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Good Morning Africa is your daily source of Economy and Business news from the continent. It is a product of @TheKFinancial, hosted by Ruth Adong.
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Meet the CEO: Meet Michael Niyitegeka, Executive Director of Refactory.

🎙 Meet the CEO: Meet Michael Niyitegeka, Executive Director of Refactory Limited. 🎙Nigeria's Daily Oil Production Up Slightly in June (1.276 Million Barrels).🎙Tanzanian Firm Seeks to Acquire Kenya's Bamburi Cement (Up to 100% Stake).www.bkcapital.rw
7/12/202429 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ghana's Inflation Slows to 22.8% in June.

🎙Central Banks of the Future: Standard Setting with Dr. Louis A. Kasekende.🎙JSE Dips for Fourth Consecutive Session.🎙Ethiopia Sets New Policy Interest Rate at 15%.🎙African Remittance Startup Africhange Launches in UK.🎙Ghana's Inflation Slows to 22.8% in June.🎙Nigeria Sees Decline in Active ISPs (242 in July).www.bkcapital.rwtunesharemore_vert
7/11/202410 minutes, 17 seconds
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Uganda Lobbies Kenya to Lower Fees for Importing Refined Petroleum Products.

🎙Moody's Downgrades Kenya's Sovereign Rating to Caa1 Negative (Kakande Alex Explains).🎙Moody's Acquires GCR, a Leading African Credit Rating Agency.🎙Uganda Lobbies Kenya to Lower Fees for Importing Refined Petroleum Products.🎙Nigerian Banks See Significant Drop in Losses from Financial Fraud in Q1 2024.🎙Naira loses key support on ravaging U.S. dollar.www.bkcapital.rw
7/10/202411 minutes
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African Startup Funding Drops 31% in H1 2024.

🎙️Zambia Central Bank Governor Discusses Climate Risk Management and Risk-Based Banking Supervision (Dr. Denny H. Kalyalya).🎙️Bitcoin Falls Below $55,000 Amid Continued Sell-Offs.🎙️South Africa's Foreign Reserves Rise Slightly in June 2024.🎙️Zambia's Manufacturing PMI Declines for Seventh Month.🎙️African Startup Funding Drops 31% in H1 2024.www.bkcapital.rw
7/9/202412 minutes, 4 seconds
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Meet the CEO: Meet Umaru Ssenyonjo, Co-founder and Director of communications at Educate an Orphan.

🎙 Meet the CEO: Meet Umaru Ssenyonjo, Co-founder and Director of communications at Educate an Orphan.🎙African Airlines Expected to See Second Year of Profit ($100 Million Net Post-Tax).🎙 Afreximbank Warns: Divesting from Fossil Fuels Could Cost Nigeria $30 Billion.www.bkcapital.rw 
7/5/202431 minutes, 44 seconds
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Kenya's Economy Grows 5% in Q1 2024.

🎙 Impact of Counterfeit Alcohol Trade on Investment (Agnes Nantongo Ssali Discusses).🎙Bitcoin Faces Selling Pressure as German Government Sells More.🎙Kenya's Economy Grows 5% in Q1 2024.🎙Ghana Manufacturing PMI Declines in June 2024.🎙Only 13% of Nigerians Have Reliable Electricity (Afrobarometer Survey).www.bkcapital.rw 
7/4/20249 minutes, 56 seconds
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Morocco's GDP Growth Slows to 2.5% in Q1 2024.

🎙 Rwanda Central Bank Celebrates 60 Years, Discusses AI in Supervision (Babak Abbaszadeh Interview).🎙 Nigerian Stock Exchange Sees Strong Growth in First Half of 2024 (33.81%). 🎙 Nigeria's Capital Importation Up 210% in Q1 2024.🎙Morocco's GDP Growth Slows to 2.5% in Q1 2024. 🎙Zambia Airways Resumes Flights to Tanzania After 16-Year Hiatus.www.bkcapital.rw tunesharemore_vert
7/3/202411 minutes, 46 seconds
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Revamped Amahoro Stadium Ready for Global Events (Rwanda).

🎙Revamped Amahoro Stadium Ready for Global Events (Rwanda).🎙JSE Up as Ramaphosa Retains Finance Minister.🎙South Africa Risks Losing Climate Funds Over Coal Plants. 🎙Kenya's E&Y Debarred from World Bank Projects for 30 Months.🎙Global Remittance Flows Moderate in 2023.www.bkcapital.rwtunesharemore_vert
7/2/202412 minutes, 52 seconds
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Nigeria's T-Bill Debt Soars 60% to N10.4 Trillion in 3 Months.

🎙Uganda's CIS Market Booms, Aims to Rival Morocco (Dickson Ssembuya Discusses Growth & Innovation). 🎙Nigeria's T-Bill Debt Soars 60% to N10.4 Trillion in 3 Months.🎙Central Bank of Kenya Licenses 7 More Digital Lenders.🎙Launch Africa Ventures Invests $4.3 Million in 16 African Startups (Second Fund).🎙South Africa's Foreign Direct Investment Rebounds in Q1 2024.tunesharemore_vert
6/28/202410 minutes, 33 seconds
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Kenya’s Ruto bows to pressure.

🎙️Kenya’s Ruto bows to pressure.🎙️Nigeria allows forex sales by IMTOs to stabilize naira.🎙️African airlines losing revenue from untapped routes - Airbus study reveals.🎙️News business struggles with ad revenue decline and reader resistance to paying for online content. www.bkcapital.rw
6/27/20249 minutes, 22 seconds
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Kenya's Finance Bill Protests, Can President Ruto Backpedal?

🎙Kenya's Finance Bill Protests, Can President Ruto Backpedal?🎙JSE Dips as Tech, Industrials, and Richemont Weigh Down Index.🎙Manufacturers See AI as Growth Driver by 2029, (Zebra Technologies Report).🎙Bitcoin Tumbles Below $60,000 Amid Exchange Outflows.www.bkcapital.rw
6/26/202412 minutes, 24 seconds
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Botswana Unemployment Rate Nears 2008 High.

🎙Botswana Unemployment Rate Nears 2008 High.🎙Global ESG Trends: Transition Plans, Geopolitics, AI & Circularity :Dr. Martin Odour-Otheino Discusses.🎙Bitcoin Drops After German Sell-Off.🎙Kenya Successfully Repays $556.97 Million Eurobond.🎙Ghana Nears Debt Restructuring Deal for $13 Billion.www.bkcapital.rw tunesharemore_vert
6/25/202410 minutes, 47 seconds
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Foreign direct investment flows to Africa fell by 3% in 2023.

🎙Foreign direct investment flows to Africa fell by 3%  in 2023. 🎙Aligning Your Business for Funding with Remedial Health.🎙Africa Seed I Fund Reaches First Close at $50 Million.🎙$1.2 Billion Pledged to Produce Vaccines in Africa.🎙Kenya's Fintech Uses AI to Expand Loan Services.www.bkcapital.rw
6/24/202410 minutes, 32 seconds
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Kenya: Protests Erupt Over Tax Bill, Despite Parliamentary Approval.

🎙Kenya: Protests Erupt Over Tax Bill, Despite Parliamentary Approval.🎙Nvidia Becomes World's Most Valuable Company ($3.34 Trillion Market Cap).🎙Namibia's Economy Grows 4.7% in Q1 2024 (Fastest Pace in a Year).🎙South Africa: Transnet to Appeal Court Ruling in Tariff Dispute.http://www.bkcapital.rw 
6/21/202411 minutes, 1 second
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Amendments Proposed to Kenya's Finance Bill 2024 .

🎙Amendments Proposed to Kenya's Finance Bill 2024 .🎙Future-proofing banks: Digitalization and ESG considerations.🎙JSE Surges to All-Time High, Extending Gains.🎙Namibia Holds Rates Steady at 7.75%. 🎙Kenya Proposes Raising Minimum Capital Requirement for Banks.http://www.bkcapital.rw 
6/20/202410 minutes, 30 seconds
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Afreximbank Annual Meeting Focuses on 'Owning Africa's Destiny'.

🎙 Afreximbank Annual Meeting Focuses on 'Owning Africa's Destiny'. 🎙South African Stocks Rise on Political Developments (JSE Up Nearly 2%). 🎙African Startup Funding Slows Down in 2024 (Fintech Drop a Key Factor).🎙 Afreximbank Identifies Debt as Major Hurdle for African Growth.🎙 Ghana's Economy Sees Strongest Growth in Q1 2024 (4.7% Year-on-Year).
6/19/202411 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ethiopia Opens Banking Sector to Foreign Participation.

 🎙Data Protection Trends: AI's Role & Blockchain's Future (Paul Macharia Discusses). 🎙Nigeria's Inflation Hits 17-Year High of 33.95% in May 2024.🎙UNICEF: $180 Billion Needed Annually for African Children's Education (SDG on Education).🎙Ethiopia Opens Banking Sector to Foreign Participation.🎙AI Personalization & Immersive Tech to Shape Digital Marketing's Future.www.bkcapital.rw
6/18/202410 minutes, 14 seconds
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Global Baggage Mishap Rates Decline Again (SITA Report).

🎙Should Uganda Renegotiate Debt? Expert Weighs In (Mr.Stephen Mpuuga Kaboyo)🎙South African Rand Gains on Unity Government Deal.🎙Global Baggage Mishap Rates Decline Again (SITA Report).🎙Kenya to Divest State Holdings in NSE Firms.🎙Global Economy Expected to Stabilize, But Growth Remains Weak (World Bank Report).www.bkcapital.rw
6/17/202410 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ghana Finalizes Debt Deal, Paves Way for IMF Aid.

🎙Ghana Finalizes Debt Deal, Paves Way for IMF Aid.🎙Kenya's Central Bank to Open Up Payments Market to Fintechs.🎙IMF Approves $976 Million for Kenya (Staff-Level Agreement).tunesharemore_vert
6/14/20249 minutes, 54 seconds
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30,000 African Government Workers to Get AI Training (Intel-ADB Partnership).

