#AEC2018: Freedom of movement essential for Africa's transformation
#AEC2018: Freedom of movement essential for Africa's transformation

KIGALI, Rwanda - For millions of ordinary travellers, inter-African travel is still too often a nightmare. Be it border hassles, lack of road or air routes linking key cities, or the frustrations of being refused entry to a country because of visas, the end result is to curtail the free movement of people, viewed by the African Development Bank as one of the pillars of regional integration.

3 days ago

#AEC2018: Accelerating AfCFTA to create growth for Africa
#AEC2018: Accelerating AfCFTA to create growth for Africa

African countries could use the time in the run up to March 2019, the deadline for ratification of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), to strengthen their capacity in the legislative and tariff instruments required for the process and other "low hanging fruit" measures, presenters at a panel session during the African Economic Conference, currently underway in Kigali Rwanda, told delegates.

3 days ago

Facebook's 2018 Year in Review
Facebook's 2018 Year in Review

Facebook has released its 2018 Year In Review, highlighting the top ways people around the world connected with their communities on Facebook.

By Sheida Neman 3 days ago

#AEC2018: Africa's "easy decade" of economic growth is over
#AEC2018: Africa's "easy decade" of economic growth is over

KIGALI, Rwanda - Africa must focus on its big resource for growth - its young people and accelerated job opportunities, experts urged at the African Economic Conference (AEC) 2018.

6 Dec 2018

#AEC2018: Africa's integration is no longer a choice
#AEC2018: Africa's integration is no longer a choice

KIGALI, Rwanda - Participants to the 13th African Economic Conference called for African countries to leverage the full range of their strengths and resources to accelerate the region's drive towards continental integration.

5 Dec 2018

Africa's mobile money ecosystem connects to China
Africa's mobile money ecosystem connects to China

Africa's largest mobile money ecosystem has connected to China's largest payment service in real-time, with the partnership between Family Bank in Kenya and SimbaPay, launching instant transfers to China's WeChat.

5 Dec 2018