World Bank
16 Nov

Africa's internet economy to contribute US$180bn by 2025

Research identifies internet connectivity and Africa’s growing start-up ecosystem as key drivers.
Aug 28, 2020

Facebook creates multimillion-rand grant for SA small business

The social media giant says the grant will assist local companies with cashflow in an effort to stimulate the COVID-hit economy.

Zambia records 126% growth of mobile money payments

Central Bank governor outlines situation at launch of the Zambia digital economic diagnostic report.
Jun 19, 2020

Remittance market expected to bounce back from COVID-19

Adoption of digital financial services expected increase and ecosystem will grow despite barriers, including cost.
Jun 3, 2020

Ghana targets 85% financial inclusion by 2023

Several initiatives launched to bolster financial inclusion and the move to a cashless society.
Jun 1, 2020

The Gambia receives U$30m to boost telecoms, energy

World Bank policy grant will be used to strengthen governance of SOEs.
May 29, 2020

Africa Data Centre Association offers free hosting

Organisation announces development to help businesses deal with COVID-19.
May 29, 2020

Collaboration broadens connectivity in Burkina Faso

Telecommunications firm MainOne partners World Bank to provide bulk connectivity services.
Apr 24, 2020

COVID-19 hits Africa remittances, World Bank urges digital platform use

The World Bank projects a 20% decline in global remittances, urging service providers and authorities to introduce measures to ease use of mobile money platforms.

Ghana's public electricity company to deploy fibre

Company's infrastructure could be leveraged to provide data and internet services.
Jul 22, 2019

Africa poised for mobile money growth

Research by IMF, World Bank and GSMA suggests growth from mobile-enabled platforms and disruption to traditional value chains.