[Webinar] Funding Amid COVID-19: Tips to Unlock Crucial Capital

2020 has been a detrimental year for businesses all over the globe, to say the least. With lockdown measures, border shutdowns and a generally repressed economy, businesses are still counting losses from the past few months. However, the COVID-19 era has also opened up new sources of funding and brought interest costs even lower. Tune […]

Coronavirus vs. Globalisation

For years, we had gotten used to living in a world without any barriers. And suddenly, people across the globe were deprived of this freedom in the span of a few weeks. So is the scenario in which coronavirus will stop globalisation plausible? Globalisation and workforce Not so long ago, traveling from one continent to […]

Can Coronavirus Cause Mobile Money Growth in West Africa?

Electronic payments have been a primary driver of economic growth in West Africa, with Ghana being considered as the fastest-growing mobile money markets in the continent. Mobile money trends indicate a greater than 45% increase in mobile money transactions in 2019.  This is mainly because of the stable penetration rate of mobile phones in the […]

Which markets will be the most affected by coronavirus?

Coronavirus has turned the whole world upside down. Today we can safely say that most of the global economies have already been affected by the outbreak of the pandemic and the remaining ones are likely to suffer negative consequences of the global economic slowdown in the near future. Although it’s too early to count losses, […]

COVID-19 and its Impact on Financial Markets

Economists around the world have labelled the on-going pandemic a true black swan event. A situation seems highly improbable, yet it happens. Events are extremely surprising and lead to serious aftermath. The past few months have proven to be exactly that. Why does the coronavirus have an impact on financial markets? The global economy is […]

COVID-19: An Opportunity for Intra-Africa Trade?

Africa contributes to less than 1% of global coronavirus cases so far, yet its economy is deemed to be the most affected by the pandemic with predictions that the GDP growth rate will halve this year. This is largely due to Africa’s over-reliance on cross-border trade, which contributes to the income of 43% of people […]

Crisis Communications During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything about how we do business. From SMEs to large conglomerates, everyone is facing unprecedented challenges, key of which is how to manage their communications. Communication from leaders can be confusing, delayed, or contradictory, so what can or should we be doing? Our partners at the China-Africa Tech Initiative and […]

How African Businesses Can Survive COVID-19

Even before cases of COVID-19 were reported on the continent, Africa had already faced negative impacts on its economy from reduced demand for raw materials from China, its biggest trading partner. The continent’s reliance on Chinese exports has sent the price of commodities skyrocketing. With the new travel restrictions, closure of businesses as well as […]