Here’s an interesting mobile banking comparison done by Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou at the World Bank between two countries that couldn’t be any more opposite in their use of mobile banking or their economic development. Russia: A survey conducted by MasterIndex shows that about 50 percent of Russians are skeptical towards debit and credit cards, even if […]

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Yesterday, I made an appearance on Al Jazeera English’s The Stream show to discuss the state of Africa’s tech sector. Prior to the show, I had a Q&A with the producers to help prep the discussion topics. I thought it was worth publishing here since we couldn’t cram everything into the one-hour program. The Stream: […]

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The Guardian’s Poverty Matters blog has been publishing some analysis on Africa’s middle class. According to research reports they cited, 1 in 3 Africans on the continent can be classified as middle class. The Guardian’s tight definition of Africa’s middle class is those individuals spending between $2-$20. It is quite a large range and actually […]

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It is a common practice that many Ugandans in the Diaspora trek home to cerebrate the Christmas festivals with the families. Therefore this year’s Conference code named “Home is the Best Summit -3” will be held in Lira on 23rd December 2009, Kampala on 29th to 30th December 2009, and Mbale on 4th January 2010. Home is the Best Summit – 3 because it will be the third Conference to organise under such a theme.

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Esi Yankah, CEO of The Africa Mentor Network, Inc. contacted PD with information on an upcoming networking event for Ghana’s enterprising youth to be held this August. The event will offer selected youth a chance to showcase their “innovative ideas and exceptional resumes” in front of Ghana’s elite business executives. What: THE SPEED NETWORKING ROUNDTABLE, The […]

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One of the cornerstones of our mission here at PD is to encourage the African Diaspora to do more with their remittances. Annually, it is estimated that Diaspora remittances to Africa are inching north of $40 billion. That’s money put directly in the hands of those who need it. Increasingly, remittance investments are becoming the […]

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