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Daily Digest Tuesday, 1 September 2020

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Meet The Entrepreneurs Shortlisted For Africa Prize For Engineering Innovation 2020

. The 2020 shortlist represents six countries, including, for the first time, Malawi. In addition, six of the 16-strong shortlist are female innovators.Read more

Partnerships To Watch

MONEYGRAM Partners With THUNES To Expand Digital Network And Mobile Wallet Capability

The global partnership will see additional payment services progressively rolled out in two phases. The first will be in Africa where countries such as Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda lead the continent in mobile wallet usage, while the second will focus on Asia Pacific region and Latin America. Read more


MFS Africa, a pan-African cross-border payments company, has announced a partnership with MoneyGram, a global player in cross-border P2P payments and money transfers and this partnership will enable MoneyGram to leverage MFS Africa’s reach to mobile wallets and bank accounts across the continent. Read more

Call For Applications & Other Web-Events

The U.S. Embassy And AWEIF Announce The Academy For Women Entrepreneurs Program

Applications are invited from motivated and self-driven female entrepreneurs for the AWE South Africa 2020 program. Entries will close on 30 September 2020. Application is of no cost to the applicant at any stage. Selected candidates will receive no-cost entry to the program which includes: Read more

APPLY: New Economy Booster Programme In Nigeria And Ghana

The programme will be conducted virtually for seven months after which the successful candidates will receive a range of customised content and resources to develop and grow their business and network. They will be guided by a team of local and global experts. Read more

In this episode of GFA-Attract, we discuss with Kennedy Mubita, Nairobi based Venture Capital Lead for Africa & Middle east at SC Ventures, the venture capital arm of Standard Chartered Bank. SC Ventures is a $100 million fund focused on FinTech investments.

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