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Dec 24, 2019
9. News: Closing the gender gap and Nigeria set to soar
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Our hosts Janet Shulist and Arunjay Katakam take you through recent news:

1. Tech speeding up aid operations in 2019

http://news.trust.org/item/20191217232954-gshlg/

2. The threat to MNOs is finally here, it's not Banks, it's not Facebook/WhatsApp/Google, etc and it is not mainstream Chinese players Alibaba and Tencent (at least not yet). The treat is coming from other Chinese actors.

https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/17/operas-africa-fintech-startup-opay-gains-120m-from-chinese-investors/

https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/12/palmpay-launches-in-nigeria-on-40m-round-led-by-chinas-transsion/

3. Designing to close the gender gap

https://www.womenandmoney.design/#opportunities

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