African Financial Sector News

Petro Gabon issues 5th corporate bond at BVMAC


Petro Gabon floated a 7 billion CFA Francs 7-year bond on the Central Africa Stock Exchange (BVMAC) in July.

"Consumers tend to be weak"


Microfinance institutions try to fight informal saving schemes by teaching citizens how bank accounts and loans function. Listen to Munkiwe Wadak's report.

Kenyan Remittances Climb to $52.7 Million


Remittances sent by Kenyans back home rose to $52.7 million in April, a 9.6 percent increase from 2009.

Children handle money early these days


Children in Ghana have a special subject in school: Financial Literacy. Abdullateef Abubakar Jos spoke to Diana Esi Mantey, Director of Curriculum, Research and Development at Ghana Education Service, about the impact of these courses.

Zambian SMEs worry about customs union


Zambia has a large small and medium enterprise sector. But many business people are afraid that their products will not be competitive within the new COMESA customs union. Listen to Stephen Mdoma's report from Lusaka, Zambia.

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