Africa is often characterised as a continent poised for economic growth and development. Often, prosperity and development in Africa can be linked back to exports and the benefits that they generate.
U.S. International Development Financing Corporation Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Scott Nathan traveled to Accra, Ghana, to meet with prospective private sector partners to discuss opportunities to work together to promote economic growth in Ghana.
Join this insightful webinar that delves into the world of global payment strategies tailored to empower seamless trade within the shipping and logistics industry.
AfDB announces investor calls for inaugural USD global benchmark sustainable hybrid capital transaction
The African Development Bank has announced the upcoming investor calls and meetings in New York, London and Paris, ahead of an inaugural USD Global Benchmark Sustainable Hybrid Capital transaction.
This is a significant milestone for Lipalater as it has become one of the first African companies to secure the green light from the esteemed US Regulator - SEC!
Un site web, plusieurs langues : Comment Bolingo Consult aide les organisations à surmonter les défis en matière de communication
One Website, Multiple languages: Bolingo Consult helps organizations to deal with miscommunication by using technology.
Ady Namaran Coulibaly is Operations Manager at Bolingo Consult, she is dedicated to providing localization and multicultural insights for Africa and its languages to Language Services Buyers and LSPs.
CMSWire CONNECT is the premier event for professionals in digital customer experience, content management, and enterprise collaboration. This dynamic conference features top-notch speakers such as Ice-T, Scott Galloway, Sean Albertson and others.
The Chisipite Drive-Thru is one of the fintech's new locations in Zimbabwe, along with nine other sites for domestic and international money transfers launched across the region.
Forum de l'African Business Roundtable: Que peuvent faire les gouvernements Africains pour renforcer le secteur privé du continent?
African Business Rountable (ABR), créé par le Groupe de la Banque Africaine de Développement en 1990, est la principale association d'entreprises et de chefs d'entreprise d'Afrique et représente la Société Africaine des Affaires auprès des Nations Unies.
African Business Roundtable Forum: What can African governments do to elevate the continent’s private sector?
The African Business Rountable (ABR), set up by the African Development Bank Group in 1990, is Africa’s foremost and continent-wide association of businesses and business leaders, and is the representative of the African Business Society to the United Nations.
Dr. Mima Nedelcovych is the Founder and Chairman of AfricaGlobal Schaffer, a strategic consulting firm focused on project development, project finance, trade facilitation, and public-private partnerships in developing countries, with a particular focus on Africa.
Mima Nedelcovych est fondateur et président d'AfricaGlobal Schaffer, une société de conseil stratégique spécialisée dans le développement de projets, le financement de projets, la facilitation du commerce et les partenariats public-privé dans les pays en développement, et plus particulièrement en Afrique.
Thomas Laryea est un avocat international spécialisé dans la restructuration de la dette souveraine à l'échelle mondiale et dans le financement et l'investissement en Afrique. Également membre de la prestigieuse organisation The African Business Roundtable, M. Laryea offre un aperçu des structures économiques publiques et privées en Afrique et dans le monde.
Dr. Thomas Laryea is an international lawyer focused on sovereign debt restructuring globally and Africa-related finance and investment. Also a member of the prestigious organization, The African Business Roundtable, Dr. Laryea offers expert insights into both public and private economy structures in Africa, and globally.
The USD/ZAR pairing (signifying the number of South African Rand needed to comprise one U.S. dollar) is not counted among the "major" pairs in forex trading. However, this doe no't mean that it hasn't garnered a lot of attention over the years.
Jude Menes is a Nigerian-American attorney and founder of Menes Konsult Firms, in partnership with Europlaw, a group of firms dedicated to advising and guiding foreign investors and relations in Africa.
In a more innocent age, Davos was a high-minded gathering for intellectuals trying to solve the world’s problems.
US has reiterating its commitment to strong partnerships with key countries in Africa, specifically naming Kenya as a target for future US aid and investment.
Known for its aggressive approach in selling its economic sectors, Kenya has this week been on a charm offensive, as both public and private players step up efforts to win investors and grow businesses.
Bako Ambianda is the Founder, Chairman, & CEO of Labacorp Group, a diversified portfolio of businesses and strategic investments in key economic sectors spanning manufacturing, construction, power, agribusiness, real estate, and exhibition - amongst which is the GAA Exhibitions & Conferences.
