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Activity in African capital markets shows significant decline in 2016 amidst economic uncertainty and global political upheaval: PwC report

Activity in African capital markets shows significant decline in 2016 amidst economic uncertainty and global political upheaval: PwC report

On a sector basis, the financial services sector continued to dominate the African IPO market during 2016 with 45% of total value and 55% of total volume, followed by consumer goods and industrials with a total value of 31% and 13% respectively JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, February 16, 2017/ — 2016 marked a challenging year for African equity markets in the […]

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First Lady Margaret Kenyatta launches massive NBK forestation initiative in Northern Kenya

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta launches massive NBK forestation initiative in Northern Kenya

In one of the fastest rates of growth, bank has set up 25 branches since 2013 and is amassing a forest of 100,000 trees with each of the branched it is setting up Nairobi Kenya, 12th November, 2015: Kenya’s First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has lauded the National Bank (NBK-NSE) – Kenya’s fastest growing listed bank- for “contributing a great environmental […]

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STARVING KENYANS BIND STOMACHS IN DESPERATE BID TO STAVE OFF HUNGER

* * * * *(Kenya, 16 July 2011) *ActionAid has today warned that women in Kenya are resorting to the life-threatening practice of binding their stomachs as hunger in East Africa escalates. The revelation comes as the UN announces that 11 million people have been affected by one of the worst droughts in 60 years.**** The women say that the […]

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New World Bank Group Small Business Finance Facility Makes First Loan to Tunisia

*Press Release No:*021/MNA *WASHINGTON, July 14, 2011* – Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the Middle East and North Africa are key to driving employment for millions of young citizens but businesses on the smaller end of the scale in this region have some of the lowest levels of access to finance in the world. Today’s approval of a […]

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Be encouraged when the worst seems to have come

The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for GOD to rescue him, and every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming.* * Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect him from the elements, and to store his new possessions.* […]

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TANZANIA AFTER DOHA: Time to rethink conservation

By Felix Kaiza The Doha sitting of the United Nations Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) has declared a halt on the Tanzania and Zambia campaigns to pump ivory from their stockpiles into the market, purportedly to plough back some of the accrued revenues into elephant population conservation programmes. These essentially entail anti-poaching activities. On this one, CITES […]

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