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By Bente Krogmann, CEO, mTek Services Having suitable car insurance is both prudent and smart, but there’s no question that it adds to the expense of driving. The good news is that premiums can vary by hundreds of shillings depending on a...
Kenya is suffering more financial and emotional stress from the COVID-19 pandemic than other African nations, according to a survey by GeoPoll that found the country reporting the most widespread income cuts and distress of any of six African nations polled in November.
Cocoa farmers only earn about 6% of the chocolate industry's total revenues Cocoa is essential to the livelihoods of up to 50 million people around the world, including around five million smallholder farmers. West Africa, mainly Ghana and Ivory Coast, produces about 70% of...
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced it will commit an additional $250 million to support the research, development, and equitable delivery of lifesaving tools in the global effort against COVID-19. Marking the end of a year focused on the scientific breakthroughs needed to end the...
Ransomware, malware and phishing are generally seen as threats, though this changes considerably at a granular level The 2020 KnowBe4  African Report based on their "What keeps you up at night?" survey, reveals a landscape with some shared concerns, but many...
Industry experts meeting this week for a virtual discussion focused on resetting, retooling and restarting regional integration in Africa in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, underscored the importance of putting small scale traders at the heart of any initiatives. The joint webinar, organized...
A healthy collaboration between Government and Private sector is critical for the creation of a conducive environment in which women can thrive and succeed The Ecobank Group launches 'Ellevate', a programme for women-owned and women-focused businesses across 33 markets. This programme is designed to...
Over 90% of world trade is in the hands of the international maritime shipping industry. Every year, it moves more than USD 4 trillion of goods. For shipping companies, there’s a lot of pressure to remain on schedule, protect the cargo ship and crew, and ensure profitability. And we can’t say...
When the coronavirus pandemic spread in early 2020, economies around the world closed down and most people were relegated to remote work. But for the young African professionals taking part in the latest AFRIKA KOMMT! programme, the pandemic brought the additional challenge of being in a foreign...
A Standard Chartered survey conducted between July and August 2020, amongst a panel of the world's top 300 investment firms with total assets under management (AUM) of more than USD50 trillion*, found that: Only 3 per cent of their AUM is invested in...