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Archive | November 5, 2012

Zimbabwe: Vusi Vuma calls for a new mobile banking legislation

The Zimbabwean Government has been urged to create new legislation to support the development of mobile banking in the country.??Deposit Protection Corporation (DPC) corporate secretary Vusi Vuma said last week that the sector is vulnerable to abuse as there is currently no specific legislation in place, The Herald reports.”Most mobile operators in the country have […]

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Uganda – National Microfinance Conference, 25th – 27th July 2012

The Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development in conjunction with the Association of Microfinance Institutions of Uganda (AMFIU) have organized a 3 day National Microfinance Conference. The conference is scheduled to take place from 25th to 27th July 2012 under the theme ?The Path to Financial Inclusion: Re-examining Uganda?s Microfinance Strategies?. This theme was […]

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IFC, BNP Paribas announce $100m risk facility for agric sectors in sub-Saharan Africa

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the BNP Paribas (Suisse) SA, on April 2, 2012 launched a $100 million risk-sharing facility that will improve access to finance for the agricultural sector in sub-Saharan Africa and Eastern Europe. The programme will enable the increased production of export commodities including cashews, cocoa, and coffee to spur trade […]

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