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[Column] Louis van Ravesteyn: Crop insurance helps farmers mitigate the threat of climate change

10-22-2021 | 11:31:00
Crop insurance is one of the major risk management strategies used by farmers to financially safeguard themselves from the potential failure of crops, due to climate risk or other uncontrollable natural hazards.

Afreximbank, Government of Barbados partner for Africa - diaspora trade ties

10-22-2021 | 08:55:00
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the Government of Barbados have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expand trade and investment links between Africa and the Caribbean island state.

[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: Fintech startup Wapi Pay founders Eddie and Paul Ndichu step down from their roles

10-22-2021 | 06:46:00
This has been a very interesting week in tech in Africa. We covered a number of great announcements from a number of tech companies in the region, especially startups.

ITFC signe un accord de financement de 100 millions d’Euros pour soutenir le secteur sénégalais de l’énergie

10-21-2021 | 23:22:00
ITFC signe un accord de financement de 100 millions d’Euros avec la SENELEC pour l'achat de produits pétroliers raffinés et aura donc un impact direct sur la production, la transmission et la distribution d'électricité à travers le pays.

[Column] Warren Myers: AI will reduce SA’s crime stats as early as 2023

10-21-2021 | 13:34:00
By combining the forces of AI, private and public security, crime can be fought in a collective, coordinated, and proactive way. Safety should be a basic human right, not a privilege. And now, it can be.

African Development Bank appoints Bajabulile “Swazi” Tshabalala as Senior Vice President

10-21-2021 | 09:01:00
The African Development Bank announced the appointment of Bajabulile “Swazi” Tshabalala as Senior Vice President, effective 1 November 2021.

[Column] Marilyn Moodley: The future of work / Technology stack

10-21-2021 | 08:17:00
n what felt like the blink of an eye, the work landscape was transformed as the pandemic spread across the world in 2020.

HSBC partners with Oracle NetSuite to launch Banking as a Service offering

10-20-2021 | 12:25:50
NetSuite customers will be able to automate accounts payable, accounts receivable and reconciliation processes, making it fast and simple to pay bills, send invoices, get paid and gain full cash flow visibility, all from within a unified system.

[Startup Interview] Adedokun Muhammed-Ali Adedeji, Founder, Brightcloud Automobile, Nigeria

10-20-2021 | 11:17:00
Adedokun Muhammed-Ali Adedeji is a Nigerian innovator, entrepreneur and logistics manager. A green mobility advocate, Adedokun is the founder of Brightcloud Automotive.

Goodwell Investments backs Asante Financial Services to bring high-impact digital lending to Africa

10-20-2021 | 09:33:30
The Series A investment enables Asante to scale its credit offerings to the underserved segment of MSMEs in Kenya and Uganda, and expand to Nigeria and Rwanda.

EBRD, EU and Reefy partner support women entrepreneurs in Egypt

10-20-2021 | 08:11:00
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is stepping up its support for women entrepreneurs in Egypt, with a loan of €4.3 million to Reefy Microfinance Enterprise Services, the country’s first licensed microfinance institution.

CDC backs first private equity fund from Summit Africa

10-19-2021 | 13:53:29
With this capital, Summit will direct investments to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in rural and peri-urban areas across South Africa, focusing on the education, healthcare, and financial services sectors.

Nigerian Exchange Limited deepens liquidity with relaunch of Market Making Programme

10-19-2021 | 13:45:56
This comes on the back of the review of its rules to provide the flexibility to implement diverse Market Making programmes across all asset classes listed on The Exchange, as approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission

[Column] James Bayhack: How mobile service cloud can transform customer experience

10-19-2021 | 10:23:54
Think about how you do business today compared to just a few years ago. Customer service was measured by metrics like how many rings there were before your service department answered. In addition, were your retail staff smiling and pleasant, and did your team respond to a customer email timeously.

[Africa Cloud Review] Simon Ngunjiri: Data centres are a growing investment opportunity in Africa

10-18-2021 | 14:34:00
Data centres are a growing investment opportunity in Africa. These increased investments is a clear indication that cloud adoption in the region has reached new heights

GE foundation announces grant to provide COVID-19 relief in South Africa

10-18-2021 | 10:10:58
To mark World Food Day the GE Foundation announced a donation of $100,000 USD to provide immediate relief to South Africa’s communities experiencing food insecurity.

[Column] John Mc Loughlin: How to stop security threats early

10-18-2021 | 08:58:51
Every business needs comprehensive protection including a cloud-based email security solution that reduces the complexity of protecting companies from malware, spam and data leakage.

[Column] Mark Dankworth: The connected continent

10-18-2021 | 08:23:31
According to the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSMA) 2021 State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money, the number of registered mobile money accounts grew by 12.7% globally in 2021 to 1.21 billion accounts

New ECA initiative supports city GDP measurement in Africa

10-15-2021 | 12:47:39
A new initiative by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is supporting African cities to measure their gross domestic product (GDP) – a vital economic well-being indicator.

IFC partners with Egypt’s National Council for Women to boost economic opportunities for women

10-15-2021 | 09:49:00
IFC and Egypt's National Council for Women signed an agreement that will help increase women's economic participation, including by boosting their access to bank lending, promoting equal pay, and providing more flexible work options.