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Kenya’s ambitions checked but hopes abound

April 20, 2021

The country’s economic bounceback has been dampened by a Covid-19 surge, but a swift recovery is anticipated. 


Egypt’s banking industry stays the course

April 1, 2021

Despite a difficult operating environment, Egypt’s banks have shown resilience.


Rebalancing Egypt’s economy from public to private

April 1, 2021

Egypt needs to look beyond the public sector for future growth.


CIB CEO bullish on Egypt's future

April 1, 2021

Hussein Abaza, Commercial International Bank’s chief executive, on the rise of fintech during the pandemic.


Only lasting peace will guarantee lasting prosperity in Africa

March 26, 2021

Africa is the world's most conflict-torn continent and this is having a direct impact on its economic growth. 

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Financial services FDI to South Africa surges despite pandemic

March 22, 2021

Total financial services capital investment into South Africa rose 41% last year, while Nigeria saw a 57% drop.

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Fintechs drawn to underdeveloped Middle East and Africa markets

March 1, 2021

Western Union is one of a number of major companies to seize digital opportunities in the underbanked Middle East and Africa regions.


BGFIBank's turnaround mission for the DRC

March 1, 2021

Managing director Marlene Ngoyi on the challenges of the DRC’s large unbanked population.

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Kenya epicentre of busy M&A year for Africa

February 24, 2021

Leading banks expanded across the continent, while consolidation continued in overbanked countries.

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Credit risk tops Rwandan central bank’s priorities

February 22, 2021

The National Bank of Rwanda wants timely and accurate provisioning by lenders to avoid a cliff edge.