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Cover Story Fintech’s giant strides in Africa

Editorial 5 The extraordinary impact of fintech

News in Brief 6 Banking sector news from around the continent

African Banker’s World 14 Who’s going where in the

African banking industry

African Banker Awards 18 Results of Africa’s top finance world competition

Cover Story 20 Unicorns build on fintech gains 24 Interview: Aissatou Djiba Diallo, Ecobank 28 Fintech start-ups to watch 30 CR2 underpins Amole success in Ethiopia 32 Afreximbank’s love affair with cutting-edge technology 34 Interview: Beatrice Pechtl, David Unsdorfer,

StoneX 36 Kenya, Ghana lead fintech charge across Africa 38 Interview: João Figueiredo, Moza Banco 42 Interview: Yves Eonnet, TagPay View from the Top 45 Cornel Dixon, Backbase

In Conversation 46 Olukayode Pitan, Bank of Industry 50 Jules Ngankam, African Guarantee Fund 52 Segun Agbaje, Group CEO, GTBank

54 Henri-Claude Oyima, BGFI 58 Lawrence Mutsunge Nazare, Continental Reinsurance

The Wider Picture 60 Hippolyte Fofak, Afreximbank

Capital Markets 62 Goodbye NSE, hello NGX 62 Nairobi bourse restructures 64 Egypt’s $2bn sukuk 64 Green, social and sustainable bonds abound 65 MTN’s listing on Rwanda bourse 65 Egyptian Exchange launches bond trading system 65 Zambia offers mobile trading app

Topic 66 Afreximbank’s Covid intervention ‘exceptional’

In Conversation 68 Nick Barigye, Rwanda Finance Ltd

Country Focus 72 Nigeria: Naira devaluation bites economy 76 South Africa: Green shoots hide tangled roots

Essay 80 Aig-Imoukhuede:

How Nigeria dug itself into a hole

The Last Word 82 Mushtak Parker:

Selling off the family junk

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