Achieving financial Inclusion and cashless societies have been on the agenda of governments and other stakeholders across Africa for the past few years – with varying success across the board. Despite many efforts, most African countries’ bank account penetration sits below 30% of their population. A picture that only changes in some countries once mobile […]
The problems in this space are very different from those a software business would have to deal with and we need to start talking about it.
Hardware is hard to do anywhere. Period. It is a very iterative and capital intensive area that requires long-term commitments, more often than not.
You might not have noticed, but the Lagos State Government just piloted Lagos Innovates – a program designed to help Lagos-based startups take off in a big way. Lagos Innovates is being run by the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund, which is tasked with supporting businesses with funds and the tools to become sustainable and […]
Musa Kalenga and Andile Masuku discuss some of the things that Malawian policy-makers ought to prioritise in building digital foundations for the country.
Up to 70% of the tech start-ups that have raised seed financing in Nigeria have had to incorporate offshore holding companies in areas considered to be investor-friendly