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How gender bonds can reduce inequality and boost economies

August 28, 2020

By investing in gender bonds and female-led businesses, development funds aim to boost economies as a whole. 

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Togo’s president puts faith in reform

August 12, 2020

With Covid-19 upending much of the progress of recent years, Togo’s president Faure Gnassingbé talks about his reform agenda and attracting investment.

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Standard Bank Group CEO on a post-crisis Africa

August 10, 2020

Standard Bank Group chief executive Sim Tshabalala on how the Covid-19 crisis is accelerating the adoption of digital banking services.

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First National Bank senses growth potential in Ghana

August 10, 2020

Richard Hudson, chief executive officer at First National Bank Ghana, discusses the country’s expanding investment banking sector and the impact of new capital regulations

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Covid-19 could undo Africa's recent progress, says IMF Africa chief

July 13, 2020

Abebe Aemro Selassie on the International Monetary Fund's response to pandemic.

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Will Covid-19 scupper Côte d’Ivoire’s economic miracle?

July 10, 2020

Pandemic and contested election pose questions about country’s growth prospects.

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Senegalese stability a buffer against Covid-19 crisis

July 8, 2020

Political stability and energy resources should ensure Senegal withstands the Covid-19 crisis.

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Senegal urges banks to support SME survival

July 8, 2020

At start of year, Senegal’s banks were adequately capitalised but pandemic has spurred upheaval.

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Côte d’Ivoire banks stand firm in face of Covid-19

June 22, 2020

Despite the pandemic, Côte d’Ivoire’s recent strong economy lends its banks confidence.

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UK trade commissioner seeks strong UK-Africa ties

May 13, 2020

UK trade commissioner Emma Wade-Smith remains optimistic about UK-Africa trade.