John Kamaro, director for Global Gaming Africa
Blockchain as a solution to Africa's challenges

Africa is rising and technology is at the forefront of growth on the continent...

By Katy Micallef 2 days ago

New pan-African audit body plans to restore confidence in profession
New pan-African audit body plans to restore confidence in profession

The ambition of the newly formed African Forum of Independent Accounting and Auditing Regulators (Afiaar) is to build a credible institution which will instil the much-needed confidence in the accounting and auditing profession...

17 Sep 2018

Lionel October, director general of the dti
Intra-African trade remains a priority

Intra-African trade remains as a priority for the South African government, Director General of the Department of Trade and Industry (dti), Lionel October, said...

14 Sep 2018

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Why Nigeria urgently needs to grow non-oil exports

The economy of Nigeria has had to navigate a major crisis that started with the collapse of oil prices in 2014 and was worsened by the ongoing restiveness in the oil rich Niger-Delta region...

By Channing Arndt 11 Sep 2018

Nigeria's Paga raises $10m for international expansion
Nigeria's Paga raises $10m for international expansion

Nigerian payments startup Paga has secured a US$10 million funding round in order to expand into other markets in Africa and across the world...

By Tom Jackson 7 Sep 2018

SA payments startup Yoco raises $16m in funding
SA payments startup Yoco raises $16m in funding

South African-based Point of Sale payments provider, Yoco, has raised $16million in a Series B funding round led by Partech, a venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley...

7 Sep 2018

Nigerian WhatsApp chatbot launched for UBA bank
Nigerian WhatsApp chatbot launched for UBA bank

Clickatell Transact enables United Bank for Africa (UBA) to launch Chat Banking on WhatsApp in Nigeria...

7 Sep 2018

Parade of world leaders court Africa
Parade of world leaders court Africa

How does growing international interest in Africa stand to benefit the continent...?

By Souhir Mzali 6 Sep 2018

Africa's insurance journalism awards open
Africa's insurance journalism awards open

2019 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards submissions opened...

5 Sep 2018

Why Tanzanian women entrepreneurs don't apply for formal loans
Why Tanzanian women entrepreneurs don't apply for formal loans

With an annual GDP growth of 7% since 2013, Tanzania is one of the fastest growing economies in sub-Saharan Africa....

By Vanessa Naegels 4 Sep 2018

Demand for affordable, cross-border payments drives innovation in Africa
Demand for affordable, cross-border payments drives innovation in Africa

The future of payments ecosystems is taking shape in Africa as the continent paves the way for innovation that brings together retail, banking, financial services and mobile technology...

3 Sep 2018

Dr Ayodele Odusola, chief economist, UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa
Investing in Africa is sound business and a sustainable corporate strategy

The best time to invest in Africa is now. However, foreign investors have not moved into the continent as quickly as expected because foreign investment decisions are often methodically overstructured...

By Ayodele Odusola 31 Aug 2018

Beijing has lent $90bn to African governments, SEOs
Beijing has lent $90bn to African governments, SEOs

Africa at risk: Malaysia slams China's "new version of colonialism"...

By Said Aboubaker & Savious Kwinika 31 Aug 2018

Dr Mukhisa Kituyi, UNCTAD Secretary-General.
Africa has phenomenal potential for intra-continental trade

When at least 22 countries ratify it, AfCFTA will officially come into force, potentially making the African continent the largest trading bloc in the world...

By Zipporah Musau 30 Aug 2018

African Union chairperson and president of Rwanda Paul Kagame (from left); president of Niger Mahamadou Issoufou and African Union Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat at the launch of AfCFTA in Kigali in March 2018. Credit: Office of President Paul Kagame.
Africa's massive free trade area a "gamechanger"

Experts say the African Continental Free Trade Agreement is a game changer...

