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On to the week’s fintech highlights:
• Two fintech-related fundraises were announced this week.
• News of the week: Cross-border payments platform Chipper Cash formally launched its digital KYC & identity verification product suite. India is in talks to bring its Unified Payments Interface (UPI) to Africa. And Uganda’s Asaak entered Mexico with the acquisition of FlexClub’s Mexican operations.
• Executives appearing: Mastercard’s Mark Elliott and Kari Tukur, Affinity’s Tarek Mouganie, Ndovu’s Radhika Bhachu, Fonbnk’s Christian Duffus, M-KOPA’s Jesse Moore, Absa CIB’s Robert Cousins, Mukuru’s Andy Jury, & more.