Latest articles from Africa

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Africa’s localised approach to globalisation

November 23, 2022

Improving internal processes will encourage external investment, writes the CEO of Absa International.

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Digitisation finds its way to rural Africa

November 18, 2022

Across the continent, cashew farmers – among those in a growing range of agricultural markets – are making use of blockchain to digitise their finances and track the numbers more effectively.

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Africa's climate change investment challenge

October 19, 2022

Far-reaching structural reforms and massive investment in infrastructure and agriculture are required to ward off disaster in sub-Saharan Africa.

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South Africa wrestles with inflation as energy sector sputters

October 5, 2022

The continent's most industrialised economy continues to suffer from underinvestment and lingering corruption.

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The Banker’s Top 100 African Banks 2022

October 1, 2022

The continent’s largest banks returned to profitability in 2021, even as growth slowed in Egypt and Morocco, writes John Everington. 

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FATF threat hangs over South Africa’s banking sector

September 30, 2022

The country’s lenders are in rude health, even as the threat of a greylisting by the FATF looms.

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South Africa committed to key reforms, says deputy finance minister

September 27, 2022

Deputy finance minister, David Masondo, discusses the overhaul of the country’s ailing energy sector and measures taken to reduce the risk of greylisting by FATF.

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South Africa AML greylist risk a concern for banks

September 23, 2022

The South African government is mounting a legislative response to avoid joining the FATF monitoring list, but time is running short. 

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The evolving fintech regulatory landscape in South Africa

September 15, 2022

Regulators are trying to keep pace with the fast-evolving fintech sector as the Rapid Payments Programme nears launch.

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The Banker's Top 100 Arab Banks 2022

August 19, 2022

SNB claims the Arab world’s top spot as post-Covid regional profitability rebounds.