Tuesday, December 11, 2018
The Kenya Power Pension Fund (KPPF) has been named the best fund in Africa. This is after it emerged the winner of the category in the recently-held Africa Investor (Ai) Capital Market & Index Series Awards in New York, USA. The...
A privately-owned Nigerian producer of building materials, Ibeto Cement Co. Ltd, has signed a deal to get $850 million in financing from Milost Global Inc, a New York-based private equity firm. According to Bloomberg, Milost will provide $500 million in equity and $350 million as debt to...
Ghana’s Cocobod is seeking up to $1.5 billion from China’s Eximbank to improve farms and install irrigation systems and other projects, the regulator’s chief executive Joseph Aidoo said on Wednesday. A man carries a cocoa bag while walking over cocoa...
Africa Finance Corporation (“AFC” or “the Corporation”) (www.AfricAFC.org), the leading infrastructure development finance institution in Africa, announces its successful acquisition of a loan facility from the Export-Import Bank of China (“CEXIM”) of a US$200m 5-year loan and a US$100m 5-year...
UseKamba, or Kamba for short, is an Angola-based fintech startup. Its mobile wallet application allows users to transfer funds between each other, buy airtime and pay bills. “The main reason behind the existence of Kamba is the need to revolutionise,...
Canada’s Barrick Gold Corp has agreed to buy Randgold Resources Ltd in an all-stock deal valuing the Africa-focused miner at $6.5 billion, to create the world’s largest gold producer in an industry under investor pressure to put capital to...
58 years of Nigeria’s independence, Ebere Nwoji writes that the pension sector has recorded significant growth. The pension sector no doubt, is one of the fast growing sectors of the economy since the introduction of the funded Contributory Pension Scheme...
South African state-owned power utility Eskom, has announced that its planned interruption of bulk supply to Khai Ma Local Municipality has been suspended after a sustainable payment agreement has been reached.    “Interruptions due to non-payment of Khai Ma Local Municipality’s...
The African Development Bank has approved a $217.9 million loan to South Africa’s power utility Eskom Holdings, towards the upgrade and expansion of its transmission facilities. The funding supports the Eskom Transmission Improvement Project (ETIP), which will see the construction...
The former minister of aviation, Babatunde Omotoba, has revealed that the current infrastructure in the power sector was incapable of transmitting more than 4000 megawatts adding that Nigeria cannot generate 7000 megawatts. He stated this in Abuja yesterday at the...
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