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    West African regional bloc adopts new plan to launch single currency in 2027

    A group of 15 West African countries have adopted a new road map to launch a single currency in 2027 after its previous plans were derailed by the coronavirus pandemic...

    3 hours ago

    Cryptocurrency adoption in Africa: The ups and downs

    Africa is booming in terms of cryptocurrency adoption, according to the 2020 Geography of Cryptocurrency Report by Chainalysis...

    By Eugene Yiga 14 Jun 2021

    SA, Nigeria and Kenya driving e-commerce volumes in Sub-Saharan Africa

    A new Visa report states that the top market contributors to e-commerce in Sub-Saharan Africa over the last three years were South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya, with Ghana also showing growth...

    9 Jun 2021

    Africa's free trade area offers great promise. But only if risks are managed with resolve

    For all its stutters and missteps, there can be little argument that the European Union (EU) has largely lived up to its ambitious billing: to create stability and growth on a continent...

    By John Luiz 27 May 2021

    Kenyan authorities set to regulate free-and-easy fintech

    The regulatory net is closing on Kenya's fintech industry. Fintech is one of the least regulated segments of the country's financial services sector, but the industry's unregulated days are numbered...

    By Ariana Issaias and Dominic Indokhomi 20 May 2021

    #StartupFunding101: Raising capital in Africa and crossing the bridge to the US

    Pardon Makumbe, co-founder and managing partner of CRE Venture Capital, chats about the challenges of raising capital in Africa and shares advice on crossing the bridge to the US...

    By Evan-Lee Courie 18 May 2021

    POS transaction values predicted to exceed $17.3tn globally by 2026

    The total value of transactions processed by POS terminals will exceed $17.3tn in 2026, from $14.8tn in 2021, according to a new study by Juniper Research...

    18 May 2021

    Register now: CEO Connect discussion on Competitive Collaboration in Africa - One Africa, One Voice

    SVAI (Shared Value Africa Initiative) is excited to invite all CEOs and executives to the 2021 CEO Connect Roundtable on 4 June!..

    Issued by Shift Impact Africa 17 May 2021

    Africans urged to trade more with each other

    African countries continue to trade more with the outside world than among themselves, according to findings of the UN Economic Commission for Africa assessment report...

    7 May 2021

    African sovereign wealth funds double down on governance to power growth and prosperity

    A new study covering 11 African countries shows that most have a sovereign wealth fund or are in the process of establishing one...

    28 Apr 2021

    AfCFTA offers massive economic opportunities, but there is still much work to be done

    The Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement came into effect on the 1 January 2021. A total of 54 of Africa's 55 countries have agreed, in principle, to participate in the agreement...

    By Bobby Madhav 22 Apr 2021

    2020 a slow year for dealmaking in Africa, but post-pandemic opportunities look promising - Part 3

    In the final part of this three-part series, we analyse M&A data from Kenya, Mozambique and Nigeria...

    By Wildu du Plessis and Morne van der Merwe 1 Mar 2021

    What is sustainability accounting? What does ESG mean? We have answers

    Sustainability is a hot topic today due to increasing awareness of climate change and inequality, among other pressing issues...

    By Leanne Keddie 3 Feb 2021

    West African solar startup secures $8.5m

    Senegal-based startup, Oolu has secured $8.5m in a Series B round of investment led by RP Global, an independent renewable energy developer, and several additional investors...

    By Ishani Chetty 24 Dec 2020

    Africa can finance its development but needs a paradigm shift

    Africa faces its worst economic recession in 25 years, largely due to the Covid-19 pandemic...

    By Matilda Moyo 22 Dec 2020

    Bizcommunity's festive thank you to the SA business community

    Since March 2020 when Covid-19 first turned business on its head, Bizcommunity has been the place where virtual business gets done, fully set up to seamlessly steer your business communications through the challenges of lockdowns, meltdowns and new remote working norms...

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 18 Dec 2020

    How West Africa economic partnership deals put the cart before the horse

    A free trade agreement, in its most basic sense, is an attempt by existing industries to find new markets. Their need to do this arises from industrialisation - that is, the process of developing sectors that attract high levels of protection in the international market...

    By Michael E Odijie 18 Nov 2020

    Energy resources can spark Africa's economic growth

    Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, not all of the economic news in Africa has been negative. We continue to see promising developments...

    By NJ Ayuk 4 Nov 2020

    Europlaw Group and SJ Global Investments entered into international joint venture agreement

    Europlaw Group decided of entering into a formal business collaboration of entering into a joint venture with SJ Global Investments...

    Issued by Europlaw 2 Mar 2021

    Pan African Fintech Accelerator open to growth-stage tech startups

    A six-month Financial Technology Accelerator program designed for high-potential technology businesses looking to scale their business, create partnerships and explore North African markets is calling for applications...

    3 Dec 2020



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