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ATF 2021: Fintech futures and redefining banking

During a panel discussion at Africa Tech Festival 2021 a group of experts gave their insights on Africa's fintech future.

They discussed how competition between Africa's established financial institutions and fintech startups can be reframed for collaboration and how the sector is redefining banking and financial services.

The panel was hosted by Abe Wakama, CEO of IT News Africa, who was joined by Artemij Demidczyk, head of fintech and mobile money at Ericsson Middle East and Africa; Patricia Mugabe, head of strategy, innovation and product development at BancABC Zimbabwe; Elizabeth Rossiello, CEO of AZA Finance; and Kagiso Mothibi, head of fintech and innovation hub at South Africa's Financial Sector Conduct Authority.

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Hot startup of the month: Rwanda's Smart Ikigega

This month's hot startup, Smart Ikigega, wants to revolutionize the rural agricultural trade ecosystem in Rwanda by helping farmers access finance and harvest insurance.

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Deep dive into East Africa's tech startup ecosystem

New survey reveals a lack of access to investors, reliance on international VCs and global recession trends as the biggest barriers for East African tech startups to access funds.

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Deep dive into East Africa's tech startup ecosystem

New survey reveals a lack of access to investors, reliance on international VCs and global recession trends as the biggest barriers for East African tech startups to access funds.

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Challenges and opportunities for women's tech careers

A new survey reveals that COVID-19, the cost-of-living crisis, skills shortages and a lack of mentorship have negatively affected women's career development over the past two years.

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Survey: Opportunities for Women in Tech

Take our new survey for women across Asia, Europe and Africa looking at the biggest challenges and opportunities for women-led enterprises and trends in tech careers for women.

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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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