Afridigest Fintech Review: M-Pesa's Ethiopia entry endorsed
Week 40: October 2 - 8
The Afridigest Fintech Review is a weekly recap of what happened in African fintech.
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On to this week’s highlights:
• Three fintech-ish deals were announced for ~$6M in disclosed funding.
• After engaging in talks with the government since at least summer 2018, Safaricom received official approval to acquire a mobile money license in Ethiopia — Africa’s second largest market by population
• Nigerian neobank Carbon renews its commitment to transparency with the public release of its latest P&L statement
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