🎙Data Privacy: Key Questions for a Robust Framework (BDO East Africa).🎙Nigeria's Trade Surplus Soars to NGN 2,158 Billion in March 2024.🎙30,000 African Government Workers to Get AI Training (Intel-ADB Partnership). 🎙EU Raises Visa Fees as African Visitor Rejection Rates Remain High.🎙Senegal's Inflation Slows to Four-Month Low of 2.1% in May 2024.tunesharemore_vert
6/13/20249 minutes, 23 seconds
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Africa Gets New Food Safety Guidelines for Informal Sector.

 🎙Zambia Eurobond Restructuring: A 3.5 Year Wait (Lessons Learned?) .🎙 Ecobank Shuns Capital Markets for $600 Million Raise (Nigeria).🎙Africa Gets New Food Safety Guidelines for Informal Sector.🎙African Airlines See 6% Rise in Available Seats (May 2023-2024).
6/12/20247 minutes, 23 seconds
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Uganda Holds Rates at 10.25% (Highest Since 2017).

🎙Uganda Banks Embrace ESG Framework: Deputy Governor Discusses Sustainability.🎙Uganda Holds Rates at 10.25% (Highest Since 2017).🎙World Bank Approves $1.2 Billion for Kenya (Fiscal & Climate).🎙$300 Million Boosts Seeds & Inputs for Small Farmers in Kenya, Tanzania & Nigeria.🎙Agri-Data Platform Gro Intelligence Shuts Down.sharemore_vert
6/11/20249 minutes, 27 seconds
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Senegal Borrows $750 Million on Eurobond Market.

🎙Senegal Borrows $750 Million on Eurobond Market. 🎙 Global E-Waste Soars to 62 billion Kilograms (2022). 🎙 Ethiopia Opens Biggest Electric Vehicle Factory. 🎙 Uber & Bolt Threaten Kenya Exit Over Proposed Taxes. 
6/10/202410 minutes, 41 seconds
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African Businesses Lag in Digital Transformation (IFC Report).

🎙 SecondSTAX CEO Eugene Tawiah on Women in Capital Markets. 🎙 JSE Dips as Elections & Rate Decision Loom. 🎙 African Businesses Lag in Digital Transformation (IFC Report). 🎙 South African Reserve Bank Holds Key Rate at 8.25%. 🎙 Global Air Cargo Demand Soars Again (IATA Report). 
5/31/20248 minutes, 4 seconds
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African Central Banks Urged to Cut Rates to Help Small Businesses.

🎙 Aligning Your Business for Funding with Remedial Health. 🎙 MTN Uganda Seeks Local Investors for Leftover IPO Shares. 🎙 African Central Banks Urged to Cut Rates to Help Small Businesses. 🎙 Zambia Bondholders Back Restructuring Proposal (90%).  🎙 Zimbabwe 8th African Nation to License Elon Musk's Starlink. 
5/30/20248 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ghana Borrows $1.5 Billion to Fund Cocoa Purchases.

🎙 Ghana Borrows $1.5 Billion to Fund Cocoa Purchases. 🎙 Kenya Budget Series: Manufacturing, Construction Taxes & Gaming Industry. 🎙 Counterfeit Goods Cost Africa Billions in Lost Revenue (AfrIPI) .  🎙 Africa Needs to Double Internet Spending to $6 Billion Annually. 
5/29/202410 minutes, 21 seconds
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Kenya's Finance Bill, who are the real winners?

🎙 Kenya's Finance Bill, who are the real winners? 🎙 African Brands Stuck at 14% Share. 🎙 Mastercard & iHub Invest $100,000 in African Edtech Startups. 🎙 Kenyan E-Commerce Giant Copia Global Goes Under.  
5/28/20248 minutes, 56 seconds
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East Africa: Tax Informality - A Persistent Challenge

🎙 East Africa: Tax Informality - A Persistent Challenge.🎙 JSE Up +0.07% (79,210): Resources, Financials & Telecom Lead.🎙73% of Millennials/Gen Z Want ESG Investments.🎙 Bolt Offers Flexible Fares for Faster Service.🎙 Nigeria's Q1 Growth: 2.98% (Down from 3.46%),
5/27/202410 minutes, 57 seconds
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Microsoft & G42 Invest $1 Billion in Kenya's Data Centers previously earmarked for Nigeria.

🎙 Nvidia’s profit increased by  more than 600%. 🎙 Tanzania Tax Plans Discussed by Joseph Waziri.🎙 US Export Bank Criticized for Uneven Sub-Saharan Africa Support. 🎙Microsoft & G42 Invest $1 Billion in Kenya's Digital Future.🎙TowerCo Tanzania Secures $30 Million Financing.
5/24/202411 minutes, 11 seconds
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Engen & Vivo Energy Merge to Form African Oil Energy Giant.

🎙  Engen & Vivo Energy Merge to Form African Energy Giant .🎙 Morocco's annual inflation rate dips to a 3-year low of 0.2% in April 2024.🎙 Kenya's economy grows by 5.6% in 2023, surpassing the previous year's performance.🎙E-Mobility in Africa: Hype or Reality? Dr. Fred Muhumuza Weighs In.🎙 Zambia 10 Year Government Bond Yield decreased to a 25-month low of 25.05%. 
5/23/20247 minutes
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Kenya's E-Mobility Future: New EV Taxes Spark Concerns.

🎙 Energy Efficiency Leaders Convene in Nairobi to Tackle Climate Change & Boost Lives.🎙Nigeria's Central Bank Hikes Rates to Record 26.25%.🎙 Kenya's E-Mobility Future: New EV Taxes Spark Concerns.🎙African Modern & Contemporary Art Market Sees 8.4% Decline.  🎙Morocco Takes the Lead in African Car Exports.
5/22/20248 minutes, 52 seconds
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Nigeria’s Central Bank Withdraws Cybersecurity Levy.

🎙 Nigeria’s central bank withdraws  cybersecurity levy.🎙 East Africa's Insurance Boom: Ready for Takeoff?🎙Kenya's E-commerce Star Copia Global Faces Uncertainties.🎙 Africa's Infrastructure Report 2024: Charting the Path to Industrial.🎙 Kenya's Q4 2023 Growth Settles at 5.1% .
5/21/202410 minutes, 19 seconds
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Africa's Booming Pharma Market Faces Counterfeit Crisis: Can Innovation Help?

🎙Africa's Booming Pharma Market Faces Counterfeit Crisis: Can Innovation Help? 🎙 Kenya exempts Zimbabwean travelers from paying the Electronic Travel Authorization🎙 Angola Raises Rates by 50 Bps to Fight 19.5% Inflation. 🎙 Benin Ends Port Ban, Oil Spigots Open for Niger After Year-Long Spat.🎙 Tunisia's Economy Inches Up 0.2% After Stagnant. 
5/20/202410 minutes, 58 seconds
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Meet the CEO: Meet Samuel Okwuada, CEO & CO-Founder At Remedial Health.

🎙 Meet the CEO: Meet Samuel Okwuada, CEO & CO-Founder At Remedial Health.🎙 Emirates to Resume Daily Flights to Nigeria from October 1, 2024.🎙 Kenya Faces Rising Shipping Costs Amid Escalating Red Sea Attacks.
5/17/202424 minutes, 47 seconds
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Kenya's Proposed 15% Tax on Infrastructure Bond Interest Raises Concerns.

🎙African Union Commissioner Amani Abou Zeid Addresses Clean Cooking Finance at Summit.🎙JSE Index Climbs Above 79,000, Driven by Resource Stocks and Financials.🎙Bank of Tanzania Prohibits Unlicensed Digital Lenders.🎙Kenya's Proposed 15% Tax on Infrastructure Bond Interest Raises Concerns.🎙Nigerian Micro-Entrepreneurs Lag in Mobile Money Usage, Survey Finds.
5/16/202410 minutes
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Ghana to Pioneer Blockchain Technology in E-Government Processes.

🎙 PwC Study Reveals Impact of Digital Tax Stamps on Ugandan Manufacturing Sector, Simon Kaheru Discusses Tax Impact on East African Community Competitiveness.🎙 JSE Index Closes Slightly Down at 78,633 as Investors Await Inflation Data.🎙 American Express Introduces Four New Credit Cards in Nigeria.🎙 OPay's Valuation Soars to Nearly $3 Billion, Says Opera.🎙 Ghana to Pioneer Blockchain Technology in E-Government Processes.
5/15/202411 minutes
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Safaricom Posts 3.5% Rise in Annual Core Earnings Amid Growth in Home Market.

🎙 Microsoft is closing down its Africa Development Centre.🎙 COMESA Competition Commission CEO Discusses Anti-Competitive Practices.🎙  Safaricom Posts 3.5% Rise in Annual Core Earnings Amid Growth in Home Market.  🎙 AFC Commits €381.5 Million for Road Infrastructure Development in Angola. 🎙 UN Report: Drug Trafficking Surges, Threatening Stability in Africa's Sahel Region. BK Capital link : https://bkcapital.rw/ 
5/14/20249 minutes, 40 seconds
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🎙 South Africa's Foreign Exchange Reserves Dip to $61.795 Billion in April 2024.

🎙 Nairobi Stock Exchange Flourishes: Q1 2024 Market Cap Hits Sh1.8T.🎙 Effects of the lack of proper implementation of the competition laws in Africa.🎙Jumia's Q1 2024 Financials Spark 17.92% Surge in Share Price.🎙 South Africa's Foreign Exchange Reserves Dip to $61.795 Billion in April 2024. 🎙 "Namibia's Annual Inflation Rate Rises to 4.8% in April 2024. 🎙 Ghana's Annual Consumer Inflation Eases to 25% in April 2024.
5/9/20248 minutes, 59 seconds
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Amazon Enters South African Market: A New Era for African E-Commerce.

