News
[Kenya] Equity Bank revises model to tap into growing Paypal accounts
09-30-2016 | 15:13:16
As cross border commerce intensifies in Kenya, financial institutions are angling themselves to benefit from the boom. One such institution, Equity Bank has reduced the number of days that customers can withdraw funds from their Paypal accounts from eight to three.


Rwanda bets on energy summit to lure investors
09-30-2016 | 12:57:00
Rwanda is counting on the upcoming third annual energy summit to sell the country to world investors.


[Tanzania] Ericsson unveils tech to assist mobile operators boost digital inclusion
09-30-2016 | 12:33:00
Telecommunication giant, Ericsson has unveiled a modern software and hardware products to assist mobile operators in Tanzania boost digital inclusion in the country.


Ingenu and Vula Telematix Roll Out Machine Network Across South Africa
09-30-2016 | 11:37:47
Ingenu Inc.™, the pioneer in delivering connectivity exclusively to machines, and Vula Telematix, a leading provider of network solutions for South Africa’s telecommunications and energy markets, today announced the availability of the Machine Network™ in the Western Cape region of South Africa.


[Ghana] Minimum capital requirement for banks to hit GH¢500 million from 2017
09-30-2016 | 11:11:41
The minimum capital requirement for commercial banks in the country could be increased to Gh¢500 million from next year.


 
Features
[Interview] Cyrus Mulinge CEO Trots Technologies
09-30-2016 | 16:12:00
Africa Business Communities interviews the Cyrus Mulinge, the CEO of Trots Technologies, a Kenya based mobile commerce platform that allows seamless and uninterrupted interaction between businesses and their audiences.


[Column] Wayne Troughton, CEO, HTI Consulting: Positive Growth Forecast for East African Hospitality Sectors
09-29-2016 | 15:03:00
“East Africa is expected to deliver the strongest real GDP growth in Sub-Saharan Africa over the next decade, according to BMI Research,” says Wayne Troughton, CEO of specialist global hospitality and tourism consultancy, HTI Consulting.


[Column] Schalk Nolte, CEO Entersekt: Why fintech has created a golden moment of opportunity for savvy banks
09-28-2016 | 14:59:00
Consumers are faced with an ever growing risk of falling victim to identity theft and cybercrime. Can banks step in as a digital custodian?


[Column] Njeri Rionge: Kenya, your time is now
09-28-2016 | 12:02:00
As a proud Kenyan and champion of business opportunities in Africa, the optimistic chat on Twitter from last week’s US Africa Business Forum in New York popped up on my radar.


[Column] Maria Auma: So you think you can import? (Pt 1)
09-27-2016 | 13:49:00
I recently joined the highly capital intensive and somewhat prestigious industry of importation. I must advise anyone even remotely interested in taking that leap of faith to carry out in depth research into the kind of market they are entering and explore every point in their value chain.


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