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Top 4 Most Trending Stories – Week in Review

As this week comes to a close we take a look at the stories that resonated most with our readers. Fintech deals and fighting game reveals. This week saw DStv announce new measures against piracy and password swapping and Salesforce...

Nigeria’s Paga Announces New Payments Deal with this Social Media Powerhouse

Paga, the African payment company and a market leader in its founding country of Nigeria, is announcing today that it has been added as a payment provider by US social media powerhouse Twitter for its Tips feature in the...

Nigeria’s OPay Raises $400-Million in Largest Investment Round by African Startup

Nigeria-based fintech OPay has secured $400-million during a new funding round left by SoftBank Vision Fund, Japanese conglomerate SoftBank's venture capital arm. According to Tech Cabal, this latest funding round brings total investments into OPay to $570-million and sees the...

There Are More Fintech Startups in Africa Now Than Ever Before

Africa’s fintech sector is growing and maturing, with more startups active in the space than ever before, platforms increasingly offering a variety of services, and investment and acquisitions taking place to an unprecedented degree. Every two years since June 2017,...

Top 4 Most Trending Stories – Week in Review

As this week comes to a close we take a look at the stories that resonated most with our readers. After months of planning and preparation, South Africa's Karpowership deal falls short. "Unicorn" FinTech startups have allowed mobile payments to explode...

How Mobile Money is Supporting Merchants in Emerging Markets in Sub-Saharan Africa

While the world continues to deal with the challenges of the pandemic, it is emerging markets such as Sub-Saharan Africa that have faced the biggest challenges. According to the World Bank, Sub-Saharan Africa has been hit the hardest by the...

Startup “Unicorns” Help Mobile Money Soar in Africa

A recent GSMA report reveals that there are 1.2 billion registered global mobile money accounts. 560-million of these registered accounts are in Africa. The GSMA, which represents several mobile network firms, states that "Sub-Saharan Africa has been at the...

Merchant solutions could be the answer to mobile money issues

The mobile money agency system has made huge progress in increasing access to financial services and reducing the cost of transactions, though in terms of serving the “last mile” - those wishing to make single dollar transactions - there...
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Regular Vigilance Crucial for Spotting Software Breaches

Chief Technology Officer for Obsidian Systems, Karl Fischer, says "Constant vigilance is essential to identifying software security breaches." Fischer recounts,...
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