Tony Elumelu Foundation and Chairman, UBA, Mr. Tony O. Elumelu and Ghanaian president Nana Akufo-Addo, at the TEF Entrepreneurship Forum 2018
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Entrepreneurship is the Key to Unlocking Economic Development on Our Continent – Tony Elumelu

5,000 African entrepreneurs, private and public sector leaders and the broader entrepreneurship ecosystem convened in Lagos on Thursday, October 25, 2018 for the annual Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Entrepreneurship Forum. The event is an opportunity for bringing together young business talent, creating dynamic networks and transmitting the message to policymakers that a vibrant and responsible […]

African Development Bank has urged power sector to capitalize on women’s capabilities
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African Development Bank Urges Power Sector to Capitalize on Women’s Capabilities

The African Development Bank Group, in partnership with the French Development Agency, Association of Power Utilities of Africa and African Network of Centers of Excellence (ANCEE) last week organized a three-day seminar on “Promoting Gender Equality in the African Power Sector” at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan. The seminar brought together 50 human resource directors […]

Mastercard in partnership with M-KOPA Solar and Centenary Bank celebrated the first 'pay-as-you-go' QR transaction, which provides a simple and inexpensive way to power the homes and businesses of Ugandans.
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Mastercard and M-KOPA Solar roll-out first of its kind energy solution in Uganda

Mastercard in partnership with M-KOPA Solar and Centenary Bank celebrated the first ‘pay-as-you-go’ QR transaction, which provides a simple and inexpensive way to power the homes and businesses of Ugandans. M-KOPA, which already provides affordable, safe and clean energy to three million people in East Africa has launched Mastercard’s Quick Response (QR) payment technology in […]

Kanayo Awani, Managing Director, Intra-African Trade Initiative at the African Export-Import Bank says Intra-African trade critical in unlocking Africa’s trade potential
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‘Intra-African Trade Critical in Unlocking Africa’s Trade Potential’

The inaugural Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF) due to take place in Cairo from 11 to 17 December is a key intervention aimed at addressing the current low levels of regional trade in Africa, Kanayo Awani, Managing Director, Intra-African Trade Initiative at the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), has said. Awani, who was speaking in Bali, Indonesia, […]

Southern East Africa steps up customer experience focus
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Southern East Africa steps up customer experience focus – Genesys

Enterprises in Southern East Africa and Mauritius are rapidly stepping up their efforts to boost customer experience, reports omnichannel customer experience specialist Genesys. Genesys, currently experiencing strong growth in the region, says enterprises in key African development hubs are fast catching up with their international counterparts in terms of next-generation omnichannel customer service, sales and […]

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AfDB launches landmark US$500m credit insurance deal with African Trade Insurance Agency and UK reinsurers

The African Development Bank and African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) have announced the successful completion of a US$500 million credit insurance deal structured to cover a portion of the Bank’s portfolio of non-sovereign operations in Africa. This transaction is expected to have an important demonstration effect to encourage similar institutions to invest more on the […]

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African Development Bank makes Senior Appointments

The President of the African Development Bank Group, Dr Akinwumi A. Adesina, has announced the following senior appointments. Director, Integrity and Anti-Corruption Alan Bacarese has been appointed the Director for Integrity and Anti-Corruption in the Office of the President with effect from January 1, 2019. Alan, a British national, has 30 years of experience as a senior prosecutor, white-collar crime […]

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Nigerian Firm Wins Africa’s First Scaling Up Nutrition Pitch Competition

A Nigerian firm has emerged the winner of a competition involving some of the continent’s most exciting enterprises working to improve access to nutritious foods. Kennie-O Cold Chain Logistics from Kwarah State was crowned champion of the first Africa editionof theScaling Up Nutrition Pitch Competition held at the Nutrition Africa Investor Forumin Nairobi, Kenya last week. The company […]