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[RDC] IFC et Equity Group s’associent afin de soutenir le développement des MPME

11-15-2021 | 10:00:00
IFC a annoncé avoir conclu un partenariat avec Equity Banque commerciale du Congo pour accompagner la croissance des micro, petites et moyennes entreprises (MPME) en République démocratique du Congo (RDC).

[Ghana] African Development fund extends $40 million grant to establish The Development Bank Ghana

11-15-2021 | 09:38:00
African Development Bank Group approved a grant of $40 million to the Republic of Ghana to further capitalise The Development Bank Ghana (DBG), a newly established development finance institution in Ghana.

[Column] Garry Ackerman: Digital transformation - The greatest barrier to education

11-15-2021 | 06:53:00
More than 70 percent of disadvantaged students lost learning due to limited or no access to digital devices, this is according to a report by Oxford University Press (OUP) titled Education.

[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Nigeria enters green market, takes on AfCFTA implementation

11-12-2021 | 12:40:00
The collaboration of government with industries is crucial for economic progress, be the market large or small. Nigeria knows this and is taking steps to work closely and create better transparency in one of the country’s most robust industries.

NBK-Egypt invests EGP 850 million in Madkour for Projects Company

11-12-2021 | 07:28:57
National Bank of Kuwait - Egypt (NBK-Egypt) has provided a finance of EGP 850 million to Madkour for Projects Company, one of the national companies in the field of energy and infrastructure projects, for the purpose of carrying out the works assigned to the company by the Ministry of Housing.

[Kenya] Capital Markets Authority licenses two non-dealing online forex trading brokers

11-12-2021 | 07:21:33
The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has announced the grant of licenses to HFM Investments Limited and Windsor Markets (Kenya) Limited to operate as non-dealing Online Foreign Exchange Trading brokers lifting the number of entities in this space to six.

[South Africa] Johannesburg Stock Exchange announces commitment to supporting net zero by 2050

11-12-2021 | 07:19:47
These alliances encourage the financial sector to align with a target to limit the rise in global temperatures to 1.5 oC and use their respective mandates in achieving this goal.

Ecobank Group announces the top five finalists in its 2021 Fintech Challenge

11-11-2021 | 22:11:43
Ecobank Group has announced the finalists of the 2021 Ecobank Fintech Challenge.

Le Groupe Ecobank annonce les cinq finalistes de l’édition 2021 de son Fintech Challenge

11-11-2021 | 22:05:00
Les finalistes, sélectionnés parmi près de 900 Fintechs candidates au Ecobank Fintech challenge 2021 participeront à une finale virtuelle qui aura lieu le mois prochain.

La COVID-19 est plus mortelle chez les Africains atteints de diabète

11-11-2021 | 21:52:00
La forte augmentation du nombre de cas de diabète en Afrique survient dans un contexte de pandémie de COVID-19 et de faible accès aux vaccins.

[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: DDoS attacks up by 300% in Africa since 2019

11-11-2021 | 11:42:00
The latest figures from SEACOM, a leading pan-African ICT service provider released this week revealed that these attacks increased by 300% in 2021, compared to the same period in 2019.

[Column] Hyther Nizam: How low-code development can help small businesses

11-11-2021 | 10:06:34
No-code and low-code software development platforms are gaining popularity in recent times—especially among SMBs and SMEs—for their dynamic ability to quickly meet customisation and automation needs within limited budgets

[Column] Bridgette Vermaak: Making IT Asset Disposal sustainable

11-11-2021 | 09:59:00
Companies need to implement a sustainable IT asset program by engaging with a reputable IT asset management company that can provide the effective recovery, reuse and retirement of redundant IT assets.

IFC, Proparco and EAIF invest in cement producer CIMAF to meet rising demand in West Africa

11-11-2021 | 07:57:00
IFC, Proparco, the French Development Institution and Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) are partnering with Ciments de l'Afrique (CIMAF), to help the company boost its production of cement in West Africa.

Afreximbank and ITFC ratify US$250 million finance facility to Support Africa

11-10-2021 | 14:46:00
Afreximbank and ITFC, signed a US$250 million facility to provide funds for the Bank to advance procurement of COVID-19 vaccines and drive a trade-based economic recovery.

[Column] James Bayhack: What Kenyan businesses can learn from the disruptions of 2021

11-10-2021 | 08:24:31
From lockdowns, third waves and vaccine rollouts to digital innovations, eCommerce booms and riot-related supply chain struggles, 2021 has been eventful – to say the least.

The role of digital tech in efficient ports and free trade

11-10-2021 | 08:17:47
Within the AfCFTA context, how can ports keep up with demands, particularly in terms of customs and efficiency?

[Column] Philip Myburgh : African businesses should diversify supply chains to mitigate global logistics crunch

11-09-2021 | 12:11:00
The world of international trade is currently dealing with a perfect storm of challenges on multiple fronts.

Africa Finance Corporation onboards all West African countries as members

11-09-2021 | 09:45:00
Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) has welcomed the Republic of Niger as its 33rd member state. The Corporation has now achieved 60% of countries of Africa as member states.

[Africa Cloud Review] Simon Ngunjiri: Cloud is essential to modern-day manufacturing

11-09-2021 | 07:41:01
To accelerate the growth of the continent’s economy through improved manufacturing capabilities, we need to follow international trends and take advantage of all the opportunities that cloud has to offer.