Tackling perceptions of African finance risk – Articles

A senior executive at Afreximbank has called for Africa to improve the international perception of its risk levels, with better banking and governance processes.

Africa can improve its risk profile through improvements in governance and banking capabilities, according to a senior figure at the African Export and Import Bank (Afreximbank) speaking at an event in Morocco earlier this month.

Amr Kamel, the bank’s executive vice president for business development and corporate banking, was speaking at the opening of the Afreximbank Annual Customer Due Diligence and Corporate Governance (ACDICOG) forum on 9 November, an event which discussed ways to minimise negative perceptions of banking in Africa.

The international community tends to over-estimate the risks in Africa,…

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