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KCB

KCB extends its rivalry with Equity Group to the DRC

August 12, 2022

The Kenyan lender's acquisition of Trust Merchant Bank follows the Democratic Republic of Congo's formal entry into the East African Community.

Angola Invest

Angola’s central bank aims to attract investment with regulatory easing

August 10, 2022

The BNA has introduced a new regulatory measure, marking another step on its journey to making Angola an enticing investment prospect.

Africa digital payments

New South Africa fintech hub boosts the continent’s fintech ecosystem

August 9, 2022

Africa’s forays into fintech continue apace as a new hub opens in South Africa, while sharing knowledge across the continent continues to be crucial for success.

Africa digital

Africa’s rising crypto future

August 1, 2022

African nations are at the vanguard of the new movement towards central bank digital currencies, in a desperate bid to regain the initiative in the wake of rising cryptocurrency usage across the continent. 

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Flutterwave controversy a wake-up call for Nigerian fintech governance

May 30, 2022

Reports are growing of toxic work cultures across Nigeria’s fast-growing fintech sector.

CAR bitcoin

CAR’s bitcoin currency gambit

May 17, 2022

The central African government’s move to embrace bitcoin highlights the growing importance of cryptocurrencies across the continent, with central banks playing catch up. 

Global M&A volumes drop by 20% in Q1

April 19, 2022

It has not been a great start to the year for the global mergers and acquisitions market, with deal volumes down across all regions. 

Global M&A volumes
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Accessibility, privacy and interoperability: key lessons for Africa’s new CBDCs

April 8, 2022

The flawed launch of Nigeria’s eNaira holds lessons for other African central bank digital currency projects.

Mohamed Maait

Egypt aims to grow role as African and Middle Eastern trade hub

March 31, 2022

The country’s finance minister on efforts to leverage regional integration efforts.

CIB Egypt

Egypt's lenders shrug off the impact of Covid

March 24, 2022

The country’s strong economic growth has attracted increased interest from foreign lenders, with new digital finance regulations unleashing a fintech boom.