🎙 The Role of Technology in Unifying Africa’s Capital Markets.🎙 Jumia Slashes Operating Losses by 70% in Q1 2024.🎙Nigeria to Implement Revised Cybersecurity Act with Increased Transaction Fee.🎙 Amazon Enters South African Market: A New Era for African E-Commerce. 
5/8/202411 minutes
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The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) Sees Market Capitalization Surge by 22.79% in Q1 2024.

🎙 Ensuring Consumer Protection in East Africa: Insights from Commissioner Sam Kuloba Watasa. 🎙 The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) Sees Market Capitalization Surge by 22.79% in Q1 2024.🎙Kenyan Organizations Secure Exclusive Access to $20 Million Funding for Projects. 🎙 Safaricom-Backed Kenyan Agritech Startup iProcure Enters Administration Over Unsettled Debts.🎙 Nigerian Logistics Startup Renda Secures $1.9M in Pre-Seed Funding.
5/7/202411 minutes, 2 seconds
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JSE climbs to 76,650, driven by resource stocks, tech, industrials, and retailers.

🎙 JSE climbs to 76,650, driven by resource stocks, tech, industrials, and retailers.🎙 The average payment for ransomware attacks has increased by 500%. 🎙NSSF's Alex Rumanyika on Agricultural Sector Ventures.🎙 Rwanda's Producer Prices Up 13.4% Year-on-Year in March 2024.🎙 Reserve Bank of Malawi Maintains Benchmark Rate at 26%. 🎙 Morocco's Unemployment Rate Climbs to 13.7% in Q1 2024. 
5/6/20249 minutes, 6 seconds
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Meet the CEO: Meet Eugene Tawiah, the CEO and co-founder of SecondSTAX.

🎙 Meet Eugene Tawiah, the CEO and co-founder of SecondSTAX.🎙 BK Capital Initiates Coverage of MTN Rwandacell Plc with Positive Outlook.🎙World Bank Warns: Levelling Commodity Prices Threaten Inflation Prospects. 
5/3/202422 minutes, 10 seconds
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Unlocking Growth: African Capital Markets in Focus with Eugene Tawiah.

🎙 Zimbabwe’s new gold-backed currency came into general circulation.🎙Unlocking Growth: African Capital Markets in Focus with Eugene Tawiah. 🎙 Coca-Cola Eyes IPO for African Bottling Business.🎙Twiga Foods Appoints New CEO After Founder's Resignation.
5/2/20249 minutes, 27 seconds
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Nigeria's Economic Reforms: Insights from CBN Governor.

🎙 British consumer goods company PZ Cussons may sell its Africa operations.🎙 Nigeria's Economic Reforms: Insights from CBN Governor. 🎙 Global Upstream M&A Deals Set to Surge in 2024. 🎙Kuda, Moniepoint, OPay, and Palmpay Halt New Account Openings Amidst CBN Directive.🎙 Kubik, a plastic upcycling startup, has raised a $1.9 million seed extension, months after announcing initial equity investment.
4/30/202410 minutes, 54 seconds
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Kenya's Competition Authority: Online Food Delivery Hits $103M, 19% Annual Growth

🎙 National Planning Around Scarce resources.🎙 The JSE index extended early gains to close about 1.4% up at 75,371 on Friday, a leven not seen since mid-April, mirroring global peers.🎙 Kenya's Competition Authority reports online food and grocery delivery platforms raked in $103 million last year, with an expected annual growth rate of over 19%.🎙A firm associated with a distant relative of Abu Dhabi's royal family has struck a deal to lend South Sudan €12 billion ($12.9 billion) in exchange for repayment through oil.🎙 Africa’s total private capital deal volume declined for the first time since 2016, falling by 28 per cent year-over-year (YoY) to 450 deals.
4/29/202410 minutes, 54 seconds
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Meet the CEO: Meet Aéko Ongodia Founder & CEO of XENO.

🎙 Meet the CEO: Meet Aéko Ongodia Founder & CEO of XENO.🎙 Nigerian banks are rushing to meet new capital requirements set by the central bank, potentially sparking the largest mergers and acquisitions wave in the sector in two decades.🎙 Flutterwave, Africa's leading digital payments firm, undergoes corporate team restructuring in preparation for an IPO, says CEO.
4/26/202415 minutes, 39 seconds
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M-Kopa to inject $10 million to boost uptake of electric motorcycles.

🎙 M-Kopa to inject over $10 million to boost uptake of electric motorcycles.🎙How can Uganda's fourth National Development Plan be aligned with opportunities under the Africa Continental Free Trade Area during the planning phase?🎙 The JSE index was up for the fourth consecutive session on Tuesday, trading above the 74,000 level, tracking most of its global peers.🎙 The world’s electric car fleet continues to grow strongly, with 2024 sales set to reach 17 million.🎙South Africa seeks investors and financing options for South African Airways (SAA) after a previous equity deal fell through.
4/24/202410 minutes, 16 seconds
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Kenya Shilling appreciation against the US Dollar set to plateau.

🎙 African countries will pay $74-billion in debt service payments this year.🎙Uganda's investment culture is changing. XENO Uganda's CEO, Aéko Ongodia, shares insights on acquiring over 100,000 clients and managing billions in investment capital in an emerging market.🎙 The Kenya Shilling appreciation against the US Dollar appears to have finally hit the floor and could be in reverse gear. 🎙African countries are racing to enact rules for non-resident suppliers to account for taxes on electronically supplied services (ESS), a new report by PwC indicates.🎙UNCTAD urges innovative investment strategies for inclusive growth.
4/24/202410 minutes, 47 seconds
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Nigeria to Drop to Fourth in IMF Economic Rankings.

🎙 IMF forecasts predict that Nigeria, once dubbed Africa's largest economy, is set to relinquish its crown and slide to fourth place this year.🎙 UN Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has warned of a possible further growth deceleration in 2024, citing falling investments and subdued global trade dynamics. 🎙 A just energy transition in Uganda.
4/23/20247 minutes, 52 seconds
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Meet the CEOs: Kazeem Tewogbade and Olumide Soyombo founders of The Bluechip Technologies Limited.

🎙 Meet the CEO: Kazeem Tewogbade and Olumide Soyombo founders of The Bluechip Technologies Limited🎙The JSE All Share index remained stable near the 73,000 level on Thursday, hovering close to one-month lows, amid varied quarterly company reports worldwide.🎙 The World Bank Group and the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group are partnering to provide at least 300-million people in Africa with electricity access by 2030. 
4/19/202418 minutes, 23 seconds
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Vodacom Tanzania PLC acquires internet provider, Smile Communications, for $27.4 million.

🎙 Samsung has overtaken Apple as the leading mobile devices provider.🎙 Antonio Querido, the FAO Country Representative in Uganda returns to discuss the slow uptake of renewable energy in the Agriculture sector.   🎙 Vodacom Tanzania PLC has acquired broadband internet provider, Smile Communications, after purchasing all its shares to a tune of US$ 27.4 million.  🎙 The UN Trade and Development (UNTD) warns of a continued global economic slowdown in 2024, following a milder-than-expected downturn in 2023.  🎙 Kenya has been ranked after South Africa, Egypt and Nigeria as African countries with the highest number of millionaires. 
4/18/20248 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ghana fails to strike a deal to restructure $13 billion of international bonds.

🎙 Ghana fails to strike a deal to restructure $13 billion of international bonds.🎙 Exploring the Crucial Role of Argitech in Advancing Climate-Smart Agriculture and Maximizing Yields🎙 Cocoa futures drop by 7.5% to $10,108 per tonne, attributed to heightened volatility and reduced market liquidity.🎙 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revised down South Africa’s 2024 growth forecast by a marginal 0.1% from a January forecast of 1%, to 0.9%.🎙 Angola's March 2024 inflation hits 26.09%, the highest since March 2022, with 11 consecutive months of acceleration.🎙 Tanzania, Rwanda, and Zimbabwe recall Johnson & Johnson cough syrup for toxicity after Nigerian tests.
4/17/20249 minutes, 1 second
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Nigeria Inflation Rate Hits 28-Year Highs.

🎙 Nigeria Inflation Rate hits 28-year highs.🎙 Cocoa futures reach new high, surpassing $10,800 per tonne, amid global supply concerns.🎙 Today, we chat with Kazeem Tewogbade and Olumide Soyombo, founders of Blue Chip Technology, about their $60 million balance sheet in 2023 and insights on Africa's ICT sector.🎙 Moderna suspends Kenyan vaccine plant construction due to $1B loss from falling COVID-19 vaccine demand since 2022🎙 Uber unveils Uber Teen accounts in South Africa, allowing 13 to 17-year-olds to hail rides with safety measures, announced by Uber sub-Saharan Africa GM Kagiso Khaole on April 11.🎙 Angola's March 2024 inflation hits 26.09%, the highest since March 2022, with 11 consecutive months of acceleration.
4/16/20247 minutes, 42 seconds
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Kwibuka 30 With The CEO of Our Past Christian Intwari.

Christian Intwari, the founder of ‘Our Past’, the youth-led initiative that organises aims to educate young people about the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi and inspire them to take the initiative to rebuild Rwanda. 
4/12/202413 minutes, 7 seconds
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Blended Finance: What is it and how can SMEs align themselves to get it?

🎙 Blended Finance: What is it and how can SMEs align themselves to get it? 🎙 Ethiopia's stock market progresses, ESX surpasses capital-raising phase by over 200%.🎙 Zimbabwe adopts gold-backed currency, ZSE begins trading. 🎙 CBN restructures staff, terminates 40 individuals primarily from DFD. 🎙 Bank of Uganda raises benchmark interest rate by 25 bps to 10.25%.🎙 World Bank, Ethiopia sign $1.72B loan agreements for infrastructure development. 
4/9/20247 minutes, 51 seconds
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Uganda's economy grows by 5.5% in Q4 2023.

🎙 African startup closures hit record highs due to funding drought. CEO strategies during this "funding winter" discussed by Mona Ssebuliba of Abi Finance.🎙 OPEC and allies maintain oil output policy until June.🎙 Cocoa futures dip after hitting all-time high, now below $9,800/tonne.🎙 Uganda's economy grows by 5.5% in Q4 2023.🎙 African airlines see record revenues and seat numbers, per African Airline Association report. 
4/8/20248 minutes, 45 seconds
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Meet the CEO: Stacy Tusabira CEO of Starr_e Jewellery Empire.

