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Articles and opinions by Faith Masekesa

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Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya dominate the e-commerce industry in Sub-Saharan Africa
Date: Feb 04, 2020   |   Author: Faith Masekesa | Research Note
Africa’s e-commerce landscape is growing, with more players entering the industry. With increased e-payment innovations and technical security, Sub-Saharan Africa will continue to see growth in is number of online shoppers.
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Evolving payments landscape in Africa threatens traditional bank account services
Date: Dec 19, 2019   |   Author: Faith Masekesa | Research Note
Africa’s payments services are rapidly growing, driven by concerted efforts between mobile money operators, banks and fintech as well as regulatory drives to implement real time payment systems, while rise in mobile money accounts and fintech threatens to make traditional bank account services irrelevant.
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Customer-centric mobile technologies continue to reshape Sub-Saharan Africa’s payments industry
Date: Oct 28, 2019   |   Author: Faith Masekesa | Research Note
Africa’s payments services architecture is rapidly evolving in response to changing technology and customer expectation. While non-banks such as mobile network operators (MNOs) are the key drivers of disruptive payments technologies in Africa, traditional banks are also creatively developing and integrating disruptive technologies to address the continent’s payment challenges and most importantly meet customer expectations.