Africa is leading in the fintech market, and it’s rapidly adopting digital finance, mobile payments, digital credit, cryptocurrency faster than the western world, according to a study done by Master card last year.
In Kenya, Popote pay, a platform that enables businesses to go 100% digital, is making it easy for companies and businesses to monitor payments, sign checks, and other management and accounting requirements.
Africa 54’s Paul Ndiho, via Skype, spoke to Sam Wanjohi, Founder & CEO, Popote Payments, Ltd.
The united nations development program (UNDP) in partnership with Jumia Uganda, the leading e-commerce company, have launched an online platform – to empower the informal sector, market vendors, small and medium enterprises, by connecting them with potential buyers as part of the measures to curtail further transmission of the novel Corona virus (covid-19) pandemic.
For perspective, Africa 54’s Paul Ndiho, via Skype, spoke to Ron Kawamara, CEO, Jumia, Uganda
A new generation of entrepreneurs is setting up startups that focus on honing mobile technology by creating tech-based products and solutions, including mobile money, and online payments. School pay, a Ugandan fintech company, is making it easy for parents to pay school fees online. But COVID 19 is giving them a run for their money.Africa 54’s Paul Ndiho, via Skype, spoke to Kiiza Joseph, Co-Founder, SchoolPay app
A Kenyan social enterprise, Cool4skul, which seeks to empower young students at universities with digital tools and resources through the provision of affordable laptop computers, is trying to come up with innovative ways to cope with COVID 19.
Cool4skul offers a financing scheme that is bundled into student tuition fees to assist students who cannot otherwise afford a full upfront payment of a laptop.
Africa 54 Correspondent Paul Ndiho, via Skype, spoke to Sankei Ole Kenga, CEO, Cool4Schools
The COVID-19 has resulted in schools shut all across Africa. And the way education is delivered has changed dramatically, with the rise of e-learning, whereby teaching is undertaken remotely and on digital platforms.
In Ghana, Wolo E-Learning Platform is trying to keep up with the sudden rise in demand for quality and affordable education through the use of digital technology.
Africa 54th Paul Ndiho, Via Skype, spoke to Joseph Anim, Founder, and CEO Of Wolo – E-Learning.
Tanzanian businessman, and owner Global Publishers Eric Shigongo has made his mark selling gossip, entertainment, sports, and popular culture newspapers.
Lately, he ventured into online radio and television. Like most entrepreneurs, Eric has had to adjust and adopt new ways of generating revenues during the COVID 19 crisis.
Africa 54 reporter, Paul Ndiho, via Skype, spoke to Eric Shigongo, owner Global Publishers
President Yoweri Museveni’s critics say he is capitalizing on covid-19 fears to try and entrench himself further. To get a perspective Africa 54 Correspondent Paul Ndiho via Skype spoke, to hon. Mohammad Nsereko, Independent Member of Parliament, Kampala Central Region.
Lock downs are saving lives, but ruining livelihoods for millions in Africa. VOA’s Paul Ndiho via Skype to Paul Orajiaka, CEO of Auldon Toys – a leading manufacturer of African themed toys “Unity Girl Dolls,”
Orajika has made his mark selling and manufacturing toys in perhaps one of the largest and busiest open-air markets in Africa called Idumota, located on Lagos Island. He talks about how COVID 19 has affected his business.
Since the outbreak of the Corona virus, countries across the globe have struggled to contain the virus. It’s even more problematic in Zimbabwe – from Hyperinflation to the Lock down, food shortages, and high unemployment. Restrictions on movement and business during Corona virus pandemic has hit ordinary people so hard. To get perspective of what is happening on the ground, VOA’s Paul Ndiho, via Skype, spoke to, Ivy Chimbwanda, an entrepreneur, based in Harare who says life is too hard.
Young people in the east African nation of Uganda are creating new technologies and applications that are addressing challenges caused by COVID 19.
Innovation village offers a co-working space, training, mentoring, and helping entrepreneurs to launch their startups.
VOA’s Paul Ndiho spoke to C.K Japeth, CEO, and Founder, Innovation Village Hub in Kampala, Uganda.