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Lulalend, South Africa’s First Online Automated Provider of Short-Term Funding for Small and Medium Enterprises, Raises $6.5 Million Series A

Co-led by Quona Capital and IFC CAPE TOWN, South Africa, June 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lulalend, South Africa’s first online automated provider of short-term funding for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), today announced its Series A financing of $6.5 million. The round was co-led by IFC and Quona Capital, a leading fintech firm whose […]

Business & Finance


The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Bank of Botswana jointly held the Bali Fintech Agenda conference titled ‘Balancing Fintech Opportunities and Risks: Implementing the Bali Fintech Agenda’, on the 24-25 June,2019.Source: Bank of Botswana


Midyear update: Militancy in Africa

Violent jihadism continues to gain ground in Africa, representing a serious trial for weak and neglectful governments and driving up humanitarian needs for civilians. Extremist groups operate in Egypt and Libya, and across a belt of Sahelian countries….