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Africa bucks worldwide anti-democratic trends

Forget the old, negative narratives about African difference – if the continent is currently diverging from the rest of the world it is for positive reasons, says Gyude Moore

Few places in the world have suffered as the continent of Africa does from the stickiness of a negative narrative.

‘A partnership between banks and fintechs is a win-win situation’

Standard Chartered’s Regional CEO Sunil Kaushal talks to Dianna Games about Africa’s prospects for growth in 2020, the bank’s sustainability strategy and how it is capitalising on digital trends

Standard Chartered is optimistic about the opportunities for growth in 2020 and beyond as it moves into a future-ready space, embracing sustainable finance and digital banking alongside other profitable enterprise.

Making the case for trade

As global trade tensions mount, the World Economic Forum is pursuing a range of practical initiatives to boost trade in Africa.

Adesola Adeduntan, CEO, FirstBank – How to do well by doing good

Putting the national interest ahead of short-term profit is the secret behind the success of First Bank of Nigeria, as Omar Ben Yedder learns in conversation with the bank’s CEO, Dr Adesola Adeduntan

I travel to meet Dr Adesola Adeduntan in Edinburgh, where he has been invited to give a keynote address at the Edinburgh School of Business about the role of financial institutions in driving financial inclusion.Fittingly,

Ubuntu Coin: A gold-backed crypto currency for Africa

African entrepreneur Mamadou Kwidjim Toure is launching a gold-backed cryptocurrency that he hopes will help even out the constantly fluctuating values of local African currencies and connect more Africans to global markets.