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Fintech: Debtors, bettors and profits

 

CNP Collection/Alamy stock photoLending apps are financing Kenya's informal sector and the boom in sports betting. Will regulators soon step in to provide some rules?

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Admassu Tadesse: Blend, build, profit and repeat

 

All rights reservedThe chief executive of the Trade and Development Bank says that African development financiers need to work with pension funds, commercial banks and other partners  to fund Africa's growth

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Bolaji Akinboro & Ken Njoroge: Payment priorities

 

Cellulant.comFrom mobile content payments to the nationwide rollout of farming subsidies, exploring blockchain’s potential has turned Cellulant’s founders into the bosses of a multinational fintech firm

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South Sudan’s president, rebel leader sign peace deal

South Sudanese people hold signs as they await the arrival back in the country of South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, at the airport in Juba, South Sudan Friday, June 22, 2018. Photos: Bullen Chol/AP/SIPASouth Sudan's President Salva Kiir signed a peace agreement with rebel factions in the Ethiopian capital on Wednesday (September 12) to end a civil war that has killed at least 50,000 people, displaced two million and held up the country's progress since it gained independence seven years ago.

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After 20 years, Ethiopia, Eritrea border reopens

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, centre left is welcomed by Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, centre right upon his arrival at Addis Ababa International Airport, Ethiopia, Saturday, July 14, 2018. Photo: Mulugeta Ayene/AP/SIPAThe leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea re-opened crossing points on their shared border for the first time in 20 years on Tuesday (September 11), cementing a stunning reconciliation and giving Addis Ababa a direct route to its former foe's Red Sea ports.

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South Sudan resumes pumping 20,000 bpd from oilfield suspended since 2013

An  oil field in South Kordofan, Sudan, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. Photo:Abd Raouf/AP/SIPASouth Sudan has resumed pumping 20,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude from the Toma South oilfield, where production had been suspended since 2013, the Sudanese oil minister Azhari Abdulqader said.

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