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Co-guarantee platform to de-risk African projects

Africa’s first co-guarantee platform, created by the African Development Bank, the Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment & Export Credit (ICIEC) and other major organisations, is now operational.

West African regional bourse reaches out to SMEs

Edoh Kossi Amenounve, CEO of the Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières (BRVM), talks to Hichem Ben Yaïche about the role of this West African stock exchange in financing the regional economy.…

Sudan: Lifeline for the banking sector

Sudan, one of the largest countries in the heart of Africa, has been struggling to stay afloat economically since the US imposed crippling trade and investment sanctions in 1997.…

Casablanca Finance City spreads it wings

Casablanca Finance City (CFC) was officially launched in December 2010 as a financial and economic hub from which to drive investment into Africa.…

Morocco opens an Islamic finance window

Looking out across the harbour in Casablanca, huge cranes laden with workers line the horizon, creating a dynamic landscape as the sun begins to set. …

Africa ripe for Islamic finance

Africa’s development needs are greatly aligned with Islamic finance given the continent’s infrastructure deficit, paving the way for more sharia-compliant products on the continent, according to Imran Mufti, partner at Riyadh-based law firm Hogan Lovells.…