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Nine projects from across sub-Saharan Africa named winners of the Afri-Plastics Challenge by the Government of Canada and Challenge Works. Winners include scale-ups providing new income streams to local families collecting recyclables and innovators converting plastic waste into affordable cooking gas. Biodegradable bioplastics made from invasive weeds growing in Lake Victoria, homeware products made from […]

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STORY HIGHLIGHTS The Republic of Congo’s oil-driven growth model has reached its limits, says a new World Bank report, titled The Republic of Congo’s Road to Prosperity: Building Foundations for Economic Diversification. Sustainable development urgently requires efforts to diversify national assets, focusing on stronger institutions, development of human and physical capital, and a more balanced […]

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 10 March 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Bybit, the world’s third most visited crypto exchange, has revamped its VIP program to thank its loyal community for its continued support. The new program introduces expanded tiers and reduced requirements to help traders take greater advantage of the next level opportunities offered by Bybit’s powerful platform.  The new […]

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By Imane Charioui, Director of Francophone Africa, WorldRemit  YAOUNDE, Cameroon, 8 March, 2023,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Today, innovations in the financial services sector are increasingly recognized for their acceleration of access to science, technology and innovation for all. However, growing inequalities are becoming evident in the context of digital skills and access to technologies with women being left […]

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 06 March 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Bybit, the world’s third most visited crypto exchange, is proud to announce the launch of Bybit Card, a debit card powered by the Mastercard network, issued by Moorwand. This card will allow users to off-ramp crypto into the fiat world to make purchases or take out cash from […]

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LOME, Togo, 2 March 2023,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), the parent company of the Ecobank Group, the leading pan-African banking group, is pleased to announce that Jeremy Awori has officially assumed his role as Chief Executive Officer of the Ecobank Group. Jeremy Awori, commenting on his new role, said: “It’s a fantastic […]

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 2 March 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Bybit, the world’s third most visited crypto exchange, has announced a dynamic partnership with Talos, the premier institutional digital asset trading technology provider. The integration combines the power of Talos’s robust trade infrastructure solutions with Bybit’s access to a wide array of digital assets and best-in-market enterprise […]

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The new norms after 2022: crypto exchanges have set a high bar in transparency with 100% verifiable proof of reserves DEXs form an important part of a healthy ecosystem by supporting medium and long-term traders  Bybit has a calling as a CEX: delivering seamless integration into Web3 for everyday users DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 28 February […]

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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 27 February 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Innovative equity crowdfunding platform GoGetta has listed its first two businesses outside of South Africa.  Scorefam is a sports gaming business which makes it easy for betting fans to deposit and withdraw earnings via its crypto-enabled app. Quiver is a crypto-based savings and loans provider which caters for Africans in the […]

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NAIROBI, Kenya, 08 Frebruary 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Today, climate resilience venture launcher Triggering Exponential Climate Action (TECA) has announced the selection of seven startups to each receive $55,000 in funding to advance their solutions for the blue economy in Africa. The startup founders were selected following their participation in TECA’s fellowship program, where they were supported to create […]

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By Darryl Pietersen, Director of Anglophone Africa, WorldRemit ACCRA, Ghana, 7 February, 2023,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Inflation rates in Ghana are at a record high, but what is causing the increase, and how does it affect you? Ghana’s inflation rate currently stands at over 40%. Predictions suggest that inflation in Ghana will peak in the first […]

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The partnership allows for affordable money transfers from South Africa using the Mama Money app to TNM Mpamba accounts in Malawi  CAPE TOWN, South Africa, 7 February 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Mama Money, a fintech that offers cross-border money transfers and banking services has joined forces with TNM, the leading telecommunications and mobile money operator in Malawi.  This […]

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Byline by Darryl Pietersen, Director Anglophone Africa, WorldRemit ACCRA, Ghana, 19 January 2023 /African Media Agency/– Innovation is a crucial driver of economic development in Ghana, and over the past few years, adopting disruptive technologies has accelerated rapidly. The country continues to be a digital leader in Africa, and according to the Global Innovation Index (GII), it ranks 5th in […]

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Byline: Imane Charioui, Director of Francophone Africa & Middle East, WorldRemit YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon, 18 January 2023 /African Media Agency/– In the last decade, the cross-border remittance market has undergone tremendous changes evolving from traditional offerings to much faster, easier and safer payment methods, thanks to digital disruptors. With the rise of globalization and migration, followed by the demand for cross-border payments […]

