IFC, BNP Paribas Team Up to Boost Agriculture Financing in Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, launched a risk-sharing facility today with BNP Paribas (Suisse) SA that will improve access to finance...

Understanding Bitcoin in Kenya during the Festive Season

Paxful, a global peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace, boasts more than 6 million trades in Africa for 2018 and reports that African users are leading on...

Commerzbank Study: Africa’s Economies Continue to Gain Ground

Countries benefit from the commodity boom and political stability – Growth impulses above all in the Sub-Saharan region After the crises of the past, the economies...

IMF Staff Completes 2015 Article IV Mission to Somalia

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Rogerio Zandamela held discussions in Nairobi from June 8–18, 2015 on the Article IV Consultation with...

Nigeria’s Finance Minister Okonjo-Iweala Honoured by Time Magazine in New York

The gala was organized by Time to honour those that were listed as the 100 Most Influential People in the World New Minister of Finance...

Statement at the End of an IMF Staff Visit to The Gambia

A mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Bhaswar Mukhopadhyay, visited Banjul during March 25 – April 4, 2014. The mission assessed...

Minister urges citizens to embrace regional integration programmes

The Benin Minister of Economy and Finance, Mr. Jonas Gbian, has urged citizens of the country to embrace various programmes embarked upon by ECOWAS...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation with Nigeria

On March, 30, 2016, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV Consultation with Nigeria. The Nigerian economy is...

eTranzact Bags Double Nomination For Best Mobile Money Service

Africa’s top provider of mobile banking and payment services, eTranzact International plc, has announced the nomination of its mobile money service “PocketMoni” in the...

Nigeria: In Lagos, Good-Living Is No Longer a ‘Matter of Cash’

Nigerians love cash and they want to show it when they have got it. To the average Nigerian, good living is a matter of...

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