Author: Jakki Green

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German government funds 1.2 million insurance policies for vulnerable African farmers

German government funds 1.2 million insurance policies for vulnerable African farmers

The German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has provided $5.9m for the UN World Food Programme (WFP) to continue protecting 1.2 [...]
Shipping insurance giant Gard launches first sustainability report

Shipping insurance giant Gard launches first sustainability report

Marine insurer Gard has launched its first sustainability report as part of its commitment to the UN Global Compact, outlining its ambitions for susta [...]
How to get back to work post Covid-19?

How to get back to work post Covid-19?

As lockdowns begin to ease across Africa, the question for many employers, including insurers, is how to get back to work without posing any risk to t [...]
Fitch moves sub-Saharan Africa countries to negative watch as Covid-19 hits

Fitch moves sub-Saharan Africa countries to negative watch as Covid-19 hits

The coronavirus pandemic and the oil price shock it triggered have had a severe impact on sovereigns in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), which led to ratings [...]
Covid-19 must not overshadow need for sustainable development, warns Swiss Re

Covid-19 must not overshadow need for sustainable development, warns Swiss Re

New risks and trends accentuated by the Covid-19 pandemic are emerging, but the current crisis should not overshadow the need for the world to transit [...]
What will be the most consequential impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic one to two years from now?

What will be the most consequential impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic one to two years from now?

The UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) marked 100 days of the Covid-19 pandemic by asking experts to identify some of the most consequential impa [...]
Rwandan insurers argue in court for sustainable level of payouts

Rwandan insurers argue in court for sustainable level of payouts

Rwandan insurers have taken the government to court over a law that sets the minimum payout for claimants after an accident, based on their occupation [...]
Is Covid-19 our dress-rehearsal for the impending climate disaster?

Is Covid-19 our dress-rehearsal for the impending climate disaster?

The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 2020 Risk Report said all of the Top-five global risks were climate-related. These included: extreme weather, climate [...]
African SMEs to get a digital boost

African SMEs to get a digital boost

Ecobank Group has teamed up with Google to equip African SMEs with the necessary digital skills to navigate the rapidly evolving business world. The p [...]
Kenyan insurers likely to face new tax bills

Kenyan insurers likely to face new tax bills

Kenyan insurers have been warned they could face increased tax bills after the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) won a test case in the High Court. Paul [...]
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