Art gives life

This inspiring theme of the 2018 competition reflects the idea that the prestigious L’Atelier gives African contemporary art, and the talent behind it, a platform to thrive For thousands of artists across Africa whose creativity is their livelihood, art gives life. Now, the continent’s flagship visual arts competition for emerging artists, L’Atelier, is asking these […]

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Kenya hosts second session of the Africa Academy on Tax and Financial Crimes Investigation

Building the capacity of criminal tax investigators to curb illicit financial flows The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) in collaboration with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is hosting the second session of the Africa Academy on Tax and Financial Crimes Investigation at the Kenya School of monetary studies (KSMS). The training seeks to […]

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RE-IMAGINING BANKING IN 2018 AND BEYOND

BY JOSHUA OIGARA Justifiably, 2017 was a year that can be summarized in three words: uncertain, changing and challenging. Looking at the East African region in the last year, economic conditions deteriorated largely in Kenya and South Sudan, with the rest of the countries closing the year with a not so favourable story to tell. […]

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Sanlam Kenya GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER RESIGNS

The Sanlam Kenya Board of Directors wishes to inform all shareholders and stakeholders that the Board has accepted the resignation of our Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO), Mr. Mugo Kibati with effect from 1st March 2018 to pursue personal and professional business interests. Subsequently, the Board will commence a local and international executive search process […]

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Swaziland Royal Insurance Corporation (SRIC) upgrades relationship with SSP for digital journey

While Insure/90 has served it well, SRIC wanted a platform with the digital capabilities necessary to maintain its position as the largest insurer in Swaziland JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, February 1, 2018/ — With huge opportunities for insurers who embrace emerging technologies and communication channels, the Swaziland Royal Insurance Corporation (SRIC)has chosen to migrate from Insure/90 […]

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Barclays Africa, China Development Bank sign agreement to cooperate on development projects in Africa

Barclays Africa will leverage the MoU to unlock opportunities in order to strengthen its contribution towards Africa’s economic growth and development Barclays Africa Group Limited (BAGL) and China Development Bank (CDB) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aimed at strengthening cooperation and exploring opportunities to fund development projects in Africa. Given CDB’s focus on […]

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240 Needy Students to get KCB Foundation Scholarships

Two hundred and fourty bright but needy students who sat for the 2017 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCPE) examinations will benefit from scholarships from the KCB Foundation next year. The KCB Foundation—the KCB Group’s social investment arm— has opened applications for the 2018 scholarship programme where successful students will receive full scholarship for four years […]

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Portfolio Risk in the world of investment

Risk is always going to maintain an air of mystery. Its elusive tendencies will unlikely ever be fully conquered. However, by thinking more intelligently about it, accepting our cognitive limitations when trying to tame it, we can make progress, by making better policy decisions at the macro-economic level and better investment decisions at the portfolio […]

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