For Fairtrade to make a major difference, its involvement in strengthening grassroots rural organisations is key, alongside a concerted effort to raise agricultural wages.
- Tuesday, 14 October 2014 15:48
- Nicholas Norbrook
Call them old-fashioned, but Kenyans are still using their mobile phones for talking. The head of Safaricom, Bob Collymore, however, has other plans.
- Friday, 03 October 2014 14:48
- Vincent Nwanmah in Lagos
Nigeria's Fidelity Bank (#34 in our rankings) dedicates more than 26% of its loans to the power, oil and gas sectors combined. As Shell[Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria] divest some of their assets in the Niger Delta, John obi, Executive Director of corporate banking at Fidelity Bank says the bank is supporting Nigerians to be able to acquire assets and their work on those assets.
- Tuesday, 12 August 2014 14:41
- Baudelaire Mieu in Abidjan
SGBCI, Côte d'Ivoire's largest bank has attributed its fall in revenue to prudence over sub-prime loans, but it must square up to the advancing competition.
- Friday, 25 July 2014 14:07
Kenya's national security committee has approved plans for a security and surveillance system, clearing the way for a project worth 14.9 billion shillings ($170 million) to Safaricom, its chief executive said on Friday.
- Wednesday, 25 June 2014 07:21
Power company Gigawatt Mozambique has secured the financing to build a 100 megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant in the African country, which should be in operation late next year, one of its advisers said.