Tuesday, June 22, 2021
…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...
  Documentary photography, street scene - A woman washes clothes in the hot afternoon sun in Soweto township near Johannesburg, South Africa. Image: Steve Nimmons Africa is home to the world’s youngest and fastest growing population; with people under the age of 25, accounting for about 60% of the continent’s entire...
Social media network, Twitter, is reported to have suspended and later released the accounts of many Nigerian influencers for allegedly supporting a campaign for the release of Venezuelan Diplomat, Alex Saab in a manner that goes against its policies. The suspension of these accounts come after an investigation was launched...
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...
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