Today on the Techpoint Africa Podcast, we discuss top stories across the African tech space.
- 3 finance executives leave Flutterwave amidst reports of fraud investigation
- Nigeria launches an electronic civil registration system
- Gozem acquiring Moneex
- Interswitch loses ₦30 billion in chargeback fraud
- Rwandan Parliament wants to end public WiFi fees
This week's podcast dwells on stories coming from the giant of Africa, Nigeria, and Francophone Africa. We start with a brief commentary on iROKOtv's Jason Njoku's article on the woes of one of running one of Africa's oldest streaming platforms, the reception of the article, and how startups can take charge of their narratives.
Moving on to one of Africa's most valuable unicorn, Flutterwave, we discuss the questions on everyone's mind as this week saw three of the fintech's finance executives step down amidst revelations of an investigation by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission into top execs.
We then take a quick look at the Nigerian government's launch of an electronic civil registration system, ushering in an era of digital record-keeping of its citizens' births and deaths. Emmanuel Paul, Techpoint's Managing Editor and podcast host questions what this means for Nigeria's continued struggle with an adequate central identification system.
And finally, looking at Gozem's acquisition of Moneex, we discuss the company's objective of creating a super app. Does Africa need a super app? How does this work in the context of low smartphone and Internet penetration on the continent? Why does Gozem only have a little over 100,000 users despite being in four countries?
Our hosts, Emmanuel, Bolu Abiodun, and Chimgozirim Nwokoma, speak extensively on these stories while giving important — and sometimes sarcastic — insights.
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