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[Column] Dumisani Moyo: Can technology be the driving force behind Africa’s development?

05-25-2022 | 16:29:06
Although technology is not the only answer to the question of building world-class competitive African businesses, it is one of the most accessible solutions to many of the challenges that businesses face.

[Column] Georginah Machiridza: Giving Africa a creative voice in the digital era

05-25-2022 | 16:24:00
A modern media company would likely use a combination of broadcast media, social media, written content, video clips, as well as animation and physical activations to share content and market their brand.

Banking has the most valuable brands in Africa, followed by telecom and retail, report

05-25-2022 | 13:59:10
The growth of African banks in the ranking is facilitated by focusing on digital payments and online banking.

[Maroc] AfDB 57 millions d’euros de financement pour la réalisation du complexe portuaire Nador West Med

05-25-2022 | 12:26:00
Le Conseil d’administration du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé un financement additionnel de 57 millions d’euros en faveur du Maroc pour contribuer au financement de la construction du complexe portuaire de Nador West Med.

Mastercard and HyperPay sign a strategic partnership

05-25-2022 | 11:59:03
Mastercard has announced a strategic partnership Saudi Arabia-based HyperPay to drive the adoption of digital payment solutions across the region.

Kenya Commercial Bank appoints Paul Russo as Group CEO

05-25-2022 | 11:45:00
He replaces Mr Joshua Oigara who has been the GCEO for the last nine and a half years. Joshua will be available for a period of time to support a smooth transition. The appointment follows a competitively run selection process that kicked off in March 2022.

IFC partners for growth join forces to support growth-stage companies in emerging markets

05-25-2022 | 10:59:00
IFC and US-based fund manager Partners for Growth are uniting to provide much-needed debt capital to innovative early- to mid-stage companies in emerging markets, with a focus on fintech, software, e-logistics, health, and life sciences firms.

[Column] Ashley Olson Onyango: GSMA improves Women’s Digital Safety with Mobile Tokenisation

05-23-2022 | 12:52:00
One of the primary ways that women can feel unsafe when using mobile technology is through mobile-related harassment, including unsolicited phones calls and text message.

[Egypt] Sokin expands payments partnership with Mastercard across the region

05-23-2022 | 11:25:00
Sokin expands payments partnership with Mastercard to connect consumers in 39 new markets to payments services that are more open and transparent, removing the barriers that have historically hindered access and financial inclusion.

[Column] Anton van der Merwe: Counting the real cost of cash in South Africa

05-23-2022 | 10:43:00
As digital payments become more convenient, cheaper, more prevalent, and ultimately, the preferred way to trade, any perceived benefits of cash will soon be outweighed by the growing number of disadvantages.

Orange Corners and AstraZeneca partner to boost youth entrepreneurship in Africa

05-23-2022 | 09:38:00
Orange Corners (OC) and AstraZeneca have announced a new partnership to support the Orange Corners programme in the Palestinian Territories focused on creating an enabling environment for young entrepreneurs.

Apex Group announces acquisition of the Maitland business

05-23-2022 | 09:34:53
The addition of Maitland will complement Apex’s existing geographic reach, fund administration offering and management company services, delivered under the FundRock and LRI brands.

[Column] Baljeet Nagi: From crisis-struck to risk-shielded supply chain management

05-23-2022 | 08:10:00
SCM built on a cloud platform provides decision-makers with a clear overarching view of the digital thread running the full length of the supply chain.

[Column] Jyoti Lalchandani: Reimaging technology strategies for a digital-first world

05-23-2022 | 08:05:17
In South Africa, the digital-first customer strategy should be focused on owning the omnichannel and enhancing experiences on digital platforms, expanding capabilities and engaging with customers in a digital-first reality.

Afreximbank and FCI tout the merits of factoring for SME financing in Central Africa

05-22-2022 | 19:37:05
Afreximbank and FCI concluded a two-day conference last week in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, to promote factoring and receivables finance in the Central Africa region.

Afreximbank signs MoU with APPO to establish an African Energy Transition Bank

05-22-2022 | 19:30:40
Afreximbank has signed an Agreement with the African Petroleum Producers Organization according to which both parties will collaborate on the establishment of an African Energy Transition Bank in support of an Africa-led energy transition strategy.

Oumar Syr Diagne joins ACT Afrique Group as Director, Head of Financial Advisory

05-20-2022 | 12:28:00
The pan-African strategic, financial & communications advisory firm ACT Afrique Group announced the appointment of Papa Oumar Syr Diagne as Director, Head of Financial Advisory.

[Egypt] B.TECH, Fawry expand partnership to avail easier access to finance for customers

05-20-2022 | 11:58:00
B.TECH signed a memorandum of understanding with Fawry to expand the Partnership between the two companies and provide more services to their customers to avail easier access to finance.

[East Africa Business Week] Bob Koigi: Harnessing the potential of African intermediary cities

05-20-2022 | 11:49:00
Africa’s urbanization rate has reached a record high with the continent being the most urbanized globally.

[Column] Sergio Pugliese: Angola’s deepwater prospects lay foundation for oil production increase

05-20-2022 | 09:54:00
As Angola’s Ministry of Mineral Resources, Petroleum and Gas spearhead efforts to reverse declining production levels, Angola’s deep and ultra-deep offshore assets will be at the forefront of drilling campaigns, aimed at meeting phased production targets, over the next decade.