Pfizer appoints Patrick van der Loo as Regional President for Africa and the Middle East

Pfizer appoints Patrick van der Loo as Regional President for Africa and the Middle East

Patrick’s Pfizer experience spans more than 20 years in leadership roles with multiple successes across geographies Pfizer announced the appointment of Patrick van der Loo as Regional President for Africa and the Middle East (AfME) region. Patrick’s Pfizer experience spans more than 20 years in leadership roles with multiple successes across geographies. In his new […]

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 Nigeria is Bitcoin Leader in Africa, says Paxful

Nigeria is Bitcoin Leader in Africa, says Paxful

Recent data from Paxful has revealed that Nigeria leads Africa in peer-to-peer trading in bitcoin, posting monthly volumes of over $66 million in 2020. According to a report, the country is closely followed by Ghana, Kenya, and South Africa respectively. With over 620,000 active Nigerian users on its platform, Paxful in the report disclosed that […]

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 Mastercard Partners With Samsung, Airtel and Asante to Drive Digital Inclusion in Africa

Mastercard Partners With Samsung, Airtel and Asante to Drive Digital Inclusion in Africa

Pay-on-Demand platform enables safe, secure and convenient consumer financing via Samsung devices with embedded Knox security platform, through Airtel Africa’s network. This partnership will facilitate usage-based payments and will build creditworthiness. It will be piloting in Uganda, this is part of a broader digital transformation partnership between Mastercard and Airtel Africa across 14 markets in […]

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 Africa: The New Frontier for Emerging Tech

Africa: The New Frontier for Emerging Tech

For all the highly publicized ills that the African continent seems to be suffering from – corrupt politics and shortcomings in infrastructure to poor socioeconomic systems, African technology seems to be a shining bright spot. Kay Ugwuede of Tech Cabal writes that African innovation rises to meet the continent’s dire challenges. New startups aim to […]

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 5 Ways Artificial Intelligence is Being Used in Africa

5 Ways Artificial Intelligence is Being Used in Africa

Africa stands on the precipice of emerging technologies and innovation in response to decades of hardship and frustration. Amongst those innovations are those in the AI sphere, with African developers and innovators finding unique and lucrative ways to make the lives of clients and customers easier. Here are 5 ways AI is being used from […]

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 JUMO Raises $55 Million For Expansion Into New Markets

JUMO Raises $55 Million For Expansion Into New Markets

JUMO, a technology company building next-generation financial services for emerging market entrepreneurs, recently announced the successful raise of US$55 million in debt and equity funding.  This will support JUMO’s expansion into new markets and the launch of new products. The funding round introduced new investors to join existing investors such as Goldman Sachs, Odey Asset […]

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