Rocky economic recovery predicted for MENA region
GDP will grow 5.2% by end 2022, but Ukraine war and COVID-19 add to uncertainty, according to World Bank regional market research.
Apr 19, 2022
Apr 14, 2022
Sub-Saharan Africa’s economy takes a battering
Analysis from World Bank notes that recovery remains uneven, incomplete and is happening at varied rates of speed across the region.
Mar 2, 2022
Can Africa’s mobile digital traders remove barriers blocking a potential US$180bn market?
Executives from several technology companies, the GSMA and World Bank discuss release of White Paper at Mobile World Congress 2022.
HUAWEI Petal Search
Jan 19, 2022
Accessing education tools through HUAWEI Petal Search
HUAWEI Petal Search makes study materials and educational apps easily accessible to help learners stay on their A-game despite difficult circumstances.
Huawei Mobile Service
Nov 15, 2021
New initiative launched to sharpen Africa’s data management
AfDB, World Bank roll out RASME project in Gabon.
Oct 6, 2021
Cameroon secures US$100m to advance digital economy ambitions
Funding received from International Development Association (IDA).
Amindeh Blaise Atabong
Jul 5, 2021
World Bank laments Malawi's high internet prices, unpredictable connectivity
Institution says country is missing out on potential US$189-million in additional GDP and US$33-million in tax revenue per year.
Jun 9, 2021
Uganda leverages US$200m fund to boost digital acceleration
Funds will contribute to the objectives of the Digital Uganda Vision and Digital Transformation Programme under the National Development Plan III.
Jun 1, 2021
US Dollar mobile wallets key to Ethiopia’s mobile money future
Mobile receipts of remittances are gaining traction as markets continue to be impacted digitally by COVID-19, say experts.
May 20, 2021
Research shows Sub-Saharan Africa most expensive for remittances
World Bank and KNOMAD release report reflecting drop in remittance rate in 2020, but expectation of growth in 2021.
May 18, 2021
Surge in remittances as Africa’s battle with COVID-19 continues
There are now more digital channels offering remittance delivery straight into bank and mobile wallet accounts.
May 13, 2021
World Bank to invest US$200m in Ethiopia’s telecommunications
Financial institution calls for government to open industry up to competition.
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