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Standard Bank appoints head of transactional products and services

Standard Bank Group has announced the appointment of Babatunde Macaulay as its new head of transactional products and services for West Africa. Hasan Khan, Standard Bank's head of transactional products and services in Africa, says Tunde, who will be based in Lagos, will have the core responsibility...

Glo launches in Ghana

Nigerian telecommunications company, Glo officially launched in Ghana on 30 April 2012. Glo's launch has been a long time coming and henceforth, all 1.5 million Ghanaians who successfully reserved 023-3 and 023-5 Glo numbers can go to any of the 25 GloWorld Shops across the country to activate them...

WAITEX 2012 - an export opportunity

Following the success of the 2011 edition of Africa's Big Seven (AB7), Exhibition Management Services announced the launch of a new event, The West African International Trade Exhibition (WAITEX) which will take place from 8-10 May 2012 in Lagos, Nigeria. WAITEX follows a combined format of the AB7...

Western Union, United Bank for Africa expand relationship

The Western Union Company and United Bank for Africa (UBA), a pan-African banking group with operations in 19 African countries, announced late last week that the Western Union Money Transfer service is now live across more than 500 UBA locations in Nigeria. This adds to their existing joint...

3bn Ivory Coast debt write-off

The International Monetary Fund will write off US$3 billlion of Ivory Coast's US$12.8 billion national debt. The decision comes after the fund agreed to lend another US$565 million to the country, on condition that the government reduces poverty and improves financial transparency. Ivory Coast...

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