A more aggressive expansion appears in store for M-Pesa now that Vodacom and its subsidiary Safaricom have announced their expected acquisition of the mobile payments platform from the UK’s Vodafone, (the part-owner of Vodacom). Ths deal places M-Pesa firmly under African control, stirring hopes of a substantial boost to Africa’s already hot fintech sector. The…

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For the small business owner today, it’s hard to know where to start when it comes to digital marketing. With a vast array of digital platforms – from Facebook to Jumia fighting for their attention, small business owners need to make the decision of how to prioritize their marketing efforts and spend. As such, being…

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A new book argues that Africa is the center of digital innovation in the banking system. The book, Fintech: The Banks Counter-Attack was written by Yves Eonnet and Hervé Manceron, are co-founders of the French digital banking company TagPay. “Africa is the Silicon Valley of banking,” said the authors. “The bank of the future is being invented in…

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From smartphones to tablets, mobile devices are increasingly dominating the time consumers spend consuming digital media. And it’s really no surprise – we all know it was already in 2015 that mobile search surpassed desktop searches. In certain emerging markets, like Indonesia, they’ve completely skipped desktop adoption and pressed fast forward on mobile-first with 91%…

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Websites are key to building a strong digital foundation for small businesses. Yet many still struggle to understand the value of an online presence. According to a recent study by Visa, more than 50% of SMBs still aren’t online, but with digital presence playing a more important role than ever, SMB service providers must refine…

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