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Proparco, BICIS partner to support Senegalese VSEs and SMEs
16-04-2021 | 13:20:00
Proparco, a Development Finance Institution partly owned by the French Development Agency (AFD), granted a new portfolio guarantee to BICIS, to offer loans that are 80% guaranteed by AFD Group to Senegalese VSEs and SMEs.
Rwanda, Germany sign € 78 million agreement on ICT, green investment and SMEs support
15-04-2021 | 06:37:20
The financing and technical cooperation agreement is the outcome of the Inter-Governmental Negotiations that were concluded last Year between our two respective Governments.
[Column] Patrick Ndegwa : Why fibre is key to accelerating Kenyan entrepreneurship
12-04-2021 | 10:20:00
Today, any Kenyan entrepreneur with an Internet connection can promote their business, engage with customers, transact digitally, and leverage connected technologies to improve their operations.
[Interview] Stephan Eyeson, fondateur et PDG, Survey54
09-04-2021 | 09:57:00
L'entrepreneur Britanique-Ghanéen, Stephan Eyeson, est actuellement PDG et fondateur de la société panafricaine de collecte de renseignements sur les consommateurs, Survey54.
[Interview] Stephan Eyeson, Founder & CEO, Survey54
30-03-2021 | 10:06:00
British-Ghanaian entrepreneur, Stephan Eyeson, is current CEO and Founder of pan-African consumer intelligence gathering firm, Survey54.
[Column] René Schoeman: Innovation Drives Compliance, Enhances Performance
29-03-2021 | 06:21:00
South African businesses operate in a highly legislated landscape. With this comes immense pressure to ensure compliance or face heavy penalties.
[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama:The rapid uptake of 5G and its real potential in Africa
25-03-2021 | 14:11:00
5G network is here. This fifth generation of wireless technology promises more than just a faster network. It will help redefine the network, establishing a new global wireless standard for speed, throughput and bandwidth.
Equity Group plans trans-Africa expansion with $100m loan from the AfDB
24-03-2021 | 09:41:00
The African Development Bank and Equity Group signed a $100 million loan facility to support the commercial bank’s expansion across Eastern and Central Africa, enhancing its ability to serve small and medium enterprises as it grows.
MTN Nigeria launches customer engagement platform targeting SMEs
23-03-2021 | 14:01:12
MTN Nigeria has launched a new unified customer engagement platform, EnGauge, designed to enable small-to-medium enterprise business owners to seamlessly administer transactions with customers, potentially increasing their productivity significantly.
[Africa Cloud Review] Simon Ngunjiri: Cloud adoption is the future of African SMEs
22-03-2021 | 14:29:00
Coud platforms are the future of African SMEs. This Digital transformation is imperative for these SMEs, as it enables them to streamline back-office operations and free up time and resources to focus on their core business.
[Interview] Esinam Yevu, Co-Founder, PayBox, Ghana
22-03-2021 | 09:15:00
Esinam Yevu is Co-Founder and Communications Lead at Ghanaian fintech startup, PayBox.
Mastercard Foundation, partners join forces to train young agripreneurs, provide grants to Nigerian MSMEs
19-03-2021 | 14:05:00
The Mastercard Foundation has partnered with Nourishing Africa and U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) to train 2,0000 young agripreneurs and provide small grants to 125 MSMEs in Nigeria.
United Nations Uganda, Equity Bank partner to accelerate attainment of the SDGs
19-03-2021 | 08:15:00
The United Nations system in Uganda and Equity Bank Uganda have established new partnerships for acceleration of the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the country.
TDB, Asoko launch digital dealroom for renewable energy projects in Africa
18-03-2021 | 08:35:00
The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) and Asoko Insight announced the launch of the TDB Renewable Energy DealRoom, to accelerate the financing of renewable energy projects in the region served by TDB.
Flourish Ventures sets up shop in Kenya to support African Fintech startups
18-03-2021 | 06:33:55
Flourish Ventures, a global fintech venture capital firm, has announced a new office based in Nairobi to support fintech startups across Africa.
EBRD boosts Egyptian private enterprises and trade with $100m financing
18-03-2021 | 06:12:00
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting the Egyptian economy with a $100 million financing package to Banque du Caire for trade financing and on-lending to local micro, small and medium-sized companies (MSMEs).
