“Let's stop criticizing our banks!”

More than ten years after the subprime mortgage crisis, all the light has not been shed, and yet the idea of ​​the guilt of the banks has taken hold firmly in people's minds. They are even blamed for the double fault, since after playing with fire and triggering the crisis, they allegedly asked for help from the States. This unanimous condemnation, the result of incomplete analyzes, is a heavy component of the bank bashing that has raged since then and unfortunately works against our interests. We are indeed at a critical moment when Europe, faced with the domination of American finance and the dollar, must develop its own financial capacities. The development of a strong pan-European financial sector is therefore essential if we particularly want to foster the emergence of future European gafas. 
If it is vain to hope for the complete disappearance of this bank bashing and, one might say, of the bashing market whose roots plunge both in history and in ignor…

NEPAD announces launch of academy for SMEs

NEPAD announced the launch of an academy for micro, small and medium enterprises in partnership with Ecobank. It aims to equip entrepreneurs in order to face the covid-19 pandemic. The first wave of training concerns 8 countries. 

NEPAD announces launch of academy for SMEs

NEPAD, the African Union's development agency responsible for coordinating and executing regional and continental development projects, has announced the launch of an academy for micro, small and medium enterprises.

The Academy launched in partnership with Ecobank will deliver an informational webinar, series of virtual training programs and mentoring to equip entrepreneurs with skills on how to build companies' digital presence and how to adapt their business operations to the era of the covid-19 pandemic. 

The platform will also provide access to market information, to a multitude of mentors with diverse experience while facilitating access to funding opportunities.

The first training sessions will be held in Ghana on August 21, in Togo on August 25, in Kenya on September 1, in Nigeria on September 3, in Côte d'Ivoire on September 8, in Niger on September 15, in Rwanda on September 17 and finally in Chad on September 23, 2020.