Through the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, Equity Group Foundation and the Mastercard Foundation have partnered to support over 14,600 students in the Wings to Fly and Elimu scholarship programs to access education at home during the current COVID-19 lockdown. A commitment of USD 1.93M supports learning during the COVID-19...
The International Finance Corporation – IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has announced an investment up to $100 million in Nigeria's Zenith Bank Plc. To help it increase support to clients and companies whose cash flows have been disrupted by challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. IFC's loan to Zenith Bank is its first investment in Africa through its COVID-19 fast-track financing support package....
A serious commitment to eliminating extreme poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa requires a three-pronged approach: Structural transformation: requires stable macroeconomic policies, infrastructure investments and inclusive growth prioritizing productive employment. Cautious regional integration: inviting trade and FDI flows to support regional growth. Improved global governance: creating space for meaningful representation of...
Globally renowned Telco, Orange has been present in Sierra Leone for only three years. Yet, it has already firmly stamped its innovative footprint on the country and its telecoms industry. Bringing new era telecommunications to Sierra Leone. Since the inception of Orange Operations in Sierra Leone, the company has invested...
By Carlos Lopes Carefully developed backwards and forward linkages, and industrialization has the potential to diversify economies and reduce exposure to external shocks. Considering South Africa as an example – can we say that the country has backward and forward linkages to offset shocks? Not at all! “We at ECA (United...