We understand the value of people- of good people. Of people committed to U.S-Africa business.
[Webinar] Africa Outlook 2017 with new President Corporate Council on Africa and President Cohen and Woods International
This discussion will focus on the most attractive opportunities for Africa trade and investment in 2017 and forces that may impact them.
Dr Pate will assume the role of GAVI's CEO as of 3 August 2023, replacing Dr Seth Berkley, who will step down after 12 years leading the Alliance
Ethiopian Airlines, the largest network operating carrier in Africa, has announced the resumption of its direct flights between Abidjan and New York John F. Kennedy Airport as of 29 May 2023.
BOSS Money Customers across Africa will be able to Receive Money Transfers Directly into their Boss Money Wallet from Family and Friends in the U.S.
Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) is now operating from a New York based representative office to facilitate greater US business flows into the African continent.
Spotcovery, serving as a bridge between African Americans and Africans, launches optimization tool on site
Spotcovery, the innovative media platform that connects descendants of the African continent while promoting culture, creativity, entrepreneurship and economic growth, has launched the Slickstream optimization tool on its website.
On January 20th, the County of Vihiga in Western Kenya signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The Water Project, a U.S.-based NGO building sustainable water projects to bring clean, safe, and reliable water to the communities of Vihiga County.
Ethiopian Airlines, the largest network operator in Africa, has announced that it has finalized all preparations to commence a new service between Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Atlanta, USA. Ethiopian will operate a four times weekly flight to Atlanta (ATL) starting from 16 May 2023.
Xoom, PayPal’s international money transfer service announced that it has launched a new cross-border money transfer product, Debit Card Deposit, enabling Xoom customers in the U.S. to send money directly to their friends & family’s eligible Visa debit cards in 25 countries.
USAID Announces Four New Public-Private Partnerships Under the Digital Invest Program to Support Digital Finance and Internet Service Providers.
Ker Ezhi, an ethical, luxury Ethiopian leather goods company, is now available in the US market.
Blockchain payments company, Centbee, announced that it has closed its pre-Series A round with entrepreneur Calvin Ayre, founder of Ayre Ventures.
U.S. Trade and Development Agency announced the launch of its Coalition for Healthcare Infrastructure in Africa, a collaboration with U.S. industry to advance Africa’s healthcare infrastructure priorities in partnership with Africa’s public and private sectors.
At the U.S.-Africa Business Forum, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) announced active commitments across Africa totaling more than $11 billion. This includes $369 million of new active commitments announced as part of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit.
Ventures Platform, the pan-African VC firm championing the next generation of African technology entrepreneurs, has today announced the final close of its early-stage and intercontinental fund, at $46M.
African Business Roundtable, Nigeria organisent un forum qui permet de récolter plus de $2 milliards d'investissements au Nigeria.
L'African Business Roundtable, en partenariat avec le gouvernement fédéral du Nigeria, a accueilli le Nigeria International Partnership Forum à New York, en marge de l'Assemblée générale des Nations unies.
African Business Roundtable, Nigerian Government host forum that rakes in over $2b investments into Nigeria
The African Business Roundtable in partnership with the Federal Government of Nigeria hosted the Nigeria International Partnership Forum in New York, in the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.
1&1 and Orange have concluded a long-term agreement for the provision of international roaming services for the 1&1 mobile network.
CARE and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding, establishing a global partnership to improve access to affordable healthy diets.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) announced it has awarded a grant to Fly Zipline Ghana, for a feasibility study to expand healthcare access in Ghana and Nigeria using unmanned aerial vehicles.
Families around the world can expect to spend up to 156% of their monthly income on Christmas this year, according to the latest results from the WorldRemit Cost of Christmas study.
As part of its strategy to provide seamless disbursement options to its over 7 million customers, leading financial institution, Fidelity Bank Plc, has partnered with BOSS Money, a fast-growing provider of money transfers in the United States.
NALA, a Tanzanian fintech startup facilitating remittances from the African diaspora in the UK and US, has integrated Google Pay into its suite of payment options for users.