IFC, co-lenders loan $150m to KCB Bank Kenya for green projects, SMEs
17-03-2021 | 08:05:00
IFC, The SANAD Fund for MSMEs (SANAD), the Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries (BIO), and Symbiotics announced a loan to KCB Bank Kenya to help the bank increase lending for climate-friendly projects and to smaller businesses.
Mastercard Foundation, partners create Catalyst Fund Inclusive Digital Commerce program in Africa
17-03-2021 | 06:45:00
In a bid to boost e-commerce among the micro and small enterprises in Africa, Mastercard Foundation in partnership with Catalyst Fund, MEST and BFA Global have created Catalyst Fund Inclusive Digital Commerce program.
Equity receives $75m from AGF to support MSMEs in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and DRC
16-03-2021 | 09:10:00
The African Guarantee Fund (AGF) and Equity Group signed an agreement which will provide a $75 million guarantee fund to four of Equity’s bank subsidiaries within the Group.
Nedbank’s ‘Tap-on-phone’ empowers SMMEs with safe and secure contactless payments
16-03-2021 | 08:37:39
Nedbank became the first bank to offer small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) the ability to turn their cellphones into a payment acceptance device with the launch of its Tap-on-phone functionality in October 2020.
Boost Ghana and KudiGo selected for the Catalyst Fund Inclusive Digital Commerce accelerator
15-03-2021 | 10:42:14
The Catalyst Fund Inclusive Digital Commerce Accelerator has today announced the first cohort of digital commerce companies to be scaled, with the goal of improving the livelihoods of informal MSEs in Ghana.
Kenyan startup Ajua and MTN Nigeria launch Customer Management mobile app for SMEs
15-03-2021 | 06:32:00
Kenyan based startup Ajua has partnered with MTN Nigeria to launch EnGauge, a digital eCommerce customer engagement management mobile app to support SMEs.
EBID grants a €10m line of credit to Vista Bank Guinea to support SMEs and SMIs
11-03-2021 | 11:55:00
The ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID) granted a line of credit of €10 million to Vista Bank Guinea to support the financing and promotion of SMEs and SMIs in the Republic of Guinea.
The African Development Bank to introduce first women beneficiaries of AFAWA Guarantee
08-03-2021 | 07:07:00
The AFAWA Guarantee for Growth program targets financial institutions to increase their appetite to lend to women who are known to be better payers
[Ghana] OpEx launches prize competition for tech entrepreneurs
08-03-2021 | 06:00:00
The Executive Council of The Opportunity Exposure (OpEx) Prize “Made for the World”, has announced the launch of The OpEx Prize Competition in Accra, Ghana.
COMESA Launches Campaign to Celebrate Women Entrepreneurs
04-03-2021 | 11:36:14
The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) has today announced the launch of a regional campaign to popularise a platform for women in business.
[Cameroon] UNDP launches Accelerator Laboratory
03-03-2021 | 07:39:44
The United Nations Development Programmed has launched the Acceleration Laboratory for Cameroon which is aimed at stimulating the economic growth of local innovators and tackle global challenges.
[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: Fintech is driving and reshaping the financial sector in Africa
25-02-2021 | 12:07:02
As a key driver of growth in the region, fintech has become a viable alternative to traditional banking in both urban and rural areas.
[Kenya] Faulu Bank to lend Ksh.3 billion to local SMEs
25-02-2021 | 09:06:17
Faulu Microfinance Bank plans to lend up to Ksh.3 billion to local micro, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to help them recover and grow following the Covid-19 economic turmoil.
Time for a digital scale-up in Africa to unlock the continent’s untapped creative economies, panelists say
25-02-2021 | 07:03:47
Digital platforms in Africa should scale up to take advantage of the continent’s surging demand for creative content, said Africa Investment Forum Senior Director Chinelo Anohu.
Two-thirds of South African SMEs struggle for tech talent, report
22-02-2021 | 12:45:41
Two-thirds (67%) of South African small businesses struggle to source the right tech talent, according to research from the global small business platform Xero.
[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: There’s a growing demand for data centres in Africa
18-02-2021 | 13:38:00
This week, a new report from The African Data Centres Association (ADCA) and Xalam Analytics revealed that Africa needs 1000MW and 700 facilities to meet the growing demand
Kenyan SMEs to benefit from expansion of Cargo shed in Nairobi
18-02-2021 | 07:50:00
Kenyan Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) will benefit from expansion of a new warehouse at the Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) Transit shed with an enhanced storage capacity to handle cargo for small traders within Nairobi and its environs.