🎙Meet the CEO: Stacy Tusabira CEO of Starr_e Jewellery Empire.🎙 JSE All Share index rises 1.7% to 75,373, recovering from recent losses.🎙Tanzania's central bank raises key rate to 6%, citing global inflation pressures.🎙Stanbic Bank Kenya PMI drops to 49.7, signalling private sector contraction.🎙Stanbic Bank Uganda PMI falls to 49.3, indicating worsening business conditions.
4/5/202410 minutes, 24 seconds
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Preparing Youth: Skills for Employment and Entrepreneurship.

🎙 Preparing Youth: Skills for Employment and Entrepreneurship.🎙 JSE All Share Index Dips, IMF Talks with Ethiopia Stall.🎙 PwC Report Urges Greener Food Production in Africa.🎙 Kenya Slips to 7th in Africa for Hotel Room Development.
4/4/202412 minutes, 49 seconds
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Currency Momentum: Kenya Shilling's gains against the Dollar.

🎙 Kenya shilling gains 19% against USD.🎙 Bitcoin faces selling pressure ahead of halving🎙 IFC invests $10.5M in African tech startups🎙 Thepeer, Nigeria's API startup, shuts down.🎙 Triply selected for Y Combinator's winter 2024 batch.🎙 Seychelles economy shrinks by 3.2% in Q4 2023.
4/3/202410 minutes, 53 seconds
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Morocco and Mauritius's Economies Thrive And The Kenya Shilling Holds Strong.

🎙 Coursera CEO Jeff Maggioncalda on Technology, AI, and Reskilling.🎙 Kenyan Currency Strengthens: 30 Units in Two Months, 19% Gain.🎙 WTI Crude Futures Surge to $83.5, 5-Month High Ahead of OPEC+ Meeting.🎙 Fitch Ratings: Kenya's 'B' Credit Rating, Negative Outlook.🎙Morocco's Q4 2023 GDP Growth: 4.1% YoY Surge.🎙Mauritius Economy Soars: 7.3% Growth in Q4 2023. 
4/2/202410 minutes, 14 seconds
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Meet the CEO: Collins Muyanja CEO at Ranchers Finest Limited.

🎙 Meet the CEO: Collins Muyanja, CEO at Ranchers Finest Limited.🎙 South Africa's Trade Surplus Hits ZAR 14 billion in February 2024.🎙 Botswana Economy Grows 1.9% YoY in Q4 2023. 
3/29/202413 minutes, 56 seconds
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Should We Rethink Reskilling on The Continent?

🎙 Should We Rethink Reskilling on The Continent?🎙JSE All Share Index Up at 73,920: Industrials, Financials, Telecom Lead.🎙 South African Rand Edges Up to 18.89/USD on Rate Expectations.🎙Bank of Tanzania to Sell US Dollars to Combat Shortages.🎙Mozambique's Central Bank Cuts Key Interest Rate to 15.75%. 🎙South African Reserve Bank Holds Repo Rate at 8.25%.🎙Kenya Airways Reduces Annual Net Loss, Achieves Operating Profit. 
3/28/202411 minutes, 6 seconds
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Central Bank of Nigeria Raises Rates Again.

🎙African Tax Revenue: Bridging the Gap for Public Services.🎙Africa Finance Corporation Closes Largest-Ever Debt Facility. 🎙Zambia Strikes Deal with Private Creditors on $3 Billion Bond Restructuring.🎙Nigeria's Central Bank Raises Key Rate to Record 24.75% to Tackle Inflation.🎙East Africa Plans Common Goods Standard to Combat Counterfeits.
3/27/202410 minutes, 7 seconds
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Startup Shutdown: African startups lose $200M in Operational Investments.

🎙 Meat Processing Industry: Potential and Growth Barriers.🎙Startup Shutdown: $200M Operational Investments Lost in Africa.🎙Stanbic Uganda Posts 15.2% Profit Growth, Hits Shs412 Billion.🎙Bank of Ghana Maintains Benchmark Rate at 29%.
3/26/20249 minutes, 9 seconds
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Elevating Local Economies: Community Impact and GDP Contribution.

🎙 How can local economies be lifted to impact their communities and contribute to GDP ?🎙 Naira Slightly Appreciates, Trading at N1,431.49 to Dollar.🎙Global Experts Adress Africas Nations Climate Funding Grievances. 🎙UN Report: International Trade Set for Rebound in 2024.
3/25/202410 minutes, 28 seconds
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Retirement Rewards: Maximizing Benefits Utilization.

🎙A look at Retirement Benefits Utilisation.🎙Top Egyptian investment bank mulls partial IPOs and capital hikes for businesses like Valu to boost shareholder value.🎙Gold surpasses $2,200/ounce, hitting record highs on Thursday as investors anticipate central bank easing.🎙 The Central Bank of Nigeria on Wednesday announced it has cleared all ‘valid’ foreign exchange backlogs.🎙Farmers to earn more from UK flower exports after suspension of 8% duty fee.
3/22/20248 minutes, 57 seconds
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Fragmented Trade Patterns & What It Means For Global Commerce.

🎙Trade Patterns Shift: Focus on Resilience and Regulatory Cooperation.🎙Angola's Crude Oil Output on Recovery Path Post-OPEC Exit.🎙DRC Achieves Record Copper and Cobalt Output in 2023.🎙Ghana's GDP Grows 3.8% YoY in Q4 2023, Fastest Since Q2 2022.🎙 British Owner's Bid to Fully Acquire PZ Cussons Nigeria Fails Due to Regulatory Holdback.🎙Unilever Plans Global Job Cuts, Aiming to Save 684 million Euros.🎙South Africa's Inflation Hits 5.6% in Feb 2024, Exceeding Forecasts.
3/21/20247 minutes, 56 seconds
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Navigating Nigeria's Oil Production Dip & Modern Workforce Preparation.

🎙Preventing Future Strikes: Building Trust with Workers for Prosperity🎙 Cocoa Futures Hit Historic High: Surpass 8,400/pound🎙 Nigeria's Oil Production Dips to 1.36M bpd in Feb 2024🎙 Moroccan Manufacturing Grows 8% YoY in Q4 2023.🎙 31 Countries to Trade under AFCFTA by Year's End. 🎙Cable Cuts Impact West African Telecom Services.
3/19/20249 minutes, 35 seconds
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African Women Leaders Combatting Tokenism in Business.

🎙MTN Uganda's Advancing Women Entrepreneurs Program Unveils 118 Entrepreneurs.🎙WTI Crude Futures Surpass $83.4/Barrel, Highest Since October.🎙DP World Vows Legal Battle for Doraleh Container Terminal in Djibouti.🎙 National Bank of Morocco Holds Benchmark Interest Rate at 3% Amid Inflation Decline.🎙Digital Business Loans Decrease Amid Economic Challenges in Kenya, Lenders Shift to Consumer Credit.
3/19/202410 minutes, 24 seconds
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Edtech Funding Challenges Amid African Digitalization.

🎙Edtech startups in Africa raised $24.6 million or 0.7% of Africa’s total funding in 2022, according to data from Disrupt Africa.🎙Prime Energy Plc a hydropower company received approval from the Capital Market Authority in Rwanda to issue the country's maiden green bond.🎙The regional bank, Equity Group beat its African peers to emerge the strongest banking brand on the continent and second in the world, according to the 2024 Brand Finance rankings.🎙Nigeria's annual inflation rate soared to a fresh 1996-high of 31.7% in February 2024, up from 29.9% in January and above market forecasts of 31%, mainly due to the effects of oil subsidy removal and devaluation of the naira.
3/18/20247 minutes, 51 seconds
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Meet the CEO: Abdulrahman Niyonizeye Founder and CEO of Smart Class Rwanda.

🎙Meet the CEO: Abdulrahman Niyonizeye Founder and CEO of Smart Class Rwanda.🎙Cocoa Futures Retreat to Around 7,300/lb After Record Rally, Liquidation Pressure.🎙South Africa Mining Production Falls 3.3% YoY in January 2023, Missing Forecasts.🎙Ethiopia's Annual Inflation Rate Eases to 28.2% in February 2024.
3/15/202420 minutes, 15 seconds
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Bitcoin and Cocoa futures hit all time highs.

🎙Global cooperation has been critical for the impressive expansion of well-being and opportunities in the past 70 years.🎙Bitcoin pushed further into record territory on Wednesday as a rally in cryptocurrencies continued apace.🎙Cocoa futures resumed their upward trend to trade around 7,950 per pound, marking a new historic high, attributed to ongoing supply concerns in West Africa.🎙BK Capital has today launched the Tekana Personal Pension Scheme.🎙Ghana's annual consumer inflation eased slightly to 23.2% in February 2024, compared with 23.5% in January but still well above the central bank's target band of 6% to 10%.🎙The annual inflation rate in Angola accelerated for the 10th straight month to 24.07% in February 2024, up from 21.99% in the previous month and marking its highest reading since May 2022.
3/14/202411 minutes, 8 seconds
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The trade ecosystem digitalization holds the potential to increase trade by nearly $9 trillion.

🎙Technology is revolutionising global commerce and investment, and digitalizing the trade ecosystem holds the potential to increase trade by nearly $9 trillion by 2026 within the G7 alone.🎙 WTI crude futures surged past $78 per barrel on Tuesday, fueled by OPEC's optimistic outlook on global oil demand growth in 2024 and 2025.🎙 Economic growth surprised to the upside in Rwanda, with the latest national accounts data indicating that the economy expanded by a stellar 8.2% in 2023 – against our forecast of 6.7%.🎙 Namibia and South Africa are in talks to launch infrastructure projects worth R7bn ($377 million) over the next three years to address current rail and port inefficiencies.🎙 The Capital Markets Authority has invited the public and stakeholders to give heir views on proposed amendments to proposed trading regulations.
3/13/202410 minutes, 20 seconds
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Transformation of Global Trade in 2024, will it be emerging technologies or trade policy that will be the key drivers of global trade ?

