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Facebook support's the next generation of creative talent at The Loeries Awards 2018

Facebook partnered with the International Federation of Red Cross to provide a creative brief on helping to tackle the cholera crisis on the continent

For the third year running, Facebook (www.Facebook.com) is sponsoring the annual Facebook Challenge as part of the Student Category at The Loerie Awards 2018 - Africa and the Middle East’s premier award that recognises, rewards, inspires and fosters creative excellence in the advertising and brand communication industry. During Loeries Creative…

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Paylater, the mobile app providing Nigerian consumers with access to credit, has reached 1 million downloads

Paylater is issuing loans to Nigerians completely digitally, without seeing or speaking to customers

In Nigeria, a country of nearly 200 million people, 61% of the adult population is un- or underbanked. Fintech companies like Paylater represent a tremendous opportunity to get formal banking services in the hands of Nigerian consumers to provide much needed liquidity for entrepreneurial investment, personal development, or unexpected expenses.…

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UAE Exchange Rebrands its Rwanda Operations as Unimoni

The announcement was made in the presence of Kasangwa Chanthal, Executive Director - Operations Department, Central Bank of Rwanda, and other dignitaries, partners and guests

UAE Exchange, a leading global money transfer, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand, announced the rebranding of its Rwanda operations as “Unimoni”(www.Unimoni.com). The announcement was made in the presence of Kasangwa Chanthal, Executive Director  - Operations Department, Central Bank of Rwanda, and other dignitaries, partners and guests. Short for ‘Universal…

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UAE Exchange Rebrands its Uganda Operations as Unimoni

Parent “Finablr” has announced plans to invest USD 100 million to expand its Africa operations over the next decade

UAE Exchange, a leading global money transfer, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand, announced the rebranding of its Uganda operations as “Unimoni”(www.Unimoni.com). The announcement was made by Promoth Manghat, Executive Director of Finablr and Group CEO, at an event held at Pearl of Africa Hotel in Kampala, in the presence…

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GIMAC and TerraPay announce collaboration for enabling real-time cross border money transfers to CEMAC region

The partnership will enable instant cross border money transfer to bank accounts and mobile wallets in the CEMAC zone, comprising of Cameroon, Republic of Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Central African Republic and Chad

GIMAC, the regional electronic money transfer platform of Central Africa and TerraPay (www.TerraPay.com) the world’s first mobile payments switch have signed a strategic partnership agreement that will strengthen the remittances ecosystem in CEMAC region. The partnership will enable instant cross border money transfer to bank accounts and mobile wallets in…

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Small Businesses In South Africa Critical To The 4th Industrial Revolution

One of the major impacts industry 4.0 will have on the country remains its effects on the country’s workforce and industry

Small businesses will be critical to South Africa in the 4th industrial revolution while access to information will revolutionize education. This was highlighted at an insightful panel discussion in Midrand on Thursday (5 July).  The topic debated was: “Is South Africa Ready for the 4th Industrial Revolution?” Panel speakers included…

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FG Supports Google's Next Billion Users Plan

Google CEO Sundar Pichai welcomed the Vice President to the meeting held at Googleplex, the corporate headquarters of Google and its parent company Alphabet Inc., located in California, United States

*VP Osinbajo Meets Top Google Executives in First Leg of US Investment Road Show *FG, Global Firm working on making content cheaper, localized, accessible to Nigerians  *Google Artificial Intelligence Centres coming to Nigeria soon   In line with its Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, especially its strategy to diversify the…

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Liquid Telecom, Dark Fibre Africa, IFC, SEACOM and Wananchi Group to discuss broadband leadership and investment strategies at London summit

TMT Finance Africa 2018 will return to London on September 19 in London, and will feature a dedicated panel on Broadband Leadership, which will discuss strategies for regional growth

The transition from voice-centric to data-centric business models for African telecommunications and broadband companies is driving change in the industry and is helping to evolve investing strategies, according to global news and leadership events provider TMT Finance (www.TMTFinance.com). Joseph d’Arrast, EMEA Editor at TMT Finance, said: “The increasing demand for…

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Resilient East African economies to enjoy sustained economic growth

East Africa’s tech hubs spur the next generation of disruptors

Growth in GDP and rising export revenues provide sound foundations East Africa’s tech hubs spur the next generation of disruptors Ongoing improvement in East Africa’s economic prospects is forecast by Ecobank’s research team in the newly published East Africa section of its flagship financial website, AfricaFICC (https://Ecobank.com/AfricaFICC). Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania…

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Network infrastructure investment and digital transformation top priorities for African telecom operators, says TMT Finance

Topics such as network infrastructure business models, B2B and B2C convergence, M&A, digital transformation and partnerships, are among the key topics to be debated at TMT Finance Africa 2018

Accelerating digital transformation strategies, investing in new wireless and fixed network infrastructure, and embracing emerging technologies such as AI and IoT are among the top priorities for African telecom operators for the year ahead, according to global telecom, media and technology news and events company, TMT Finance (http://www.TMTfinance.com/africa/programme). “Like many…