[Kenya] KeNIA Establishes Technical Committee To Support Local Startups
18-02-2021 | 05:32:50
The Kenya National Innovation Agency (KeNIA) has established a National Innovation Technical Committee that will help build a comprehensive and inclusive framework for nurturing startups.
[Kenya] Government partners with Stanbic and Microsoft to equip enterprises with digital skills
15-02-2021 | 13:02:00
Kenya Government through the Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development has partnered with Stanbic Kenya Foundation and Microsoft to impart digital skills to over 50,000 entrepreneurs.
[South Africa] Mastercard Foundation and African Leadership open applications for 2021 Anzisha Prize Fellowship Program
15-02-2021 | 12:33:13
Mastercard Foundation and African Leadership Academy have opened applications for the 2021 Anzisha Prize Fellowship Program. The program is open to young African entrepreneurs between 5 and 22.
[Column] Patrick Ndegwa: E-commerce in 2021 - Kenya’s $1.5 billion industry
15-02-2021 | 12:19:06
As more of Africa’s 526 million Internet users are opting to buy goods at the click of a button, Kenyan e-commerce revenue is projected to hit $1.5 billion in 2021.
REGUS to open new workspace in Togo
15-02-2021 | 07:35:00
REGUS, the flagship brand of the IWG Holding (International Workplace Group) has announced plans to open a new workspace in Togo.
[Column] Reynhardt Uys: Avoiding common mistakes while crafting the ultimate customer experience
11-02-2021 | 11:54:38
Creating a memorable customer experience is fast becoming a top priority for businesses – and for good reason, says Reynhardt Uys, Chief Experience Officer, Immersion Group.
[Column] Eva Ngigi-Sarwari: The small business guide to boosting sales in 2021
11-02-2021 | 08:18:03
For many businesses, finding success amid the COVID-19 era has been challenging. The pandemic has brought with it many challenges and the outlook for businesses remains uncertain.
IFC more than doubles issuance of social bonds in FY2020 to over $3bn
11-02-2021 | 06:32:00
IFC released its new Social Bond Impact Report, showing cumulative volume raised from the program more than doubled in FY2020, bringing the total to over $3 billion since the program's founding.
DFC signs $14.75m loan to advance economic growth in West Africa and the Sahel region
10-02-2021 | 13:46:00
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.
[Ivory Coast] AFD and the EU finance Ivorian companies’ green projects
08-02-2021 | 12:50:23
An agreement has just been signed between the French Development Agency (AFD), the European Union (EU) and the General Confederation of Businesses in Ivory Coast (CGECI).
EBRD, Enda Tamweel and Attijari Bank partner to support microfinancing in Tunisia
02-02-2021 | 13:37:00
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is strengthening access to finance for Tunisian micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs).
[South Africa] VC firm Knife Capital launches 2nd 12J Venture Capital Fund
01-02-2021 | 06:28:39
South Africa’s VC firm Knife Capital has announced the launch of its second Section 12J Venture Capital Fund to allow new investors to participate.
TMEA to build capacity for women entrepreneurs, informal cross border traders in South Sudan
28-01-2021 | 09:38:00
TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) and the Government of South Sudan launched a capacity building program that will benefit women entrepreneurs and informal women cross border traders.
Ford awards grants to grow small businesses in South Africa
28-01-2021 | 08:52:00
The Ford Motor Company Fund is awarding the first grants from the Booth Schoch Future Success Fund to budding entrepreneurs at the Ford Resource and Engagement Centre (FREC) in South Africa.
IFC, Leadway Vie partner to expand access to life insurance to women in Côte d’Ivoire
27-01-2021 | 07:13:00
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and insurance company Leadway Vie Côte d'Ivoire announced a partnership to increase access to life insurance for women in Côte d'Ivoire and create jobs for women as insurance brokers in the country.
CDC targets over $1bn annual investment in African businesses
22-01-2021 | 07:15:00
CDC Group, the UK’s impact investor and development finance institution (DFI), announced a commitment to invest over $1 billion again in African businesses in 2021.