🎙 How will trade and trade policy develop over the coming year? How are emerging technologies transforming global trade? 🎙 Bitcoin reached a new all-time high exceeding $71,800 on Monday as the UK opens up to crypto exchange-traded products.🎙 The JSE All Share index was slightly down around 73,460 on Monday, following three consecutive sessions of advances.🎙 Global investment bank Goldman Sachs said it sees the Nigerian naira gain more ground against the US dollar in the next twelve months.🎙 The annual urban inflation rate in Egypt accelerated for the first time in five months to 35.7% in February 2024 from January's 12-month low of 29.8% and far above forecasts of 25.1%.🎙 The annual inflation rate in Rwanda inched up to 3.2% in February 2024 from 3.1% in the previous month, which was the lowest inflation rate since January 2022. 
3/12/20248 minutes, 6 seconds
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Bitcoin hits 70K USD, The Red Sea attacks and what that means for global inflation.

🎙 Bitcoin hits 70K USD, The Red Sea attacks and what that means for global inflation.🎙 TowerCo of Africa Uganda secures $40M for rural mobile network expansion, fostering digital empowerment and economic growth.🎙 Bitcoin Hits $70K Milestone, Driven by Central Bank Rate Cut Expectations and ETF Demand.🎙Gold Hits Record High Near $2,200/ounce on Jobs Report, Rate Cut Expectations. 🎙 OPEC+ Crude Production Up 212,000 bpd in February: Rystad Energy.🎙IWMI Southern Africa: African Nations Can Enhance Social Benefits, Sustainability Through Resource Efficiency and Circular Design.🎙IMF Warns: Red Sea Vessel Attacks by Yemen's Houthis Raise Inflation Risks, Especially in Sub-Saharan Africa.
3/11/202411 minutes, 6 seconds
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Meet the CEO: Lucy Asiimwe from The Neycha Accelerator & Fund.

🎙 Meet the CEO: Lucy Asiimwe from The Neycha Accelerator & Fund.🎙The JSE All Share index closed nearly unchanged at 73,604 on Thursday, with gains in gold miners balanced by weakness in financials and industrials.🎙 Research body Economist Intelligence Unit projects the global GDP growth at 2.4 per cent this year from last year’s 2.3 per cent.
3/8/202423 minutes, 40 seconds
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Uganda and Egypt Financial Pulse: From Central Bank Moves to Market Dynamics

🎙 Uganda’s President President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is calling for increased information sharing 🎙Gold Hits Record-High of $2,146/ounce as Fed Chair Signals Rate Reduction🎙 EGX 30 Hits Record High at 32,150 After Egypt Central Bank's Bold Moves.🎙 Egyptian Pound Nears 50 per USD Mark Amid Fourth Devaluation Since 2022🎙 Bank of Uganda Raises Benchmark Interest Rate to 10% on Inflation, Currency Concerns.🎙Egypt's Central Bank Hikes Interest Rates by 600bps to Record Highs.
3/7/20247 minutes, 56 seconds
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Africa’s debt burden and optimisation of the natural resources on the continent.

🎙 Why should African governments strengthen governance and institutionalise debt management capacity.🎙 Bitcoin Surges Nearly 6% to $66K, Targets All-Time High on Strong US Bitcoin ETF Demand.🎙 OPEC+ Extends Voluntary Production Cuts Through Second Quarter of 2024.🎙 South African Economy Grows 0.1% in Q4 2023, Below Expected 0.3%.🎙 S&P Global Egypt PMI Dips to 47.1 in February 2024 from 48.1 in January.🎙 Africa Faces $2.5 Trillion Climate Finance Gap by 2030, UN Official Warns
3/6/202410 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Macroeconomic Performance Outlook for Africa

 🎙 Africa to Maintain Fastest Growth, Exceeding Global Average in 2023: Macroeconomic Outlook Report Forecasts 11 of Top 20 Fastest-Growing Economies in 2024🎙 Bitcoin (BTC) Surges Past $65,000, Nears Record High as Bullish Bets Soar🎙 The JSE All Share index traded slightly up around 73,260 on Monday, mainly driven by heavyweight resource-linked stocks and industrials.🎙 Businesses across Africa could see a significant rise in revenue and sales by leveraging artificial intelligence according to Google🎙 South Africa Hosts ARSO/TC 59 Meeting to Enhance Technical Standardisation in African Automotive Industry.
3/5/202410 minutes, 7 seconds
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Over $200B (Sh29.1T) cargo diverted from Red Sea/Suez Canal since attacks by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen since December.

🎙 Over $200B (Sh29.1T) cargo diverted from Red Sea/Suez Canal since attacks by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen since December.🎙 MTN Group Sees 90% Profit Plunge Due to Nigerian Currency Devaluations since June.🎙 Kenya and Tanzania are the most affected economies in the East Africa region as vessel movement through the Suez Canal fall, a report indicates, amid continued disruption in international trade.🎙 Kenya is the second most attacked country by cyber criminals in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa region (META), new industry insights show🎙Africa's Economies Outpace Global Growth Amid Challenges.
3/4/20247 minutes, 10 seconds
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Challenges met by Women-owned businesses in Uganda.

🎙Why are women-owned businesses in Uganda plagued by high mortality rates?🎙Senegal's annual inflation rate continued its downward trend, reaching 0.8% from 0.9% in the prior month.🎙Global airlines project $25.7 billion in profits, supported by 4.7 billion travellers, cargo growth etc.🎙Africa's shared mobility market, worth $4.2 billion, is set to double by 2030 to $ 7.8 billion, creating 550,000 jobs amid rapid urbanization and growth.🎙Global methane emissions reveal targeting top methane-emitting oil and gas fields can cut global emissions by millions of tonnes annually.
1/15/20249 minutes, 51 seconds
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How can African nations stimulate industrialisation?

🎙How can African nations drive industrialization by investing in high-value sectors, developing regional value chains, and adopting flexible policies?🎙South Africa's gross foreign exchange reserves hit a record high of $62.518 billion in December 2023, rising from $61.721 billion in the preceding month.🎙Egypt's current account deficit narrowed by 12.1% to USD 2.8 billion in Q3 2023, down from USD 3.2 billion in the same period the previous year.🎙The FAO Food Price Index fell to 118.5 in December 2023, the lowest since February 2021, from a downwardly revised 120.3 in November.🎙ACWA Power signed a framework for a $4 Billion green hydrogen project in Egypt, producing 600,000 t/y of green ammonia, scaling to 2 Million t/y in a second phase.🎙Red Sea transit insurance costs spike to 0.5% of ship hull value, up from 0.1-0.2%, as attacks prompt expanded risky zones.
1/9/20248 minutes, 29 seconds
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Clean energy transition in Africa.

🎙Africa's clean energy shift promises security, green jobs, and development but faces hurdles. 🎙Gross foreign exchange reserves in South Africa increased to USD 61.721 billion from USD 60.932 billion.🎙The Central Bank of Botswana slashed its benchmark interest rate by 25 bps to 2.40% at its meeting on December 7th 2023, pushing borrowing costs to the lowest since July 2022.🎙Africa faces $25B annual loss from EU carbon tax, risking de-industrialization and reliance on raw exports.🎙 The annual inflation rate in Rwanda declined to 9.4% from 12.9%.🎙The annual urban inflation rate in Egypt decreased for the second straight month to a six-month low of 34.60% from 35.8%, after hitting a record high in September of 38.0%,
12/12/20239 minutes, 13 seconds
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Cocoa futures hit a 46 year high.

🎙OPEC+ meeting postponed to November 30 over output quota dispute with African producers Nigeria and Angola.🎙Cocoa futures hit $4,300/tonne, last seen in 1977, up 65% in 2023, fueled by supply worries from Ivory Coast and Ghana.🎙Mozambique's annual economic growth accelerated to 5.92% from 4.67% in the previous three-month period.🎙Kenya weighs using forex reserves to repay $2 billion Eurobond; concerns arise as reserves dip below $1.03 trillion statutory requirement.🎙World Economic Forum's 2023 report: $13.5 trillion needed by 2050 for sustainable transition in key industries; collaborative innovation crucial.
11/29/20238 minutes, 45 seconds
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Economic reforms in South Sudan.

🎙Understanding the current state of the South Sudan economy amidst the Sudan crisis.🎙The NSE-All Share index extended gains for the fourth straight session to touch a new record level of 71,170 on Friday.🎙PPC sells 51% Cimerwa stake for $42.5M to Kenya's National Cement, focusing on core markets and optimizing capital allocation.🎙Facebook ads in Tanzania face 18% VAT starting Dec 1, 2023. The government targets tech giants for Digital Services Tax.
11/21/20238 minutes, 25 seconds
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Understanding the financing strategy in the mining sector of Uganda.

🎙Uganda has over-time completed the acquisition and processing of high-resolution aerial magnetic data for the country. It is projected that the mining sector will be a major driver of employment and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in Uganda over the next several years.🎙South Africa posted a trade surplus of ZAR 13.1 billion in September 2023, above market estimates of ZAR 12 billion and a downwardly revised ZAR 12.6 billion surplus in August. 🎙US President Joe Biden intends to end the participation of Gabon, Niger, Uganda and the Central African Republic in the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) trade program. 🎙Microsoft has announced plans to certify 30 million people in Africa in artificial intelligence- (AI-) related skills by 2025.
11/1/20238 minutes, 37 seconds
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Islamic financing model on the rise, a look at the why.

- Global Islamic Finance assets are forecast to reach USD 3.69  trillion by 2024, according to the 2020 Islamic Finance Development Report - South Africa  emerges as the top choice for mergers and acquisition deals- S&P Global Ratings cut Egypt's long-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings to B-, from B. 
10/24/20238 minutes
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Exploring the influence of Ghana power woes.

