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Jubilee Metals signs a JV for US$15m copper project to expand operations

ZAMBIA - Jubilee Metals has signed a joint venture (JV) agreement with a private Zambian company to secure the rights to process two-million tonnes of...

Nigeria’s Access Bank to acquire Zambia’s Cavmont Bank

ZAMBIA - Access Bank Zambia, a subsidiary of Nigeria’s Access Bank Plc, has reached a definitive agreement with Cavmont Capital Holdings Zambia Plc (CCHZ) to...

Cooperative Bank gets a nod to acquire 90% stake in Jamii Bora Bank

KENYA - The Central Bank of Kenya has announced the acquisition of 90 percent of the shareholding of Jamii Bora Bank Limited by the Co-operative...

Isuzu East Africa makes a comeback to the Tanzania’s market after a three-year break

TANZANIA - Isuzu East Africa has announced its return to the Tanzanian market after three years of absence in an aim of expanding its footprint...

EIB and Afreximbank supports Africa’s resilience to COVID-19 with a US$354m financing

AFRICA - The European Investment Bank (EIB), an arm of the European Union, and multilateral trade finance institution, the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), are supporting...

Plentywaka raises funds to take bus-booking platform to Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja

NIGERIA - Nigerian bus-hailing startup, Plentywaka, has raised a pre-seed capital of $300,000 which it aims to use to support its plans of expanding into...

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Jinja – The Adventure Capital of East Africa

TRAVEL Jinja, Uganda's second largest city has built itself an interesting reputation as the fun and adventure capital of East Africa. One of the oldest...

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Planning more important than prediction for Africa’s property sector now and post Covid-19

By Gerhard Zeelie AFRICA - An understandable response to the economic fallout of Covid-19 is for governments, industries and businesses trying to predict the path...

How blended finance could help finance Kenya’s “Big 4 Agenda”

By Ladé Araba Kenya’s aspiration to become an industrializing middle income country is encapsulated in its Vision 2030, which is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development...

Emerging Trends in Private Equity in Africa

By KENNETH BARRY and PREETI NANAPrivate equity in Africa has come a long way since the early 1990s, which saw development financial institutions investing in...

What role can Blended Finance play in the response to COVID-19?

By Andrew Apampa, CFA The rapid spread of COVID-19 presents an unprecedented challenge in an ever more connected world, requiring health organizations, governments, and the private...

Africa cannot go back to ‘business as usual’ when COVID-19 pandemic is over

By Babatunde Omilola Like every other pandemic that the world has experienced in the past, coronavirus will eventually come to an end. It will be...