The signing of agreements to create the African Continental Free Trade Area and acceleration of the digital revolution will make 2018 a historic year for Africa.
Aware of the low adoption of new technologies by Rwandan industry, the country’s authorities are undertaking interventions aimed at boosting competitiveness.
Having made itself Nigeria’s top tier 2 bank, Fidelity’s ambition is now to join the country’s top tier.
This is an exciting moment for the Nigerian off-grid energy space.
Savvy investors are pulling their deposits out of banks, where interest rates are in the single digits, and placing them in the securities market for higher returns. The securities market has been boosted by rising issuances of treasury bills and bonds by the government. The trend has led to a dip in banks’ deposits and less credit being made available to small businesses, writes Michael Nkwor.
Franchising has led to a business revolution in the US, but uptake has been slow in Africa. How can this successful model be extended across the continent?
An innovative approach to finance is helping to bring off-grid solar energy to low-income households and businesses without access to electricity.
Parminder Vir, CEO of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, shares her thoughts on the importance of entrepreneurship for Africa.
African securities exchanges are creating specialist boards to support SME growth
In Ghana, small and medium enterprises form 92% of all companies and contribute 70% to GDP but their biggest constraint has been access to finance. A number of measures taken by the government have helped to ease this situation but a new act, argues Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia*, could reverse all the gains made so far.