Innovative approach key to increase access to finance for African SMEs

African small and medium enterprises' (SMEs) financing gap is proportionally much greater than other regions, primarily because it is working from such...

School SMEs boost quality of education in Ghana

School infrastructure across Africa has, since the dawn of independence, been deteriorating at a faster pace as maintenance is almost non-existent and...

Google & World Bank partner to support Sudan

Google and the World Bank have joined hands towards supporting development in the war ravaged South Sudan with Diaspora-driven Mapathon. Following many years of civil...

Co-op Bank Launches an Innovative Service to Pay School Fees

Co-op Bank officially launched mobile school fees payment service dubbed “M-Karo”. Customers can pay school fees via their mobile phones conveniently and the school...

Health investment from African Finance Ministers

African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development have recently reaffirmed the continent’s desire to boost health spending to 15% of national budgets as...

LeapFrog announces R93 million investment in Apollo

LeapFrog Investments has announced a R93 million investment in Apollo Investment Ltd, a leading regional insurer operating in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. LeapFrog was launched...

Barclays to provide around 60,000 people with access to financial services in Africa anti-poverty...

Around 60,000 people in Kenya, Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda will soon have access to financial services through Barclays' commitment to the Business Call to...

First female CEO for Johannesburg Stock Exchange

Nicky Newton-King, the current deputy chief executive of JSE Limited, will assume the position of chief executive at the end of this year, becoming...

IFC’s Village Phone Programme helps women in Africa

LAGOS - The International Finance Corporation, IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, yesterday disclosed  that its Village Phone programme has provided credit to...

HSBC to provide $15 million for global education programme

Global financial services company, HSBC has said that it will provide an additional $15 million over five years for Future First, the Group's flagship...

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