: 'Entrepreneurship Means Folding Up Your Sleeves And Working'
(www.forbesafrica.com)

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Nigeria leads Egypt, Kenya, attracts $747m venture capital investments
(guardian.ng)

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Regulations: Innovation Killers Or Inspirers?
(www.cio.co.ke)

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So far in 2020, African startups have raised about $500m but see a big Q2 slump
(techpoint.africa)

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How COVID-19 is improving digital financial inclusion
(www.weforum.org)

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Kenya's Economy Set to Slow as Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic Take Hold
(techtrendske.co.ke)

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Fintech regulation in Kenya
(www.lexology.com)

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NETInfo: Open Banking Presents New Opportunities For Banks In Kenya And The Africa region -
(www.kahawatungu.com)

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3.2 million citizens blacklisted by the Credit Reference Bureaus (CRBs)
(venturesafrica.com)

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KQ set to lay off workers in a bid to keep afloat
(venturesafrica.com)

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TechCabal Daily – Telkom SA joins telcos in financial services play
(techcabal.com)

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Ugandan Multi-Currency Wallet for Cross-border Money Transfers, EverSend, Raises Over $1 Million
(bitcoinke.io)

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How can digital financial services help a world coping with COVID-19?
(blogs.worldbank.org)

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Nigerians are not coming, they’ve already arrived
(www.standardmedia.co.ke)

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Fintech in emerging markets – Cracking the code of financial inclusion
(investors-corner.bnpparibas-am.com)

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East Africa holds its ground as Africa's fastest growing region despite Covid-19 disruption - AfDB
(www.iol.co.za)

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The Next Wave: Regulatory mixed bags
(techcabal.com)

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Egypt’s CIB has foothold in Kenya after acquisition of Mayfair Bank
(www.theafricareport.com)

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Kenyan fintech startup 4G Capital expands to Uganda
(disrupt-africa.com)

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Kenya health firm eyes Sanofi innovation funding
(www.businessdailyafrica.com)

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Entrepreneurs take the wheel in Africa's development
(africanbusinessmagazine.com)

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77 Fintech Startups in Africa Raised USD $107 Million in 2019 Alone
(bitcoinke.io)

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Global fintech forum set for Nairobi in March
(www.businessdailyafrica.com)

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Bitcoin Buying and selling Is Booming in Unsure Russia, With 350% Spike in New Customers on Paxful
(fintechzoom.com)

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Showcasing Some of Cape Town's Homegrown Successful Fintech Innovations
(thefintechtimes.com)

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After its failed stint with M-Pesa, Vodacom is planning to launch another fintech service in SA -
(ventureburn.com)

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Players in gig economy cut expenses by 50% as Covid-19 bites
(www.the-star.co.ke)

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Nigeria: Opera subsidiaries are the latest companies to quit the country
(www.theafricareport.com)

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Top Nigerian FinTech Apps that are leading the competition
(nairametrics.com)

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Dear Saccos. Do Not Compete. Collaborate.
(www.cio.co.ke)

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BAT registers 9.9 billion profit in half year results released
(www.busiweek.com)

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Accelerating financial inclusion in Nigeria
(www.stearsng.com)

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An insight into how Tokyo-based VC, Samurai Incubate Africa, invests in African startups
(techpoint.africa)

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NMG journalist lands Top 35 Under 35 award – Nairobi News
(nairobinews.nation.co.ke)

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Kenyan startups invited to apply for global She Loves Tech competition
(disrupt-africa.com)

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What Sparked The Decline That Dumped Kenya's Mobile Payments To A 13-Year Low?
(weetracker.com)

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Fintech MamaPrime eyes Sanofi partnership
(www.businessdailyafrica.com)

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Fintech is the next frontier, we need to tap it for a better world
(www.nation.co.ke)

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Africa's mobile banking will be redefined by social media
(www.theafricareport.com)

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Meet DPO Group: The Pan-African Fintech Company Powering Digital Commerce, Acquired For $288 Million In Watershed Deal For African Tech
(www.forbes.com)

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In cloud computing, SMEs have the magic wand to disruption of supply chain
(www.standardmedia.co.ke)

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Telkom Kenya sheds 500 mobile money agents
(www.standardmedia.co.ke)

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Forget Digital Lenders, Kenya's New Bill Seeks To 'Babysit' All Fintech Startups
(weetracker.com)

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Wielding Africa's Mobile Penetration To Ease X-Border B2B Payments
(www.pymnts.com)

