Nigerian appointed 3rd President of Africa Finance Corporation

BY PAUL TENTENA LAGOS, Nigeria- Africa Finance Corporation (“AFC” or “the Corporation”), the leading infrastructure development finance institution in Africa, has announced the appointment of Samaila D. Zubairu as the Corporation’s 3rd President & Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Andrew Alli who comes to the end of his tenor, having successfully served in the position since […]

Burundi signs African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement
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Burundi signs African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement

Burundi signs African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement Burundi was among the latest African countries that signed the African Continental Free Trade Area> Agreement on Sunday July 1. Although full implementation of the AfCFTA will still take years, Burundi’s signing of the agreement is a significant step. Sierra Leone, Lesotho, South Africa and Namibia also […]

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Huawei Mobile Money: Best Innovation for Emerging Markets

BY PAUL TENTENA KAMPALA, UGANDA-  Huawei’s Mobile Money Solution has been named as the ‘Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets’ at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018 by GSMA. Winning this award indicates the industry’s recognition of the solution’s leading capabilities and excellent performance. Currently around 1.7 billion of the world’s adult population does not have […]

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How Africa can collaborate with its more developed peers

By Michael Pittelkow NAIROBI, Kenya- According to the World Bank’s most recent report on Global Economic Prospects, despite the broad global recovery currently underway, Africa still faces substantial downside risks, especially relating to challenges with subdued productivity and potential growth. In response, governments on the continent should look at a combination of improvements in education […]

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Africa’s tourism grows 6%

BY EABW REPORTER According to the recent UNWTO’s World Tourism Barometer, Africa consolidated last year’s robust results, led by Sub-Saharan Africa (+6%) while North Africa saw a 4% increase during the first quarter of 2018. International tourist arrivals also grew 6% in January to April 2018 compared to the same period last year. Results reflect […]