Sunday, April 18, 2021
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), which came into effect in January, could be a game changer in helping to lift the continent out of poverty and onto the path of long-term prosperity. The AfCFTA has the potential to accelerate and alter the composition of foreign direct investment...
Colombia exalts the work of social leaders, highlights their contribution to the construction of legality and progress of their communities, and does not condone any form of stigmatisation toward them. This was achieved through the campaign '#LíderEsColombia (LeaderIsColombia), launched last August by the Ministry of the Interior. In Colombia, the...
  Africa now faces the dual onslaught of climate change – currently estimated at between US$7billion and US$15billion each year – and COVID-19, which has claimed 114,000 lives In a historic and united show of solidarity for a continent that contributes only 5% to global emissions, more than 30 heads of...
From sweltering heatwaves to disrupted harvests, Nigerians are already feeling the effects of climate change, and the country’s fast-growing young population is working hard to develop innovative solutions to the escalating crisis. But climate change is not a challenge any country can tackle alone. African countries, in particular, should not...
Digital technologies key to driving future of work  Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is estimated to have contracted by 2.0% in 2020, closer to the lower bound of the forecast in April 2020, and prospects for recovery are strengthening amid actions to contain new waves of the pandemic and speed...
The first quarter of 2021 ended on a great note as two African fintech businesses gained unicorn status, a rare fit amidst a ragging global pandemic which is finally being aggressively tackled by the speedy supply of much-needed vaccines. Such is the African story – a trail of surprises...
The African Continental Free Trade Area AfCFTA Secretariat and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) have launched a new partnership envisaged to advance Africa’s development objectives. This strategic partnership will specifically promote trade as a stimulus for Africa’s socioeconomic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, and as a driver of sustainable development...
In 2020, President Nana Akufo-Addo announced that Ghana will no longer export raw cocoa beans and instead intends to process more and more of its cocoa within the nation’s borders. This decision is intended to reduce Ghana’s dependence on the production and export of raw materials and in so...
ShEquity and MBC Africa have launched the ShEquity Business Accelerator (SHEBA) in the Accra to offer venture building and technical support to African female entrepreneurs with impactful and scalable businesses. These businesses could then become potential ShEquity investment candidates in agribusiness (agtech, production, processing, wholesale & retailing, any other agribusiness...
Automation, blockchain, cloud computing and digital solutions are changing the face of financial services Digital solutions remove the need for human interaction and promote financial inclusion Emerging markets are well placed to leverage the ABCD in their recoveries Digitalisation is set to continue expanding after the pandemic One outcome of...
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