Kenya Power rolls out smart metering project for SMEs customers
21-01-2021 | 11:08:00
Kenya Power has rolled out a smart metering project that will benefit customers in the Small and Medium Enterprise (SMEs) sector across the country.
The UN approves new strategy to accelerate business action to achieve SDGs, more ambitious climate targets
21-01-2021 | 07:10:00
The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, Chair of the Board of the UN Global Compact, announced a new three-year strategic plan to increase and accelerate corporate sustainability and principled business.
Mobile Retail Platform Copia Global hosts MIT Global Entrepreneurship Lab project
18-01-2021 | 08:44:43
Mobile retail platform Copia was among the startups from around the world selected to host a Global Entrepreneurship Laboratory (G-Lab) project in collaboration with the MIT Sloan School of Management.
[Kenya] Mastercard, Unilever and KCB Bank strengthen partnership to support micro-retailers
18-01-2021 | 07:55:00
Mastercard, Unilever and KCB Bank have built on their partnership to support micro-merchants in Kenya by expanding their current Jaza Duka program to provide an extensive COVID-19 relief package to retailers.
Venture capital fund for African entrepreneurs doubles to $2-million
14-01-2021 | 13:14:14
THE JUA Kickstarter Fund has doubled to $2-million to become the biggest African capital venture fund launched by private individuals.
[Column] Francis Wainaina: Growing Kenyan entrepreneurship – the digital programmes and projects that are shaping the future
14-01-2021 | 09:45:00
With the rise of Kenya’s digitally enabled start-ups, developing local entrepreneurship is pivotal to the success of an inclusive digital transformation journey.
4G Capital receives Impact Award from Real Leaders
14-01-2021 | 05:25:40
4G Capital, a market leader in technology-driven financial inclusion in Kenya and Uganda has been named among the 150 top impact companies in the world by Real Leaders.
UK-Nigeria Tech Hub partners with Decagon for its developer placement programme
11-01-2021 | 06:42:00
The UK-Nigeria Tech Hub and Nigeria’s engineering training institute Decagon Digital have announced the pilot phase of their Developer Placement Programme.
AfDB, Afreximbank & FCI launch grant to support capacity building of emerging factoring firms in Africa
08-01-2021 | 13:02:00
The Afreximbank together with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and FCI announced the creation of a special purpose Grant authorized and funded by the AfDB’s Trust Fund to support the capacity building of emerging factoring firms in Africa.
[Column] Patrick Ndegwa: Fostering new business models in the digital economy - what role does policy have to play?
07-01-2021 | 05:46:15
The digital economy is changing both our lives and the ways we do business. It's driven by data and information, and we’re starting to see more startups exploit digitally enabled opportunities.
EIB, Banque Misr partner to support private businesses and SMEs in Egypt
06-01-2021 | 07:02:00
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing Banque Misr with a €425 million credit line to support Egyptian private small and medium-sized enterprises.
[Kenya] DPO Group introduces Real-Time Settlements on digital payments for sole trader merchants
21-12-2020 | 05:48:19
African payment service provider DPO Group has launched Real-Time Settlements for its SME sole proprietor merchants in Kenya.
EBRD, GCF boost green economy and value chains in Morocco
18-12-2020 | 14:03:00
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), supported by the Green Climate Fund (GCF), is promoting the competitiveness of small businesses and investments in the green economy in Morocco.
FSD Africa Investments commits $4.5m to support MSMEs in sub-Saharan Africa
18-12-2020 | 09:40:00
FSD Africa Investments (FSDAi), the investment arm of FSD Africa, announced a $4.5 million commitment to Funds set up by Lendable, to boost the capacity of alternative financial service providers in sub-Saharan Africa .
EBRD partners with EU to strengthen small businesses in Tunisia
18-12-2020 | 07:12:22
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is strengthening small businesses in Tunisia with a €5 million loan to Arab Tunisian Lease to increase access to finance for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.
AfDB approves $14.96m project to boost women entrepreneurs in Sudan
17-12-2020 | 06:42:00
The African Development Bank (AfDB) approved financing for $14.96 million project to help women in Sudan access finance and grow their businesses.
2020 IT spending: Cybersecurity remains investment priority despite overall IT budget cuts, Kaspersky report
14-12-2020 | 11:44:36
According to the new Kaspersky report ‘Investment adjustment: Aligning IT budgets with changing security priorities’, cybersecurity remains a priority for investment among businesses.
