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#AFCLive prioritises accelerating African bankable infrastructure projects

Keynote speakers at the AFC Live 2017, including acting President of Nigeria Yemi Osinbajo and Professor Chukwuma Soludo, the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, highlighted the need for African led-initiatives to drive the infrastructure revolution.

18 May 2017

Why businesses in Nigeria need to take sustainable finance seriously

Many people will have heard of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. But less well known is the concept of sustainability at the root of these goals...

By Kenneth Amaeshi 18 May 2017

Nigerian fintech startups offered chance to pitch for incubation

Nigerian fintech startups have the opportunity to pitch for NGN3 million ($10,000) worth of incubation and prize money of NGN500,000 ($1,600) at the Fintech Startup Challenge in June...

By Tom Jackson 1 May 2017

Nigeria announces tax breaks, export incentives to boost production

Nigeria and more than 100 other nations have signed a key trade facilitation agreement (TFA) with the World Trade Organisation...

13 Apr 2017

Free money management for Uber drivers

For Global Money Week, Uber and Old Mutual extended its free money management course to driver-partners in Accra, Ghana; Lagos, Nigeria; Nairobi, Kenya...

5 Apr 2017

Nigeria: the next chapter?

Nigeria presents an interesting tale of seemingly opposites in the African growth agenda. Simultaneously taking pole position as the largest economy in Africa in 2016 and yet suffering from its worst recession in 25 years is indicative of both the ups and downs that the country's economy has been through...

By Charles Weller, Issued by Mindshare World 22 Mar 2017

Misinvoicing practices loses Africa billions of dollars

A study published by UNCTAD last year revealed huge discrepancies in trade accounting in South Africa, Zambia, Nigeria and Côte d'Ivoire...

8 Mar 2017

Africa50 to develop solar power in Nigeria

Africa50, Scatec Solar and Norfund have signed a JV to develop a 80MW solar power project in Nigeria...

5 Jan 2017

Ghana tackles Ponzi schemes

Ghana's financial sector is still struggling to recover from a financial crisis triggered by Ponzi schemes...

By Isaac Kaledzi 3 Jan 2017

CashlessAfrica Expo 2017 to be held in Lagos

"The future of finance" will be addressed at CashlessAfrica 2017 taking place at the Lagos Oriental Hotel, Nigeria from 22 - 23 March...

29 Dec 2016

Nigerian fintech startup Paystack closes on $1.3m seed funding

Nigerian fintech startup Paystack has closed on seed investment of $1.3 million from international investors Tencent, Comcast Ventures and Singularity Investments...

19 Dec 2016

Cactus Capital invests in African fintech startups

Cape Town-based Cactus Capital, the investment arm of Cactus Advisors, has invested in African fintech startups Flutterwave and e-Factor...

18 Nov 2016

#AfricaCom: Africa's tech startup funding landscape in numbers

Disrupt Africa, an independent news portal with a keen eye on the African tech startup scene, released its first industry funding report...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Nov 2016

Nigerian businesses need to get their tax act together

Nigeria's tax authorities are taking a hard line towards non-compliance as they race to bring in new tax revenues to compensate for falling oil revenues...

18 Oct 2016

Fraud management in Africa's mobile market

With mobile ownership in South Africa and Nigeria now as common as it is in the United States, the continent is rapidly gaining ground as the new frontier for mobile...

By Gareth Whitaker 18 May 2016

ThisIsMe expanding internationally with $2,5m funding

A tech solutions company conceived by South African entrepreneurs, has set its sights on expanding into both the African and International markets this year, thanks to US$ 2,5m funding injection from private investors...

10 May 2016

Mobile money provides greater access to banking services in sub-Saharan Africa

Still barriers to entry for sub-Saharan mobile money services...

7 Mar 2016

Nigeria's central bank halts dollar sales to bureaux de change

Nigeria's central bank announced it was stopping the direct sale of US dollars to bureaux de change to protect the under-pressure naira...

13 Jan 2016

Nigeria triples investment in 2016 budget

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari unveiled on Tuesday, 22 December, a budget that triples investment spending in a bid to stimulate growth and lower the dependence of Africa's largest economy on oil...

24 Dec 2015

INTL FCStone's Stuart Ponder addresses Africa Breakfast Club

Stuart Ponder, senior vice president, EMEA of NTL FCStone Ltd., a subsidiary of NTL FCStone Inc., addressed the Africa Breakfast Club on the topic of the evolution of structured markets...

1 Dec 2015

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