UK to partner with Kenyan Fintech companies to increase financial inclusion

Posted on Mon 04 November 2019 in Technology • Tagged with Nigeria, UK, Kenya, FinTech, technology, Catalyst Fund

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The Lord Mayor of the City of London Peter Estlin, announced £10 million of UK Aid support towards the Catalyst Fund during a visit to Nairobi. His visit comes ahead of the first UK-Africa Investment Summit next year, which will bring together businesses, governments and international institutions to encourage investment …


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Peeling back the layers on the role of private security companies in Africa

Posted on Tue 06 August 2019 in Africa • Tagged with Nigeria, Boko Haram, Wagner Group, Sudan, CAR, Sierra Leone

Nigerian soldiers clearing Boko Haram camps in Borno State. The government has contracted private security companies to help. EPA/Stringer

Jonathan Powell, University of Central Florida; Christopher Michael Faulkner, Centre College, and Joshua Lambert, University of Central Florida

Private military and security companies have been regular fixtures in conflicts across …


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