Candidates queue up for top IFC job
The imminent departure of the chief executive of the International Finance Corporation, the arm of the World Bank that lends to private businesses, has prompted a flurry of interest across the continent, and several high-profile figures have already thrown their hats into the ring. [...]
African bankers Thiam, Kaberuka, Onkojo-Iwelea reinvent themselves as debt reduction crusaders
In a response to the Covid-19 pandemic, a small group of financiers are lobbying intensely to get holders of African eurobonds to postpone their redemption dates for two years. The campaign is as advantageous for those waging it, however, as it is for its potential beneficiaries. [...]
Who can stop Amadou Gon Coulibaly in 2020?
Though in public he is still maintaining the suspense over whether he will run again for president in 2020, Alassane Ouattara is freely admitting in private that he ultimately wants his longstanding ally and current prime minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly [. [...]