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The Next Stage of Uganda’s Digital Economy Will Be Powered by Open Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)

Today the vast majority of the applications used in Uganda are still private and the Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are only available to third parties at exorbitant costs

While about 18 million Ugandans are now able to access services via the internet, only a fraction of the 18 million are able to bank, pay school fees or utility bills, order transport, search for location, learn, or perform a variety of other basic day-to-day needs; online. Why is that?…

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Introducing FinTech4U’s First Cohort

After a rigorous application process and interview process, the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and BongoHive Innovation and Technology Hub are pleased to announce the five Zambian FinTechs that will begin the FinTech4U Accelerator Programme in January 2020

The companies selected for the first FinTech4U cohort have shown their potential to improve financial inclusion among under-served customers such as rural populations, youth and women. UNCDF and BongoHive partnered to launch FinTech4U to provide such companies with a range of skills and resources to further improve their businesses. Of…

Source: Orange |

Orange Jordan Launches “Orange Money” E-Wallet Service

Orange Money’s e-wallets will enable users to fulfill their financial commitments via a wide range of digital solutions easily and securely

Orange (www.Orange.jo) Jordan officially launched its mobile e-wallet service, Orange Money, during a press conference that was held on Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020.  The event, which was attended by governmental officials alongside the company’s management and strategic partners, celebrated the launch of the financial solution, which recently acquired the epayment…

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Lakers’ James Takes Overall Lead in Second Fan Returns of National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star Voting Presented by Google

Hawks’ Young Leads Nets’ Irving and Celtics’ Walker in Tight Race in East Guard Group

James Passes Mavericks’ Dončić for Top Spot in West; Bucks’ Antetokounmpo Holds Top Spot in East; Hawks’ Young Leads Nets’ Irving and Celtics’ Walker in Tight Race in East Guard Group  The Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James has surpassed the Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Dončić and the Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo to…

Source: Orange |

Orange opens its new Orange Middle East and Africa headquarters in Morocco, confirming its desire to strengthen its presence in Africa

The new headquarters is located in Casablanca Finance City Tower (CFC) in the heart of Casablanca

Today, Orange (http://www.Orange.com) officially inaugurates the Orange Middle East and Africa operational head office in Morocco in the presence of Stéphane Richard, Chairman and CEO of Orange; Alioune Ndiaye, CEO Orange Middle East and Africa; the members of Orange’s Executive Committee and local officials. The new headquarters is located in…

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Introducing the new action hero: Master speed with Canon’s much-anticipated EOS-1D X Mark III

The EOS-1D X Mark III has been developed using feedback from the worldwide community of EOS-1D X and EOS-1D X Mark II photographers, including prestigious Canon Ambassadors

Canon Europe (Canon-Europe.com) today launches the ultimate sports and wildlife camera, the EOS-1D X Mark III, offering professional photographers limitless possibilities, at blistering speeds. Boasting dramatically improved AF tracking performance, image quality and communication capabilities, the camera represents the pinnacle of Canon’s EOS-1 series. Canon’s new flagship camera features incredible…

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Mavericks’ Dončić, Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo Lead First Fan Returns of NBA All-Star Voting Presented By Google

– East: Hawks’ Young and Nets’ Irving Hold Top Guard Spots; 76ers’ Embiid and Raptors’ Siakam Next Behind Antetokounmpo in Frontcourt – ; – West: Rockets’ Harden Joins Dončić as Leading Guards; Lakers’ James and Davis and Clippers’ Leonard Ahead in Frontcourt –

The Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Dončić and the Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo lead the NBA (http://www.NBA.com) and their respective conferences in the first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting presented by Google. Dončić leads Antetokounmpo by 599 votes for the top spot among all players.   Fans account for 50 percent…

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United States announces Technical Assistance Program for the Central Bank of Liberia

The aim of the technical assistance program is to assist the CBL to more effectively perform its core functions

The Embassy of the United States of America, in coordination with the Government of Liberia and international partners, announces a technical assistance program to be provided through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL). The aim of the technical assistance program is to…

Source: WorldRemit |

WorldRemit celebrates International Migrants Day

At WorldRemit our focus is not solely based on remitting monies, but also about being affordable, convenient and part of the migrant story

WorldRemit (www.WorldRemit.com) was founded on a migrant’s story, and over the years one man’s experience has solved a problem for millions of migrants across the world. Our journey at WorldRemit has allowed us to hear and learn about brave and courageous individuals who have left their homes and comfort for…

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WorldRemit Celebrating International Migrants Day

Our journey at WorldRemit has allowed us to hear and learn about brave and courageous individuals who have left their homes and comfort for a ‘better life’

WorldRemit (www.WorldRemit.com) was founded on a migrant’s story, and over the years one man’s experience has become the answer to millions across the world. Our journey at WorldRemit has allowed us to hear and learn about brave and courageous individuals who have left their homes and comfort for a ‘better…