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Namibia’s economy feels the heat from all directions

August 1, 2019

Namibia’s commodity-dependent economy is contracting as environmental and geopolitical pressures increase. Can the authorities turn the situation around? 

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Namibia's central bank governor defies rising NPLs

August 1, 2019

The governor of the Bank of Namibia, Ipumbu Shiimi, talks to Jason Mitchell about pushing up financial inclusion rates and surviving recession.

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Namibian banks cling to profits despite recession

August 1, 2019

Despite the ongoing recession and a high proportion of non-performing loans, Namibia’s banks remain profitable. Jason Mitchell examines how they beat the odds.

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Mozambique pins hopes on gas transformation

August 1, 2019

Mozambique has endured a difficult few years, but major developments in its gas industry provide hope of better times to come.

Mozambique’s bourse takes a giant step with hydropower listing

August 1, 2019

The Maputo stock exchange hopes HCB’s listing will be a turning point for the country’s wider economy. 

Can Africa's capital markets help sustain growth?

August 1, 2019

Climate change and natural disasters wield disproportionate influence in Africa’s economic growth story.

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MFS Africa CEO envisions borderless mobile money

July 31, 2019

Enabling easy and cost-effective cross-border transactions and trade through the use of technology and data is the dream of MFS Africa's CEO and founder.

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Mozambique’s banking sector regains stability

July 31, 2019

Recovering from a currency collapse and the IMF’s withdrawal has given Mozambique’s banks a challenging few years.

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Africa's capital markets get fit for the modern age

July 31, 2019

Africa has the world's richest concentration of commodities and natural resources, yet remains its poorest continent. Can it make good on the potential for capital markets to bloom? 

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Nigeria's information minister looks to maintain crackdown on corruption

July 2, 2019

Nigeria’s minister of information and culture discusses the government’s priorities for its second term in office.