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Why resources, why Africa, why now?

Southern Africa offer the best mining investment opportunities, where Botswana is the easiest place to do business, and West Africa has the easiest access...

By Danette Breitenbach 17 Jun 2016

#AfricaMonth: Sierra Leone, a deadly virus and digital payments

In our experience battling the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, one solution saved lives, delivered major cost savings, and continues to help the economy rebuild and recover...

By Momodu Kargbo, Sierra Leone minister of finance an 27 May 2016

#Africa Month: Call for new thinking about Africa

Nurturing and encouraging a different way of thinking by Africa's thought leaders - and about Africa by the rest of the world...

25 May 2016

Translating ideas into successful businesses

Most businesses don't survive past the start-up phase despite great ideas...

24 May 2016

Fraud management in Africa's mobile market

With mobile ownership in South Africa and Nigeria now as common as it is in the United States, the continent is rapidly gaining ground as the new frontier for mobile...

By Gareth Whitaker 18 May 2016

The unstoppable rise of fintech is rapidly changing the way Africans transact

Africa is fertile ground for new fintech services which are leveraging the power of communities and social media to make financial services more relevant...

By Dominique Collett, senior investment executive at 17 May 2016

African project development network launched

The Africa Finance Corporation, alongside its development partners, is pleased to announce the launch of the Africa Project Developers Initiative...

22 Apr 2016

Report Economic Insight: Africa Q1 2016 projects GDP growth in Africa

In its report 'Economic Insight: Africa Q1 2016', the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) points to good news for African economies but warns that manufacturing still accounts for a small share of output...

1 Apr 2016

African economic summit ends with calls for investment

A two-day African economic summit in Egypt ended on Sunday amid calls for investment as organisers said several business proposals were negotiated to help boost growth...

23 Feb 2016

TagPay recognised as best technology enabler platform in Africa

Tagattitude, the innovative French finTech, has won a Kalahari Award for its digital banking platform, TagPay at the 6th Remittance and Mobile Money Expo, held in Lagos...

16 Feb 2016

Standard Bank named Africa's Best Foreign Exchange Provider

Standard Bank Group was named the Best Foreign Exchange Provider in Africa at the recent 2016 Global Finance World's Best Foreign Exchange Providers Awards...

15 Feb 2016

Investec Africa fund closes with almost $300m raised

The Investec Africa Private Equity Fund 2 has closed, raising 295m to be invested in companies in SA and the rest of Africa. Before close the fund had already concluded three deals...

By Phakamisa Ndzamela 15 Feb 2016

Namibia joins Africa's mobile phone banking boom

Namibia is among the few African countries with money account penetration greater than 10%, a study done by rating agency Moody's Investors Service said. Namibia's penetration is 48%...

10 Feb 2016

Islamic banking powerhouses gather at IFIF 2016

Islamic banking leaders and dignitaries from across Africa and the Middle East gathered at the 2nd annual International Forum on Islamic Finance (IFIF 2016)...

10 Feb 2016

Global crowdfunding portal launched to fund African entrepreneurs

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are the primary job creation engine in Africa, accounting for over 95% of firms and 60%-70% of employment...

9 Feb 2016

Call to enter pan-African reinsurance Journalism Awards

Journalists from across Africa have until 29 February 2016 to submit their entries for the inaugural pan-African reinsurance Journalism Awards...

5 Feb 2016

Untapped value remains in Africa's capital markets

PwC has released its 2015 Africa Capital Markets Watch publication which analyses equity and debt capital markets transactions that took place between 2011 and 2015...

2 Feb 2016

It's officially Design Month on Biz

Traditionally February is dedicated to all things design on Biz. This year we're rolling out the design theme, with a multi-industry Design Month feature on how design is influencing 20 sectors locally and globally...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 1 Feb 2016

Shine a light on the gaps

Agriculture forms the backbone of African economies. A majority of the continent's farmers earn their living on small plots of less than two hectares...

By Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Janeen Madan 21 Jan 2016

[BizTrends 2016] African mega-projects: opportunities and challenges for specialist insurers

Infrastructure development is booming across Africa, due in no small part to significant economic growth and foreign direct investment. Mega-infrastructure projects have massive price tags...

By Karl Bishop 18 Jan 2016

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