Accion Venture Lab launches new fund for inclusive fintech startups

34896998942 c6d1898393 zThe nonprofit Accion has raised US$23mn for a brand new inclusive fintech startup fund

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Siemens unveils data-centric visualisation for Cape Town

finaloneAhead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) conference, Siemens has unveiled a data visualisation for the city of Cape Town that illustrates how data is critical to transforming Africa’s urban centres into smart cities of the future

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Fintech Nomanini raises US$4mn in funding round led by Standard Bank

retail tradeNomanini, the fintech platform for the informal retail ecosystem, has announced a US$4mn funding round led by Standard Bank, Africa’s largest bank, and completed by Goodwell Investments, an Amsterdam-based investment firm focused on fintech and financial inclusion

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Ethiopia to cooperate with Alibaba to promote digital economy

45479956185 3cded77539 zThe Ethiopian Ministry of Innovation and Technology has announced a cooperation with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group to grow its digital economy

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MTN Nigeria to offer financial services

24066268824 5424e3d1dc zTelecom operator MTN Nigeria Communications PLC has been granted permission to offer financial services by Nigeria’s central bank

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