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Out Of Africa, Into MENA

With more people holding a smartphone than a bank account, the MENA region offers giant opportunities for telcos offering payments and money-transfers. In war-torn Iraq, finding a bank or an ATM can be a hassle. Yet, telecom operators process millions of transactions each year. All you need is a phone. …

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Aspiring Baby Boomer Entrepreneurship is Growing By 18 Percent Year Over Year

BELLEVUE, Wash., April 8, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — A survey conducted by small business financing company Guidant Financial and online credit marketplace LendingClub Corporation (NYSE:LC) studied more than 2,700 aspiring small business owners across the nation to better understand who they are, and what’s holding them back from pursuing their small business dreams. …

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The Convergence Of Trade Finance And Trade Credit Insurance

While use of trade finance continues to climb, the International Chamber of Commerce‘s Banking Commission has warned the financial services market that small and medium-sized business (SMB) access to trade finance is disproportionately low, as large financial institutions (FIs) pull back from the SMB borrower segment. Despite the recent surge in alternative finance …

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IFC funds Gebeya to train 500 women developers in Ethiopia

Gebeya Co-founders Hiruy Amanuel and Amadou Daffee announce funding from IFC to provide scholarships to women software developers in Ethiopia. Gebeya, a pan-African talent hub supplying and training software developers, has signed a $500,000 advisory services agreement with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) through the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative, or …

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Consult NITA before deploying ICT infrastructure – Ursula to MMDAs

Communications Minister Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has ordered all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to consult the National Information Technology Agency (NITA) before deploying ICT infrastructure and applications. Mrs Owusu-Ekuful gave the directive last Wednesday when she spoke at the formal launch of the Judicial Service’s e-Justice Project at the auditorium …

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How to pitch your startup at Nairobi Innovation Week

Applications have opened for the NIW.Startups programme at the annual Nairobi Innovation Week, which offers Kenyan businesses the chance to showcase their solutions at the event. NIW.Startups is a platform for discovering and showcasing Kenya’s most promising startups, and connect them with investors and other partners. It is part of the …

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