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The TECH25 Roundup (Feb. 22 – Mar. 6)

Every fortnight we compile a list of important news updates and events covering the African FINTECH, MFGTECH, CLNTECH, and AGRTECH sectors

FINTECH Roundup

Bank Of Tanzania (BOT) Plans to roll out Mobile Based bonds, via Daily news.
The Central Bank of Tanzania plans on introducing a  mobile platform for investors to trade treasury bills and bonds, expected to complete within this year.

QuePay wants to make M-Pesa easier and faster with QR Codes, via Tech-ish.com.
An app that wants to help sort issues arising with M-Pesa payment by simply creating a QR code that will enable customers to pay easily.

Local tech start – up makes attempt at cashless economy, via The New Times.
Hexakomb a local start up in Rwanda is making attempt to introduce cashless payments to pay for basic services via digital means.

MTN Uganda inks cross border Mobile money remittance deal with Vodacom Tanzania, via PML Daily.
An international remittance deal is a move designed to capitalize growth in trade and money transfer being made between Uganda and Tanzania.

AWS partners with Kenya’s Safaricom on cloud and consulting services, via techcrunch.
Amazon Web Services has collaborated with one of the mobile money giants, Safaricom of Kenya where Safaricom will now sell AWS services to its customers.

Airtel Money, Mastercard partner to transform digital payments, via The Guardian.
This partnership will enable the Airtel Money subscribers using the updated Airtel Money application ‘My Airtel Africa App’ make payments through their mobile phones using Mastercard QR Code.

Kenya scores poorly in an online payment use, via standard media.
Kenyans have been slow to taking up digital wallets despite being the leading mobile money nation in East Africa.

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