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    #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

    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

    Investing in Nigeria: Discipline is key

    The end of quarter one 2021 marks one year since markets bottomed following the Covid-19 global outbreak...

    By Rami Hajjar 5 May 2021

    MTN Nigeria issues 100 billion naira bond - CFO

    MTN Nigeria has issued a 100 billion naira fixed rate bond in the first quarter of 2021, due in seven years, under a 200 billion naira bond programme to refinance existing debt...

    By Chijioke Ohuocha 5 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

    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

    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

    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

    Covid-19 impact on consumption patterns in Africa's key markets

    Prior to the pandemic, Africa was identified as one of the fastest-growing consumer markets in the world, with household consumption growing even faster than GDP...

    23 Jul 2020

    The African Continental Free Trade Area - from agreement to implementation

    The Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) was brokered by the African Union (AU) and adopted by 44 of its 55 member states on 21 March 2018. By February 2019, all AU countries, save for Eritrea, had become signatories to the AfCFTA, which came into force on 30 May 2019...

    By Robyn Berger, Theunis Claassen and Catherine Robson 30 Jun 2020

    #LockdownLessons: Paxful launches #BuiltWithBitcoin Africa Fund in lockdown

    Artur Schaback, one of the co-founders and COO of Paxful, shares how the company has adjusted to life under lockdown...

    By Evan-Lee Courie 19 May 2020

    Why downgrading countries in a time of crisis is an exceptionally bad idea

    A number of rating agencies have downgraded emerging market economies during the Covid-19 pandemic. Their actions have raised the question: why do so during a crisis?

    By Misheck Mutize 4 May 2020



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