The new U.S. administration must double down on – not shy away from – engagements with African energy opportunities by facilitating U.S. private sector investment in natural gas and renewables and eschewing a return to aid-driven diplomacy On January 20th, 2020, U.S. President Joe...
The ocean has been around for billions of years. Yet, we only started measuring oceanographic variables in the late eighteenth century. We've got a long way to go before we can fully understand it.  What we do know is that it's changing at a...
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...
African payment solutions are critical to minimising fraud while improving the free flow of funds to boost business and economic activity By, Murray Gardiner, MD of Bluecode Africa The statistics that hover uncertainty around Africa are not ones...
Helping to build informed and civically engaged communities is central to our work around elections By Akua Gyekye, Public Policy Manager, Africa Elections Our work in supporting elections across Africa continues to be a priority and we've dedicated unprecedented resources...
The Coronavirus has accelerated the need for mobile and self-service banking, with traditional branches seeing a fall in customer traffic, meaning their customer acquisition has also significantly declined. Though it may be tempting to conclude that this will lead to bank branches becoming obsolete,...
How savings groups can cope with the “new normal life” that has been brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, overcome the economic shocks, and build resilience against similar future pandemics. By Thomas Bariti- Manager - Banking Financial Services, and Anup Singh, Associate Director- Microsave...
Survival, recovery, and building resilience (Part 2) By Anup Singh, Regional Head - Anglophone Africa, Microsave Consulting- MSC and  Graham A.N. Wright-  Group Managing Director Microsave Consulting- MSC In the previous blog, we discussed the impact of COVID-19 on individuals and businesses, much...
(Part 1) By Anup Singh, Regional Head - Anglophone Africa, Microsave Consulting- MSC and  Graham A.N. Wright-  Group Managing Director Microsave Consulting- MSC In the bustling City ParkMarket in Nairobi, Philip runs a fruit stall. The market has other fruit stalls but they are no matchfor...
With this crisis comes an economic disruption of unprecedented proportion By Professor Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka At one time or another, nations and individuals confront crisis points – moments of existential challenge that also open up new possibilities. African countries, at just such...