Ousmane Diagana, the West and Central Africa vice-president of the World Bank explains the Bretton Woods institution's positioning and priorities ... on the continent. In this long interview, he pushes back against the familiar critique of rigidity and economic orthodoxy.
Africa’s largest private higher education network Honoris United Universities plans to expand in Egypt, Kenya and Côte d’Ivoire, Chief Growth ... and Strategy Officer Laura Kakon tells The Africa Report.
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Australian exploration and mining company Predictive Discovery anticipates that the gold resource at its Bankan project in Guinea will increase ... as further tests are carried out, managing director Andrew Pardey tells The Africa Report.
Old Mutual Zimbabwe: Suspension in bank lending leaves a dent in investor confidence, says Matsekete
On 7 May this year, President Emmerson Mnangagwa introduced a raft of measures meant to stabilise Zimbabwe’s economic crisis. Among the measures ... included was a suspension - with immediate effect - of lending by banks to both the government and private sector.
The UK subsidiary of Swiss mining and trading Glencore pled guilty to multiple bribery counts for its dealings in four African countries on 21 ... June. This guilty plea is the second for the company in just two months.
The Ethiopian Central Bank warns it will continue to push up minimum capital requirements. The goal: force local banks to be competitive, as ... the gradual opening up of the sector continues. With Ethiopia's finance sector posting the best returns on equity in the region, investors are watching and waiting.
The future of payment activities and fintech, the situation in Nigeria, the relationship with regulators and shareholders ... Interviewed in ... Abidjan, the Ecobank Transnational Inc (ETI) president talked with us about the pan-African banking group’s key issues.