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posted in January 2023
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Egypt acquisition boosts Vodacom quarterly revenue
  • Paula Gilbert
Vodacom is already seeing an earnings boost from its December acquisition of a 55% stake in Vodafone Egypt, reporting double-digit Group revenue growth for the third quarter.
12 more Kenyan digital lenders get licenses
  • Matshepo Sehloho
The Central Bank of Kenya has licensed a further 12 digital lenders, bringing the total number of licensed Digital Credit Providers (DCPs) in the country to just 22.
Kenya High Court suspends mobile money fees
  • Matshepo Sehloho
The Kenyan High Court has suspended charges for sending money between mobile money wallets and bank accounts pending the determination of a consumer rights lawsuit.
MTN MoMo to offer personal loans in SA
  • Paula Gilbert
MTN Mobile Money (MoMo) is offering personal loans in South Africa of up to R180,000 (US$10,540) as it moves to meet a rising demand for mobile fintech services on the continent.


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