News 181 Banking Sector

Selection 24 June 2021

North Africa

West Africa

East Africa

Central Africa

South Africa

Caribbean & Cuba

Nord Africa:


Innovation and resilience common themes amongst winners of African Banker Awards 2021


Moroccan Central Bank forecasts a growth rate of 5.3% in 2021:


Egypt: African Development Bank approves loan of EUR83 million for Egypt’s electricity sector to spur economic recovery from Covid-19

West Africa


Gabon’s IMF Deal to Ease Near-Term Debt Repayment Risks


African family-owned businesses are becoming more open to investment


IFC and the African Development Bank Launch Program to Support Women Farmers in Côte d’Ivoire


Senegal/Côte d’Ivoire: Wave, the fintech that’s shaking up the mobile money industry?

Central Africa


Putting people first: Africa leads the way on reimagining remittance regulations


Ecobank partners with CAMPOST to bring banking services closer to the non-connected population


Shelter Afrique assembly kicks off in Cameroon to chart course for Africa’s real estate sector

East Africa


IFC to support East African Bank with trade finance guarantee


EIB approves $95 million for geothermal power in East Africa:


Fintech Layer partners with UBA for digital banking in Kenya


Tanzania: TPB Now Becomes Tanzania Commercial Bank

South Africa


African Banker Awards Lauds Winners’ Innovation and Resilience:


South African Banks Block Crypto Trading on International Exchanges


Namibia: Covid-19 Forces Positive Shift to E-Banking


Botswana’s Economic Recovery Efforts Gets $250 Million Boost

Caribbean & Cuba


Let’s re-establish a public commercial bank


We need to get farther along the road to financial inclusion in Jamaica


Statement by Cuban FM at the UN General Assembly


EXCLUSIVE Cuba and wealthy creditors hope to save landmark accord