Africa- Brokers key in commercial insurance space

Originally posted on Database of Press Releases related to Africa – APO-Source:
Africa- Brokers key in commercial insurance space Brokers provide critical partner for African commercial insurers CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, August 17, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — With tough market conditions providing so little opportunity for growth, commercial insurers are starting to focus on brokers at…

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The Hold-Up with Mobile Money in Nigeria

Originally posted on Center for Financial Inclusion Blog:
> Posted by Prateek Shrivastava, Global Director, Channels & Technology, Accion Embed from Getty Images The National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria passed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Act in 2007. The Act included provisions for the creation of the CBN to ensure monetary…

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Dawn raids rise in Sub-Saharan Africa

Dawn raids in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa are expected to increase in a bid by competition authorities to investigate potentially anti-competitive activities by companies, according to Webber Wentzel, one of South Africa’s leading law firms. Speaking at a competition law seminar for Sub-Saharan Africa today hosted by Webber Wentzel, partner in the competition practice ShawnContinue reading “Dawn raids rise in Sub-Saharan Africa”

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Can you drink water made from poo? Bill Gates did

By DAVEY ALBAIN Early January, a video clip featuring Bill Gates started making the rounds on the Internet. But he wasn’t delivering one of his inspiring speeches about vaccines or getting drenched in ice water to raise awareness about ALS. He was just drinking a glass of water. Sounds boring, right? The catch: five minutesContinue reading “Can you drink water made from poo? Bill Gates did”

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9 interesting facts about pangolins

The pangolin, also known as scaly anteater, is a mammal of the order Pholidota (means a horny scale in Greek). Two of its genera Phataginus and Smutsia, living in Africa comprises two species each. The name Pangolin comes from the Malay word “pengguling”, meaning “something that rolls up”. Here are some interesting facts about the animal. They are the onlyContinue reading “9 interesting facts about pangolins”

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Climate Change: How to decouple economic growth from emission of greenhouse gases

It has often been said that with economic growth comes more pollution. A classic example is China, with 16 of the world’s 20 most polluted cities. The Chinese economy grew at an average of 10 percent over the past three decades, but so did its pollution. Several African nations growing at an impressive rate haveContinue reading “Climate Change: How to decouple economic growth from emission of greenhouse gases”

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From Somaliland to Eritrea, Flydubai has a thing for uncharted routes

When Emirati budget airline Flydubai began operating flights to Somaliland recently, many wondered why the company chose to add the unknown country to its growing African routes. But barely two months after the four times a week flight to Somaliland started, has it proven to be a good business decision. “Flights to Somaliland which weContinue reading “From Somaliland to Eritrea, Flydubai has a thing for uncharted routes”

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They make no friends, even with family members; meet one of the world’s strangest fishes

You might have seen several strange animals. I can bet you haven’t seen the hairy dogfish. The hairy dogfish (Antennarius striatus) is a marine fish belonging to the family Antennariidae. Just like other members of its family, the hairy dogfish has a rounded, extensible body, and a soft skin covered with irregularly-arranged dermal spinules resemblingContinue reading “They make no friends, even with family members; meet one of the world’s strangest fishes”

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Business way to the grave

Igbo was spoken freely and the menu at most restaurants was dominated by Nsala and Oha soup (predominantly Igbo dishes). Even the names being called around were Chinedu, Chigozie and other Igbo names that I have never heard. This is not Enugu, nor is it Onitsha, it’s a spare parts market in Lagos where 89Continue reading “Business way to the grave”

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Buhari’s people-centric policies may be his greatest undoing

“We will stop corruption and make the ordinary people, the weak and the vulnerable our top priority,” said Muhammadu Buhari while delivering one of the speeches in which he reeled out promises to Nigerians ahead of the 2015 Presidential election. Now president, Buhari is trying his best to stay true to his words but theContinue reading “Buhari’s people-centric policies may be his greatest undoing”

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