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World Bank's IFC still disbursing funds in Ukraine despite war, chief says

Reuters 26 May 2022
Diop, who last year became the first African to run the World Bank's private-sector unit, also told Reuters in an interview that the IFC was keen to arrange capital for companies that can help pivot Ukraine's financial sector from its "energy intensive" focus.
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World Bank’s IFC still disbursing funds in Ukraine despite war, chief says

Metro USA 25 May 2022
Diop, who last year became the first African to run the World Bank’s private-sector unit, also told Reuters in an interview that the IFC was keen to arrange capital for companies that can help pivot Ukraine’s financial sector from its “energy intensive” focus.
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Condolences pour in after death of renowned economist Mike Schüssler

Independent online (SA) 24 May 2022
... South Africa, DCASA (Debt Counselling Association of South Africa), Capitalworks, SAPA (South African Poultry Association), the Private Sector Health Forum and many more, including mines, banks, pharmaceutical companies, micro lenders and commodity desks at private institutions.
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Afreximbank, APPO sign MoU to establish energy bank

B & FT Online 19 May 2022
The proposed bank will not be a substitute for private investment, however, but rather will serve as a catalyst for Africa-directed investment ... The bank will be critical for Africa’s energy sector, serving as a catalyst – not a substitute – for private investment in African energy.
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NIB, AADFI to lead dialogue on innovative financing solutions for development

Joy Online 19 May 2022
The key speakers include the Vice-President of the Private Sector, Infrastructure, and Industrialisation of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Solomon Quaynor; the CEO of the European Organisation for Sustainable Development (EOSD), Arshad Rab; and the CEO of the TCX Fund, Ruurd Brouwer; among others.
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Nigeria Becoming Destination for Africa's Promising Tech Startups

Beijing News 18 May 2022
But after about two years, the company overhauled its business model when Ayorinde realized it could fill a need for bank accounts ... Technology startups in Africa are trying to fix that, said the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association known as AVCA.
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Nigeria Becoming Destination for Africa’s Promising Tech Startups

Voa News 18 May 2022
But after about two years, the company overhauled its business model when Ayorinde realized it could fill a need for bank accounts ... Technology startups in Africa are trying to fix that, said the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association known as AVCA.
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The Isdb Group Private Sector Institutions Organize The 10Th Edition Of The Private Sector Forum

MENA FN 16 May 2022
(MENAFN - African Press Organization) The Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB Group) ( ) will host the–Private Sector Forum– which will be organized by the private sector institutions of the ... .
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Burkina Faso set for 27 MW solar project

PV Magazine 11 May 2022
The Zina project, in the village of that name in Mouhoun province, 185 kilometers from the capital Ouagadougou, is being financed by the International Finance Corporation private sector lender of the World Bank, in part with Canadian loans, plus the Emerging African ...
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‘South African Mafia banks are destroying 8 000 jobs’

Independent online (SA) 12 May 2022
When President Cyril Ramaphosa called on all South African in the private and public sectors to work together to reduce the level of unemployment, it seemed that the South African banks were on their own mission to cut jobs ... Why are South African banks not active in this space and creating a real impact that results in job creation in our country?.
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ZAAKIR MOHAMED: Proactive moves against corruption would have an outsize effect

Business Day 04 May 2022
While the Zondo state capture commission laid bare the extent of entrenched corruption, few South Africans were truly shocked by the revelations ... Would high-profile examples of private sector corruption such as at Tongaat, Steinhoff and African Bank have occurred if SA was not such a fertile environment for corruption in general? .
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Hollow promises: Billions of rands in loans, but still no jobs Mr President?

Independent online (SA) 19 Apr 2022
Also, in April 2021, it was announced that South Africa would get a $1 billion (R14.5bn at the time) loan from the New Development Bank (NDB) to bolster its coffers ... "South African banks have been holding significantly more government debt because of weak demand for private credit and relatively high interest rates on government debt," he said.
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Energy transition central to Africa’s economic future

The Point 14 Apr 2022
Dr Kevin Kariuki, African Development Bank and Vice President for Power Energy, Climate and Green Growth, said that the African Development Bank is committed to supporting the continent’s energy transition, by facilitating increased private sector investments through its ...
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youthinkgreen Egypt: Youth-Led Initiative Promoting Sustainable Development and Climate Action

Egyptian Streets 14 Apr 2022
With support from public and private organizations such as the African Development Bank, Raya Holding for Financial investments, and Goethe Institute, youthinkgreen Egypt has maintained a diversified portfolio for itself in the sustainability sector, executing projects in ...
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Green Banks can plug climate finance gap

Algeria Times 11 Apr 2022
Green Banks have a critical role to play in overcoming climate finance gaps, participants of an African Development Bank event held on the side lines of Middle East and North Africa Climate Week ... The African Development Bank has begun preparing for the launch in the next year of the African Green Finance Facility Fund (AG3F).

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