TradeDepot’s US$110m ‘Buy-Now-Pay-Later’ push to African retailers

New funding will support the expansion of the merchant platform into new cities.
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IFC confirms investment in Liquid to boost tech infrastructure across Africa

IFC’s latest investment in Liquid follows its investment in the company in February 2021 through Liquid’s bond placement on Euronext Dublin, Ireland’s main stock exchange.

Innovation on Africa’s terms

Africa will be well-placed to take its place among the world’s technological and innovation leaders says Ndagi Job Goshi, General Manager, Liferay Africa.
Sep 7, 2021

Improved connectivity in Africa depends on public-private partnership success

PPPs would work well for the project and benefits would be felt throughout the economies of the newly connected nations say industry experts.
Aug 19, 2021

Seychelles’ Intelvision secures US$20m to bolster broadband

Telecommunications services provider gets backing from International Finance Corporation.
Aug 17, 2021

Considering the SME lending gap in West Africa

Biggest challenges accounting for the SME lending gap are: credit risk, external environmental risk, and technology adoption says Arnold Kavaarpuo, Country Manager, JUMO in Ghana.
Jul 26, 2021

IFC pumps R372m into Africa’s digital infrastructure

Connectivity supports economic growth and job creation, says the development institution, which wants to connect more African homes and businesses.
May 25, 2021

Safaricom readies to help push consortium agenda in Ethiopia

Company looks to help digitally transform region, confident of a return on investment.
Mar 9, 2021

US$200bn opportunity within Africa’s eLogistics market

Long-term growth will rapidly accelerate as e-Logistics companies scale and pivot to support e-commerce growth, according to IFC research.
Nov 20, 2020

Support for tech talent a prerequisite for Africa to leverage internet economy

Google and the IFC have predicted the internet economy would contribute up to US$180bn to Africa’s economy by 2025 and US$712bn by 2050.