Africa Fintech News   · by Asilimia
FinTechs could shape tomorrow's finance regulations
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Somaliland discusses infrastructure and energy in Nairobi
(www.busiweek.com)

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VC Deals: SoftBank's Big Bet On African Fintech
(seekingalpha.com)

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Ethiopia: Lagging Behind in Tech a Trillion Dollar Mistake: Getahun Makuria
(allafrica.com)

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10 Fintech Firms Hoping To Own The Nigerian Mobile Payments Market
(moguldom.com)

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China is on a mission to regulate Fintech
(www.finextra.com)

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East Africa: With KQ and Ethio Telecom, Kenya and Ethiopia Pick Each Other's Brains
(allafrica.com)

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Fintech startup Vectra named winner of Seedstars Cape Town
(disrupt-africa.com)

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Fintech regulation in Kenya
(www.lexology.com)

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Colombian startup Aflore wins Fintech Innovation Challenge in Singapore
(www.contxto.com)

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With KQ and Ethio Telecom, Kenya and Ethiopia pick each other’s brains
(www.nation.co.ke)

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

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

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What Will Be The Biggest Fintech Trends In 2020?
(inc42.com)

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Payments super app Tingg now provides virtual prepaid cards for its users
(androidkenya.com)

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[TekIT n' Go] Chipper Cash Brings Free Cross-Border Payments and Discounted Airtime
(techweez.com)

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Africa’s change makers unveiled
(www.standardmedia.co.ke)

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MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Fintech Lidya Expanding MSME Lending to Czech Republic, Poland
(www.microcapital.org)

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In Some of Africa’s Biggest Markets, Cutting Currency Risk Means Swapping the Dollar for Bitcoin
(fortune.com)

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Africa Roundup: Goldman leads $30M Twiga raise, China grows tech influence, Jumia weathers lockup-expiry
(techcrunch.com)

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Nubank's app has more downloads than Revolut, Monzo, and N26 combined
(qz.com)

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Which Country Leads Open Banking Adoption? | Fintech Schweiz Digital Finance News
(fintechnews.ch)

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Credit scoring fintech company, CredoLab, officially launches in Kenya
(hapakenya.com)

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[EVENT] 25th, November 2019: Blockchain & Regulation of Digital Assets in Emerging Markets
(bitcoinke.io)

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How This Fintech Has Adapted to the Entrepreneur Journey
(techweez.com)

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Mobile lenders drive microfinance entities to early grave
(www.standardmedia.co.ke)

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Africa's Fintech Ecosystem Raised $320m And Grew 60% In Two Years
(www.forbes.com)

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China approaches chip self-sufficiency breakthrough
(www.ft.com)

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How project with London, NY financier led to JUMO serving 15m credit, saving users [Q&A]
(ventureburn.com)

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Kenyans 'fuliza' Ksh.140 billion in 9...
(citizentv.co.ke)

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[VIDEO] African Nation of Lesotho to Develop and Implement Blockchain in Government
(bitcoinke.io)

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Nigeria's OPay Gets $120M in Funding from Chinese Investors
(w7news.com)

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Jumia Has Lost Its Unicorn Status, May Pivot To Fintech
(moguldom.com)

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Kenyan bank mulls partnership with Chinese fintech firms
(www.iol.co.za)

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Kenya: spike in digital mobile loans raises concern over customer data
(www.itwebafrica.com)

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Investors pour almost $400m into African fintech in a week
(www.ft.com)

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Fintech to come to Nairobi
(www.businessdailyafrica.com)

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TechCabal Daily – Watch out Uber, Bolt; OCar is in Town!
(techcabal.com)

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Kenya’s Twiga Foods eyes West Africa after $30M raise led by Goldman
(techcrunch.com)

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OPay raises $120 million Series B funding, plans Kenyan expansion
(tech.africa)

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Fintech lets you say no to cash
(neweralive.na)

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Kenya's central bank governor calls for regulation of fintech lenders
(www.reuters.com)

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Mastercard's Nairobi Lab targets rural financial inclusion
(www.itwebafrica.com)

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Two Kenyan fintech start-ups get US grant
(www.businessdailyafrica.com)

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The Upcoming 2019 Seamless Fintech and Banking Conference to Feature 5 Exclusive Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Sessions
(bitcoinke.io)

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Nairobi to host StanChart's fintech hub
(www.standardmedia.co.ke)

