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The 2nd Annual Conference of the African Union Partnerships Coordination and Interactive Platform (AU-PCIP)



WHAT: The 2nd Annual Conference of the African Union Partnerships Coordination and Interactive Platform (AU-PCIP)


WHEN: 20th -22nd November 2018

WHERE: Swiss Spirit Hotel – Accra Ghana

WHO: African Union Commission (AUC) in collaboration with the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF)

Background and objective

The inaugural African Union Partnerships Coordination and Interactive Platform (AU-PCIP) was held in Harare, Zimbabwe from the 18th to the 20th of December 2017. The main purpose of the meeting was to establish an African Partnerships Coordination Platform, through which all relevant…

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African Development Bank, International Financial Institutions Launch First-ever Co-Guarantee Platform

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) alongside Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit (ICIEC) (www.ICIEC.com), African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) (www.ATI-ACA.org) and GuarantCo, on Wednesday entered into a Memorandum of Understanding for a Co-Guarantee Platform (CGP). This initiative, the first of its kind and being promoted by the Bank, was signed on the first day of the Bank’s inaugural Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg.

The Bank and its partners created the Co-Guarantee Platform for Africa, an innovative and collective de-risking instrument, to address the perceived high risk across the continent and the lack of capacity of traditional lenders to provide risk mitigation products for…

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Crypto platform Luno plans aggressive African expansion

The survey  is based on 1,000 online responses from people from all age groups and income brackets. While trading volumes  have declined since the sharp sell-off of flagship cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and ethereum in December and January, interest in digital coins  has not waned, Reitz said.

“Of course, the December rush was absolutely driven by greed and people acted irrationally, so it was expected, and it’s actually a good thing that the price stabilised to some extent, although it’s still volatile compared to fiat currencies. But in terms of momentum, I don’t think there’s been any backward movement or pause.”

Luno has more than 2-million customers globally. SA is its most important market in terms of trading volumes — in…

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The potential of ‘TEFConnect’ a new digital platform for African entrepreneurs

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Royal Caribbean accelerates Excalibur tech platform rollout

An update on the rollout of Royal Caribbean’s technology platform Excalibur shows increasing use and acceptance of the application that eases embarkation, facilitates daily planning and bookings for on-board products and services and, one day, will involve elements like facial recognition.

Easing hassles, increasing demand for cruising

The technology is also drawing new people to cruising, according to Richard Fain, chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

‘Using technology to reduce the hassle factor of our product also increases demand,’ Fain said Thursday.

Current functions include accelerated check-in, a daily planner, access to shipboard accounts and the ability to book shore excursions and specialty restaurants.

The rollout is taking place in three phases, starting with ‘crawl,’ or…

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Meet The Women Who Lead The First African American-Owned Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform

The Tulsa Real Estate Fund (TREF) was created to help individuals in low-income neighborhoods combat gentrification through making real estate investments at as low as $500. Ernestine Johnson and Johnetta G. Paye, Esq. both play an instrumental role at TREF, which is the first African American-owned real estate crowdfunding platform. Johnson is the co-founder and chief communications officer, and Paye acts as lead counsel and VP of business affairs.

Johnetta Paye and Ernestine Johnson run TREF, a fund designed to helped low-income people invest in real estate.Patton Pictures

The goal of the Tulsa Real Estate Fund, which I cofounded with my husband, is to spread a message of financial empowerment and financial literacy in underserved and working-class…

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