Author: Joan Kitanga

Africa could emerge stronger post-Covid, with the private sector playing a key role

Africa could emerge stronger post-Covid, with the private sector playing a key role

The sudden rise and sweep of COVID-19 has left African telecoms tycoon Mo Ibrahim impressed with Africa’s immediate response, but cautious about the c [...]
New tool claims to predict where locusts will go next

New tool claims to predict where locusts will go next

As east Africa struggles with one of the largest locust swarms in years, Climacell has launched a Predictive Locust Impact Solution to help insurers, [...]
Transition to sustainable future presents opportunities for insurers

Transition to sustainable future presents opportunities for insurers

The transition to a more sustainable future need not be overshadowed by new risks and trends accentuated by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the la [...]
Brokerslink adds Karé Kamoun to expand network into Tunisia

Brokerslink adds Karé Kamoun to expand network into Tunisia

Brokerslink has added to its footprint in Africa, with Tunisian brokerage Karé Kamoun becoming the latest affiliate to join the global broking busines [...]
Locusts a real threat to east African economies, warns Fitch

Locusts a real threat to east African economies, warns Fitch

The ongoing desert locust invasion represents significant downside risk to east Africa's macroeconomic stability, Fitch Ratings has warned. While i [...]
Solution to aid premium payments for Kenyans

Solution to aid premium payments for Kenyans

As Covid-19 unfolds, increasing numbers of insurers are worrying about cash flow as premium income dries up. Some are reporting that clients are simpl [...]
Insurance has key role as Covid-19 brings food security to top of threat list across Africa

Insurance has key role as Covid-19 brings food security to top of threat list across Africa

Food security in sub-Saharan Africa is under threat, according to the latest Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Outlook from the International Monetary Fund [...]
AfDB launching roadmap to tackle food insecurity

AfDB launching roadmap to tackle food insecurity

Food insecurity is one of the fastest-growing risks for business and for society as a whole across Africa, with huge implications for the insurance in [...]
Uganda’s insurance sector had strong 2019 but Covid-19 likely to dampen growth

Uganda’s insurance sector had strong 2019 but Covid-19 likely to dampen growth

Uganda’s insurance sector has posted positive industry results for the year 2019, with the gross written premium (GWP) standing at USh973.58bn compare [...]
ARC launches new paper on impact of Covid-19

ARC launches new paper on impact of Covid-19

Africa Risk Capacity is undertaking an urgent exercise to model the potential impact of Covid-19 on Africa to inform and guide member states. As it pu [...]
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