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Fraud could cost Africa its blockchain opportunity

Africa has increased efforts to tackle rising levels of fraud perpetrated using blockchain technology. This is according to Kwame Rugunda, chairman of the Blockchain Association...

From medicine to recycling, 6 African start-ups doing business for good

As Africa tunes into the burgeoning movement of business for good, young people across the continent are finding innovative solutions to problems from illiteracy...

The AfCFTA’s progressive journey

When asked what single word can best describe the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement’s journey through 2019, Carl Oshodi, the Executive Director of...

Nigeria, Sierra Leone mull currency swap

In a bid to reduce dollar use within the West African region and stop consequent depreciation of national currencies, the Governor of Bank of...

Mutual fund investments platform WealthBucket raises pre-Series A funding

Wealth Bucket Capital Advisors Pvt. Ltd, which operates mutual fund investments-focussed startup WealthBucket, has raised Rs 18 crore ($2.52 million at current exchange rates)...

France’s currency war against West Africa

Obadiah Mailafia On Saturday, December 21, French President Emmanuel Macron and his Ivoirian counterpart, Alassane Ouattara, announced a package of “historic reforms” of the 70-year-old...

African start-ups play vital role for social development

African start-ups are doing good business and they play vital role in the social development. Researchers from Dakar, Senegal, West Africa, found that six...

$50M LOST YEARLY TO ILLEGAL FISHING

Annually, Sierra Leone is losing an estimated US$ 50 million to illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. This, according to Sierra Leone’s newly-elected President Julius Maada...

DEP. FINANCE MINISTER REPRESENTS S/LEONE IN KENYA

Sierra Leone’s Deputy Minister of Finance, Dr. Patricia Nyanga Laverley represented Sierra Leone at the Africa50 Pan-African Platform in Nairobi, Kenya to scale up...

Greeks alter Christmas meal menu due to price hikes

Pork and Turkey have been the main protagonists in a typical Christmas meal in Greece. But the menu, this year, is changing due to...