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The State of Mobile Money in Africa 2024,it’s evolving use cases and a couple of tough questions

The “GSMA State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money 2024” underscores mobile money’s critical role in global financial inclusion, notably in Sub-Saharan Africa with 548 million accounts driving significant GDP growth. West Africa’s boom in mobile money, spurred by innovative regulations and non-MNO services, contrasts with East Africa’s MNO-led model. Use cases are expanding beyond transactions to remittances and merchant payments, fueling economic development. Technological advances and regulation prompt this sector’s promising future, offering transformative potential especially in underbanked regions.

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Are these Accelerator programs wasting African startups time?

Are these Accelerator programs wasting African startups time?

This article was sparked by a thought-provoking LinkedIn post from Victor Asemota, where he delves into the phenomenon of African startups being caught in a seemingly endless loop of acceleration. It’s like watching a hamster on a wheel, except the hamster is a startup, and the wheel is the myriad of accelerator programs out there. Victor’s musings were in the context Visa acceleration program, where he noted that the startups involved were already so seasoned in the accelerator circuit that another round seemed more like a victory lap than a necessity

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The Blueprint for Innovation: Crafting a Successful Ecosystem within Corporate Organizations

In a world where change is the only constant, corporate organizations are increasingly looking to build ecosystems around their products or services to drive innovation. This journey, however, is nuanced and multifaceted, especially in diverse markets like Africa, where unique challenges meet unparalleled opportunities.

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IT Strategy Evaluation: A Comprehensive Guide for Boards and C-Level Executives

The landscape of IT strategy is ever-evolving, and the urgency for boards and C-Level executives to adapt and innovate has never been higher. The ongoing digital transformation has made IT not just an operational necessity but a critical business enabler. While most companies understand the importance of IT strategy, knowing how to evaluate it effectively and innovatively remains a challenge. This blog aims to dissect the various ways businesses can overhaul their approach to IT strategy evaluation by adopting data-backed insights and real-world practices.

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 Why Your Dream Job Doesn’t Exist Yet: The Secret to Crafting Your Own Career

Who said you have to follow a traditional career path to be successful? In today’s rapidly evolving world, the concept of a “career” is no longer confined to a single job title or industry. Just like Dr. Sanjay Gupta, John Grisham, and Charles Michael, you too can redefine what a career means to you. In this blog post, we’ll explore how you can break the mold and turn your unique blend of skills into a novel career path.

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Calculating (Return on Investment )ROI for Your Digital Transformation? Here’s How to Do It Right

If you’re like most business leaders nowadays, you’ve probably wondered whether undergoing a digital transformation at your company will actually pay off. It’s a fair question. After all, digital transformations require massive investments of time, money and effort.
Luckily, there are proven ways to calculate the ROI for digital transformation initiatives. In this post, I’ll walk you through the key steps so you can feel confident in the business case and returns before kicking off any major technology-driven change.

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