Author: Joan Kitanga

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Energy transition likely to fuel unrest, warns Verisk Maplecroft

Energy transition likely to fuel unrest, warns Verisk Maplecroft

Algeria, Iraq and Nigeria will be among the first casualties of a slow-motion wave of political instability that will engulf an array of oil-producing [...]
Insurers urged to improve understanding of climate risk

Insurers urged to improve understanding of climate risk

Global insurance regulators are encouraging the industry to improve its understanding and management of the financial risks associated with climate ch [...]
ATI signs deal to link Africa and UAE

ATI signs deal to link Africa and UAE

The African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) and Etihad Export Credit Insurance Company PJSC (ECI) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on mutu [...]
Kenyan regulator starts payments for failed insurers

Kenyan regulator starts payments for failed insurers

The Kenyan Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) has started making a KSH250,000 payout to policyholders and beneficiaries of collapsed insurers, accor [...]
Minet Kenya named as best business insurance broker

Minet Kenya named as best business insurance broker

Insurance broker Minet Kenya has been named as the overall best insurance broker of the year for 2020, during the Think Business Insurance Awards. [...]
Kenyan insurer moves towards virtual model

Kenyan insurer moves towards virtual model

Medical provider AAR Insurance Kenya has launched a new mobile app as part of what it says is a strategy to become a branchless and paperless insurer. [...]
Covid-19 and ESG driving resource nationalism

Covid-19 and ESG driving resource nationalism

In the last year alone, 34 countries witnessed a significant increase in resource nationalism, according to the latest research from Verisk Maplecroft [...]
Covid-19 and sustainability likely to top insurance agenda for 2021

Covid-19 and sustainability likely to top insurance agenda for 2021

Covid-19 will be by far and away the most important theme in insurance throughout 2021, but sustainability will continue to be an essential long-term [...]
Climate change: differing risks to both sides of insurersโ€™ balance sheets

Climate change: differing risks to both sides of insurersโ€™ balance sheets

Insurers are facing differing physical and transition risks from climate change, according to a new report. Climate Risk Assessment for the Insuran [...]
MTN commits to zero emissions as it cements financial services business in Rwanda

MTN commits to zero emissions as it cements financial services business in Rwanda

As the impacts of climate change become increasingly visible around the world, African telco MTN believes in the benefits of a healthy planet and has [...]
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