Mobile Banking in West Africa: Ivory Coast and the Francophone Countries

Mobile technology is changing the way communication and business are done on the continent and the mobile industry has become a player in recent time social and economic development in the region. Mobile technology is now been used to bridge these infrastructural gaps in the region, especially in rural areas. The combination of mobile technology and… Read More Mobile Banking in West Africa: Ivory Coast and the Francophone Countries

How West Africa is Dominating Global Mobile-Money International Remittances

When you hear the term ‘Mobile Banking’ or ‘Mobile Money’, M-Pesa, Kenya or East Africa comes to mind. This is because mobile banking has been a huge success in this region. Kenya has the largest number of mobile money users per adult population in the world with East Africa accounting for 48.5 million registered users… Read More How West Africa is Dominating Global Mobile-Money International Remittances

Are African Tech Companies ‘Tech’ Enough to be Called Tech Companies?

The word “Tech” has increasingly been used in recent times to describe some startups in Africa. This is because Africans are starting more businesses around digital technology. We have many African startups like Jobberman, OXL, Jumia, Tolet, etc. that are referred to as Tech companies, some have been categorised as edtech (Tuteria‎, Prepclass), fintech (FarmDrive,… Read More Are African Tech Companies ‘Tech’ Enough to be Called Tech Companies?

Why QR Code & Mobile Payment Technology is Africa’s Next Big Move

Africa is in a good position to adopt Quick Response Code (QR code) payment technology due to its large and fast growing mobile phone penetration and the absence of efficient traditional infrastructures in the continent. QR code, a type of two-dimensional barcode (a machine-readable optical label that contains information about the item to which it… Read More Why QR Code & Mobile Payment Technology is Africa’s Next Big Move

Bitcoin Test: Pack n Pay with Bitcoin in South African 2nd Largest Supermarket

Bitcoin is surging in popularity in Africa. This digital payment system that allows users anywhere in the world to transact directly without interference from intermediaries, governments, regulators or central banks is being introduced to regular people in South Africa. This is evident as Pick n Pay, the second largest supermarket chain store in South Africa,… Read More Bitcoin Test: Pack n Pay with Bitcoin in South African 2nd Largest Supermarket

Africa Can’t Leapfrog Industrialization without Infrastructure – Harvard Professor

The wide adoption of mobile phones in Africa, along with finance technologies like mobile banking and e-commerce, the use of drones to transport medical supplies,  the dramatic drop in the cost of solar energy and a lot more accomplishments in other sectors like energy, education, health, transportation, and agriculture points to the widespread adoption of new… Read More Africa Can’t Leapfrog Industrialization without Infrastructure – Harvard Professor