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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Dangote Cement gives scholarship to 115 students in Nigeria’s Ogun state

Dangote ScholarIn a major boost to its corporate social responsibility profile, Dangote Cement Plc’s Ibese Plant has announced educational scholarship award for 115 students from its 15 host communities for the 2017/2018 academic session

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The US and Libya sign cultural property protection agreement

Libya PropertyThe government of Libya and the US government will sign cultural property protection agreement, to impose import restrictions on Libya's cultural property to the US

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