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Arab Tunisian Bank Goes Live on Temenos to Power Sustainable Growth

Temenos announced that Arab Tunisian Bank, a leading bank in Tunisia and part of the Arab Bank Group, one of the largest financial institutions in the Middle East, has gone live on Temenos open platform for composable banking. The initial phase

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MoneyGram Launches Global Crypto-To-Cash Service in Kenya

MoneyGram has partnered the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) with to initiate the roll out of  its crypto-to-cash service that is now available in key remittance markets, including Kenya, the U.S., Canada, and the Philippines for the first wave of users.

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Blockchain Venture Funding, Crypto Adoption Skyrocket in Africa

Africa is emerging into one of the world’s fastest-growing cryptocurrency markets, driven by strong funding activity, favorable market conditions, and booming trading volumes, according to a new report by Swiss blockchain-focused investment firm CV VC. Released earlier this month, the

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6 Fintech Soonicorns with African Origins

2021 was a blockbuster year for investment in African fintech startups, with a whopping US$1.6 billion invested across 153 deals. The figures represent two times the value of 2020 (US$800 million), and a 50% increase in transaction numbers, data from

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Egypt’s Paymob Raises US$50 Million in Series B Fundraise

Paymob, Egypt’s omni-channel merchant financial services platform, announced it has raised US$50 million in a Series B funding round led by Kora Capital, PayPal Ventures, and Clay Point. This Series B funding round brings Paymob’s total funding to over US$68.5

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Here’s What You Need to Know About the Finnovex East Africa Summit 2022

The highly anticipated second annual Finnovex East Africa Hybrid Summit is set to kick off this April 20-21, 2022. The summit’s organiser Exibex said that it is preparing to host a gathering of 350+ attendees to hear from 20+ industry

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Nigeria Top Retail Central Bank Digital Currency Leaderboard

PwC’s 2022 Global CBDC Index and Stablecoin Overview has ranked Nigeria at the top of the retail leaderboard, recognizing the work done by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in developing and deploying the eNaira, a digital form of the

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OpenWay Expands Its Networks With Partners in East Africa

OpenWay, a digital banking and payment software provider, has announced two new implementation partners in East Africa — TechNote, along with iCon Transactions and Tracing Technologies (iT&TT). These new additions to OpenWay’s partner network will allow its clients to reduce

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Egypt Largest Fintech Round? Lucky Announces $25 Million Fund Raise

Lucky, Egypt’s leading app for credit products, offers and cashback rewards, announces its completion of a $25 million fund raise. The funding round, which claims to be Egypt’s largest Fintech Series A round so far, was led by Nclude by

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The 3 Largest National Egyptian Banks Launch $85 million Fintech MEA Fund

Egypt’s largest national banks – Banque Misr, National Bank of Egypt, and Banque du Caire – and Global Ventures, a leading MEA-focused venture capital firm – announce the launch of Nclude by Global Ventures, following approval by the Central Bank

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