ICC AND Africa Investor launch global e-trade partnership to digitize five million SMEs in Africa
10-12-2020 | 05:10:00
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and Africa investor are joining forces to launch a digitally empowered eTrade initiative to enable the digitisation of five million micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Africa.
AFD mobilizes €1 billion for MSMEs in Africa
08-12-2020 | 06:43:00
To support African micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), the AFD Group is scaling up the presidential Choose Africa initiative by mobilizing an additional €1 billion.
IFC loans $10m to I&M Bank Rwanda to support SMEs, economic activity and Jobs
04-12-2020 | 07:31:00
IFC announced a loan to I&M Bank Rwanda, to help the bank increase lending to potentially thousands of Small and Medium Sized enterprises in Rwanda, many of which are facing COVID-19-related liquidity challenges.
Afreximbank launches MANSA, Africa’s digital due diligence repository
01-12-2020 | 05:57:00
Afreximbank officially launched the operations of ‘MANSA’, a pan-African customer due diligence repository for financial institutions, corporate entities and SMEs, developed to address the perceived risk of doing business in Africa and with Africans.
SMEs show growth in use of eCommerce solutions during festive season, report
30-11-2020 | 05:35:49
Digital Payments provider Visa has released a report detailing how the use of e-commerce has taken an upward trajectory as the festive season approaches.
KBA, KCIC collaborate on advancing green financing in Kenya
25-11-2020 | 06:10:00
The Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) and the Kenya Climate Innovation Centre (KCIC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at advancing the green finance agenda in Kenya.
Facebook launches SMB Success Stories Series to celebrate entrepreneurs in Ghana and Nigeria
23-11-2020 | 05:59:00
Facebook has announced a new campaign aimed at spotlighting Nigerian and Ghanaian entrepreneurs using Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp to grow their businesses.
Société Générale, EIB unlock €10m support for SME investment in Cameroon
19-11-2020 | 11:01:00
Société Générale and the European Investment Bank (EIB) confirmed agreement of a new joint initiative to support economic development across Cameroon.
KAM, Veri-Credit, AKS partner to promote proactive mitigation of credit risk management
17-11-2020 | 10:22:00
The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM), Veri-Credit and Association of Kenya Suppliers (AKS) have partnered to promote the proactive mitigation of credit risk management by businesses.
European DFIs announce new initiatives on climate action and inclusive finance for African private sector
16-11-2020 | 13:46:55
With joint ambitions to phase out fossil-fuels financing and the launch of a coalition to support MSMEs in Africa, the European Development Finance Institutions (EDFI) have taken important steps to support a sustainable and inclusive recovery.
[South Africa] Sasfin Bank benefits from EU-FMO emergency facility
16-11-2020 | 13:32:30
South Africa's Sasfin Bank has benefited from the COVID-19 emergency facility set in place by the EU and FMO’s NASIRA fund.
Bridge for Billions launches its Global Investors Network to connect entrepreneurs with investment opportunities
16-11-2020 | 08:34:00
Bridge for Billions has launched its Global Investors Network, which aims to help make the investment ecosystem accessible to all promising purpose-driven ventures.
WorldRemit announces Africa-focused Entrepreneurship Program in Kenya
16-11-2020 | 05:31:53
WorldRemit, a global digital payments company, has launched an Africa-focused entrepreneurship programme in Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana and Zimbabwe.
Kenyan SMES to benefit from launch of inland transit CFS
12-11-2020 | 14:34:00
Kenyan Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) are set to benefit from a joint initiative between KRA and Kenya Railways Corporation, following the launch of a Container Freight Station (CFS).
EBRD, EU and partners boost green finance in Egypt
11-11-2020 | 06:19:00
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Union (EU) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) are boosting green finance on the Egyptian economy and the development of value chains for the private sector.
[Kenya] Bureau Veritas partners with digital female-driven mentorship platform TWAA to support women in business in Africa
09-11-2020 | 09:53:20
Bureau Veritas has announced the launch of its “BV Women in Africa Mentorship Program” in Kenya in partnership with TWAA, a professional networking, knowledge-sharing platform for women and girls.
[Column] Murray Gardiner: How digital payments could foster African development
04-11-2020 | 13:54:11
Digital Payments empower the small to medium enterprises (SMEs), giving them greater scope for inclusion and access to customers and markets.
