#AFTS2020 Goes Virtual

For immediate release: 5th Africa Fintech Summit to be held virtually WASHINGTON, D.C: The fifth Africa Fintech Summit (AFTS) will be hosted virtually this year  through the Accelevents platform on November 9, 10, and 12.. The Summit   takes place at the backdrop of the global COVID-19 pandemic that has brought  unprecedented need for digital […]


COVID-19 & Event Updates for 2020 and 2021

On March 11th, the World Health Organization’s announced the classification of coronavirus (COVID-19) as a global pandemic. Out of an abundance of caution and due to limited travel among global fintech stakeholders at this time,  we are postponing this year?s D.C. summit (originally planned for April 17) until October 16-17, 2020, to coincide with the Annual […]


RegTech Summit & Opportunities in Africa

The RegTech Investors Consultative Summit, hosted by Africa investor Group and Dedalus Global, brought together nine global RegTech stakeholders to discuss opportunities for RegTech in the context of the digitization of African economies and the recently adopted African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The Summit, which was Chaired by Hubert Danso, CEO and Chairman Africa […]


Fintech Summit Sheds Light on Ethiopia Market Opportunity

December 2019 On November 21, 2019 over 400 fintechs, regulators, investors, and financial service executives from across 30 countries and 4 continents convened at the Sheraton Addis in Ethiopia for the 4th Africa Fintech Summit (AFTS). This is a significant milestone in Ethiopia as the country seeks to liberalize its telecommunications sector, improve the ease […]


5 Questions with Admassu Tadesse, President & Chief Executive of Trade and Development Bank (TDB)

This ?5 Questions? interview is with Admassu Tadesse, President & Chief Executive of Trade and Development Bank (TDB).


Why invest in Ethiopia?

Investment opportunities in Ethiopia abound. Read this special investor’s perspective by AFTS on why to invest in Ethiopia.


5 Questions with Moritz Weigel, Founding Director of The China Africa Advisory

This ?5 Questions? interview is with Moritz Weigel, Founding Director of The China Africa Advisory.


5 Questions with Sheldon Himelfarb, PeaceTech Lab CEO

In our ?5 Questions? series, we ask partners in the AFTS ecosystem to share about their work and unique perspective on fintech. This ?5 Questions? interview is with PeaceTech Lab CEO Sheldon Himelfarb. What is the objective of PeaceTech Lab? Our mantra at PeaceTech Lab is ?we put the right tools in the right hands to […]


5 Questions with Joshua Oigara, KCB Group CEO & MD

This ?5 Questions? interview is with Joshua Oigara, the CEO & MD of KCB Group, which is a sponsor of the AFTS Addis Ababa event.


KCB Group to Sponsor the Africa Fintech Summit in Addis Ababa

PRESS RELEASE – The Africa Fintech Summit (AFTS) is pleased to announce that KCB Group PLC will be partnering with AFTS as a sponsor for the November 21st summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.