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Fri,20Jul2018

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ITW: Hervé Boyer, CEO Stanbic Bank Cote d’Ivoire. Francophone Africa is an important part of the puzzle

STANBIC BANK CÔTE D’IVOIRE
Francophone Africa is an important part of the puzzle

South Africa’s Standard Bank launched operations in Côte d’Ivoire last year and is planning on using the country as its Francophone West African base

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DOSSIER INSURANCE | Francophone Africa; Reassuring the reinsurers

Lomé-based Cica-Re managed to raise its capital from 20bn to 50bn CFA francs to benefit from new opportunities - LOUIS VINCENT
Protectionist measures to strengthen francophone African reinsurance markets are beginning to pay off for local firms and are also attracting more international players

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DOSSIER INSURANCE: Innovation is the best policy

A nation of risk-takers, Nigeria needs insurance tailored to specific trades - SVEN TORFINN/PANOS-REA
Only 1% of the Nigerian population is insured, but research suggests that to be successful in this market demands a whole new approach. As an influx of foreign players changes the landscape, indigenous players are being forced to think on their feet

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OPINION: Common misconceptions about African migration​ by Paul Akiwumi

Paul Akiwumi
Common misconceptions about African migration​
By Paul Akiwumi, director of the Africa division, UNCTAD

For millions of African migrants and their families – like others worldwide – moving to another country offers a chance for a better life with benefits extending to future generations.
Yet beliefs about international African migration are rife with misconceptions that have become part of a divisive, misleading and harmful narrative.

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CAMEROON | Célestin Tawamba: Backing business

Célestin Tawamba  President, Groupement Inter-patronal  du Cameroun
BACKING BUSINESS: Célestin Tawamba: President, Groupement Inter-patronal du Cameroun

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Where is Africa’s moral compass?

 

April 7, 2014 file photo, Rwandan President Paul Kagame addresses the public and dignitaries at a ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, at Amahoro stadium in Kigali, Rwanda. Photo: Ben Curtis/AP/SIPAEromo Egbejule, The Africa Report's West Africa editor asks where Africa's moral compass lies

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