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SEATTLE, USA, 17 January, 2022 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- In his annual letter published today, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CEO Mark Suzman announced the foundation will spend US$8.3 billion this year to continue its work fighting poverty, disease, and inequity. He also shared examples of how the foundation uses its resources, voice, and convening power to call attention to and help […]

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KAMPALA, Uganda, 22 December 2022 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Start Network, through the Start Fund, has disbursed GBP £250,000 across frontline interventions aimed at curbing further spread of the Ebola virus in Uganda. These measures, coordinated by our members and their partners, include safeguarding school-going children, running awareness campaigns and the provision of hand washing facilities in public […]

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by Blessed Hwaire, Industry Value Advisor: Consumer Products, Life Sciences & Retail at SAP Africa NAIROBI, Kenya, 19 December 2022 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- The retail industry is one of the few sectors of the economy that emerged from the pandemic relatively unscathed.  Despite depressed consumer confidence levels, rising inflation and the increasing cost of living that could have had […]

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Africa Financial Journalist Awards 2022 winners announced  LOME, Togo, 14 December  2022 /African Media Agency (AMA)/ – Ecobank Group, the leading pan-African banking group, and AMA Academy, the pan-African e-learning platform providing free training to African journalists, announce that the inaugural cohort of journalists have graduated from their fintech-focused Finance Journalism Training Programme.   The Programme is a […]

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WASHINGTON, DC, USA,13 December 2022, /African Media Agency/-Washington DC – Corporate Council on Africa is pleased to announce that in June 2023, the Government of the Republic of Botswana will be the national host of Corporate Council on Africa’s 15th U.S.-Africa Business Summit (USABS). “Botswana welcomes the unique opportunity afforded by hosting Corporate Council on Africa’s […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C., USA, 2 December 2022 /African Media Agency (AMA)/-14 African startups took to the stage to pitch to a panel of judges and attendees at the recently concluded Africa Fintech Summit in Cape Town, South Africa. Ethiopia’s Chapa, an online payment gateway enabling merchants to accept local and international payments, clinched first place, while […]

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Bybit looks to Kickstart Crypto Market with short-term stimulus package  DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 28 November 2022 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Bybit, the world’s third most visited crypto exchange, has announced the launch of a $100 million support fund to shore up institutional market makers during this challenging period in the crypto industry.  The fund will offer a […]

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Bybit looks to Kickstart Crypto Market with short-term stimulus package  DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 28 November 2022 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Bybit, the world’s third most visited crypto exchange, has announced the launch of a $100 million support fund to shore up institutional market makers during this challenging period in the crypto industry.  The fund will offer a […]

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Byline: By Susan Sitemere, Country Manager, Zimbabwe, and South Africa, WorldRemit HARARE, Zimbabwe, 23 November, 2022,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- A combination of rapidly evolving technology and the restrictions imposed by the COVID -19 pandemic has resulted in nothing short of a revolution in the online money transfer sector. Globally, there have been drastic shifts in how […]

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HONG KONG, SAR, 22 November 2022,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Hantec Financial an award-winning brand, under Hantec Group, officially announced its ongoing global expansion into Rwanda. Hantec offers its prestigious financial services and opens the doorway to new global trading opportunities. Global regulated and offering diversified financial service Hantec with over 30 years of experience and authorized […]

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… Voting begins across the continent to decide winners  PORTSMOUTH, United Kingdom, 21 November 2022,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Continuing with its tradition of promoting excellence in leadership across Africa and beyond, the board of The African Leadership Organization, publishers of African Leadership Magazine has unveiled the nominees for the 11th African Leadership Magazine Persons of the year […]

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By Gbenga Okejimi, Country Manager, Nigeria and Ghana, WorldRemit ACCRA, Ghana, 21 November 2022,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Across Ghana, online financial transactions have become increasingly popular as many Ghanaians have become connected digitally and are using mobile wallets and online banking services are a growing rate1. While the ease that digital payments offer is unparalleled, making transactions […]

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Byline by: Imane Charioui, Director Francophone Africa & Middle East, WorldRemit DOUALA, Cameroon, 18 November 2022,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- A combination of rapidly evolving technology and the restrictions imposed by the COVID -19 pandemic has resulted in what is nothing short of a revolution in the online money transfer sector in Cameroon.  Globally, there have been drastic […]

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Speaking with University of Nairobi students, Bill Gates praises drive and optimism of young people in Kenya and across the continent  NAIROBI, Kenya 17 November 2022 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Today, Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, reaffirmed the foundation’s long-term commitment to Africa and to working directly with countries to support breakthrough solutions in […]

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