Financial technology start-ups in Africa
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Airbnb reported strong quarterly earnings and said tourists from places with higher vaccination rates were “driving the travel recovery”, and employees are taking sensitive computer code from their companies at three times the rate they were a year ago. Plus, the FT’s Africa editor David Pilling and McKinsey & Company partner Topsy Kola-Oyeneyin discuss the growth of financial technology start-ups in Africa.
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African start-ups attract international investors — but need local ones too, with Africa editor David Pilling
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