Zimbabwe launches IMF-backed economics data portal

The National Summary Data Page will serve as a one-stop publication for disseminating data on Zimbabwe's economy.
Andrew Maramwidze
Aug 23, 2022

Investors upbeat about SSA but internet connectivity the drawcard

Sub-Saharan economic growth predicted to be higher than expected this year and next, but MNO World Mobile warns internet connectivity remains critical.
Jul 4, 2022

Central African Republic launches its own cryptocurrency

Government tight-lipped on specifics, but links Sango Coin to local economic development.
Jun 21, 2022

African business leaders predict better-than-expected GDP growth

Almost all expect Sub-Saharan Africa to exceed IMF’s 3.8% forecast this year and 4% for next year, according to blockchain-based MNO World Mobile.
May 25, 2022

CAR sidesteps doubters, proceeds with Sango crypto island ambition

Country’s govt determined to pursue cryptocurrency plans having recently adopted Bitcoin as a legal tender.
May 19, 2022

Africa’s financial architecture needs overhaul to meet SDG goals

One of the key takeaways from the 54th session of the Conference of Ministers (CoM2022) in Senegal under the theme “Financing Africa’s Recovery: Breaking New Ground”.
May 19, 2022

Regulatory gaps can heighten risk in cryptocurrency trade says IMF

Financial organisation calls for establishing international collaborative arrangements for supervision of crypto assets.
Apr 21, 2022

IMF is right: cryptocurrencies are ushering in a new world order

deVere Group CEO Nigel Green has commented on the Global Financial Stability Report released by the IMF.
Mar 18, 2022

Cameroon’s mobile money tax could backfire, IMF cautions

Economists said when the tax is not applied to the banking sector, it results in an unequal treatment of different means of payments.

Digitalisation, COVID-19 dominates African Finance Ministers conference

Conference has opened in Addis Ababa under the theme “Africa’s sustainable industrialisation and diversification in the digital era in the context of COVID-19.”
Dec 10, 2020

Zamtel's future hangs in the balance … again

Zambia’s government initiates another request with the IMF for economic bailout.
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.