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Pesapal gets green light to operate in Uganda

Kenyan digital payments startup Pesapal, has been granted an operating license in Uganda to provide mobile cashless transactions in the East African country.

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MTN MoMo sues 18 Nigerian banks for alleged fraud

MTN Nigeria Mobile Money Payment Service Bank has taken 18 banks to court for alleged fraud worth US$53.7 million and has demanded a refund.

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SA's smart city finalists win big for innovation

South Africa's City of Johannesburg's Smart City Office has awarded four innovators R500,000 (US$31,434) for their innovative solutions.

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WorldRemit halts bank transfers in Zimbabwe

WorldRemit has terminated direct bank transfers to customer bank accounts within Zimbabwe.

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Fintech platform Eversend takes aim at B2C market

Ugandan fintech platform Eversend has aspirations to be a one-stop-shop for cross-border money transfers for Africa's diaspora.

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Safaricom, Visa launch M-Pesa global pay virtual card

Safaricom and Visa have launched the M-Pesa virtual card to enable secure cashless payments.

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Moya super app takes aim at SA fintech market

Super app Moya's fintech platform, MoyaPay, aims to be South Africa's most widely used mobile money payments platform.

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MTN MoMo bank begins operations in Nigeria

MTN's fintech platform MoMo has officially begun operating in the West African country.

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SA govt launches DigiTech "app store" for SMMEs

South African Communications and Digital Technologies Minister, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, has introduced a new tech platform aimed at selling South African digital apps.

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Airtel launches banking offering in Nigeria

Airtel Africa has officially launched its long-awaited payment service bank in its biggest market of Nigeria through subsidiary SmartCash.

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SA agri-tech Nile gets $2.5M investment from Naspers

Naspers, through its early-stage tech investment vehicle Naspers Foundry, has invested in agri-tech company, Nile, that connects farmers to buyers of fresh produce across Southern Africa.

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Vodacom targets enterprise, fintech growth with Egypt purchase

Vodacom sees huge growth opportunity for both mobile financial services and the enterprise market when it finalizes its acquisition of a controlling stake in Vodafone Egypt.

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SA's smart city finalists win big for innovation

South Africa's City of Johannesburg's Smart City Office has awarded four innovators R500,000 (US$31,434) for their innovative solutions.

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Hot startup of the month: Data science marketplace Zindi

This month's hot startup is social enterprise Zindi, which is a professional network for data science in Africa.

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Omdia View: May 2022

By Omdia Analysts

SpaceX-owned Starlink's plans to launch a satellite broadband service in Africa was a major highlight in May 2022, says Omdia's analysts.

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Omdia View: April 2022

By Omdia Analysts

This month's Omdia View highlights indicate a shift to digital transformation and operational consolidation to maximize return on investments.

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Africa Green ICT: Lighting Up a Sustainable Continent

The ICT industry is the leading industry in the commitment to carbon neutrality, whose focus has shifted from setting ambitious targets to taking initiatives. The push for zero-carbon and for green energy development, it isn't just about CSR – it's also good for sustainable business.

The path to sustainable development requires green energy. Governments are looking at potential policy approaches to make green energy more widely available and affordable. Without sustainable energy, there will be no digital transformation and no chance of making Africa more economically competitive in the post-pandemic era.

Africa Green ICT Webinar 2022 will bring together ICT industry leaders and senior industrial analysts to provide insight, best practices and key learnings on how to achieve zero-carbon targets and practice green development in Africa.

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Digital inclusion as a catalyst for economic empowerment: Mastercard's Imelda Ngunzu

Mastercard's Imelda Ngunzu talks to Connecting Africa about how digital payment solutions and mobile money are transforming the lives of small business owners, women and marginalized groups in East Africa.

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Accelerating women in STEM: In conversation with GirlCode's Tinyiko Simbine

GirlCode co-founder and CFO Tinyiko Simbine talks about why it's important to help girls and young women excel in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

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How Poa Internet is unlocking meaningful connectivity in East Africa

Poa Internet's CEO Andy Halsall shares his views on what it takes to develop last-mile connectivity and get Africans online in a meaningful way.

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