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New business development executive for ASR

New business development executive for ASR

Africa Specialty Risks Group (ASR), the pan-African focused reinsurance group, has appointed Constança Sampaio Soares, who joins as one of the company [...]
Kenyan insurer moves towards virtual model

Kenyan insurer moves towards virtual model

Medical provider AAR Insurance Kenya has launched a new mobile app in what it says is part of its strategy to become a branchless and paperless insure [...]
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 [...]
Continental Re positioned to deliver value post-Covid while CEO Dr Femi Oyetunji announces retirement

Continental Re positioned to deliver value post-Covid while CEO Dr Femi Oyetunji announces retirement

Almost 35 years after it was founded in Lagos, Nigeria, leading private pan-African reinsurer Continental Reinsurance today announced it is “deliverin [...]
Munich Re posts a profit but Covid-19 losses high

Munich Re posts a profit but Covid-19 losses high

Munich Re has posted a 2020 profit of €1.2bn, despite Covid-19 losses of some €3.4bn, of which €370m was attributable to life and health reinsurance, [...]
Tech talent a struggle for small businesses in South Africa

Tech talent a struggle for small businesses in South Africa

Two thirds (67%) of South African small businesses struggle to source the right tech talent, according to research from business platform Xero. Des [...]
New Ebola outbreak in Guinea sparks concerns

New Ebola outbreak in Guinea sparks concerns

Insurers with interest in Guinea have been warned of a new Ebola outbreak in the west African state. So far, health authorities in Guinea have conf [...]
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 [...]
ASR partners with GIC of India and Peak Re to launch new capacity for African insurance markets

ASR partners with GIC of India and Peak Re to launch new capacity for African insurance markets

Africa Specialty Risks (ASR) has secured additional multi-year binder capacity of up to $25m per risk through a partnership with GIC of India (GIC) (A [...]
Warning of uneven recovery ahead

Warning of uneven recovery ahead

Credit insurer Coface has warned of an uneven recovery after the pandemic across countries, sectors of activity and income levels. Although the perfor [...]
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