Ecobank And Dashen Bank launch remittance app targeting Ethiopians in the diaspora
The cross-border remittance solution app which is available in the rest of Ecobank’s 33 countries, enables African diaspora residing in Europe to remit funds back to Ecobank countries in Africa, including Ethiopia seamlessly.
[Interview] Caroline Mutuku, General Manager, Glovo, Kenya
Caroline Mutuku is the General Manager of the multi-category app Glovo. Caroline joined Glovo in December 2022 from Swvl Kenya where she also served as the General Manager from December 2021.
[Column] Patrick Ndegwa: Journey to the centre of the cloud - Why Kenya should store data locally
While the benefits of adopting cloud computing services have been made clear to enterprises, questions still linger regarding the value of local data hosting.
[Column] Chester Wisniewski: The internal threat – the hidden face of corporate threats
Intentionally or not, insider threats are legion. For example, when an employee carelessly forgets a USB key containing copies of critical information on the train, he then neglects to comply with all the rules in force
AFC’s Lekela Power wins Equity Deal of the Year at the African Banker Awards
Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), the leading infrastructure solutions provider in Africa, has received the Deal of the Year – Equity award at the just concluded African Banker Awards 2023 ceremony in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
[Côte d’Ivoire] Renforcement des logements abordables
La Côte d’Ivoire va renforcer son offre de logements abordables grâce à un partenariat public-privé structuré par IFC.
The advantages of immutable for cross-border payments
As the world becomes more interconnected, cross-border payments are becoming increasingly common.
Global economy on precarious footing amid high interest rates, World Bank report
Global growth has slowed sharply and the risk of financial stress in emerging market and developing economies (EMDEs) is intensifying amid elevated global interest rates, according to the World Bank’s latest Global Economic Prospects report.
Standard Bank appoints Marie-Gabrielle Opese CEO in DR Congo
Ms Opese joined Standard Bank in the DRC in 2009 as Head of Risk & Company Secretary. In that capacity, she was also in charge of the bank’s credit portfolio management as well as Legal, Compliance, and Corporate Governance. Her primary portfolio has remained Risk & Credit since 2013.
Afreximbank and Fiducia partner to promote factoring and supply chain finance in Africa
According to the MoU, Afreximbank is partnering with Fiducia in order to provide additional liquidity for trade facilitation through factoring on the Fiducia marketplace.
[Column] Nixon Gecheo: Agtech, a pivotal force driving climate change action in agriculture
Agtech offers numerous tools and techniques for sustainable crop and livestock management, including the use of climate-resilient seeds, and improved breeding techniques that result in higher yields with reduced land, water, and chemical inputs
[Interview] Renate Swanepoel, COO, INC. Networking
Renate Swanepoel is an entrepreneur, global networker and inspirational speaker that gained significant networking and communication skills through her extensive travels and appearances at international conferences and trade shows.
[Column] Mansoor Hamayun: Why smallholder farmers should be top of the bill at COP28
Six months from now, the world will descend on Dubai for COP28. Unfortunately, every COP summit sees more time spent talking about the vulnerabilities of the Global South and the aid required.
AfDB approves $20 million investment in private equity fund targeting the infrastructure sector in Africa
The Africa50 Infrastructure Acceleration Fund I is a pan-African infrastructure private equity fund that is mobilizing up to $500 million for investment and value creation in strategic infrastructure sectors.
[Column] Christopher Sau: Ready to fly - A cloud migration roadmap for Kenyan enterprises
According to the Cloud in Africa 2023 report by World Wide Worx, 84% of Kenyan organisations increased their cloud service spending last year. This is fuelled by an increase in the number of local data centres and available cloud platforms
[Interview] Hontinfinde Jean: Co-Fondateur, CTO chez Arnio
Arnio est une nouvelle marque de classe mondial dans la conception et le développement de véhicule électrique en Afrique.
Cairo named new venue for 3rd Intra-African Trade Fair
The Egyptian capital city of Cairo has been announced as the new host of the third Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2023) which will now take place from 9 to 15 November 2023.
Proparco soutient GRAVITA, une société indienne de recyclage industriel
Proparco soutient GRAVITA, une société indienne de recyclage industriel pour ses activités au Ghana et au Sénégal.
IFC to invest in the Africa Conservation and Communities Tourism Fund (ACCT Fund)
IFC invests in the Africa Conservation and Communities Tourism Fund to Support Ecotourism, Conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa
AFC secures US$625 million Syndicated Loan with New Lenders from Middle East and Asia
Africa Finance Corporation, the leading infrastructure solutions provider on the continent, announces that it has secured a US$625 million syndicated loan with new lenders from the Middle East and Asia.