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Today’s fintech start-ups are the potential giants of tomorrow: Ecobank

LOME, Togo, August 10, 2018/- “Africa has a proud history of innovation, and today’s fintech start-ups are the potential giants of tomorrow,” Eddy Ogbogu, Ecobank Group Executive for Operations and Technology commented during the announcement of the finalists for the 2nd edition of the annual Ecobank Fintech Challenge. “We’re delighted by the quality of our […]

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10 African Startups selected as Finalists of the 2018 Zambezi Prize for Innovation in Financial Inclusion

CAMBRIDGE, United States of America, August 10, 2018/ — The Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in collaboration with the Mastercard Foundation announced the finalists of the 2018 edition of the Zambezi Prize for Innovation in Financial Inclusion on Wednesday. The prestigious competition, awarding a total of $200,000 […]

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Digital transformation’s promise for Botswanan businesses

GABORONE, Botswana, 21st September 2018 -/ Digital transformation and emerging technologies have been generating significant interest in Africa recently. Public and private sector organisations are finding the promises of job creation and economic growth difficult to ignore. But what are the possibilities for the Botswanan government and companies to embracing digital initiatives? With internet penetration […]

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Mastercard Foundation announces new fund to seed Young African Leaders’ Social Ventures

TORONTO, Canada, 1 November 2018/- The Mastercard Foundation recently announced a new fund that will enable young change-makers to seed and kick-start promising social ventures and community projects, creating economic opportunities for themselves and others. Over the next two years, the Foundation will dedicate US$2M for a pilot project that will expand Mastercard Foundation Scholars’ […]