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Kenya sets sights on green bonds after mobile phone issue

Kenya aims to issue its first ‘green’ bond this year, the initiative’s backers...

Kenya telecoms regulator says has no intention to split Safaricom

Kenya‘s telecoms regulator said on Tuesday it had no plans to break up...

Zimbabwe: Can livestock really be used as bank collateral?

Zimbabwe’s slide into yet another economic crisis has hit the headlines over the past week because of the government’s plan to allow livestock to be used as bank collateral. A bill requiring banks to accept...

Making the digital economy more inclusive

Across the world, there is an inescapable sense that the machines are coming, and they’re going to take our jobs. This fear is not new. From the cotton gin, to the tractor, to the assembly...

Kenya’s growth under threat in 2017 but economy remains resilient, says CBK governor Patrick...

As Kenyans look ahead to August’s general elections, much of the discourse has focused on fears of a repeat of the violence that followed the 2007 presidential contest. However, even darker clouds are looming...

South Africa: Tsogo Sun increases stake in Hospitality Property Fund

South African hotel and shopping mall operator Tsogo Sun has announced that it may sell up to 36 of its hotels, including Sun1 brand hotels, to the Hospitality Property Fund, in exchange for a...

Plummeting oil revenue hits Lusophone prospects

Angola and Mozambique may have very different economies but their current economic problems have the same two root causes: low energy prices and economic mismanagement. Low oil prices have slashed Angolan revenues and slowed the...

MTN Ghana prepares for IPO in 2017

MTN Ghana aims to complete preparations to list its shares on the Ghana...

Investec Hires Baird To Lead Africa Private Equity Efforts

International asset manager Investec Asset Management has named Peter Baird as managing principal...

Senegal at 57: Oil investment boom fuels growth hopes

International investment in Senegal’s oil and gas industry is picking up as the country celebrates the 57th anniversary of its independence from France on Tuesday. BP has bought equity in Kosmos Energy’s Tortue oil project, while Cairn...

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