Tag: Africa

Inclusive Fintech in Practice: Chipper Cash Illustrates Three Key Ways to Tackle Cross-Border Payments in Africa
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Inclusive Fintech in Practice: Chipper Cash Illustrates Three Key Ways to Tackle Cross-Border Payments in Africa

The mobile money revolution in East Africa has yet to extend to cross-border transactions, even as the region is becoming...

By Akansha Kasera
How Small Merchants Use Social Media to Sell Online in Africa
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How Small Merchants Use Social Media to Sell Online in Africa

Superplatforms & Small Merchants Series #2 Meet Agnes, Moses, & Anita Traditional, “informal” retailers dominate the commercial landscape in...

By Anne Gachoka
Getting the Timing Right: The Life Cycle of a Small Shop in Africa
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Getting the Timing Right: The Life Cycle of a Small Shop in Africa

MSMEs Have Different Financing Needs in Four Discrete Stages Small shops or “dukas” account for 80 percent of employment...

By Michelle Hassan
Making Business Work for Dukas
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Making Business Work for Dukas

Understanding the Financial Health of Small Shops in Africa Juma*, a small shop owner in Nairobi’s Kibera slum, is...

By Carmen Merab
AI: From Automation to Augmentation
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AI: From Automation to Augmentation

Hype. Dangerous. Automation. Elon Musk. Uncontrollable. This is what usually comes to mind when people think of artificial intelligence...

By Sushmita Meka
Timing Isn’t Quite Right for SaaS Startups in Africa
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Timing Isn’t Quite Right for SaaS Startups in Africa

Let me tell you how I failed to build a scalable SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) startup in Africa. I was working for tech...

By Yoann Berno