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Kenya's finance minister on lockdowns, locusts and NPLs

April 20, 2021

Ukur Yatani, cabinet secretary of the Kenyan National Treasury, on the state of the country’s economy and banking sector.

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Kenya’s banks weather the storm

April 20, 2021

The banking sector's ability to return to previous profitability levels depends on length of lockdowns. 

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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. 

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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.


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.

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