[Kenya] HEVA Fund unveils e-commerce platform for local traders
04-11-2020 | 09:18:00
HEVA in collaboration with the traders of Uhuru Market, and Kenya’s National Government’s SMEs Advisory Unit, has unveiled an online e-commerce platform for the traders.
Sweden, UNCDF partner to improve financing for MSMEs in Zambia
22-10-2020 | 12:08:00
UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) launched a new partnership to address the challenges Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) face in Zambia.
OPEC Fund, West African Development Bank boost cooperation in Western Africa
22-10-2020 | 11:04:00
The OPEC Fund and the West African Development Bank have signed a Framework Agreement to further strengthen their development cooperation in the member countries of the Western African Economic and Monetary Union.
Deutsche Post DHL, German Ministry for Economic Cooperation promote e-commerce in developing and emerging countries
15-10-2020 | 08:55:00
Giving small and medium-sized enterprises from developing countries access to global markets is the goal of a cooperation between the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the logistics company Deutsche Post DHL Group.
IFC invests in Egyptian private equity fund to support business growth
08-10-2020 | 06:54:07
IFC announced an investment in an Egyptian private equity fund to help improve access to capital for small- and medium-sized companies in the country, supporting their resilience, growth, and ability to create jobs.
A majority of consumers expect Kenya to go cashless in future, report
06-10-2020 | 07:27:00
COVID-19 has seen consumers across the world ditch cash and in-person shopping in favour of online spending, according to Standard Chartered’s latest global survey.
[Kenya] Equity supports MSMEs with $100m partnership with Proparco
05-10-2020 | 06:12:00
Equity Group announced its new partnership with Proparco, a French Development Finance Institution, which will allow the Kenyan bank to grow and continue its support to the private sector and its deep commitment to MSMEs.
Ngao Credit expands its foofprint to Thika, Kenya
05-10-2020 | 06:01:00
Financial services provider Ngao Credit has opened a new branch in Thika town. The new branch will serve the entire Thika region and will be located at Maisha Heights, 1st Floor along Kenyatta Street.
EIB invests $22m in first closing of Lorax Capital Partners Fund II in Egypt
02-10-2020 | 13:42:00
The European Investment Bank (EIB) signed a commitment of $22 million with LCP FUND II COÖPERATIEF U.A., a generalist private equity fund targeting primarily growth capital investments in SMEs and mid-market companies in Egypt.
EBRD invests in Egypt-focused private equity fund
02-10-2020 | 07:23:12
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is boosting the resilience of the financial sector in Egypt and supporting equity financing to small and medium-sized businesses by investing up to $50 million in LCP Fund II.
EBRD, EU and partners support green investments in Morocco
02-10-2020 | 07:01:00
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Union (EU) are supporting green investments by the private sector to strengthen Morocco’s economic recovery.
African Development Bank named to the board of World Business Angels Investment Forum
29-09-2020 | 07:32:00
The World Business Angels Investment Forum announced the African Development Bank as its newest Board Member.
OPEC Fund approves $20m for SMEs in East Africa
28-09-2020 | 08:07:00
The OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) signed a $20 million term loan in favor of East African Development Bank, to support SMEs and infrastructure projects in East Africa.
Unilever, Small Business Development partner to increase SMMEs investment in South Africa
24-09-2020 | 09:28:00
Unilever Southern Africa has partnered with the Department of Small Business Development to increase investment in Small, Micro and Medium Enterprise (SMMEs) development.
UNIDO, Monaco and UfM partner to empower women in Tunisia
23-09-2020 | 07:01:00
The Principality of Monaco signed its first funding agreement with UNIDO and the two parties have agreed a tripartite declaration together with the Union for the Mediterranean on empowering women in Tunisia.
Visa partners with She Leads Africa to empower female entrepreneurs on the continent
22-09-2020 | 07:48:00
Visa announces its partnership with She Leads Africa, a platform that connects female entrepreneurs with the right information and tools that they need to create thriving businesses in their communities.
Vertiv introduces monitoring solution to deliver new capabilities to small and medium-sized edge data centres
22-09-2020 | 06:48:44
Vertiv introduced Vertiv™ Environet™ Alert, a new software offering that brings enterprise-level infrastructure monitoring and management capabilities to smaller data centres and edge facilities.