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    South African Mobile Security Solutions Firm Wins Security Tech Award

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    South African mobile security solutions company, Entersekt, has won the Best Mobile Security Technology award in the annual Banker Africa Southern Africa Banking Awards. Entersekt has won the mobile security technology award for the third consecutive year. The South African fintech company develops push-based authentication and app security technology to protect clients in numerous industries.

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    African Millennials: The Myths And Reality

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    African millennials who were born from the early 1980s until around the turn of the new millennium are perceived as having changed the world’s understanding of Africa, bringing it from a ‘dark continent’ to ‘Africa rising’ through blogging and social media (#SomeoneTellCNN). They are often thought of as mobile, connected, and tech savvy, founders of tech startups that begin with the abbreviation ‘M’ – for mobile, with little care for politics, but is that a myth?

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    Kenya Looks To Blockchain Technology

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    Kenya has for years regarded blockchain technology and digital currencies with suspicion, comparing bitcoin to a “pyramid scheme,” and emphasizing that it had no legal footing. That wariness has been shared by the governments of Egypt, Nigeria, and Tanzania, and by Safaricom—35% of which is owned by the Kenyan government—which terminated bitcoin trading platforms like Kipochi from using their dominant mobile money service M-Pesa.But Kenya announced that the government is setting up a task force.

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    20 African Women Tech Entrepreneurs Tell Their Stories

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    Founding Women, is a collection of first-hand accounts of these women who are defying the odds to build successful businesses in technology. Filled with practical advice and words of encouragement, this book speaks to any girl who has a dream but fears the odds might be stacked up too high against her. Founding Women is a publication of the Africa Technology Business Network,a social enterprise that works to promote sustainable development in Africa through technology innovation and enterprise.

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    Kenyan Ride-Hailing Company Mondo Ride Aims For Further African Expansion

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    Kenyan ride-hailing firm Mondo Ride is on a mission to continue its expansion across the continent, with three new cities set to receive its services in the coming year. The company did not specify which three cities it would be launching new operations in, but it will be expanding from its current markets in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The company provides ride-hailing services that rival competitors Uber and Taxify in Kisumu, Dar es Salaam and Kampala.

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    Can Blockchain Help To Democratize A More Transparent Africa?

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    Blockchain and cryptocurrencies have been controversial topics, linked to Silk Road and the Dark Web, but they could have huge potential in Africa. Many new developments provide the first, baby steps towards a new Africa, democratized and made more transparent by the blockchain. But as each new development proves its worth, and if regulators and governments awaken to the potential, they might in future be seen as the beginning of the blockchain revolution on the continent.

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    12 African Fintech Startups Selected For Investment-Readiness Program

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    U.S.-based venture capital fund Village Capital has announced the full cohort of fintech startups from Africa that will take part in their venture development program, in collaboration with PayPal. The Village Capital Fintech Africa 2018 program will see the 12 early-stage African fintech startups, which are focused on improving financial health, work through a specific curriculum over a three-month period. The startups have been chosen from Kenya, Uganda, and Nigeria.

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    Zimbabwe’s Potential Economic Resurgence Poses Important Questions

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    The news coming out of Zimbabwe is exciting, with a new president, an upcoming election, and hopefully an economic resurgence on the cards. On the streets, the Zimbabweans are talking about the potential for the government to re-engage an aggrieved population and bring money and energy back into the system. Yet the enthusiasm cannot overshadow the pressing economic questions that new president Emmerson Mnangagwa must answer.

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