Not only a matter of reputation


"I trust my bank" is a very common phrase among the small business owners in Ouagadougou. But how to make sure that a bank actually deserves their clients' trust and that their money is in good hands? Aminata Kabore and Gregoire Bazie report from Burkina Faso. (in French)

Zambia to issue $500m euro bonds in 2011


Situmbeko Musokotwane, Zambia's Minister of Finance and National Planning, has announced that the government will issue a $500 million (€365 million) euro bond before the end of 2011.

Lamido Sanusi promises improved agriculture lending


Nigeria's Central Bank Governor has pledged to boost lending to the country's agriculture sector during 2011.

Kenyans can now pay school fees on their mobile phone


Online payment gateway PesaPal has launched a new service in Kenya in partnership with mobile operator Safaricom that allows users to pay school fees directly to banks accounts via mobile phone.

Demand 'high' for debut Nigeria bond


Demand for Nigeria's first international bond issue has been strong among investors, who have seemingly not been dissuaded by concerns over the state of the country's finances.

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