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Zimbabwe's EcoCash to grow USD mobile money transactions

Mobile money operator EcoCash plans to grow its US dollar transactions distribution footprint across Zimbabwe.

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Airtel Africa reports double-digit revenue and customer growth

Airtel Africa grew its customer base by 10% and revenue by 12%, for the first nine months of the financial year, as it increased capex and spent more on 4G and 5G spectrum across Africa.

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Connecting Africa Podcast: S2 Ep. 4 – Agri-fintech, from kibbutz to Kenya

The Connecting Africa Podcast team speak to Israeli-Kenyan startup Avenews' co-founder and CEO, Shalom Ben-Or, about his fintech super-app that has been built specifically for Africa's agriculture industry.

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Egypt acquisition boosts Vodacom quarterly revenue

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.

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Ghana's Zeepay expands into Zambia

The Central Bank of Zambia has granted Ghanaian remittance fintech company Zeepay an operating license.

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12 more Kenyan digital lenders get licenses

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.

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Call for comments on Kenya's emerging technologies draft document

The Communications Authority of Kenya is calling for public comment on a new Framework For Emerging Technologies Regulatory Sandbox by February 3, 2022.

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Delayed licensing frustrates Kenyan digital lenders

Unlicensed Kenyan digital lenders are blaming being blocked from Google's Play Store on the Central Bank of Kenya's delay in granting them operating licenses.

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Kenya High Court suspends mobile money fees

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.

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MTN MoMo to offer personal loans in SA

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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Clickatell helps SA companies leverage chat commerce

South African brands are interacting with their clients using chat platforms like WhatsApp to upsell and improve their customer service.

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Connecting Africa Podcast: S2 Ep. 3 – Building fintech in Ghana

In this episode the Connecting Africa Podcast team speaks to BezoMoney co-founder and CEO Mubarak Sumaila for a deep dive into Ghana's fintech ecosystem and how it differs from its counterparts in other countries in Africa.

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Connecting Africa Podcast: S2 Ep. 4 – Agri-fintech, from kibbutz to Kenya

The Connecting Africa Podcast team speak to Israeli-Kenyan startup Avenews' co-founder and CEO, Shalom Ben-Or, about his fintech super-app that has been built specifically for Africa's agriculture industry.

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Hot startup of the month: Cloud-native developer Deimos

This month's hot startup is pan-African cloud technology and professional services company Deimos which is on a mission to be the leading cloud-native technology company in Africa.

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Women in Tech: Spotlight on inclusivity with Digital Council Africa's Juanita Clark

Digital Council Africa founder and CEO, Juanita Clark, talks to Connecting Africa as part of our Women's Month series about her career and what needs to be done to make the tech industry intentionally inclusive.

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Women in Tech: Spotlight on legal tech with Life.file's Sinal Govender

Life.file co-founder, Sinal Govender, talks to Connecting Africa as part of our Women's Month series about her career and how we can encourage more young girls to enter the legal tech field.

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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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Omdia View: July 2022

By Omdia Analysts

Kenya and Zambia move towards 5G with new spectrum allocations while Tunisie Telecom plans to shut down its 3G network - that and more in this month's Omdia View.

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Omdia View: June 2022

By Omdia Analysts

5G was the major news trend across Africa in June, as Orange became the first operator to launch 5G in Réunion and operators in Senegal accelerated their 5G plans despite spectrum delays.

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