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    African sovereign wealth funds double down on governance to power growth and prosperity

    A new study covering 11 African countries shows that most have a sovereign wealth fund or are in the process of establishing one...

    28 Apr 2021

    AfCFTA offers massive economic opportunities, but there is still much work to be done

    The Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement came into effect on the 1 January 2021. A total of 54 of Africa's 55 countries have agreed, in principle, to participate in the agreement...

    By Bobby Madhav 22 Apr 2021

    Europlaw Group and SJ Global Investments entered into international joint venture agreement

    Europlaw Group decided of entering into a formal business collaboration of entering into a joint venture with SJ Global Investments...

    Issued by Europlaw 2 Mar 2021

    2020 a slow year for dealmaking in Africa, but post-pandemic opportunities look promising - Part 3

    In the final part of this three-part series, we analyse M&A data from Kenya, Mozambique and Nigeria...

    By Wildu du Plessis and Morne van der Merwe 1 Mar 2021

    What is sustainability accounting? What does ESG mean? We have answers

    Sustainability is a hot topic today due to increasing awareness of climate change and inequality, among other pressing issues...

    By Leanne Keddie 3 Feb 2021

    West African solar startup secures $8.5m

    Senegal-based startup, Oolu has secured $8.5m in a Series B round of investment led by RP Global, an independent renewable energy developer, and several additional investors...

    By Ishani Chetty 24 Dec 2020

    Africa can finance its development but needs a paradigm shift

    Africa faces its worst economic recession in 25 years, largely due to the Covid-19 pandemic...

    By Matilda Moyo 22 Dec 2020

    Bizcommunity's festive thank you to the SA business community

    Since March 2020 when Covid-19 first turned business on its head, Bizcommunity has been the place where virtual business gets done, fully set up to seamlessly steer your business communications through the challenges of lockdowns, meltdowns and new remote working norms...

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 18 Dec 2020

    Pan African Fintech Accelerator open to growth-stage tech startups

    A six-month Financial Technology Accelerator program designed for high-potential technology businesses looking to scale their business, create partnerships and explore North African markets is calling for applications...

    3 Dec 2020

    How West Africa economic partnership deals put the cart before the horse

    A free trade agreement, in its most basic sense, is an attempt by existing industries to find new markets. Their need to do this arises from industrialisation - that is, the process of developing sectors that attract high levels of protection in the international market...

    By Michael E Odijie 18 Nov 2020

    Energy resources can spark Africa's economic growth

    Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, not all of the economic news in Africa has been negative. We continue to see promising developments...

    By NJ Ayuk 4 Nov 2020

    Covid-19 and AfCFTA: why now is the time to maintain momentum despite the global pandemic

    The buzz and excitement around the continent's trade agreement, hailed as the answer to a fully integrated pan-African economy, has undoubtedly slowed its pace since the secretariat became operational in April 2020...

    By Zuneid Yousuf 15 Oct 2020

    Getting real about virtual events

    2020 sure has been event-ful. Online platforms have proven increasingly valuable, especially in the business-to-business space, enabling more knowledge sharing, wider audience reach and networking opportunities than ever before!..

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 9 Oct 2020

    Business as usual in post-pandemic recovery will only reinforce economic hardship

    Africa's low level of economic diversification is a leading factor in the continent's economic fragility. Further, the Covid-19 pandemic has magnified the risks of countries' over-dependence on a single natural resource such as oil...

    By Njuguna Ndung'u 28 Sep 2020

    Africa is open for business

    Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, investment opportunities still abound in Africa. Global markets are shifting to South Asia and Africa...

    15 Sep 2020

    Mobile payments will unlock new business for banks in Africa

    Mobile payments and other phone-based transactions represent a must-win opportunity for banks in Africa. The estimated market in facilitating payments alone is $500bn...

    8 Sep 2020

    CIMA elects new female chairperson of the Ghana CIMA branch

    The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), has recently announced that Stella Oye has been elected as the first female chairperson of its Ghana branch...

    Issued by CIMA 3 Sep 2020

    Project funding through true Europlaw International escrow banking platform

    Europlaw Group, situated in the Republic of South Africa and the United Kingdom, now offer project funding through our newly established escrow banking platform with the assistance of our preferred bankers...

    Issued by Europlaw 25 Aug 2020

    #WorldEntrepreneursDay: Pezesha, Kenya's digital financial enabler platform and marketplace

    Every year, 21 August marks World Entrepreneurs' Day. The purpose of this day is to create awareness of entrepreneurs and innovation throughout the world...

    By Evan-Lee Courie 21 Aug 2020

    Why the African free trade area could be the game-changer for the continent's economies

    Most economists see structural transformation as one of the main routes to Africa's sustainable development...

    By Muazu Ibrahim 3 Aug 2020

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