The cost of energy in Ghana has led the country into debt. The power woes don't end there, there have been challenges with the tariffs, mismanagement of funds, embezzlement and other factors that have raised the country's cost of power causing the country to pay more than what is being produced which caused a deficit in the economy.
6/7/202310 minutes, 18 seconds
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Angola Airlines reports an $800,000 net profit.

The national airline of Angola, has announced its financial results for the fiscal year 2022, revealing a remarkable increase in net profit compared to the previous year. The airline reported a net profit of 460.1 million kwanzas, equivalent to approximately USD$800,000, representing a substantial 30% overall growth compared to 2021.
6/2/20239 minutes, 44 seconds
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Kampala's rapid growth is becoming a challenge

Kampala is one of the cities in Africa that is on the first track of development, with the city producing 65% of the country's GDP and being the one and only city in Uganda contributing 80% of the country's industrial and commercial activities. With their high urbanization rate; it has led to the depletion of the green cover of Kampala.
5/22/20237 minutes, 14 seconds
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Meet the CEO:Rinah KIZZA of Ri's Munch

Rinah KIZZA CEO and owner of Ri's Munch joins us today on this episode of meet the CEO to inspire all you business men and women out there that think you can't make it.
5/19/202333 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Khartoum war causes economic disruption

The ongoing conflict in Khartoum has caused significant economic disruption, including food shortages, blackouts, and inflation. The city, previously considered a stable financial center, has become a war zone with frequent shelling and air attacks.
5/18/20238 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ghana acquires financial assurance

Ghana receives the financial assurance it needs from the Paris Club after the meeting of the official Creditors Committee, chaired by China and France, paving way for the Board of the International Monetary Fund(IMF) to approve of the country's pending $3 billion loan-support programme. The Creditors Committee will negotiate with the Government on the terms of restricting the claims which are going to be finalized in a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU). This loan will help Ghana in debt restructuring and minimize the balance of payment deficit and open doors for more investors.
5/17/202310 minutes, 34 seconds
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Africa as an investment centre.

Today we talk about how Africa is a continent that is rich in natural resources and offering a wide range of investment opportunities.
5/15/202311 minutes, 2 seconds
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MSMEs in Africa face significant challenges.

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) says MSMEs in Africa face challenges in acquiring resources such asfinance, markets, and technology. In some countries like Uganda for example, MSMEs  for 75% of private sector employment but only 16% access formal finance.
5/12/202311 minutes, 16 seconds
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Pension Bondholders in Ghana up in arms over payment

In Ghana, members of the Pensioner Bondholders Forum have returned to the premises of the Finance Ministry to demand payment of outstanding coupons on matured bonds.
5/11/202311 minutes, 47 seconds
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Kenya plans to charge 3% tax on digital assets

In order to narrow its fiscal deficit, Kenya has come up with a plan to charge taxes on the transfer and exchange of digital assets such as cryptocurrency exchanges.
5/10/20238 minutes, 4 seconds
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Understanding the crises and opportunities in the Egyptian economy

Join us on today's episode as we talk with  Maya Senussi a Senior Middle East Economist who will be helping us to understand more on the different  opportunities in the Egyptian economy
5/9/202311 minutes, 6 seconds
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Meet the CEO: Christian Intwari aka Manager - Our Past

Christian Intwari, the founder of ‘Our Past’, the youth-led initiative that organises aims to educate young people about the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi and inspire them to take the initiative to rebuild Rwanda 
4/28/202313 minutes, 7 seconds
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Understanding the IMF’s bailout package for Ghana

Some investors of Ghana's 2030 Eurobond have received coupon payments which had been due on April 14. The country announced it would default on some its external debt in December and has not made payments on its international bonds since. However, the bond maturing in 2030 with a coupon of 10.75% is partially guaranteed by the World Bank, so payment kicked in this week via the bank's International Development Association.  On today’s episode we are joined by Ondiro Onganga analyst with the K Financial to give an understanding of the International Monetary Fund’s bailout package for Ghana. 
4/27/202310 minutes, 54 seconds
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Economic growth of developing nations to slow down -World Bank

The World Bank projects the economic growth of poor nations to slow by almost one-third and business cycle indicator in South Africa slips further.
4/26/202310 minutes, 37 seconds
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Spike in fraud cases threatens digital economy gains - Absa boss

The World Bank’s think tank says a spike in scams and fraud across sub-Saharan Africa risks reversing recent gains in bringing previously excluded groups into the digital economy, with damaging results for economic development and inclusion in government services.Absa Bank Uganda’s Managing Director Mumba Kalifungwa joins us for this episode.
4/25/20237 minutes, 57 seconds
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Three, no Four times is the charm for Egyptian currency devaluation.

Egypt has devalued its currency 3 times already and many experts see a fourth on the cards. Churchill Oguttu, Economic Analyst for North and East Africa with IC Group joins us for this episode 
4/24/20238 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ghana GDP Growth Accelerates to 3.7% in Q4

Global rice shortage is set to be the biggest in 20 years and Ghana GDP Growth Accelerates to 3.7% in Q4
4/21/20239 minutes, 22 seconds
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Understanding the fighting in Sudan.

Thousands flee Sudan’s capital, South African cannabis firm wins Malaysian backer.
4/20/20238 minutes, 47 seconds
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Earnings Alert; Absa Bank Uganda’s 2022 earnings and Ernst & Young is cutting 3,000 jobs.

Absa Bank Uganda posts 141bn shillings profit for the year 2022 and Accounting giant Ernst & Young is cutting 3,000 jobs
4/19/20239 minutes, 38 seconds
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Kenya’s growing fiscal concerns.

In Kenya, Some civil servants across the national government and employees in at least half of the counties across the country were yet to receive salaries for the last two months as the government faces cash flow problems. Rising domestic debt maturities in 2023 have put pressure on government revenues, forcing the prioritisation of debt repayment to salaries and other operations and maintenance vote heads
4/18/202310 minutes, 10 seconds
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Can Rwanda achieve single digit inflation in 2023?

The annual inflation rate in Rwanda edged up to 31% in March 2023, from a five-month low of 30.3% in the prior month. Ted Kaberuka, Economist and  Partner at Centrix Group returns to the podcast to discuss measures being taken to bring down that  number  to below 8% by the end of the year.
4/17/20237 minutes, 55 seconds
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Meet the CEO: Jean Hurbert Ishimwe Nkurayija of Kashireshi

Jean Hurbert Ishimwe Nkurayija of Kashireshi joins us. He opens up about working in a space and country that has its foot forward in the innovation space and also what it means to develop tech solutions with an African perspective
4/14/202320 minutes, 10 seconds
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Rwanda inflation up 31%

There is an uptick in the inflation rate in Rwanda. Latest data shows the annual inflation rate in Rwanda edged up to 31% in March 2023, from a five-month low of 30.3% in the prior month. Ted Kaberuka Economist and  Partner at Centrix Group joins us for this episode to highlight the factors influencing the  uptick in inflation.
4/13/202312 minutes, 3 seconds
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Uganda -South Africa trade opportunities.

The Ugandan government  is working to grow export revenue especially in Africa. One of the steps it is  taking is strengthening  ties with South Africa and working to remove non tariff barriers.The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee on Exports and Industrial Development, Mr.Odrek Rwabwogo on  how to achieve the growth in export revenue by USD 6BN over the next 5 years. 
4/12/202310 minutes, 42 seconds
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Upskilling to a data driven workforce

More and more roles are being created where having the skills to draw valuable insights from large data sets is imperative. Which for many has left them with the question: what are some of the considerations that one should take into account when planning to upskill yourself to better prepare for the demands of the data driven workforce?Micheal Nyitekega Program Director at Refactory at Clark International  University joins us for this episode. 
4/11/20238 minutes, 3 seconds
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Meet the CEO: Sandra Asimwe of Ecoville

We are back with another episode of Meet the CEO. Sandrah Asimwe returns to the podcast, this time as the  award winning CEO of Ecoville Ug. She walks us through what it means being a pioneer in her field and why we should all be working towards a more sustainable lifestyle. 
4/7/20239 minutes, 55 seconds
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Creating Alternative pools of financing for small and medium enterprises.

One of the biggest hurdles the private sector has had to deal with is access to finance. Large firms tend to benefit more from bank financing than SMEs do, as their track record and scale reduce their risk profile. Smaller, newer companies and those in the informal sector often face higher borrowing costs, if they are able to borrow at all.  Damalie Ssali, the Programs Director at Private Sector Foundation Uganda, in this episode discusses why it's important to create alternative pools of finance for the private sector.
4/6/202315 minutes, 3 seconds
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What’s your carbon footprint?

Ayambe Zero CEO Alex Kalanda returns to the podcast to expound on issues in the climate change ecosystem. Today he expounds more on what a carbon footprint is. 
4/6/20239 minutes, 1 second
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Climate change, beyond the buzz words.

Climate change has become one of the most pivotal conversations of our time, Alex Kalanda, the Ayambe Zero CEO joins us for this episode  to expound on the work done to ensure it is not just a buzzword but a concept that can be understood even at the grass-root level.
4/4/202312 minutes, 59 seconds
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Earnings Alert: Stanbic bank Uganda and SA reserve bank raises repo rate

Stanbic Uganda posted  Profit After Tax of Ush. 366 billion in the year 2022representing year-on-year growth of 33 per cent.. Customer deposits grew by 6.8 percent year on year to Ush 6.1 trillion from Ush 5.7 trillion; net loans and advances rose to Ush.4.1 trillion from Ush.3.7 trillion while total assets grew by 3.9 percent to Ush. 9.0 trillion.Andrew Mashanda, Chief Executive of Stanbic Uganda Holdings Limited reflects on the bank’s performance despite the prolonged uncertainty of the global and local economic uncertainty.
4/3/20239 minutes, 37 seconds
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US Vice President Kamala Harris kicks off Africa trip. What are the economic benefits for the countries she will visit?

