Category Archives: Monthly Insights

Top 5 African Trending Topics in 2015

Every day I scan the African business news, and share selected articles on Twitter and Tumblr. Fascinating hobby aside, it gives me a finger on the pulse of stories swirling around the infowebs. On the last day of the calender year, it’s de rigeur to sit oneself down and attempt to cluster these swirling motes […]

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@Prepaid Africa Connecting Dots – November 2015

This month’s slightly delayed review will take a look at larger business trends in the cash based informal markets of sub Saharan Africa.     Multinationals in Africa are growing revenues but losing market share to local rivals is the eye catching headline of a recent Quartz article. Its based on the findings emerging from […]

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@Prepaid Africa Connecting Dots – October 2015

October was a busy month for us – The African Development Bank hosted their first Innovation Weekend in Abidjan from the 9th to the 11th of October. Our contribution was thinking about the problems we face as the starting point for new venture design. Savvy young people from across Francophone West Africa gathered to conceptualize […]

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@Prepaid Africa Connecting Dots – September 2015

The biggest news for  the world’s Africa watchers this September has ironically been the UN’s General Assembly and 70th Anniversary festival held with great fanfare in New York this past week. Global powers attempted to shake hands and agreed to keep our planet sustainable for a little while longer. We’re holding our breath. Many aren’t […]

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@Prepaid_Africa Connecting Dots – August 2015

Insurance is rapidly capturing mindshare as the next big opportunity space in sub Saharan Africa, if only a way could be found to address the challenge of the vast & undocumented informal sector. London is calling African startups to apply for an insurance incubator programme. Deadline October 31st 2015.   Prepaid economy characteristics are popping […]

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