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Samurai Incubate announces plans to raise over $18m for second Africa fund [Updated]
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FSD Africa invests $3.2 million in two African fintech firms operating in Nigeria
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Catalyst Fund Announces $15M Commitment from JPMorgan, UK Aid
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Cowrywise Becomes Catalyst Fund Portfolio Company as the Startup Accelerator Announces New $15m Fund for African Fintech
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Catalyst Fund Bags $15 Mn To Invest In 30 Startups From Kenya, India
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Why 2020 Is The Year For Fintech
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How Carbon is smoothening the fintech plains by expanding into Kenya
(www.cnbcafrica.com)

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Andrew Fassnidge writes: The race to dethrone cash is on
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African Tech Startups Have Record Investment Year In 2019
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Fintech MFS Africa lands $1.2m follow-on investment
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African fintech firm Flutterwave raises $35M, partners with Worldpay
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Kenya's green bond listed on the London Stock Exchange
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Kenyan tech startups receive Sh15.04bn in funding to beat other African countries – report
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The Upcoming 2019 Seamless Fintech and Banking Conference to Feature 5 Exclusive Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Sessions
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Kenya: Adherence To Copyright Obligations By Licensed Service Providers
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Silicon Savannah: The rise of Africa's tech scene
(www.telegraph.co.uk)

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UK to work with Kenyan fintech firms to boost financial inclusion
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Fintech-focused Catalyst Fund secures $15m investment for emerging markets
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Kenya, Singapore in deal to collaborate on...
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Fintechs' growth nudges banks to ink lending pacts
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3 Fintech firms admitted into CMA regulatory sandbox
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Catalyst Fund gets $15M from J.P. Morgan, UK Aid to invest in 30 fintech startups across five emerging markets
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African Tech Start-ups Have Record Investment Year In 2019
(www.forbes.com)

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African tech startup funding hits $491m in record-breaking 2019
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Kenyan bank mulls partnership with Chinese fintech firms - Xinhua | English.news.cn
(www.xinhuanet.com)

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Chipper Cash Raises $6 Million For Expansion as Africa's Fintech Scene Heats Up
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Kenya, UK should bolster trade and investment ties
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Future for the Finance Industry in 2019
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Nigerian's Carbon launches in Kenya's crowded digital lending market
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Kenya among four countries selected for Qiantang Global Fintech Competition
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Kenyan fintech startup 4G Capital expands to Uganda
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East Africa Fintech summit advisory board launched
(www.cio.co.ke)

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Kenya’s fintech: Debtors, bettors and profits
(www.theafricareport.com)

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African tech firms invited to join UK-led growth project
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KCB fintech staff leave for Singapore to hone skills
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Pioneering Kenya eyes next stage of mobile money
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Safaricom announces Sh5 Million sponsorship for Fintech festival
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African Fintech Expected to Grow to $3 Billion by 2020, Led by Kenya, Nigeria, and SA
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The next frontier in banking is in fintech
(www.nation.co.ke)

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Kenya moves to regulate fintech-fuelled lending craze
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Transsion’s Future Hub and Kenya’s Wapi Capital partner on Africa fund
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StanChart eyes revenue boost with fintech lab
(www.businessdailyafrica.com)

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Singaporean FOMO Pay partners with Kenya's WAPI Pay to provide payment solutions between Asia & Africa
(www.pulselive.co.ke)

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Kenya's rising fintech: Africa's pride
(www.iol.co.za)

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Financial technology key to sustained economic growth for Kenya
(www.standardmedia.co.ke)

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A Review of Singapore's Top Fintech Developments in 2019 | Fintech Singapore
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Fintech in Kenya
(www.lexology.com)

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20 Africa-focused startups named in Inclusive Fintech 50
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Into Africa: tech leaders weigh in on Jack Dorsey’s planned move to the continent
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Why Fintech lending could push the poor into debt trap
(www.businessdailyafrica.com)

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Should digital lenders worry as clients struggle?
(www.theeastafrican.co.ke)

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Growth in fintechs driving the growth of cyberattacks
(www.cio.co.ke)

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StanChart Bank Kenya considering partnership with Chinese fintech firms
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Fintech to come to Nairobi
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Our 12 startups to watch in 2019 – how did we do?
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Johannesburg, Nairobi and Lagos rank as Africa's top fintech hubs
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Firms donate to Asian fintech event to be held in Nairobi
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The Afro-Asia Fintech 2019 Festival in Kenya to Feature President Kenyatta and CBK Governor
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Fintech: Kenya's Wapi Pay seeks payment solutions between Asia and...
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Ten Years Of Fintech Megatrends For The Next Decade
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Safaricom showcases Kenya at Singapore Fintech...
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Kenya: Two Decades of ICT Progress - What Next?
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Digital Lenders Association launched to stimulate Fintech growth in the country
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Over-regulation, compliance issues hinder development of Fintech firms
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FinTech Comparative Guide - Fin Tech - Kenya
(www.mondaq.com)