Her Excellency Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley of Barbados called for financial fairness during the Sixth Annual Babacar Ndiaye Lecture, held on the sidelines of the World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings in Washington DC, USA.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency 9USTDA) announced it has awarded a grant to Nigeria’s Mobihealthcare (Mobihealth) for a feasibility study to support the expansion of its telehealth services from Nigeria to Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, and Egypt.
These facilities, located in multiple urban hubs across the country, will serve up to 25,000 patients annually. Lily selected Maryland-based Anadach Consulting Group, LLC, to conduct the study.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) awarded a grant to Global Broadband Solution (GBS), an internet service provider based in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), for a feasibility study to expand rural internet connectivity.
The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the dual listing of companies on both exchanges.
Professor Benedict Oramah, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has received in Detroit, Michigan, USA, the 2022 Margaret H. Demant African Art Award, presented by the Friends of African and African American Art (FAAAA) of the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Alimentation Couche-Tard (Couche-Tard) a global player in convenience and mobility, and Millat Convenience (Millat), a subsidiary of the Millat Group, announced a Master License Agreement that will bring Circle K to South Africa.
SmarTek21 expands AI IntelliTek platform in South Africa to streamline health, telecom and education sectors
US West Coast Headquartered SmarTek21, a global pioneer in AI-enabled solutions, announced it has joined forces with Regional Partners AI Intelligent Technologies of South Africa to lead the healthcare, telecommunications and education transformation.
8B Education Investments launches $111,600,000 for African Students at The Clinton Global Initiative
8B Education Investments partners with Nelnet Bank in the first lending program by a US bank to African students enrolled in Americanuniversities; $30m over three years part of a broader $111.6m Commitment at the Clinton Global Initiative to Accelerate African students’ Access to Global Universities
Old Mutual Insure announced a100% acquisition of Genric Insurance Company (Genric), a licensed non-life and specialist insurer focused on bringing innovative and niche insurance solutions to market.
Shares in the 1nvest ICE U.S. Treasury Short Bond Index Feeder Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) have began trading on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), giving South African investors exposure to liquid, short-term U.S. government bonds.
The Digital Dollar Project launches technical Sandbox Program to explore Central Bank Digital Currency Infrastructure Solutions
WorldRemit announced the results of its 2022 Cost of School study , observing how the changing macroeconomic environment has affected the true cost of education across 21 markets globally.
The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) announced the acquisition of 66.06 percent shareholding of Daraja Microfinance Bank (Daraja MFB) by US-based fintech company UMBA.
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) Board approved two transactions that will support U.S. exports to Cameroon and Brazil. Together, the two projects total more than $279 million.
MATTER, the premier healthcare incubator and innovation hub, has announced the launch of a new incubation program in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) called AWS Expand.
Sankofa Capital, a Philadelphia-based Real Estate Development Company and Jobomax Global, West Africa's most trusted homebuilder, announced a joint venture pilot housing project in Ghana.
MFS Africa, Africa’s digital payments network, announced it has reached an agreement to buy US-based tech company Global Technology Partners (GTP).
thiopian Airlines, Africa’s leading carrier, commenced thrice-weekly passenger service to Washington DC via Lomé, Togo as of 01 June 2022.
The plan seeks to avert a looming food crisis in Africa caused by Russia’s war in Ukraine.
LyondellBasell and Sasol announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to form a 50/50 joint venture (JV) through which LyondellBasell will acquire 50 percent of Sasol’s 1.5 MM ton ethane cracker.
The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), signed a $14.75 million loan portfolio to support lending to small and medium enterprises in West Africa and the Sahel region.
Sola Yomi-Ajayi, the CEO of the United Bank for Africa (UBA)’s operations in the United States, has been appointed to the Export-Import Bank of the United States (US EXIM) Committee on Sub-Saharan Africa for 2020/2021.
The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) approved investments this quarter totaling more than $2.5 billion across nine projects that will advance development in Africa, Latin America, and emerging markets across the globe.
US based renewable energy company, Montauk Renewables, listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange’s (JSE) Main Board, making this the first company listing for 2021.
The U.S.Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) to bring high-quality infrastructure solutions to sub-Saharan Africa.
