The BackEnd explores the product development process in African tech. We take you into the minds of those who conceived, designed and built the product; highlighting product uniqueness, user behaviour assumptions and challenges during the product cycle. — Imagine a shoemaker that has been in business for ten years, always dealing in cash with customers […]
Kezia Agbenyega wonders what it will be like to live in a digital, cashless economy. Three days after Ghana recorded its first two cases of the coronavirus on March 12, her bank temporarily shut down their ATMs, directing customers to use “other e-channels” for transactions. An Accra resident who works from home for World Reader, […]
Despite being labelled ‘troublesome’ by policymakers, Nigeria’s informal economy accounted for about 65% of its GDP in 2017. Startups digitizing financial activities in this sector are in a position to help understand its potential.