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

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Catalyst Fund Looking to Fund Fintech Startups in Emerging Markets Including Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa
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3 Kenyan fintech startups picked for CMA regulatory sandbox
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Everything you need to know about African fintech
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African tech startups netted over $6m in collective prize money in 2019 [List]
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Banks can stay relevant despite growth of FinTech
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The Digital Lenders Association of Kenya Seeking to Lobby Regulation and Standards in Fintech
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Singapore and Kenya strike fintech co-operation pact
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Fintech regulation in Kenya
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Kenya now has a data protection law. What does this mean for netizens?
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Lessons Kenya can learn on fintech innovation
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Fintech is the next frontier
(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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Highlights of African Tech in 2019
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Kenya's fintech fueling regional growth, says report
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Kenyan fintech startup Asilimia raises $350k funding
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Nigerian fintech startup Carbon launches operations in Kenya
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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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Eight Kenyan fintech startups to keep an eye on
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Kenyan Firm Recognized Among the World’s Top Fintechs
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UK sets up Sh1.3bn Kenyan fintech fund
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Are these the 10 biggest deals by African tech startups in 2019?
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Africa's off-grid solar market worth $24bn, says report
(www.powerengineeringint.com)

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

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2019 Africa Roundup: Jumia IPOs, China goes digital, Nigeria becomes fintech capital
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Carbon, digital loan app from Nigeria, now available in Kenya
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2020 will be a good year for local fintechs
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Financial inclusion: Kenya’s mobile magic
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Kenya launches green bond on the LSE
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77 Fintech Startups in Africa Raised USD $107 Million in 2019 Alone
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TechCabal Daily – 12 African Countries Suffer Internet Disruptions
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iPesa loan app interest rates, payment, contacts
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Catalyst Fund gets $15M from JP Morgan, UK Aid to back 30 EM fintech startups
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Kenya: FinTech Comparative Guide
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Best fintech companies in Kenya
(www.jambonews.co.ke)

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Ambitious Woman Behind Multi-Billion Tala Loan App
(www.kenyans.co.ke)

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Nigerian fintech platform Carbon expands into Kenya
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Monetary Authority of Singapore Signs Fintech Agreement with Central Bank of Kenya
(www.crowdfundinsider.com)

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African Fintech And Regulation: What’s The Holdup?
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Nairobi one of the nine innovations hub to watch
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Full remarks as IMF's Kristalina Georgieva warns inequality threatening global financial stability
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Uhuru to attend inaugural UK-Africa Investment Summit
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Kenya's BitPesa secures $15m debt funding as it rebrands
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The Financial Sector in the 2020s: Building a More Inclusive System in the New Decade
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Total and Stanbic Bank partner for convenient fueling
(www.busiweek.com)

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Fintech—the next frontier
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Kenya Issues Second ICO Warning After Investors Lose €24+ Million Euro
(www.the-blockchain.com)

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UnionPay solutions accepted in Chinese embassies and consulates
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Liberia: Loita Capital Partners, LBDI Open Investment Banking Unit
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African tech firms closed funding deals worth $1.27b in 2019 - Briter Bridges report
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Kenya issues ICO warning after investors lose millions | ITWeb
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Blockchain For Lawyers Masterclass Moves To Nairobi, 3-4 March 2020. See Why You Must Attend! - Fin Tech - Nigeria
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Half of startups that will pitch at Africa Startup Summit are from Nigeria
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Kenya's CMA admits three fintechs to regulatory sandbox
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Proparco Forks Out USD 10 Mn For SA-Based Metier's New USD 113 Mn investment Fund
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Start-ups chalk up Sh44bn funding
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11 startups selected to Pitch Live at Africa Startup Summit in Kigali
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Kenya in 2020: higher taxes, higher debt, more referendums
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Suits v hoodies: the cryptocurrency battle
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African Tech Startups Raised A Record $1.34B In 2019
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TechCabal Daily – New business, who this?
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Sponsored: How Zenka Finance became the most preferred non- banking platform in...
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List of SMEs in Kenya: Top 100 companies to watch in 2020
(www.tuko.co.ke)

