‘Mobile phones have shown they can be an effective channel through which basic financial services can be provided’

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With the recent launch of M-Pawa by Vodacom and CBA, the landscape of the Tanzanian banking sector seems like it is going to change rapidly in the coming period with profound impact on the country. To understand how the local banking sector is shaping up, Orton Kiishweko spoke with Mr. Manzi Rwegasira to get this thoughts and analysis on the current More...

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Africa needs solutions as its sovereign external debt position has been rising faster than its GDP and the repayment period is fast approaching.

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Mobile Money Could Be Better Protected and Supervised to Foster Financial Inclusion in Tanzania

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Tanzania’s Exim Bank acquires Imperial Bank Uganda

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