Saturday, September 25, 2021
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...
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...
  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...
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