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LISTEN: Mastercard’s Gaurang Shah Talks With Africa.com About Masterpass QR

Gaurang Shah, Mastercard's Lead for Digital Payments and Innovation Labs in Middle East and Africa, talks with Africa.com News from the Mobile World Congress:Mastercard is highlighting the significance of Masterpass QR, their mobile driven Person-to-Merchant payment...
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LISTEN: Daniel Monehin Talks About The Masterpass QR Mobile Payment Solution In Africa

Ecobank partnering with Mastercard to roll-out Masterpass QR across 33 countries The partnership will shift Africa to a instant and secure digital payment solution The Ecobank Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mastercard...
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Africa Energy Series: A HUGE Bright Spot In The Desert

In the middle of the Moroccan desert in the Drâa-Tafilalet region, a few kilometres from the city of Ouarzazate stands the future largest concentrated solar power plant in the world.Ouarzazate Solar Power Complex began...
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The Gateway From Rural Poverty To Development And Prosperity In Africa

Mobile phone technology offers a great leapfrogging opportunity for Africa in the economic and development spheres. The use of technology is changing the state of affairs in the continent and mobile phones are its most...
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Cricket Farming: The Future Of Food

Have you ever thought of consuming a meal made of crickets? Would you embrace an alternative eating habit that would introduce the chirping insect to the food on your table? A few years ago, a...

Characteristics Of A High Performing Workforce

Africa has a long history of a divided and beleaguered workforce, from slavery, to colonialism and apartheid; systems that have governed the continent’s nations showing diminutive importance to human development and the returns on...
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4 Investment Opportunities in Africa

What are the investment opportunities in Africa? Over the past decades, Africa has explored great depths for its rise in economic growth and investment opportunities.  While Africa offers great returns compared to most emerging...

A Fresh Crop of Agri-Farmers

Africa is experiencing a new wave of interest in agriculture as many now venture into the sector – not only for the sake of food production, but also for economic purposes. According to the Food...
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Arts, Culture and…Workforce Development. What?

Storytelling.  Musical concerts. Art museums. Traditional dance performances. Crafts markets.  Workforce development.Which one of the above doesn’t fit?  According to a report recently published by the United Nations, they all fit together seamlessly; arts...
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4 Investment Opportunities in South Africa

Despite the aftermath of the global recession still being felt in my countries across the globe, South Africa has seen considerable growth in its developing sectors. When placed against the global average of 2.7...
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In Africa, It’s Red-Hot To Go Green

AGRICULTUREAgriculture has the potential to lift the continent out of poverty and hunger, as well as contribute to the continent’s overall GDP. It is estimated that about 60% of the world’s available and unexploited...

African Countries With The Fastest Growing Economy

Africa is bestowed with young, fast-growing population. This population has been credited with the current economic boom all over the continent. We have compiled a list of six growing economies in sub-Saharan Africa with...

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