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    20-Jan-2018 to 14:53

    Nigeria formalises request to host AfDB Regional Office

    APA-Abidjan (Ivory Coast) — With its position as the largest shareholder ($6 billion) in the African Development Bank (AfDB) since its inception, the Nigerian government has officially asked the bank to host its regional office in Abuja, the financial institution said Friday in a statement.

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    19-Jan-2018 to 20:03

    Tony Elumelu Foundation to set up 10,000 startups in Africa

    APA - Dakar (Senegal) - — The Tony Elumelu Foundation would like to help in the setting up of 10,000 startups in Africa, through its entrepreneurship program (2015-2024), Krystel Goumba, a member of the marketing and communication team of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) revealed in Dakar on Friday.

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    19-Jan-2018 to 19:56

    AfDB forecasts growth rebound for Togo

    APA - Lomé (Togo) — The African Development Bank (AfDB) anticipates a 5-percent growth rate for Togo in 2018, against an estimated 4.5 percent in 2017.

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    19-Jan-2018 to 19:27

    Namibia: Plans to phase out cheques scuttled by archaic laws

    APA-Windhoek (Namibia) — Plans by the Bank of Namibia (BoN) to phase out the use of cheques as a form of payment by the end of 2017 has been delayed by outdated laws that need to be repealed.

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    19-Jan-2018 to 11:15

    Zuma commends S/African central bank chief for IMF appointment

    APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African President Jacob Zuma on Friday congratulated South African Reserve Bank (SARB) governor Lesetja Kganyago following his appointment as the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC)’s new chairperson.

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    18-Jan-2018 to 19:15

    Burkina: Canada’s Roxgold produced 126,990 gold ounces in 2017

    APA - Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) — The Canadian mining firm Roxgold, which run the Yaramoko mine in west-central Burkina Faso, produced a total of 126,990 ounces of gold in 2017.

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    18-Jan-2018 to 19:01

    All eyes on poor performing state firms - S/African VP

    APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — All eyes are firmly on South Africa’s economically poor performing state-owned enterprises (SOEs), Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday.

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