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The latest news and features from AFTS

Cracking the mobile money nut By Mutoni Karasanyi

Mobile money is Africa’s most well-publicized fintech innovation. Though often hailed as the gateway to financial inclusion, many have begun to lose faith in its promise.

Next stop, Lagos By Leland Rice

The Africa Fintech Summit (AFTS) is a global initiative founded on the idea that fintech can unleash unprecedented economic firepower in Africa but that more collaboration between ecosystem stakeholders is needed.

Policy Playbook By OC&C with Ventures Platform

A policy-focused look at the tech entrepreneurship ecosystem in Nigeria, commissioned by Google.

About AFTS

The premiere global initiative dedicated to fintech in Africa

The AFTS brings the issues, entrepreneurs, and opportunities revolutionizing finance in Africa to the world’s stage. This bi-annual event occurs each April in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the spring meetings of the World Bank and IMF, and each November in a different African city. Our inaugural Lagos Summit, coming in November 2018, will include lively policy debates, global keynotes, investor missions from around the global, site visits, stakeholder meetings, a blockchain masterclass for finance professionals, and a gala dinner and awards banquet. Supported by an advisory board of thought leaders and fintech pioneers, the AFTS is a unique space where ideas are explored, investments mobilized, and collaborations formed across sectors and geographies.