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South Africa: Economy hit 1.2% growth in Q4 of 2021

South Africa’s economy expanded in the final quarter of last year driven by a recovery in agriculture and manufacturing, data shows a boost for President Cyril Ramaphosa who is battling to ignite growth. Statistics indicate that gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 1.2% quarter on quarter in the last three...

Focus: the stakes of the next EU-AU summit 

As the world's largest donor of official development assistance (ODA) with 66.8 billion euros of commitments in 2020, one third of which being channeled to Africa, Official development assistance (ODA) granted by the European Union (EU) and its 27 Member States has reached 66.8 billion euros in 2020, an increase...

Rwanda: The Keys to renewed growth

Badly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, the land of a thousand hills quickly bounced back thanks to a series of judicious health, social and economic policies. Here is a reading of the situation.  By Ange Iliza, in Kigali Rwanda, a top economic performer in Africa, continues to build on its...

Sport:The Africa Cup of Nations’s business stakes

Following the postponement of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations last year due to the Covid pandemic, the 33rd Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) was finally kick off in the Cameroon capital of Yaounde on 9 January. Beyond the sporting aspect, the most popular event on the continent has major...
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Tribune Credit funds AND bankS: the perfect pair

The continually growing credit funds provide financing formulas likely to widen the range of possibilities offered to SMEs on the continent. It is a flexible and tailor-made approach which, far from competing with traditional bank financing, could on the contrary complement it, argues financier Sidoine Viagbo.     By Sidoine Viagbo, Deputy...
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