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TPay Mobile and Vodafone Egypt Launch Digital Payment on Google Play

Vodafone Egypt, the largest mobile network operator in Egypt in terms of active subscribers and Tpay Mobile, a digital payment enabler in the Middle East and Africa, announced the launch of Direct Carrier Billing (DCB) on the Google Play store.

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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Donates US$1.5 M to Strengthen Cybersecurity in Africa and Asia

CREST, the not-for-profit accreditation and certification body for the technical security industry, has received a grant of $1.4 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help increase cyber security capacity in Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Bangladesh

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Why Are 80% of Central Banks Looking into Digital Currencies?

In 2019, 80% of central banks were engaged in work related to central bank digital currency (CBDC), compared with 70% the previous year. Amongst these, 40% had progressed from conceptual research to experiments or proofs-of-concept, and 10% had developed pilot

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Egyptian National Post Wants to Promote Egypt’s Initiative for Financial Inclusion

ENPO, one of the largest and oldest postal, financial and governmental service providers in the Middle East, has an extensive services portfolio supporting over 30 million registered as well as walk-in customers. ENPO has an extensive network of 4,000 branches

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Bank Frick Gets Acquired By a South African Tech Company

Net 1 UEPS Technologies, announced that it has exercised its option to acquire an additional 35% interest in Bank Frick, a fully licensed bank based in Balzers, Liechtenstein for approximately USD 46.4 million, subject to certain purchase price adjustments. he

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Meet the 10 Fintechs Selected Startupbootcamp’s First Ever Cairo Cohort

Egypt’s multi-partner backed FinTech accelerator program Startupbootcamp-Pride FinTech Cairo holds its first Demo Day to present 10 graduating startups to investors, industry experts and entrepreneurship ecosystem stakeholders on the 22nd of May. The maiden programme was first announced officially in

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Fintech Startups in Egypt Stand to Gain a Cut from US$200 Mil Fund by the World Bank

The World Bank has set aside US$200 million for Egyptian SMEs hoping to create job opportunities for the kingdom’s youth. The project, called ‘Catalyzing Entrepreneurship for Job Creation’, will funnel about US$145 million to grant loans for small businesses—especially those

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Why Egypt’s Fintech Boom is Inevitable

Here are a few facts about Egypt. The country is home to 100 million people, making it the most populous nation in the Middle East and North Africa. Among these numbers, 84% of the people were unbanked in 2018. According

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One of Forbes’ Top 10 Accelerators Will Launch a Fintech Programme in Egypt

Startupbootcamp alongside Pride Capital announced its maiden venture into Egypt with its accelerator programme ” Startupbootcamp-Pride Fintech Cairo”. The accelerator programme roped in big partnerships with the likes of IFC, VISA , Alexbank Pharos Capital and many more. Ranked by

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Egypt’s Central Bank Announces an EGP 1 Bil Fintech Fund and Regulatory Sandbox

The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) will establish an EGP 1 billion innovations support fund to finance Egypt’s fintech startups—called the Central Bank’s Financial Technology Unit. The announcement was made by Ayman Hussein, Deputy Governor of the CBE at the Arab African

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