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Safaricom announces Sh5 Million sponsorship for Fintech festival
(www.standardmedia.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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Opera’s Africa fintech startup OPay gains $120M from Chinese investors
(techcrunch.com)

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

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

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Visa, Interswitch partnership aims to drive financial inclusion across Africa
(venturesafrica.com)

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Is the 'Compact with Africa' working?
(www.howwemadeitinafrica.com)

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Airtel Africa moves ahead with plans to facilitate intra-Africa payments
(www.pulselive.co.ke)

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Fintech Opay attracts $120 mln Chinese investments
(www.ecofinagency.com)

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Nigerian fintech startup raises $120M from Chinese investors
(northafricapost.com)

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Developing economies look to emulate Singapore's capital markets template
(www.asia-first.com)

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StanChart Bank Kenya considering partnership with Chinese fintech firms
(africa.cgtn.com)

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

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UK Govt announces £10m partnership with Kenyan fintechs
(www.prolificlondon.co.uk)

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Banks can stay relevant despite growth of FinTech
(www.standardmedia.co.ke)

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Equity Bank nets Sh100bn of diaspora remittances
(www.businessdailyafrica.com)

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The Future of Fintech
(www.investopedia.com)

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Tech firms churn out most dollar billionaires
(www.standardmedia.co.ke)

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

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How fintech firm achieves 95% average loan repayment rate
(www.monitor.co.ug)

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Safaricom, Equity target new fintech services to go beyond Kenyan borders
(www.businessdailyafrica.com)

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Borrowers seek low interests rates over customer service in fintech industry - survey
(www.the-star.co.ke)

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Sponsored: How Zenka Finance became the most preferred non- banking platform in...
(citizentv.co.ke)

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Adapt IT inks sponsorship for Fintech Summit in Nairobi
(www.cio.co.ke)

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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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Kenyan consortium launches mobile banking app
(www.itwebafrica.com)

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The next frontier in banking is in fintech
(www.nation.co.ke)

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Mobile loans: The new gold rush minting billions from the poor
(www.standardmedia.co.ke)

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

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

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Uhuru urges Asia to use Kenya as gateway to Africa’s vast market
(www.kbc.co.ke)

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Kenya, UK should bolster trade and investment ties
(www.standardmedia.co.ke)

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3 Blockchain-based Startups Get Featured at the 2019 Global Fintech Hackcelerator by the Central Bank of Kenya
(bitcoinke.io)

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Does social fintech have a real impact?
(www.businessdailyafrica.com)

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Kenya's Cellulant lost six staffers in Nairobi Riverside attack
(qz.com)

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Expectation builds ahead of Finnovation Kenya 2019
(www.itwebafrica.com)

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President of Kenya Highlights Blockchain as a Key Component of Collaboration During the Afro Asia Fintech Festival 2019
(bitcoinke.io)

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20 Africa-focused startups named in Inclusive Fintech 50
(disrupt-africa.com)

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

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Kenya's Central Bank looks to rein in mobile money lenders
(www.itwebafrica.com)

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Transsion’s Future Hub and Kenya’s Wapi Capital partner on Africa fund
(techcrunch.com)

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Pioneering Kenya eyes next stage of mobile money
(www.ft.com)

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Africa fintech: Branch raises $170 million in Series C round
(qz.com)

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Future for the Finance Industry in 2019
(www.cio.co.ke)

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

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Growth in fintech drives growth in cyberattacks
(www.africanreview.com)

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African Fintech Expected to Grow to $3 Billion by 2020, Led by Kenya, Nigeria, and SA
(bitcoinke.io)

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

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East Africa Fintech summit advisory board launched
(www.cio.co.ke)

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

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

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StanChart eyes revenue boost with fintech lab
(www.businessdailyafrica.com)

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

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Over-regulation, compliance issues hinder development of Fintech firms
(www.nation.co.ke)

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Fintech: Kenya's Wapi Pay seeks payment solutions between Asia and...
(citizentv.co.ke)

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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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Why Fintech lending could push the poor into debt trap
(www.businessdailyafrica.com)

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Firms donate to Asian fintech event to be held in Nairobi
(www.businessdailyafrica.com)

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

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Kenya among four countries selected for Qiantang Global Fintech Competition
(nairobinews.nation.co.ke)

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The Digital Lenders Association of Kenya Seeking to Lobby Regulation and Standards in Fintech
(bitcoinke.io)

