Applications Open to Find Africa’s Most Innovative Start-ups Meeting the Greatest Financial Inclusion Challenges by MIT and Mastercard Foundation. The Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in collaboration with the Mastercard Foundation, today announced the launch of the 2018 edition of the Zambezi Prize for Innovation in Financial Inclusion.
Village Capital is excited to collaborate with PayPal to support twelve early-stage startups working to improve financial health in sub-Saharan Africa. Mobile money has transformed sub-Saharan Africa. Financial technology services like peer-to-peer mobile payments have brought millions of unbanked and underbanked Africans closer to the formal economy. Still, many challenges and opportunities remain.
Raouf Farrah – Lead Africa Analyst at SecDev Group shares his opinion on what’s holding back Africa’s digital revolution and the way forward. Cyberspace is Africa’s new nervous system. From Algiers to Cape Town, the internet is changing people’s lives and transforming economic sectors such as agriculture, banking, and transport.
@kobbyagraham IMHO, Accra becoming the “cleanest city in Africa” doesn’t just take mere rhetorical talks. We need a leader with “guts and balls” to make that happen.
Sometimes, I think a benevolent dictator is what we need to make things work in Ghana.
Less talk, more action.
@kobbyagraham I thibk most clean beaches are located outside of Accra with the exception of Kokrobitey.
My top 6 beaches in Ghana in terms of cleanliness:
• Ada / Ada Foah
• Busua / Axim / Benyin
• Gonna Fetteh
Brainless and on Twitter. This one below. 👇🏿👇🏿👇🏿
Homeless man was gifted an old phone, he joined Twitter and thanks to compassionate people, he’s getting help from all the place.
Don’t be ignorant and tweet for tweeting sake just because you have a phone.
@CallmeAlfredo From real estate folks I chatted with, most of those luxurious apartments are either empty, have been leased long term by foreign companies for their rotational staffs.
Majority of Ghanains can't readily afford those apartments.
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