Nigeria commits $618m for digital skills, job creation
I-DICE will support 451 tech start-ups, 226 creative enterprises and 75 enterprise support organisations, and the benefits to Nigeria’s economy are pegged at $6.4 billion.Samuel Mungadze
AfDB launches digital data initiative to empower Angolan business
RASME is a set of real-time digital data-gathering tools and processes that enable the Bank, its clients and development partners to better prepare projects.
Microsoft, AfDB partner to help Africa’s youth scale into business
Utilising the Bank’s Youth Entrepreneurship Investment Banks (YEIB), the partnership will scale up technical and financial support for young entrepreneurs.
Africa readies remedy to transform pharmaceutical industry
“Africa can no longer outsource its healthcare security to the benevolence of others” said African Development Bank Group (AfDB) President, Dr Akinwumi Adesina.
Ghana brightens up economic prospects after securing solar tech deal
West African country pens grant agreement with AfDB, government of Switzerland.
Fibre optic interconnection linking Cameroon and Congo now operational
Completion of first phase of the Congolese component of the Central African Backbone (CAB) project.
AfDB earmarks €9.8m equity investment to drive tech
Bank’s investment is expected to accelerate the creation of a new class of successful African entrepreneurs that will serve as a model to younger innovators.
Fintech trends changing the face of payments
Mark Dankworth, President Business Development Africa at Ukheshe, shares his thoughts on how mobile money, cross-border payments and ‘buy now, pay later’ are transforming the financial sector, particularly in emerging markets, for the better.
AfDB invests US$170m in Nigeria’s digital future
The investment in Digital and Creative Enterprises Program (i-DICE) is a government initiative established to promote investment in digital and creative industries.
New initiative launched to sharpen Africa’s data management
AfDB, World Bank roll out RASME project in Gabon.
Africa backs global solar grid initiative
One Sun One World One Grid global solar grid initiative launched by the UK and India.
US$500k earmarked to bolster financial services delivery in Nigeria
African Development Bank Group and MTN pen grant agreement to study women’s access to financial services.