Features

[Column] Alison Palmer: Fighting South Africa's tech skills gap with solutions that deliver value

11-23-2022 | 08:21:00
The global IT skills shortage is real and not going away. According to a May 2022 McKinsey report, an overwhelming majority of companies worldwide (87%) are aware that they either already have a skills gap or will have one within a few years.

[Kenya] Equity appoints Samuel Kirubi as Group Chief Operating Officer

11-22-2022 | 14:41:00
Equity Group has appointed Samuel Kirubi as the Group Chief Operating Officer (GCOO). Kirubi moves from the position of Managing Director, Equity Bank Uganda to head the Group operations from the Equity’s head office in Nairobi, Kenya.

Hantec Financial set on further global expansion into African markets

11-22-2022 | 13:24:33
Hantec Financial, a multinational corporation based in Hong Kong with a focus on providing professional financial services to global clients, announced its ongoing global expansion into Rwanda.

Ethos Private Equity asset management firm in Africa to be acquired by The Rohatyn Group

11-22-2022 | 10:33:00
Ethos Private Equity a leading alternative asset management firm in Africa announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by The Rohatyn Group.

Afreximbank outlines US$3 billion country programme for Kenya

11-22-2022 | 09:57:00
Kenya is set to benefit from a US$3 billion Country Programme from African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank). This was announced during a meeting between Kenya’s President, His Excellency Dr William Ruto, and Professor Benedict Okey Oramah, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Afreximbank.

AFD is funding water and sanitation projects in Ethiopia

11-22-2022 | 08:41:00
The first project funded by AFD will improve access to water for 1 million people in 45 towns, and the second will provide 2.6 million people with improved, gender-sensitive sanitation facilities.

To promote inclusive and sustainable development, Nigeria needs to fix its public finances, World Bank

11-21-2022 | 13:50:00
Macroeconomic and fiscal reforms are urgently needed to lift Nigeria’s development outcomes, which are severely constrained by inefficient use of resources, argues the new Nigeria Public Finance Review report.

[Column] Gbenga Okejimi: With cyber fraud on the rise in Ghana, customer security remains essential

11-21-2022 | 13:25:00
Across Ghana, online financial transactions have become increasingly popular as many Ghanaians have become connected digitally and are using mobile wallets and online banking services are a growing rate.

[Column] Reda Helal: African banks embrace digitalization, the region’s unbanked in their sights

11-21-2022 | 05:10:00
As Africa’s mobile money revolution continues apace, the continent’s banks are keen to expedite the digitalisation of their services as they seek to become key players in the rapidly evolving, internet-based financial services market.

[Kenya] CMA approves TransCentury rights issue

11-21-2022 | 05:07:00
The rights will be issued based on five new ordinary shares for every one existing share held by each shareholder.

African Exchanges Linkage Project goes live on cross-border trading

11-18-2022 | 14:16:00
The African Exchanges Linkage Project (AELP), has gone live on integrating the African capital markets by facilitating cross-border trading and free movement of investments in the continent through the AELP Link platform.

[East Africa Business Week] Bob Koigi: Boosting small businesses’ competitivity in the region

11-18-2022 | 13:35:00
Small businesses are the engine of the East African economic growth, employing millions and opening up the member states to interact with each other through seamless trade.

[Column] Cameron Beveridge: How tech is enhancing life-saving blood transfusion value chain

11-18-2022 | 12:43:00
New technologies are reshaping the blood transfusion value chain to bring greater efficiency, traceability and consistency to this life-saving procedure.

[Column] Imane Charioui: The global benefits of online transfers in Cameroon

11-18-2022 | 12:25:00
A combination of rapidly evolving technology and the restrictions imposed by the COVID -19 pandemic has resulted in what is nothing short of a revolution in the online money transfer sector in Cameroon.

[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Local fintech spreads to East Africa, oil and gas find major milestone

11-18-2022 | 12:08:00
Nigeria, like other countries of the world, is going through some economically turbulent times. Inflation is on the rise (recently pegged at 21.9%) and local startups are directly impacted by financial crises on the other side of the world.

[Column] Inga Jacobs-Mata: Building African climate resilience will depend on unlocking African ingenuity and collaboration

11-18-2022 | 12:02:15
To have a lasting impact, climate negotiators and decisionmakers at COP27 should work to strengthen the enabling environment needed to leverage such initiatives by firstly engaging with a wide range of private sector players.

AfDB and West African Monetary Union Capital Markets Authority sign deal to develop regional financial markets

11-18-2022 | 09:42:00
The funding will be sourced from the Capital Markets Development Trust Fund, a multi-donor fund administered by the African Development Bank.

[Column] Renan Ozyerli: Equitable access to healthcare should be a bigger priority as the world emerges from COVID-19

11-17-2022 | 09:44:00
The World Health Organization (WHO) has said the world is at “the beginning of the end” of the COVID-19 pandemic with the numbers of deaths and cases slowing considerably.

[Column] Rajan Shah: Let’s make Kenya a sustainable agriculture powerhouse

11-17-2022 | 08:35:10
Climate change has led to rising temperatures, changing precipitation patterns and extreme weather events, which have impacted food production and distribution systems globally.

EthSwitch, Oromia Bank and Mastercard partner to ensure all banks ATMs accept Mastercard debit, credit, and prepaid cards

11-17-2022 | 08:16:45
From today, tourists, and local citizens carrying Mastercard payment cards can withdraw local currency from Oromia Bank ATMs processed by the EthSwitch network.