The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) Chief Executive Officer and Prosper Africa Executive Chairman Adam Boehler announced a series of efforts to expand U.S. investment in Morocco.
The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) has approved investments this quarter totaling more than $2.1 billion to advance development in emerging markets in Africa, Eastern Europe, Indo-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Cellulant partners with NALA to power low-cost cross-border payments from the UK and USA into Africa
Cellulant, a Pan-African payments company, has teamed up with NALA, a Tanzania based fintech company, to power remittance payments from the United Kingdom and United States into Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Ghana.
Tanzania and the US have signed seven agreements for business projects which are set to be implemented in Tanzania by investors and companies from the United States of America.
Delta Air Lines' application to fly between Atlanta and Cape Town – via Johannesburg – has finally been approved by South Africa's government following a year-long stalemate.
AGRA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to enhance the agricultural transformation in Africa to create jobs, boost trade, strengthen resilience, and transform economies.
SES announced the results of its annual Satellite Monitor market research, the industry’s premier accounting of satellite’s TV reach, which underscores SES’s position as the leader in enabling content delivery via satellite directly and indirectly.
This landmark investment makes it a truly blended fund where public sector investments help attract commercial investors.
Smile Identity, the pan-African identity verification provider, announced the launch of Document Verification, its latest product designed to help companies onboard users onto their platforms.
[African Startup Review] Pie Kamau: Nigerian fintech Flutterwave is now Africa's highest valued Unicorn
As the African fintech industry continues to bloom, so does the funding. Flutterwave, the San Francisco-headquartered and Lagos-based company has now become Africa's highest valued startup with a valuation of over $3 billion.
The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities launched the Esna Tourism Promotion Campaign in Luxor Governorate, Egypt.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) awarded a grant to the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) for technical assistance and training to help streamline and strengthen regulatory processes for critical healthcare products.
QED Investors, a global venture capital firm focused on investing in disruptive financial services companies, has hired Chidinma (Chid) Iwueke to support domestic and African investments.
USTDA partners with Africa Investment Forum to support infrastructure solutions for sub-Saharan Africa
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) launched a Memorandum of Understanding with the African Development Bank’s Africa Investment Forum (AIF) to support high-quality infrastructure solutions for sub-Saharan Africa.
American multinational fast food chain Burger King has opened its first outlet in Nigeria in partnership with local firm Allied Food & Confectionary Services Limited.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), on behalf of the American people, has launched a new $5.8 million, five-year, public-private partnership to strengthen Madagascar’s chocolate and spices industry, improve farmer livelihoods, and conserve biodiversity.
DriveWealth's real-time fractional trading technology and API-based brokerage infrastructure will enable the Ugandan population to gain affordable access to investing in U.S. equities for the first time.
Online safety company Bark Technologies announced its inaugural international expansion with the launch of its monitoring service and parental control tools in South Africa.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) announced grant funding for a feasibility study to help Nigerian company Ekovolt Telco expand internet access for underserved communities in the Niger Delta region.
Huble Digital, an International digital business consultancy, announced it is now officially accredited for ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Security compliance in each of its five international businesses in London, Chicago, Munich, Singapore and Cape Town.
The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Ministry of International Cooperation announced seven bilateral assistance agreement amendments worth $125 million in Egypt.
Pan-African technology group Liquid Intelligent Technologies announced the launch of its shortest terrestrial fibre route between the East to the West coasts of Africa, connecting Mombasa, Kenya to Muanda, DRC.
South African Health Products Regulatory Authority approves Neoteryx's Mitra devices for specimen collection
The Mitra microsampling device from US-based Neoteryx has now been approved as a Class B in vitro diagnostic (IVD) medical device by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) in South Africa.
Avantive Solutions announced it will now offer contact center support in South Africa through a new partnership with Outworx Contact Center.
United Airlines and Airlink, a South African airline, announced a new codeshare agreement that will offer customers more connections between the U.S. and Southern Africa than any other airline alliance.
The Global Leader Group announced the launch of its new entity for the European, Middle Eastern & African Regions, Global Leader Group EMEA.
United Airlines announced that new service between Washington, D.C. and Lagos, Nigeria will begin November 29 (subject to government approval). The airline will operate three weekly flights connecting the U.S. capital to Nigeria's largest city.