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Fintech Summit 2020 - CIO Events
(events.cio.co.ke)

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The Afro-Asia Fintech 2019 Festival in Kenya to Feature President Kenyatta and CBK Governor
(bitcoinke.io)

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UK partners with Kenyan fintechs
(www.prolificlondon.co.uk)

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

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

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The ‘Underbanked’ Is The Next Trillion-Dollar Opportunity in Fintech
(www.forbes.com)

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

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

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Nigerian digital banking startup E-Settlement processes $2.5m daily
(disrupt-africa.com)

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

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Wawira Njiru’s Food 4 Education draws global attention
(www.kbc.co.ke)

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UK to work with Kenyan fintech firms to boost financial inclusion
(www.governmentcomputing.com)

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The City of London, Kenya must build deeper partnership
(www.businessdailyafrica.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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UK to partner with Kenyan Fintech companies to increase financial inclusion
(www.finextra.com)

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Jumia Has Quit Operations In Cameroon As It Scales Back On eCommerce
(weetracker.com)

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ADGM and the Croatian Financial Services Supervisory Agency (HANFA) affirm FinTech and Investment Management Collaboration
(www.zawya.com)

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New Opera ad units to improve how online businesses interact with their customers in Nigeria
(venturesafrica.com)

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Tech Events This Week: Y!Tech100, AR/VR Abuja Meetup, Africa Fintech Summit and Others
(technext.ng)

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Africa Business in Brief - 15 Nov 2019
(www.lexology.com)

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Nedbank forges payments deal with Irish fintech firm
(www.itweb.co.za)

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Kenya: New Programme Seeks to Improve Maths Skills
(allafrica.com)

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Opera's OPay Raises $120 million Series B Funding, Plans to Expand to Kenya
(techweez.com)

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Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [17/11/2019]
(ventureburn.com)

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New programme seeks to improve maths skills
(www.nation.co.ke)

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UK-Africa summit will help Kenya attract investment for Big 4
(www.the-star.co.ke)

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Equity Bank's Share of Diaspora Remittances Hits Sh100 Billion
(www.mwakilishi.com)

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China powers Africa’s digital dreams
(www.thehindu.com)

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Emerging Market Bankers Parse Big Data to Predict Credit Risk
(www.finews.asia)

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Kenyans paying price of opaque tax treaty with Mauritius
(www.the-star.co.ke)

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Safaricom invites Global Fintech Innovators to come invest in Kenya's Ksh. 100 Billion industry
(hapakenya.com)

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Nigeria’s Interswitch confirms $1B valuation after Visa investment
(techcrunch.com)

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One woman's mission for equality in the oil and gas industry
(www.cnn.com)

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Kenya's Equity Bank's remittance spikes by 28 percent in nine months
(www.politicalanalysis.co.za)

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Top startups shine at AfricArena Summit
(www.bizcommunity.com)

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Singapore touted as capital markets model for developing nations
(www.businesstimes.com.sg)

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Why Shares of Opera Surged Today
(www.fool.com)

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Opera Limited announces third quarter 2019 financial results
(www.globenewswire.com)

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Crypto and Blockchain Jobs Up by 26% Since 2018 and Less Volatile, Latest Study Shows
(bitcoinke.io)

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Equity group nets Ksh 100bn of diaspora remittances
(www.kbc.co.ke)

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

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Visa's Interswitch deal set to go through in Q1 2020 after regulatory approval
(techcabal.com)

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Visa appoints new General Manager for East Africa
(www.standardmedia.co.ke)

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Driving the FinTech and Regulation success story
(www.intelligentcio.com)

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Our universities must scale up research
(www.businessdailyafrica.com)

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Microfinance lender disburses Sh4 billion to SMEs
(www.businessdailyafrica.com)

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Nigeria's Interswitch becomes Africa's latest unicorn after Visa acquires minority stake
(ventureburn.com)

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Here Are the 20 Finalists for the 2019 Global FinTech Hackcelerator
(fintechnews.sg)

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Let 100 'Alibaba,' 1,000 'Jack Ma' appear in Africa – Chinese platform empowering African entrepreneurs
(www.globaltimes.cn)

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Income and Wealth not the Driver for Prosperity in High-Growth Markets, Finds New Global Study
(www.africanews.com)

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Startups named winners at AppsAfrica Innovation Awards
(disrupt-africa.com)

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Kenya's lending cap repeal removes hurdle to rate cut - cenbank governor
(af.reuters.com)