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Africa’s mobile banking will be redefined by social media
(www.theafricareport.com)

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TechCabal Daily – A $288 million African fintech acquisition
(techcabal.com)

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Impact of COVID-19 on the gig economy
(www.standardmedia.co.ke)

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Chijioke Dozie On Carbon's Performance/Prospects & Why African Fintech Is The Safari Investors Won't Stop Riding
(weetracker.com)

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Open banking set to drive Africa’s financial inclusion
(www.businessdailyafrica.com)

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IMF backs move to waive fees for small transactions
(www.standardmedia.co.ke)

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The Fate Of Uber Cash In Africa As e-Hailing Giant Dumps Fintech Dream
(weetracker.com)

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Digital Financial Inclusion in the Times of COVID-19
(blogs.imf.org)

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Suicide that jolted CBK: Inside plan to rein in digital lenders
(www.nation.co.ke)

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76% Of Africa Gig Workers Experienced A Drop In Income
(sokodirectory.com)

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Colombian Startup Alegra Expands To Africa
(www.techinafrica.com)

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SA fintech Wallettec pivots to focus exclusively on sports betting
(disrupt-africa.com)

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Facebook Commits to Infrastructure Investment That Will add $57 Billion to Africa's Economy by 2024
(thefintechtimes.com)

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Cloud Computing Can Help SMEs Beat Global Supply Disruption
(www.cio.co.ke)

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Kenya moves to regulate fintech-fuelled lending craze
(www.reuters.com)

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Tap cloud computing to cover SMEs supply chain
(www.businessdailyafrica.com)

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The grand fintech consolidation in MFS Africa's acquisition of Beyonic
(techcabal.com)

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Kenya’s fintech fueling regional growth, says report
(www.standardmedia.co.ke)

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Nigerian Uber-for-trucks company Kobo360 not such a crazy idea after all
(www.howwemadeitinafrica.com)

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HUAWEI CLOUD Summit to map 4IR opportunities for Africa
(www.kbc.co.ke)

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Kenyan fintech Pezesha wins Best Catapulter Award at LHoFT
(ventureburn.com)

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Nigerian fintech startup, Carbon, is expanding to Kenya
(techpoint.africa)

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Airtel Africa, Mukuru Partner to Facilitate Cross-border Money Transfers within Africa
(www.thefastmode.com)

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Kenya: Telkom, Google Take 4G Internet to Rural Communities in Kenya
(allafrica.com)

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M&A in Africa: Bleak skies overhead, but the future looks brighter - Part 2
(www.bizcommunity.com)

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How a Global Disruption can have Local Implications
(www.itnewsafrica.com)

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What we know about SA's 'Super app' created by Vodacom and China's Alipay
(venturesafrica.com)

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Nigerian fintech startup Wallets Africa secures undisclosed funding round
(disrupt-africa.com)

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Lessons from M-Pesa for Africa’s new VC-rich fintech startups
(techcrunch.com)

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In cloud computing, SMEs have the magic wand to supply chain disruptio
(www.standardmedia.co.ke)

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Global disruption can have local implications
(www.bizcommunity.com)

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Akili Kali: Winners to Receive Ksh5M in Co-op Bank Innovation Challenge
(www.kenyans.co.ke)

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Barbados PM Mia Mottley lauds M-Pesa as noble...
(citizentv.co.ke)

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Kenyan fintech startup Pezesha secures seed investment
(disrupt-africa.com)

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Vodacom's New Super App Plan For South Africa Is Haunted By M-Pesa Misery
(weetracker.com)

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Investors called to account for fintech lending practices as debt-traps emerge
(impactalpha.com)

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Open banking the future of financial services, say analysts
(www.nation.co.ke)

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Kenya's BitPesa secures $15m debt funding as it rebrands
(disrupt-africa.com)

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Visa and Kenya’s Safaricom partner on M-Pesa, payments and tech
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Opera and the firm short-selling its stock (alleging Africa fintech abuses) weigh in
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Kenya’s fintech: Debtors, bettors and profits
(www.theafricareport.com)

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Kenya most lucrative market for fintech top staff in Africa
(www.businessdailyafrica.com)

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Is Treasury killing fintech innovations?
(www.businessdailyafrica.com)

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Sh1.5 billion fund to back Kenyan fintech start-ups
(www.businessdailyafrica.com)

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Once upon a time, there was Wirecard
(www.nation.co.ke)

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