Features

[Column] Hardeep Sound: Cloud, innovation key to East Africa's economic growth

12-05-2022 | 12:59:00
When the early days of the pandemic pushed industries across East Africa into survival mode, it sparked a wave of cloud adoption that has swept through the region.

[East Africa Business Week] Bob Koigi: Scaling startups’ investment in the region

12-02-2022 | 16:51:39
As startups successfully raise funding, they are boosting their product and service portfolio while setting sight on the East African region for expansion. This

[Column] Michael Mwangi: Accelerate digital transformation in the SME sector to boost growth of e-commerce

12-01-2022 | 13:24:00
Digitisation of small businesses supports the overall growth of the economy, given the important role they play in the wider economic picture.

African Development Fund approves $13.95 million grant for Borana for Improved livelihoods program

12-01-2022 | 13:18:00
The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund has approved a $13.95 million grant to the Government of Ethiopia to implement the first phase of a livelihood improvement project for pastoralist communities in Ethiopia’s drylands.

[Column] Gur Geva: Identity theft puts South Africans at risk

12-01-2022 | 12:49:00
Identity theft in South Africa continues to rise, despite numerous warnings and efforts to protect consumers. Reports suggest that someone's identity is stolen somewhere in the world every two seconds.

Africa seeks US$170 bln for Resilient infrastructure

12-01-2022 | 10:18:00
AFRICA needs to mobilise a staggering US$170 billion annually in long term financing to develop infrastructure key sectors, agriculture included to accelerate growth dwarfed by the COVID 19, conflicts and climate change.

$6 million to strengthen public finance governance in African countries

12-01-2022 | 08:56:00
The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund has approved a grant of $6.12 million to help strengthen public finance governance in low-income African countries.

Remittances grow 5 per cent in 2022 despite global headwinds, World Bank report

12-01-2022 | 08:42:10
This is sharply lower than the 10.2% increase in 2021, according to the latest World Bank Migration and Development Brief .

[Column] Andy Jury: Digital Payments - A Crucial Step in the Financial Inclusion Endgame

12-01-2022 | 05:18:00
In years gone by, pages such as these have been awash with articles and opinions about fintechs and their potential to drive financial inclusion and improve the lives of millions of unbanked and underserved communities

AFAC unveils new strategic vision to catalyze private financing for climate action across Africa

11-30-2022 | 16:17:03
The African Financial Alliance on Climate Change (AFAC) unveiled a new vision for 2030 during the global climate summit (COP27), prioritizing mobilizing capital and tools to meet the Paris Agreement goal.

[Sénégal ]: Plus de 166 millions d’euros pour la construction de l’autoroute Dakar-Tivaouane-Saint Louis

11-30-2022 | 16:08:00
Le Conseil d’administration du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé un prêt de 166,36 millions d’euros au Sénégal pour construire l’autoroute Dakar-Tivaouane-Saint Louis qui va permettre de désenclaver les régions Nord du pays.

[Vacancy] Incentro is looking for a Financial Controller

11-30-2022 | 15:32:00
As a Finance Controller you provide technical Controllership guidance to both finance and commercial leaders across countries within Kenya and the Netherlands (with future oversight over other African markets the business is to expand to).

IHS Holding Limited completed $600 million three-year bullet-term loan

11-30-2022 | 13:35:00
RMB acted as Mandated Lead Arranger & Bookrunner for IHS Holding Limited’s $600 million syndicated term loan facility.

Proparco has made USD 10m arrangement subscription to a green bond

11-30-2022 | 11:19:00
Proparco has just made a USD 10m subscription to a green bond arranged by Symbiotics Investments; the proceeds from the bond will be on lent to GreenLight Planet, one of the leading Solar-Home System actors in Sub Saharan Africa, to support its activity in providing access to energy for off-grid customers in underserved African markets.

Whole grain impact on global food security

11-30-2022 | 08:04:47
The processing of these grains reduces their volume by 20 to 30 percent and removes even more of their nutritional value.

Chumz announces World Cup savings plan for Kenyan football fans

11-30-2022 | 06:55:53
Dubbed #SuperFansChallenge, football fans can decide what amount of money they want to save should the team they are supporting win, lose or draw throughout the World Cup and Premier League season.

Afreximbank doubles funding facility for creative and cultural industries to $1 billion

11-30-2022 | 06:31:55
In 2020, Afreximbank introduced a dedicated US$500 million facility to support Africa's creative and cultural industry as part of its wider CANEX programme.

World Bank boosts equitable development as Kenya strives to become an upper middle-income country

11-29-2022 | 15:02:00
The World Bank has voiced its support for its latest six-year strategy in Kenya, as the country strives towards green, resilient, and inclusive development.

African Development Fund invests $6.12m to strengthen public finance governance in African countries

11-29-2022 | 11:18:00
The African Development Fund has approved a grant of $6.12 million to help strengthen public finance governance in low-income African countries.

[Column] Patrick Utomi: For AfCFTA to deliver on its promise, we must address concerns of entrepreneurs

11-29-2022 | 11:04:00
We must recognise the preponderance of micro-small and medium sized enterprise in the continent’s commercial landscape.