Sunday, July 25, 2021
 Cocoa farmers across Ivory Coast - the world's biggest producer of the key ingredient for chocolate - are down in the dumps after prices for their commodity fell for the second year running. Not so in M'Brimbo - a village in central Ivory Coast that 11 years ago became a...
In a speech to the CYBERUK conference today British Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab announced that the UK is spending almost £3 million to help INTERPOL set up a new team that will fight cybercrime in Africa. The new INTERPOL desk will work across Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Rwanda, creating...
The Secretary-General of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), Wamkele Mene, has urged the 37 countries which have ratified the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement to resort to the dispute settlement body that has been set up to address any challenge they might face. He has also asked...
The burgeoning interest of the Chinese in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has not escaped the lens of global watchdogs, and has become an area of both apprehension and admiration depending on the context. To some, the Chinese are a threat and a competition, while to others they are a unique model...
On 1st of April, as I was publishing my Uniconization of African Fintech piece, Mastercard was busy announcing their $100 million investment into Airtel Money (Airtel Africa’s mobile money subsidiary) to acquire a minority position - half what TPG Capital did. Even though I had gotten wind of the transaction...
Ghana has enjoyed a truly special relationship with the state of Israel since its independence in 1957, grounded in a shared commitment to trade, security, education, culture and sports. It is a relationship that has withstood the test of time having survived many years of diplomatic twists and turns. In...
Central Bank Accountability: As noted in the first part of this series, of those who run the central bank, the most important, in my opinion, is the board, which is sacrosanct and must be maintained so. Thus, the first line of accountability would have to be the board of...
…places Ghanaian fintech strategically in Southern Africa Zeepay, the leading African Challenger Fintech with operations in over 10 African countries, has today acquired a 51 percent stake in Mangwee Mobile Money Zambia. In a private placement Zeepay and Mangwee agreed to a sale of 51 percent of Mangwee shares to...
Recently, I monitored how a piece on doing business in Africa was heavily circulated, which has finally lost its authorship due to the heavy dilution of the content. But the first three paragraphs encapsulate the real intent of the write-up, which is to create awareness on employees' attitude, especially...
Oxford Business Group teams up with OCP Group for in-depth sectoral analysis A new focus report produced by the global research and advisory firm Oxford Business Group (OBG) in partnership with OCP Group, the world’s largest phosphate mining and leading fertilizer company, shines a spotlight on Africa’s agriculture...
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