APO Group
Source: APO Group |

APO Group brings together the largest and most influential panel of judges ever assembled for a journalism prize in Africa

The judging panel for the APO Group African Woman in Media Award consists of 100 luminaries, with global icons such as Naomi Campbell joined by executives at diverse organizations like Microsoft, Harley-Davidson and FIFA

APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading pan-African communications and business consultancy, is delighted to announce the jury for the prestigious APO Group African Women in Media Award 2020 (http://bit.ly/APOaward). The Award recognizes, celebrates and empowers African women in the media who support female entrepreneurship throughout the continent.    This is the largest and most influential panel of judges ever assembled…

African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI)
Source: African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) |

Private sector investment in Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad and Senegal to accelerate following EIB insurance support

Agreements for EUR 60 million from EIB will enable the four countries to either become full members or increase their current participation in ATI before the year ends

Initiative to leverage around EUR 1 billion private sector investment in Western and Central African states; EIB agrees EUR 60m financing to unlock African Trade Insurance Agency (www.ATI-ACA.org) membership; Team Europe-Africa cooperation supporting economic resilience to COVID-19. Private sector investment in Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad and Senegal, will be strengthened…

Jubilee Holdings Limited
Source: Jubilee Holdings Limited |

Jubilee Insurance and Allianz forge Strategic Partnership

It aims to expand and broaden the insurance markets across East Africa

Partnership covers general insurance in five East African countries; it aims to expand and broaden the insurance markets across East Africa; transaction is subject to regulatory approvals Jubilee Holdings Limited (“JHL” or “Jubilee Insurance”) (www.JubileeInsurance.com), East Africa’s largest insurance group, and Allianz (www.Allianz.com), one of the world's leading insurers and…

Africa Oil & Power Conference
Source: Africa Oil & Power Conference |

Africa Oil & Power and TRM Risk Management Talk Mitigating Client Exposure in a post-COVID-19 Landscape (By Grace Goodrich)

TRM Risk Management combines regional knowledge and expertise with global access to provide client focused insurance solutions

By Grace Goodrich, Field Editor Three years ago, brothers James and Hugo Hill identified a growing demand for complex insurance products required by energy companies and other ‘Special Risk’ businesses in Africa, a continent historically underserved by international insurers located thousands of miles from the projects they were underwriting. TRM…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Mauritania: African Development Bank extends $2.1 million for rollout of Disaster Risk Financing

The Bank is extending the funding under its Africa Disaster Risk Financing (ADRIFI) program to enable the country to take out a drought risk index-based insurance policy

The African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) Board on Wednesday approved a grant of $2.1 million to boost the country’s resilience against climate related shocks and food insecurity. The funds, sourced from the African Development Fund, will go to provide technical and institutional support to strengthen Mauritania’s capacity to assess climate-related risk.…

NTT Pro Cycling
Source: NTT Pro Cycling |

Tour de France Stage 4: Reaction

The stage was won by Primoz Roglic (TJV) with Tadej Pogacar (UAE) in second place, and Gullaime Martin (COF) completed the podium

Stage four of the 2020 Tour de France saw the race’s first mountain-top finish. NTT Pro Cycling’s (http://www.NTTProCycling.com/) plan for the day hinged primarily on guiding climber Domenico Pozzovivo into the finale in order for him to maintain his steady position on the overall race classification. The stage was won…

Source: Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria |

To implement Emergency Medical System & Ambulance Scheme (NEMSAS), Dr. Osagie Ehanire sets up Committee of Guild of Medical Directors, Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (AGPMPN) to synergize with Federal Government (FG)

The Guild’s President, Professor Femi Dokun Babalola’s presentation summarized direction of minds of two professionals groups invited to discuss issues of the day

The Honourable Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has set up a Committee to implement the National Emergency Medical System and Emergency Ambulance Scheme (NEMSAS) after the recent approval of the project by the National Council on Health. The Committee, the Honourable said will ensure that the assets and resources…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) - Nigeria |

Coronavirus - Nigeria: Imo State launches Innovative Mobile Health Insurance Programme with Technical Support from WHO

This mobile health insurance initiative has been designed with support from WHO to achieve seamless coverage of over 96% population in informal sector of State

The Governor of Imo State, His Excellency Hope Uzodinma on 19 August 2020, launched the innovative Mobile Health Insurance Programme in Owerri. This mobile health insurance initiative has been designed with support from the WHO to achieve seamless coverage of the over 96% population in the informal sector of the…

African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI)
Source: African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) |

Chairman of the Board announces the appointment of Manuel Moses as new CEO

The Board of Directors also approved a few changes within the Management team

Mr. Manuel Moses, a veteran of the World Bank’s IFC, has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of ATI (http://www.ATI-aca.org). He will assume office on 1 November, 2020; In the interim, Ms. Toavina Ramamonjiarisoa, ATI’s Chief Financial Officer, will fill the position of Acting CEO; Mr. Benjamin Mugisha has…

African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI)
Source: African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) |

President Buhari finalises Nigeria’s membership in African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI)

Membership in ATI allows Nigeria to attract additional insurance capacity to help attract investments

Nigeria becomes a full member country at an opportune time. It joins ahead of others that are fast-tracking membership given the trade and investment insurance challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic and also recognizing the potential post pandemic opportunities. Nigeria contributed US$14.1 million to ATI’s (www.ATI-ACA.org) capital in 2019 with African Development…