African SMEs Set to Benefit from USD 74M Guarantee

The African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (AGF) (www.AfricanGuaranteeFund.com) has today entered into a re- guarantee transaction of an amount of up to USD 74 million with GuarantCo (www.GuarantCo.com), to increase its guarantee capacity for SME financing. SME’s have a large and growing impact on GDP in emerging markets and More...

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By admin On Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
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Young African women turn to coding

More women techies could help close income inequality gap By Fatimatou Sene  At Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Angela Koranteng was an accomplished student with a special dream. At a time More...

By admin On Monday, January 15th, 2018
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Corporate boardrooms: where are the women?

  A lack of diversity afflicts most companies’ boards By Kwamboka Oyaro When a woman rises to the top rung of the traditionally all-male corporate ladder in Africa, it’s front-page news because women’s More...

By admin On Friday, January 5th, 2018
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Africa’s poverty rates on a rebound despite notable Economic Development

In this special coverage of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we focus on SDG 10, which is “Reduced inequality within and among countries.” The aim of SDG 10 is for countries to adopt policies that promote More...

By admin On Monday, December 18th, 2017
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A crisis deepens in Libya, no solution in sight

    As Libya crisis escalates, the UN and the AU search for solutions By Lansana Gberie Perhaps no major political or humanitarian disaster is as overlooked as the ongoing crisis in Libya. For example, More...

By admin On Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
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Kenyan Central Bank Moves to Ease Investors’ Vote Concerns

Source; Bloomberg Kenya’s central bank is communicating a sense of normalcy and continuity to investors amid uncertainty about the country’s protracted elections, Governor Patrick Njoroge said. Institutions More...

By admin On Friday, May 12th, 2017
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President Kenyatta reassures UK’s investors , urges them to make Nairobi their regional Hub

Kenya’s President Kenyatta in the sidelines of the Somalia Conference hosted by the UK Government took time to reassure key firms who have invested billions into Kenya’s economy of his Government’s More...

By admin On Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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The Potential Of Diaspora Bonds In Africa

Source: RogueChiefs NO money is better spent than what is laid out for domestic satisfaction.” – Samuel Johnson. This equivocal statement may ring true for over 30 million Africans in the diaspora. According More...

By admin On Friday, March 24th, 2017
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The new face of farming: youth making agribusiness ‘cool’!

Botswana’s Mavis Nduchwa, 33, owns an animal feed farm that grows grains and legumes By: IhuomaAtanga  Run a quick Google search on African women making it in business, and you will rarely find a young woman More...

By admin On Friday, March 24th, 2017
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Youth dividend or ticking time bomb

 Africa Renewal As the African Union marks 2017 as the Year of Harnessing the Demographic Dividend Through Investments in Youth, this special edition looks at the many challenges and opportunities facing Africa’s More...

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