African Risk Capacity Limited Partners with Insuretech Pula to Deliver Best-in-Class Agric Index Insurance Products to Protect African Farmers

The African Risk Capacity Limited (ARC Ltd), the commercial subsidiary of African Risk Capacity Group (ARC Group), has announced a partnership agreement with Pula to deliver best-in-class agriculture index insurance products to protect African farmers from climatic risks.

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HP, African Union Commission sign MoU to develop entrepreneurial skills in Africa

HP Inc. in partnership with the African Union Commission (AUC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to foster entrepreneurial learning in Africa. The aim of the MoU is to further cement the collaboration between these two parties in building entrepreneurial skills across the continent and to leverage HP Foundation’s Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE). HP LIFE provides people in the region with access to 32 free, online courses in seven languages to build key business competencies as set out in the AGENDA 2063. 

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Ecobank Digital Series: Africa must think continental, focus on wealth creation – Ayeyemi

The Chief Executive Officer, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), Ade Ayeyemi has reiterated that African countries must adopt a continent wide approach to business and also focus on wealth creation to be relevant in the global value chain.  According to Ayeyemi, for the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) to become a reality, there must be commitment and readiness for trade facilitation by the individual nations. He noted that African governments must unequivocal commit to the agreement and their preparedness as  individual nations with their implementation strategies, commitment to free movement-signing and ratification of protocol on free movement of people and country’s Visa openness, readiness for trade facilitation – quality of trade infrastructure and efficiency of ports/Customs, which is still work in progress in nearly all countries.

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EITI says Republic of Congo makes meaningful progress in implementation

The Republic of Congo has made meaningful progress in implementing the EITI Standard, with significant improvements in transparency of state-owned enterprises, oil sales and license information. Validation, the EITI’s quality assurance process, found that the Republic of Congo’s performance in implementing EITI Requirements has improved markedly since the country’s first Validation in 2018.

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FirstBank’s CEO, Adesola Adeduntan, bags Forbes Best of Africa Award

Nigeria’s leading financial inclusion services provider, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, has announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Dr.  Adesola Adeduntan, has been honoured with the Forbes Best of Africa Award. The award presentation was held on Friday, 11 September 2020 at a virtual event by Forbes in conjunction with the Foreign Investment Network (FIN).

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