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Overview Of The Copyright Amendment Act 20 Of 2019 - Intellectual Property - Kenya
(www.mondaq.com)

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CredoLab, a Singapore-based credit scoring startup has launched in Kenya
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Events that shaped FinTech industry in 2019
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One of a kind festival between Africa and Asia to be held in Nairobi
(www.kenyanews.go.ke)

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CMA approves regulatory policy to guide fintech companies
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For the first time, around 100 African startups raise at least $1 million each in one year
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Nairobi to host StanChart's fintech hub
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Here are the 4 fast-growing fintech destinations in Africa
(www.pulselive.co.ke)

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Since Microtraction's Investment Wallets.Africa Has Grown in Capacity and Products
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How tech can transform Côte d'Ivoire's cocoa chain
(www.gtreview.com)

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Samurai Incubate announces plans to raise over $18m for second Africa fund
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African FinTech Chipper Cash Gets $6M To Enter New Markets
(www.pymnts.com)

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Africa In The Eyes Of The World
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Borrowers seek low interests rates over customer service in fintech industry - survey
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Nigerian fintech startup, Carbon, is expanding to Kenya
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Antler set to announce names of five startups that netted $100k from Nairobi programme
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Cybersecurity Could Be Better If African Businesses Knew These Things
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Samurai Incubate Launch Their Second Africa Focused Fund For Startups
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New Fund For African Startups - Samurai Africa Fund 2nd General Partnership
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AI can do a lot for financial services penetration in the hinterlands
(www.financialexpress.com)

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Credit scoring fintech company, CredoLab, officially launches in Kenya
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Carbon, The Nigerian Digital Services Company, Expands To Kenya
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2019: Some remarkable moments in African technology.
(www.morebranches.com)

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How much funding did African startups raise in 2019? — Quartz Africa
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How much funding did African startups raise in 2019?
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Mobile money lending in Kenya helps but also spikes debt
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Growth of tech hubs masks Africa’s IT skills dilemma
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12 Biggest African Tech Funding Deals In 2019
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SAS partners with CIO East Africa to host East Africa’s Fintech Summit in Nairobi
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Kenyan fintech Asilimia to use over $350k investment to expand customer base
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Lessons from M-Pesa for Africa's new VC-rich fintech startups
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Unpacking The Bizarre Investment Slump Suffered By South African Tech Startups In 2019
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Nigeria's fintech industry 2020: The growth frontier of the new decade |
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How much did African startups raise in 2019?
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Social Innovation Is Yet To Ripen In Africa Because Of These Drawbacks
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Best Fintech Startups in Africa
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How much did African startups raise in 2019? — Quartz Africa
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Small businesses, big opportunities: Where to hunt for impact investments in Africa this year
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Nigerian tech startups got over 50 percent of Africa's venture fund in 2019
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For the first time, around 100 African startups raise at least $1 million in one year
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Silicon Savannah is still helping to set pace in Africa
(www.businesslive.co.za)

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A Review of Singapore's Top Fintech Developments in 2019
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The Fourth Industrial Revolution and digitization will transform Africa into a global powerhouse
(www.brookings.edu)

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Kenya forex industry mulls partnership with Chinese fintechs to boost revenues - Xinhua | English.news.cn
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Here are 20 accelerators, incubators for African startups to apply for in 2020
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Nigerian fintechs need new distribution models
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10 Things To Expect From African Tech in 2020
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Why eyes are on Africa: the e-commerce boom
(www.globalbankingandfinance.com)

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UK to partner with Kenyan Fintech companies to increase financial inclusion
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The Two Ugandan Fintech Companies To Watch Out For This Year
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New distribution models could help Nigerian fintechs succeed
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TechCabal Daily – SUV, tricycle or okada?
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African Tech Startups Raised $1.34 Billion Funding in 2019 - WeeTracker
(technext.ng)

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Nigerian banks want a slice of the lucrative digital pie
(www.theafricareport.com)

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

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Startups from across Africa selected for Moroccan accelerator
(disrupt-africa.com)

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Kenya-Based Insurtech Startup Turaco Completes USD 1.2 Mn Seed Round
(weetracker.com)

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The Brief: Inclusive capital, closing paycheck gaps, electric-vehicle retrofits, Portland startups, aggregating smallholder harvests in Kenya
(impactalpha.com)

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Chipper Cash Startup raises a $6 million seed round
(tandaabiashara.com)

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Fintechs To Watch In 2020
(www.newvision.co.ug)

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African Startups Raised $1.34 Billion In 2019
(www.forbes.com)

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