Economy

Kenya’s annual GDP to rise about six per cent in few years: IMF

Kenya GDPA staff team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Benedict Clements, visited Kenya from 19 February to 2 March 2018, to conduct the 2018 Article IV consultation and discuss about IMF support to Kenya including the authorities’ request for an extension of the current SBA

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Amref Health Africa and GE Healthcare to strengthen Africa’s healthcare system

GE AmrefGE Healthcare and Amref Health Africa have announced a framework agreement to develop a range of in-country health care service collaborations across reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health, non-communicable diseases, water, sanitation and hygiene and safe surgery

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African SMEs set to benefit from US$74mn guarantee

AGOThe African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (AGF) has entered into a re- guarantee transaction of an amount of up to US$74mn with GuarantCo, to increase its guarantee capacity for SME financing

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Digital credit scoring paves way for affordable microloans in East Africa

Digital scoringMore than 2.5bn people around the world, many of them in Africa, lack formal identification that enables them to access to financial and government services, according to the United Nations and the ID2020 project

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Private equity opportunities in Africa

African PE Deals Table Final 1Private equity represents a source of working capital, complementing more traditional bank debt and project finance, with PE investors offering more than just funds

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