Daily Archives: January 16, 2015

Leading African and global mining executives and investors announced for the 2015 Investing in African Mining Indaba™

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Hollard extends its global reach into West Africa

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Nomanini takes Africa by storm thanks to Google Cloud Platform

Nomanini, a Cape Town-based mobile point of sale service that specialises in facilitating cash payments in emerging markets, has successfully scaled into six countries across Africa in just four years, using Google’s Cloud Platform. It currently processes over a million transactions per month. read more

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SWIFT announces expansion plans to support vibrant business growth in sub-Saharan Africa

Following steady growth across the continent, SWIFT will open offices in West and East Africa to ensure closer collaboration with its customers and the SWIFT community read more

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IMF Staff Concludes Mission to The Gambia

A mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) led by Bhaswar Mukhopadhyay, visited Banjul from January 8-14, 2015. Though The Gambia remains completely free of Ebola, the crisis has caused a deep decline in tourism related activities, the economy’s principal foreign currency earner. The mission assessed the effects of this shock to the Gambian economy and explored the possibility of agreeing on a Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) arrangement with the IMF. 1 The mission also discussed the Gambian authorities’ plans to address policy slippages over the past two years and the possibility of establishing a program monitored by the IMF (SMP). 2 While the discussions have been fruitful, additional time is needed to reach a final agreement. read more

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Irregular Migration by Sea from Horn of Africa to Arabian Peninsula Increases

Reduced conflict in Somalia and an improving economy in Ethiopia are not deterring irregular migration from the Horn of Africa into the Arabian Peninsula, according to the Nairobi-based Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat (RMMS). read more

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World CSR Day

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