Covid-19 led to widespread regulatory limits on mobile money transaction fees to boost financial inclusion through the pandemic. How have the ... controls impacted mobile money operators, which earn 80%+ of revenues from transaction fees? It looks like the controls are here to stay in some countries. In others, like Tanzania, Vodacom and Airtel successfully lobbied to remove a mobile money tax.
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Two years have passed since a summit on the framework agreement on peace, security and cooperation in the DRC and the Great Lakes region was ... held. The October 2019 and February 2020 editions did not take place due to organisational difficulties on the Congolese side, and the Covid-19 pandemic did not allow the authorities to keep their commitment for March 2020.
France’s Digital Africa association aims to draw a line under its crisis of governance with the appointment of a new strategic committee, executive ... director Stéphan-Eloïse Gras tells The Africa Report.
As Africa emerges from the economic shadow of Covid-19, the threat of climate change looms large on one of the regions worst-affected by adverse ... weather events, according to the World Bank’s latest Africa’s Pulse. The continent is projected to grow by 3.3% in 2021, but still lags behind developed economies, which have benefited from massive coronavirus vaccine rollout programmes and substantial fiscal stimulus packages.
Rising food prices and a dwindling supply of staple commodities, partly a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, have laid bare challenges in the agricultural ... system and exposed the threat to Africa’s growing population of hunger, malnutrition, and poverty.
Visitors flock to Madagascar for its pristine beaches, easy-going island life, and a certain segment come for its sex tourism. However, when ... the pandemic struck, the flow of tourists got hit, leaving many sex workers to fight a two fold battle: how to make a living and how to get medical care.
After ousting Guinea’s President Alpha Condé in a coup on 5 September, Colonel Mamadi Doumbouya, the commander of the Guinean special forces, ... opened a period of consultations with a view to forming a new government. Meetings have been held with leaders from the political, religious and economic spheres, and I attended one that was organised for the financial sector.