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Meet The Dozie Brothers: Two Nigerians Building A Better Bank For Africa
(www.forbes.com)

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How we chose the 2019 CNBC Upstart 100
(www.cnbc.com)

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MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf mostly little changed; financials drive Saudi up
(www.nasdaq.com)

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Bill to nationalise South Africa's central bank back in parliament
(www.nasdaq.com)

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India to invite foreign firms to invest in state-owned oil companies
(www.nasdaq.com)

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Inaugural Singapore FinTech Festival x SWITCH To Kick Off Tomorrow with A Focus On Sustainability
(mondovisione.com)

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Nigeria's 54gene, Carbon and Flutterwave Win Big at 2019 AppsAfrica Innovation Awards
(technext.ng)

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Recruitment startup Mohiri wins Botswana leg of Seedstars competition
(disrupt-africa.com)

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Mobile phone loans raise CRB reports 181pc
(www.businessdailyafrica.com)

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VISA and Mastercard in scramble for Africa’s payment ecosystem
(www.theafricareport.com)

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Exclusive: Kenya's lending cap repeal removes hurdle to rate cut - cenbank governor
(af.reuters.com)

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Enforcement of data protection law remains tall order for new agency
(www.standardmedia.co.ke)

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Meet the Investor: Arthur Thuet, Saviu Ventures
(disrupt-africa.com)

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How better use of data can boost credit access
(www.businessdailyafrica.com)

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IS, Kocela, Kinesis join the wagon for Fintech Summit 2019 sponsorship
(www.cio.co.ke)

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CBK pushes for lower mobile loan fees
(www.businessdailyafrica.com)

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Private equity firm TLG Capital invests in Branch Nigeria to improve financial inclusion
(www.ecofinagency.com)

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How the new age Fintechs are addressing the financial gaps for entrepreneurs
(www.busiweek.com)

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Kamal Budhabhatti is Africa's FinTech CEO of the Year
(www.pmldaily.com)

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Enterprise Ireland heads to South Africa, Kenya
(www.rte.ie)

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Africa's Fintech Investment Quadrupled To $357m In 2018​
(www.forbes.com)

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

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Africell to spend $100 million on mobile infrastructure, fintech in Africa
(www.theeastafrican.co.ke)

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How Kenya's Tanda is revolutionising life for micro-retailers
(disrupt-africa.com)

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Winter is coming: what is the CIOs role during mergers and acquisitions?
(www.cio.co.ke)

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Standard Chartered opens eXellerator innovation hub in Kenya
(disrupt-africa.com)

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Analysis | This Fintech Safari Could Be a Wild Ride
(www.washingtonpost.com)

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Pezesha Among the First 3 Fintechs Admitted into the Kenya Regulatory SandBox
(bitcoinke.io)

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

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Irish Fintech Umba Bolsters Its African Expansion With Recent Funding
(weetracker.com)

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Digital lenders urged to share data to curb default rate
(www.itwebafrica.com)

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VMWare pens sponsorship for 2019 East Africa Fintech Summit
(www.cio.co.ke)

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Nairobi hosts conference on financial technology
(www.businessdailyafrica.com)

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Fintech funds the forgotten: how hi-tech financial services can be a force for good
(www.thetimes.co.uk)

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Mastercard's Engage programme targets African fintech innovators
(disrupt-africa.com)

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What are the biggest risks fintech poses to banks?
(www.cio.co.ke)

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4G Capital ramps up sustainable SME lending in East Africa -
(africanbusinessmagazine.com)

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Nairobi to host world’s largest Afro-Asia FinTech forum focusing on sustainable finance
(www.tuko.co.ke)

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Cabinet Secretary, ICT Kenya, Says the Blockchain Taskforce Report Ready and Discusses Digital Currencies at the Afro Asia Fintech Festival 2019
(bitcoinke.io)

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Fintechs' growth nudges banks to ink lending pacts
(www.standardmedia.co.ke)

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Lord Mayor of London in Nairobi, announces financial aid for businesses
(www.standardmedia.co.ke)

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Monetary Authority of Singapore Signs Fintech Agreement with Central Bank of Kenya
(www.crowdfundinsider.com)

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India and East Africa: Cooperation as the key to Financial Inclusion
(www.orfonline.org)

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Fintech in Kenya
(www.lexology.com)

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The Five Biggest Trends In Fintech For 2020
(www.forbes.com)

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