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A just energy transition for Africa?

February 16, 2022

The continent’s transition away from fossil fuels is fraught with difficulty, not least if the overall aim is both a cleaner and fairer future. 


Achieving Africa’s just transition

January 20, 2022

The financial sector has a critical role to play in supporting positive environmental, social and economic outcomes across the continent.

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Egypt's turn to digital financial services

January 4, 2022

CEO and co-founder of MNT-Halan talks to The Banker about the drivers behind the growth of digital financial services in Egypt.

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AfCFTA needs to benefit all states

January 4, 2022

What is the balance sheet after one year of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area agreement?

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AfCFTA: one year on

January 4, 2022

On the first anniversary of the African Continental Free Trade Area, it is important to assess progress made and challenges to still overcome.  

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A fintech boom blossoming in Africa

January 4, 2022

Many in the global investment community are looking at Africa as the future of fintech.

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Financing the digital foundations of the future economy

January 4, 2022

Digital connectivity is at the heart of the modern economy and will play an even greater role in the future. Digital infrastructure, and its financing, has a crucial role in supporting that future. 

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Rania Al-Mashat: Inclusive multilateralism in action

December 30, 2021

From principle to practice, Egypt's minister of international co-operation outlines how to design a common agenda to deliver an effective model for inclusive partnerships.

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Tunisian banks on shaky ground as economic woes continue

November 25, 2021

The north African country faced numerous challenges long before Covid-19 struck, but the path to much-needed reforms is a difficult one.

ROE dips at Ghanaian banks

November 12, 2021

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, return on equity remains above 20% at three of the country’s four largest banks.

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