African digital revolution: Payments, Tech Tumult, crossroads for innovation.

March 15, 2024
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  • Africa is at a digital crossroads in its payments revolution, with Chinese investment reshaping the continent.
  • Mobile money operators are key players in Africa’s financial services sector, with rapid growth even post-COVID.

Opportunity knocks, but challenges loom as Africa stands at a digital crossroads in its payments revolution. Chinese technological prowess is reshaping the continent, with initiatives like the PEACE submarine cable project promising to revolutionize Africa’s digital landscape. Telecom giants are leveraging mobile money networks to provide basic banking services, experiencing rapid growth even post-COVID. Visa and Mastercard are engaged in a heated race to assert dominance in Africa’s payments industry, with strategic investments and expansions in the market. As Africa navigates multiple waves of industrial revolutions, embracing technological advancements and fostering indigenous innovation will be key to sustainable economic development.

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