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Will the African Union’s Credit Rating Agency solve continental financing woes?

The issue of development financing is a sore thumb for Africa & it’s 54 states. According to the UN, Africa needs an additional financing of US$124 billion annually to achieve Sustainable Development Goals’ targets. This situation has motivated the African Union to consider creating its own African Credit Rating Agency (ACRA) set to launch in […]

Featured: Business

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Zimbabwe unveils new ZiG currency alongside 2024 Monetary Policy

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) unveiled the 2024 monetary policy statement – and as expected introduced a draft of new currency measures in an attempt to tame the country’s runaway inflation. The currency which will be called the ZiG (Zimbabwe Gold) will come into effect on the 8th of April. The Central Bank announced […]

Featured: Startups

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African energy startups raised more funding than ever before – what happened to the ‘funding winter’?

In 2020, Startups in Africa’s energy sector managed to raise US$70,306,000 in funding and all startups on the continent managed to raise US$700 million in what was described at the time as a “record year” by Disrupt Africa. At the time everyone was well aware that there was still room for growth in funding for […]