By Kingsley Ighobor 29 Aug 2018

President João Lourenço. Photo: Angop
Angolan investment honeymoon looks to be over

When Angolan President, João Lourenço, took power a year ago, there was a wave of market optimism and fresh investor interest...

23 Aug 2018

Cape Town, Western Cape launches inaugural Africa Halal Week 2018
Cape Town, Western Cape launches inaugural Africa Halal Week 2018

The Western Cape, City of Cape Town, Wesgro and its supporting partners have announced the launch of the inaugural Africa Halal Week 2018, which will foster business links, conversations and opportunities across tourism, trade and investment...

8 Aug 2018

Nigeria's mobile payment system, mCash relaunches
Nigeria's mobile payment system, mCash relaunches

mCash is a mobile payment platform for making low-value retail payments designed to extend e-payment options to low-income buyers and sellers who deal in cash...

7 Aug 2018

Paxful, Zam Zam Water make Bitcoin-funded charity in Africa a reality
Paxful, Zam Zam Water make Bitcoin-funded charity in Africa a reality

Global crypto-marketplace Paxful, together with its implementation partner NPO Zam Zam Water, has launched #BuiltWithBitcoin...

6 Aug 2018

CC image courtesy of Miran Rijavec via flickr.
IFC to invest in Capria network fund to address "missing middle"

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) will make a second investment of up to US$13m in Capria's new "network fund"...

By Tom Jackson 6 Aug 2018

#PIPC2018: The role of affordable payment solutions in promoting financial inclusion
#PIPC2018: The role of affordable payment solutions in promoting financial inclusion

To enable higher levels of financial inclusion across Africa, banks and payments companies must drive solutions allowing small and informal merchants to accept digital payments at a lower cost...

2 Aug 2018

Contactless payments to account for 15% of total POS transactions by 2020
Contactless payments to account for 15% of total POS transactions by 2020

Contactless payments are expected to reach $2tn by 2020, representing 1 in 3 in-store transactions globally. The trend - driven by payment cards and mobile wallets....

31 Jul 2018

Brics gears up to take its place in digital revolution
Brics gears up to take its place in digital revolution

Brics leaders are united in their cause to secure their spots in the imminent Fourth Industrial Revolution...

27 Jul 2018

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Global issues dominate day one of Brics Summit

Inclusive growth, the trade wars and their resultant impact dominated much of the discussions of the Brics Business Forum...

26 Jul 2018

Fay Mukaddam, CEO of 4AX
Are cryptocurrencies the next step in colonialism or the road to upliftment?

The business world has moved beyond the idea that if it isn't made of bricks and mortar, then a company has no value...

24 Jul 2018

Luko Onke Binase
How cryptocurrencies could offer solutions to Africa's payments challenges

We have reached a technological crossroad for payment services where adaptation and innovation will have to pave the way...

By Luko Onke Binase 23 Jul 2018

(L-R): Allen Semboze, Regional Head Africa of Unimoni, and Promoth Manghat, Executive Director of Finablr.
Unimoni rebrand targets 14 African markets

The UAE Exchange has rebranded its Africa Operations as Unimoni and announced plans to invest USD 100 million to expand its Africa operations over the next decade...

23 Jul 2018

Strong China-SA ties opens up FDI, economic growth and job creation
Strong China-SA ties opens up FDI, economic growth and job creation

Investment is a core facilitator of economic growth. From the developed to the developing world, increases in investments have immediate knock-on effects for GDP growth and socio-economic development...

By Lyndsay van der Berg 19 Jul 2018

Never Ncube is the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of Dandemutande.
Seizing opportunities in Zimbabwe's new era

As Zimbabwe courts investors and ramps up efforts to create a business-friendly environment, connectivity and communication will be key to forging a path towards the country's digital future...

By Never Ncube 19 Jul 2018

Cryptocurrency to power solar projects
Cryptocurrency to power solar projects

With more than one-billion people still living without electricity, which severely inhibits economic development and basic human rights including health, education, safety and security...

19 Jul 2018

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