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THE MOBILE MONEY AFRICA SERIES

Sub-Saharan Africa is on track for mobile data traffic to skyrocket in the next five years, while data also shows that fixed-broadband subscribers in South Africa have been declining. What does this mean for the industry and region at large, and what other trends are at play?

Podcast: What's the story with mobile data in Africa?

Connecting Africa's Paula Gilbert expands on her recent reporting to discuss what's going on with mobile data and broadband in Africa, why it matters and what to expect next.

The drive for FinTech in Mauritius


AfricaCom TV interviews Michal Szymanski, CEO at Mauritius FinTech, on using FinTech to improve financial inclusion.

Michael was appointed as the CEO of the Mauritius Africa Fintech Hub to position the country as the global gateway for Africa.

African operators reinstate mobile money fees

Some operators have started to reinstate mobile money transfer fees after they were waived when the COVID-19 pandemic was first beginning to affect the continent.

July 2020

Why Africa is embracing cryptocurrency


Half the world operates outside the formal financial system. How is cryptocurrency helping increase engagement in global finance in Africa?

Hear from Tricia Martinez, CEO & Co-Founder, Wala.

Sudan commits to cashless future

The Republic of Sudan has committed to accelerate its transition from cash to digital payments by joining the United Nations-based Better Than Cash Alliance.

June 2020

Hot startup of the month: Nigerian farmer financing platform Crop2Cash

Crop2Cash has built a channel that enables payments both to farmers and by farmers. Banks and other formal lenders are able to sign in to the platform, find groups of vetted farmers that are ready to receive credit for a season, and fund them directly.

May 2020