African Financial Sector News

Egypte: l’Agence de développement des PME veut mobiliser entre 200 et 300 millions d’euros pour soutenir les micro-entreprises


 | Source: Agence Ecofin

L’Agence de Développement des micros, petites et moyennes entreprises d’Egypte (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency (MSME) a entamé des négociations avec des institutions financières étrangères pour obtenir entre 200 et 300 millions $ afin de soutenir les banques qui accordent des fonds aux micro-entreprises.

Uganda Drops Some Mobile Money Taxes


 | Source: AllAfrica

President Yoweri Museveni's government has agreed to drop three of four levies it had imposed on mobile money transactions -- depositing, sending, receiving and withdrawing cash.

Three financial institutions launch cash pickup in Senegal


 | Source: FinancialAfrik

WorldRemit, Global Money Transfer and the Regional Market Bank (BRM) have just put the “cash pickup” on the Senegalese market. This is a money transfer solution to allow their customers, instant shipment via BRM agencies located in the WAEMU zone.


Orange Côte d’Ivoire launches a Visa card


 | Source: Financial Afrik

The Orange Côte d’Ivoire telephone operator proceeded on Tuesday 10 July with the launch of an Orange Money withdrawal and payment card.

Namibia: Buy-a-Brick Initiative Delivers Houses to Berseba Residents


 | Source: AllAfrica

Standard Bank Namibia handed over 20 homes to members of the Shack Dweller Federation of Namibia to the sleepy town of Berseba, last week.

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