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SimbaPay launches free UK to Nigeria money transfers

SimbaPay, a leading digital money transfer provider, has announced the launch of its money transfer service to Nigeria. Using the SimbaPay app or...

Ghana secures growth with major port investments

Several years of rapid hydrocarbons-fuelled growth in Ghana have put increasing pressure on its transport infrastructure, prompting a spate of expansion projects that will...

IFC and Ecobank facility to finance SMEs in conflict-affected states

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), parent company of the Ecobank Group and leading pan-African full-service banking group, have launched...

Unlocking local potential key to inclusive growth, says AEO 2015

With Africa’s population set to triple by 2050, modernising local economies will be vital to make the continent more competitive and to increase people’s...

Ethiopia targets $1bn in textile exports by 2020

Ethiopia is putting its textile sector at the centre of a five-year development strategy that seeks to position the country as a low-cost manufacturing...

Nigerian rice traders could owe up to $103m in duty

In Nigeria a dispute has erupted over the alleged non-payment of duty on rice imports by traders, despite the government having lowered duties last...

Southern Africa’s maize production to slump

Maize production in Southern Africa for the 2014/15 harvest is expected to slump by nearly a third, driving up food prices in the region....

Omidyar invests in Nigeria’s growing travel and tourism sector

Omidyar Network has announced its investment in Hotels.ng, the largest hotel-booking platform in Nigeria. The company provides an online marketplace to connect consumers to...

Oil trading – unlocking the mystery

The Consilience Guide Set Trading Crude Oil - the Consilience Guide by Liz Bossley & Trading Refined Oil Products - the Consilience Guide by Catherine...

Nigeria resolves fuel crisis but negative effects linger

One of the worst fuel crises the country has experienced, which crippled economic activity and increased uncertainty in an already fragile post-election environment, ended...