US Vice President Kamala Harris kicks off Africa trip. Her itinerary  includes three nights in Ghana, two nights in Tanzania, and one in Zambia. In Ghana she pledged more than $100 million (€ 93 million) in an aid package to the country.She said she was "very excited about the future of Africa," adding that she would be discussing issues like increasing food security, climate change, and growing investment on the continent.
3/30/20239 minutes, 46 seconds
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Uganda’s oil production and pending lawsuits.

At the start of this month,A French civil court dismissed a fast-track lawsuit brought by campaigners against energy major TotalEnergies (TTEF.PA) over its oil projects in Uganda and Tanzania, saying the case should be examined in depth in a standard trial.Under the suit filed in 2019, six French and Ugandan activist groups had accused the company of failing to protect people and the environment from the Tilenga oil development and the $3.5 billion East African Crude Oil Pipeline.
3/29/20238 minutes, 39 seconds
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South Sudan increases central bank rate in a bid to counter inflation.

The Bank of South Sudan has increased the Central Bank Interest Rate by 300 bps from 12 per cent to 15 per cent. Akol Dok, Managing Partner at Orus, joins us for this episode to discuss this key decision further
3/28/202311 minutes, 46 seconds
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Free fall for the Safaricom share price. What is happening?

In the past few weeks, Safaricom’s share price has been on a free fall, causing panic. The giant telco lost as much as  32.3 percent off that price valuation.Solomon Kariuki - Equities and Fixed Income Analyst .AIB-AXYS Africa joins us for this episode to discuss the performance of the Safaricom share price and the possible effects on the Nairobi Stock Exchange?
3/27/202310 minutes, 40 seconds
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Meet the CEO: Albert Munyabugingo of Vuba Vuba

We really look forward to Fridays. We bring you another Episode of Meet the CEO. Albert Munyabugingo, CEO of Vuba Vuba joins us for this episode. He discusses what it takes to build a thriving e-commerce business and why its important transaction charges take the downward trend  
3/24/202317 minutes, 52 seconds
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South Africa shutdown; What to make of it?

South African opposition, The Economic Freedom Fighters called for a national shutdown to protest against rolling blackouts and pressure President Cyril Ramaphosa to resign. There were sporadic disruptions, including some road closures, and some stores shut their doors, mainly in the city centers where marches were held.Tsholofelo Diale, analyst with the KFinancial joins to shed more light on what many have called a resounding failure
3/23/20238 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Academia- industry relationship, can it be mutually beneficial?

Industry and businesses have been principal beneficiaries of academic outcomes developed in educational  institutions and research laboratories.Ultimately, the global society benefits from this joint effort of the non-profit institutions and for-profit businesses. But this synergy is often not given due recognition and appreciated in a tangible manner by the society in general. Dev Chamroo Senior Consultant with CITC Technologies joins us for this episode to discuss the academia-industry interaction and how it can be mutually beneficial.
3/22/20237 minutes, 13 seconds
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African airports showing carbon management progress.

The Airport Carbon Accreditation Annual Report 2021-2022 was released last week showcasing the remarkable carbon management progress made by accredited airports in Africa.Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Africa saw a remarkable growth rate of 38% in airport participation, with 22 accredited airports across 13 countries.
3/21/20237 minutes, 53 seconds
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A closer look at Rwanda’s export growth fund

Some of the biggest hurdles exporters face include  limited access to finance ( high costs of borrowing, limited post-shipment financing,) low production volumes, high international market entry related costs, generic loans backed by strong collateral.Estelle Uwizeye,Manager Exports and Manufacturing PortFolio at the Development Bank of Rwanda, joins us expound on the The Export Growth Fund (EGF) by the Development Bank of Rwanda and how its solving the export financing challenges in Rwanda 
3/6/202312 minutes, 40 seconds
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850 million people in Africa are living with hunger, how can the continent feed her people?

Africa is home to a third of the world’s 850 million people living with hunger.With the removal of barriers to agricultural development aided by new investments, Africa’s agricultural output could increase from $280 billion per year to $1 trillion by 2030.
1/31/20238 minutes, 48 seconds
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South Sudan’s financial inclusion journey.

In today’s episode we talk to Kush Bank’s Acting CEO Ryan O’Grady on its move to remove fees on all deposits and withdrawals in the country and it’s impact on financial inclusion. 
1/30/202312 minutes, 2 seconds
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AFDB President Akinwumi Adesina discusses 2023 economic projections.

Despite the confluence of multiple shocks, growth across all five African regions was positive in 2022—and the outlook for 2023–24 is projected to be stable.
1/26/202310 minutes, 1 second
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African Development Bank has launched its first edition of Africa’s Macroeconomic Performance and Outlook Report; and why this is important.

African Development Bank has launched its first edition of Africa’s Macroeconomic Performance and Outlook Report.The bank's President  Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina hopes that the biannual publication provides  African policymakers, global investors, researchers, and other development partners with an up-to-date, evidence-based assessment of the continent’s recent macroeconomic performance and short-to-medium term outlook amid dynamic global economic developments.
1/25/202311 minutes, 14 seconds
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Global aviation industry set for a profit rebound in 2023; will Africa mirror the trend?

The Aviation industry is expected to finally reach a profit in 2023 – the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic – but unpredictable factors such as oil costs and ever-increasingly extreme weather patterns will continue to create more challenges for airlines. Derek Nseko, Airspace Africa CEO joins us to break down these trends for the African continent. Will they mirror the global picture ?
1/24/20237 minutes, 43 seconds
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Uganda: Retail had a tough 2022, could the sector bounce back in 2023?

The entry of new retail brands and expansion of the retail sector in Uganda is facing a number  of challenges. While there is a  positive outlook for consumer spending in Uganda over 2023, with real household spending growth accelerating to 6.2% y-o-y. There are factors like inflation and interest rates that will both be elevated over 2023 and eat into disposable income. 
1/19/202310 minutes, 11 seconds
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Tanzania is introducing a digital currency but there is a catch.

South Africa’s energy provision plan and Tanzania’s cautious introduction of a digital currency. 
1/18/20239 minutes, 28 seconds
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Climate change lawfare and it impacts on oil developments in Africa

Climate change lawfare and it impacts on oil developments in Africa .
1/17/20237 minutes, 31 seconds
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Debt restructuring set to dominate fiscal policy discussions in 2023.

Debt Restructures across the continent and we look at the EAC Intra Trade hitting 10 billion dollars .
1/16/20238 minutes, 47 seconds
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Ghana, domestic debt restructure a cautionary tale for other African countries?

Ghana, is there domestic debt restructure a cautionary tale for other African countries?
1/12/20239 minutes, 34 seconds
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Uganda’s oil and gas sector outlook; the great, the good, the bad and ugly.

In today’s Episode Uganda’s oil and gas industry takes centre stage.Elison Karuhanga, Chairman of Oil and Gas Committee - East African Law Society reviews, the great, the good, the bad and ugly happenings of the sector in the year 2022
1/11/202310 minutes, 15 seconds
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AFCFTA: How can countries leverage their comparative trade advantages?

Antoine Kajangwe  Director General-Trade and Investment at the Ministry of Trade and Industry (Rwanda) returns for another episode. This time he breaks down how countries can leverage their comparative trade advantages 
1/10/20239 minutes, 43 seconds
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Africa in 2023, what factors will influence growth on the continent?

Africa in 2023, what factors will influence growth on the continent?
12/22/202211 minutes, 2 seconds
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Lessons from Morocco ‘s football Infrastructure investment.

Lessons from Morocco ‘s football Infrastructure investment. And we look at Rwanda’s GDP  growing  by 10%.
12/21/202212 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ghana Suspends payments on External debt.

Have countries had an equitable recovery from the pandemic ? And Ghana Suspends payments on External debt 
12/20/20229 minutes, 1 second
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Nigeria Inflation Rate Climbs to New 17-Year Peak.

Nigeria Inflation Rate Climbs to New 17-Year Peak. And a look at pandemic preparedness.
12/19/202210 minutes, 12 seconds
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Meet the CEO: Roland Christian Habimana, CEO and Founder at SPACES & SCAPES

Roland Christian Habimana, CEO and Founder at SPACES & SCAPES joins us for this Episode of Meet CEOHe discusses Sustainable Architecture, Interior Design and Landscaping. 
12/16/20229 minutes, 17 seconds
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What is the $3 trillion dollars AFCFTA opportunity?

What is the $3 trillion dollars AFCFTA opportunity? A look at the dynamic inflation picture on the continent.
12/15/20228 minutes, 42 seconds
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Kenya’s President introduces a hustler fund, how will it work?

Kenya’s President introduces a hustler fund, how will it work? Ghana’s Cedi appreciates.
12/14/202211 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ethiopia: No foreign currency for non priority goods imports.

Ethiopia: No foreign currency for non priority goods imports. 
12/13/202210 minutes, 19 seconds
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Is Africa’s rising health tech sector getting its due attention?

Is Africa’s rising health tech sector getting its due attention?
12/12/20228 minutes, 59 seconds
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Safaricom’s $850 million entry spend into Ethiopia.

Safaricom’s $850 million entry spend into Ethiopia.
12/8/202214 minutes, 20 seconds
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The devaluation of the Egyptian pound, what does this mean for the country’s economy?

The devaluation of the Egyptian pound, what does this mean for the country’s economy?
12/7/202212 minutes, 17 seconds
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Mixed picture for Africa’s private sector.

Private sector activity on the continent registers a mixed picture and we look into what the fast paced world of digital transformation means for the marketing sector. 
12/6/20228 minutes, 27 seconds
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Global food prices fall. Is Air Nigeria ready for takeoff?

Global food prices fall. Is Air Nigeria ready for takeoff?
12/5/20228 minutes, 42 seconds
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Meet the CEO: Tony Adesina of Safi rides.

Meet the CEO: Tony Adesina of Safi rides.
12/2/202214 minutes, 37 seconds
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AFCFTA: Opening of Africa’s air transport markets.

Opening of Africa’s air transport markets.
12/1/20229 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ghana hikes key interest rate to highest in 19 years.

