Store owners had to meet a deadline of Oct. 1 of last year to start accepting the cards or be on the hook for some fraudulent charges
Africa has the highest urbanisation rate in the world. The share of Africans living in urban areas projected to grow from 36% in 2010 to 50% by 2030
The country installed the first automated teller machines in the capital, Mogadishu, only last year.
The growth is due to the distribution of secure Mastercard and Visa debit cards.