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 Business

Are We Prepared For Financial Technology?

2017-08-18T15:29:11+00:00

Many countries across the globe are taking advantage of the latest technologies while others haven’t set up strategies to adopt these technologies. In developed countries, heavy investments have been made to explore the opportunities that technology brings and mechanisms to support the sector as a key driver of growth. The potential impact cannot be emphasised

 Finance

Here is How to Make a Billion

2016-10-26T15:02:38+00:00
Robert Belt
1 year ago

Last week, MoKash of Uganda announced that after 2 months in business, they had loans totaling 1 billion.  It is estimated they also have savings account deposits totaling around 3 billion. Full disclosure—this is a billion in Ugandan shillings (UGX).  At current rates, 1 Ugandan shilling = $0.000289184 USD.  Still, that means a 2 month-old

 Business

How infrastructure development can turn around Africa’s fortunes

2016-12-08T02:45:35+00:00

The African continent is rising is out of the question. However, the continent is still plagued by a myriad of challenges that still hold back its potential, especially efforts aimed at improving the business environment and poverty alleviation to ensure sustainable economic growth. That’s why Africa needs leaders who can take on these challenges and

 Finance

Please Feel Free to Bribe Me

2016-12-08T02:45:37+00:00
Robert Belt
1 year ago

Earlier this year, I was asked to quote the government of an African country for a large data project. They were trying to establish an electronic record keeping system and method of fee payments.  I was unfortunately not able to assemble the needed people at the time.  Nevertheless, the project had several interesting components. The

 Business

Why I now Believe in the “Africa Rising” Rhetoric

2017-08-18T15:36:53+00:00
Jacob Fohtung
2 years ago

  Today’s African youths are reshaping and redefining Africa in a profound and unprecedented manner. This year, I have had the opportunity to meet young and passionate Africans who are transforming the continent as entrepreneurs and advocates for social causes such as gender equality and climate change. These young Africans through their works are changing