Ghana hikes key interest rate to highest in 19 years.
11/30/20228 minutes, 18 seconds
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Can the manufacturing sector catalyze economic growth for Africa post covid-19?

The role of manufacturing sector and AFCFTA for economic rebound.
11/28/20229 minutes, 10 seconds
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Meet the CEO Clive Kyazze, CEO of Football 256

Meet the CEOClive Kyazze, CEO of Football 256
11/25/202215 minutes, 20 seconds
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Inflation; Kenya raises benchmark rate, Zambia leaves it unchanged.

Inflation; Kenya raises benchmark rate, Zambia leaves it unchanged.
11/24/20229 minutes, 50 seconds
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Nigeria hikes key interest rate.

Nigeria hikes key interest rate. 
11/23/20229 minutes, 52 seconds
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A possible recession, which African countries are defying the odds?

A possible recession, which African countries are defying the odds?
11/22/20228 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ethiopia moves to open up banking sector.

Ethiopia moves to open up banking sector. Nigeria inflation at all time highs. 
11/21/202210 minutes, 19 seconds
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Meet the CEO: Anisha Muhoozi of KCCA Football Club

Meet the CEO: Anisha Muhoozi of KCCA Football Club.
11/18/202218 minutes, 1 second
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More commitments to climate funding, oil and gas dominate #Cop27 conversation

More commitments to climate funding, oil and gas dominate #Cop27 conversation.
11/9/20228 minutes, 38 seconds
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Nigeria’s Naira falls to record low and a look at Tunisia’s inflation numbers.

Nigeria’s Naira falls to record low and a look at Tunisia’s inflation numbers.  
11/8/202210 minutes, 13 seconds
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Is Africa, energy poor?

As discussion on energy transition in Africa gains traction economics warn that Energy poverty is rife on the continent. 
11/2/20229 minutes, 48 seconds
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Fulfilling the promise of e-procurement reforms in Africa.

Fulfilling the promise of e-procurement reforms in Africa.
11/1/202212 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Egyptian pound depreciated over 16% and Malawi raises its benchmark rate.

The Egyptian pound depreciated over 16% and Malawi raises its benchmark rate. 
10/31/20228 minutes, 32 seconds
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Meet The CEO series, Arnuad Nibaruta,Co-Founder of Dot Pharma

Meet The CEO series, Arnuad Nibaruta,Co-Founder of Dot Pharma challenges us on mindset change towards the innovations young people are coming up with to solve every day problems
10/28/202223 minutes, 59 seconds
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The power of political economy South Africa's government revised its budget deficit.

The power of the political economy phenomenon.South Africa's government has revised its budget deficit. 
10/27/202210 minutes, 12 seconds
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Capital investment for climate neutrality in Africa.

Capital investment for climate neutrality in Africa.
10/26/20228 minutes, 12 seconds
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Egypt set for cop 27, what should we expect?

Egypt set for cop 27, what should we expect?
10/24/20226 minutes, 38 seconds
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Botswana maintains steady benchmark rate.

Botswana maintains steady benchmark rate. 
10/24/20225 minutes, 52 seconds
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De-risking Africa’s agriculture sector, what does this entail? Ethiopia restricts foreign currency use.

De-risking Africa’s agriculture sector, what does this entail? Ethiopia restricts foreign currency use.. Ghana’s Cedi Becomes the worst-performing currency in the world.
10/20/20229 minutes, 36 seconds
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Côte d'Ivoire Inflation Rate Hits Fresh 11-Year High, Botswana Food Inflation at Over 13-Year High.

Côte d'Ivoire Inflation Rate Hits Fresh 11-Year High, Botswana Food Inflation at Over 13-Year High. A special Regional Export Facility (REF) of an initial amount of Uganda shillings one trillion has been launched.
10/19/202212 minutes, 45 seconds
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The International Monetary Fund’s latest Economic Outlook puts Growth in East, west, central, southern Africa regional blocs at 3.6% in 2022 and will remain subdued at 3.7% in 2023.

The International Monetary Fund’s latest  Economic Outlook puts Growth in East, west, central, southern Africa regional blocs at  3.6% in 2022 and will remain subdued at 3.7% in 2023.
10/18/20226 minutes, 41 seconds
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Nigeria’s Naira depreciates sharply and a changing market landscape.

Nigeria’s Naira depreciates sharply and a changing market landscape. 
10/17/20229 minutes, 14 seconds
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Today’s CEO is Ryan O’grady The CEO Kush Holdings and Ag CEO @kushbanks.

Today’s CEO is Ryan O’grady  The  CEO Kush Holdings and Ag CEO @kushbankss. He talks about diversification in the Banking Sector and the growth he hopes to see in South Sudan 
10/13/202218 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ghana Inflation Rate Hits Fresh 21-Year High, Kenya GDP Growth at Over 1-Year Low

Ghana Inflation Rate Hits Fresh 21-Year High, Kenya GDP Growth at Over 1-Year Low
10/13/20226 minutes, 38 seconds
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Harnessing the potential of Africa’s manufacturing sector

Harnessing the potential of Africa’s manufacturing sector.
10/12/20228 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ghana to revise debt policy, Seychelles inflation.

Ghana to revise debt policy, Seychelles inflation.
10/11/20229 minutes, 30 seconds
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Meet the CEO; The Founders of Radava Mercantile

Josephine Adeti, Ivan Otieno and Isaac Wachira, the founders of Radava Mercantile feature on this episode of Meet The CEO.
10/8/202213 minutes, 48 seconds
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African Startups have raised over 4bn in the first half of 2022

The economy of Angola Advances, African Startups have raised over 4bn in 2022 and is Elon Musk back to buy Twitter?
10/5/20227 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ghana’s cedi is the worst performing currency in the past 12 months, how did it get here?

Ghana’s economic woes take centre stage. We also look at the Economies of Morroco and Senegal, did they advance in the Second Quarter?
10/4/20228 minutes, 50 seconds
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Are Gen Z disrupting investment trades?

Generation Z or best known as Gen Z and their disruption of global  investment trends.We also look at  Kenya's accelerating Inflation and South Africa's shrinking trade surplus
10/3/20227 minutes, 15 seconds
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Somalia Inflation Rate Ticks Down, Namibia’s economy advances and we talk about sustainable investment and why debt stress on the continent poses a danger to it.

Somalia Inflation Rate Ticks Down, Namibia’s economy advances and we talk about sustainable investment and why debt stress on the continent poses a danger to it. 
9/29/20229 minutes, 11 seconds
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Nigeria, Zimbabwe interest rate decisions. Uganda’s Nssf counts the cost of mid term benefits.

Nigeria Lifts Key Interest Rate to 15.5%, Above Forecasts, while Zimbabwe Keeps Key Interest Rate. In Uganda, The NSSF counts the opportunity cost of the Mid Term Benefits. 
9/28/20229 minutes, 12 seconds
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Kenya’s Fuel subsidy removal. Was it long overdue?

 Global economic growth is set to slow sharply in 2022, Kenya’s Fuel subsidy removal.
9/27/20227 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ethiopia Airlines acquires 49% stake in Nigeria Air.

Ethiopian Airlines will own 49 per cent equity In Nigeria Air and  The Central Bank of Egypt kept its key overnight deposit rate steady
9/26/20228 minutes, 36 seconds
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Meet the CEO: Helen Wangari of SowPrecise Africa.

Today’s CEO is Helen Wangari from SowPrecise Africa. She enlightens us about the farm management system that enable farmers to manage their farms remotely from any location!
9/23/202214 minutes, 51 seconds
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A mixed inflation picture for African countries and the appointment of a new Central Bank Governor in South Sudan.

A mixed inflation picture on the continent and the appointment of a new Central Bank Governor in South Sudan. 
9/22/20227 minutes, 47 seconds
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100 start-ups in Africa have raised their first $1m+ round

100 start-ups in Africa have raised their first $1m+ round.Ghana economy advances. 
9/21/20228 minutes, 55 seconds
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Is the Kenyan government broke?

Crypto markets hit a fresh low. The 93.7m Treasury Balance, Is Kenya’s government broke? That and more in this episode,
9/20/202211 minutes, 57 seconds
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South Sudan’s essential value chain.

9/18/202211 minutes, 17 seconds
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Meet the CEO: Eric Uzabakiriho from Irebe Biotech.

In this meet the CEO, we talk to Eric Uzabakiriho from Irebe Biotech. This program is powered by the Jasiri Talent Investor program. Applications for the next program are still open until October 7th. Apply now via jasiri.org/application. 
9/16/202211 minutes, 18 seconds
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Uganda’s capital markets savings sees 13.7% growth. Ghana annual inflation rate accelerated to 33.9%

Uganda’s capital markets savings sees 13.7% growth. Ghana annual inflation rate accelerated to 33.9% 
9/15/202210 minutes, 38 seconds
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Aviation Africa summit takes center stage

Africa’s aviation sector big boys are in Kigali. Could this spark the sector? 
9/14/20228 minutes, 13 seconds
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Value retention in Uganda’s oil sector

Bitcoin regains ground and a look at Uganda’s oil sector benefits to the locals. 
8/9/202211 minutes, 50 seconds
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Election Day in Kenya, counting the cost

We look at the cost of the elections in East Africa’s biggest economy, Kenya. 
8/8/202210 minutes, 53 seconds
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South Sudan’s tax rate hike and Kenya’s rising inflation rate.

In this episode we look at South Sudan’s tax rate hike and Kenya’s rising inflation rate.
8/2/202210 minutes
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Meet the CEO : Rose Maghas of Rova Sports Academy

Today’s CEO is an ardent believer in Sports Investment and the change that will bring to the continent.Meet Rose Maghas, CEO of Rova Sports Academy .
7/7/202227 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Post Mortem of Kune Foods. Part I

Remarkable economic growth across Botswana, Angola and Seychelles.And also we start our series;  Post Mortem of Kune Foods.
7/5/202210 minutes, 37 seconds