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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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Hot startup of the month: Kenya's Shamba Pride

This month's hot startup, Shamba Pride, wants to revolutionize the rural agricultural trade ecosystem in Kenya by transforming agro-dealers into franchised 'DigiShops.'

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East Africa Com: Rwanda to be living laboratory for 4IR

Rwanda Information Society Authority's CEO told East Africa Com 2022 that the country is becoming 'a living laboratory of emerging technologies' by leveraging its new Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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Google picks Nairobi for product development center

Kenyan capital Nairobi will be the location of Google's first ever product development center in Africa, with many local jobs on the cards.

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Hot startup of the month: Ghana's Float

This month's hot startup is fintech company Float, which helps small businesses to manage and monitor their cash flow in real time, make supplier payments and access instant credit for critical business expenses.

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Mobile tech helping Africa's farmers face climate change

A new report from the United Nations Capital Development Fund, Vodacom, Vodafone and Safaricom highlights how mobile-based tech can help Africa's agricultural sector mitigate the impact of climate change.

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Hot startup of the month: Kenya's Farmshine

Farmshine, a Kenyan agri-tech startup, is allowing smallholder farmers – 70% of whom are women – to aggregate and sell their harvests directly to large commodity companies.

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OkHi brings digital address verification to Nigeria

Smart addressing startup OkHi has come up with a unique way to provide Africans with verifiable addresses, a problem that impacts half the people in the world.

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Exclusive: Vanu in major off-grid tower deal in Nigeria

Vanu is deploying hundreds of off-grid basestations to rural communities in Nigeria through a partnership with local company ICSL, on behalf of a leading Nigerian operator.

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Hot startup of the month: Nigeria's Scrapays

Scrapays, a Nigerian waste management platform, connects waste producers to localized collectors, saving them time and helping them earn money from recycling.

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Africa's developer pool strong and growing – Google

A new report from Google and Accenture shows that Africa's pool of professional developers rose by 3.8% in 2021 and local developers are getting paid more.

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Vodacom must pay 'Please Call Me' inventor over $3M

South Africa's High Court has ruled that Vodacom needs to compensate 'Please Call Me' inventor Kenneth Nkosana Makate more than the US$3.1 million it offered him.

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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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Hot startup of the month: Kenya's Shamba Pride

This month's hot startup, Shamba Pride, wants to revolutionize the rural agricultural trade ecosystem in Kenya by transforming agro-dealers into franchised 'DigiShops.'

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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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Omdia View: March 2022

By Omdia Analysts

This month's Omdia summary of the biggest stories in the Middle East and Africa focuses on SA's spectrum auction and new submarine cables landing in Kenya and Togo.

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At a time when competition for your customers is fierce, ensuring a client journey that is tailored to their needs has never been more important. The ability to build these bespoke offerings starts with understanding, and that understanding is built on data.

This webinar will explore how gathering insight is key to growing and retaining a strong customer base; we’ll unpack how CRM platforms, mobile payment, lead capture, and online marketing are key factors in building a successful 21st Century digital business.

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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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