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Employees stand inside a mobile phone store specializing in the sale of Samsung Electronics Co. handsets in Nairobi, Kenya, on April 17, 2013. Photographer: Trevor Snapp/Bloomberg

Europeans Selling Mobile Payments Should Ask Africa for Help

As telecommunications carriers in Europe seek a share of the billions of dollars likely to flow to companies that build mobile-payment systems, Claudio Chiche has a few words of advice: Ask Africa for help.

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10 African startups that rocked 2014

2014 has been another amazing year for startups in Africa.

SnapScan: Motorists can pay for parking by scanning a traffic marshal's QR code badge with their phones.

Cape Town goes cashless as mobile payment apps take off

Capetonian Sam Laing sounds like a brand ambassador when she talks about her favourite local mobile payments application.

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Mobile Money Is Driving Africa's Cashless Future

The evolution of African markets faces significant barriers: cost, distance, and a lack of infrastructure. Less than 30% of the population have bank accounts, and even fewer have credit cards.