Fintechs set to transform cross-border payments in Africa

For centuries people have crossed borders to live, work, and trade. While cross-border payment systems are crucial for financial inclusion and growth in a globalised economy, cost and efficiency challenges remain, particularly in Africa. Mark Dankworth, President...

ITA rebrands to Paratus Angola

Angolan telecommunications service provider, Internet Technologies Angola (ITA), has officially changed its name as part of an extensive rebranding and harmonisation process led by its parent company, Paratus Group. ITA will, with immediate effect, operate under the...

Youth will drive the future of African digital payments

With 70% of sub-Saharan Africa under the age of 30 and the youngest population in the world, Africa is home to one of the most ambitious, highly motivated and vibrant youth populations in the world. By Clinton Leask, head of digital at Pay@ Millennials, the largest...

The role of tech in building a fit-for-purpose East African economy

Following the easing of lockdown restrictions in East Africa, regional economies have worked hard at making up lost ground and repairing the economic damage wrought by the pandemic. The past year has been marked by a concerted effort at recovery. By Hardeep Sound,...

Satellite broadband key for Africa’s B2B connectivity mix

The recent media coverage of the regulatory approval for the launch of Starlink internet connectivity services (from Elon Musk’s SpaceX corporation) in Mozambique and Nigeria has once again focused attention on this exciting technology and prompted a reappraisal...

Mastercard, Ecobank digitise agricultural value chains in Africa

Mastercard and Ecobank Group have partnered to connect millions of smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa to Mastercard’s Farm Pass – a digital platform that makes it safer and easier for farmers to sell their produce at a fair price. Under the partnership, Ecobank...