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, […]
Africa added 50 million new mobile money accounts in 2019 as the number of registered accounts globally surpassed the 1 billion mark for the first time. East Africa, home to Safaricom’s MPesa, remains number 1 in the world in terms of transaction volume and value, according to the GSMA State of the Industry Report on […]
By the third week of March, Eric Chijioke will have relocated from Ethiopia to Mexico, the newest market for Paga. As Chief Technology Officer, he has been a key cog behind the fintech’s decade-old mobile money platform, and will be at the forefront of their expansion beyond Africa. “He is an inspiration for me,” Tayo […]
At the Endeavor Nigeria annual gathering in January, Halima Aliko Dangote walks in with her father who is introduced to a group of Flutterwave volunteers from MIT Sloan. Doing the honours is Bolaji Balogun, a 90’s veteran of First City Monument Bank, and CEO of Chapel Hill Denham, a Lagos-based investment consultancy. The Dangotes’ arrival […]
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