The African Development Bank Group Appointment of  Ms. Atsuko TODA

The African Development Bank Group is pleased to announce the appointment of  Ms. Atsuko TODA as Acting Vice President for Agriculture, Human and Social Development, effective  16  March 2021. Atsuko, a Japanese citizen, is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience with international institutions. Atsuko joined the Bank in December 2016 as Director of the Agriculture Finance and Rural Infrastructure Development Department. In her current function, she is responsible for the Bank’s investments in private sector agribusiness companies, mainstreaming […]

African Guarantee Fund partners with crowdfunding platform bettervest to increase impact investing for SMEs in Africa

LtoR Jules Ngankam, AGF Group Chief Executive Officer and Olga Dickmann,Chief Financial Officer, Manager Business Development Africa NAIROBI, Kenya, 26 January 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- African Guarantee Fund (AGF) has today partnered with Frankfurt-based bettervest, a crowdfunding platform, to increase financing of sustainable SME projects in Africa.  AGF will provide partial guarantees requested by bettervest, on the […]

ADB Group’s $140,000 AgriPitch Competition Names 25 Finalists

Abidjan, 10 January 2023 – Twenty-five youth-led agriculture sector companies from 14 African countries have advanced to the finalist round of the African Development Bank Group’s 2022 AgriPitch Competition. The Bank, in collaboration with the implementing lead Private Equity Support and partner organizations Eldohub and the Private Finance Advisory Network, announced the 25 finalists for the […]

First graduations from Ecobank and AMA Academy’s Finance Journalism Training Programme 

Africa Financial Journalist Awards 2022 winners announced  LOME, Togo, 14 December  2022 /African Media Agency (AMA)/ – Ecobank Group, the leading pan-African banking group, and AMA Academy, the pan-African e-learning platform providing free training to African journalists, announce that the inaugural cohort of journalists have graduated from their fintech-focused Finance Journalism Training Programme.   The Programme is a […]

African, Global Partners Launch Alliance for Green Infrastructure

The African Union, the African Development Bank Group and Africa50—in partnership with several global partners—have launched the Alliance for Green Infrastructure in Africa (AGIA), an initiative to help scale and accelerate financing for green infrastructure projects in Africa. The collaborating global partners working with the African Union, African Development Bank and Africa50 are the African […]

African Women Impact Fund launches with USD$60 million commitment to drive an inclusive investment environment

the African Women Impact Fund Initiative announced its first commitment of USD$60 million at the inaugural Global Africa Business Initiative during the week of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. (L-R: Eloine Barry, CEO of the African Media Agency (AMA); Lindeka Dzedze, Executive Head: Institutional Clients, Global Markets Standard Bank Group & Chairperson […]

African Media Agency Partners with Africa Fintech Summit’s 8th Edition Hosted in the city of Cape Town 

The partnership aims to promote awareness of policy regulation, intra-Africa Trade & payment infrastructure, and financial inclusion  ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, 15 August 2022, /African Media Agency/- African Media Agency a leading pan-African PR and communications firm today announced its partnership with Africa Fintech Summit for its 8th edition to be held in Cape Town early November this […]

Standard Bank Aims to Ignite East African Business Growth

Standard Bank believes that the right capital and capacity interventions now will set East Africa on a sustainable path to prosperity, including the very real possibility of becoming middle-income economies within a generation. In line with the Group’s purpose of driving Africa’s growth, the emergence, proliferation, and expansion of small and medium businesses in East […]