Sudan Market Profile

July 23, 2014 - 2:37pm from MicroCapital
Mobile Telecommunications Network (MTN) Rwanda, the Rwandan branch of South Africa-based mobile telecommunications company MTN reportedly has announced a partnership with Kenya Commercial Bank Group (KCB) and I&M Bank, which both offer corporate and retail banking services in Kenya, and RSwitch, an electronic payment service firm based in Rwanda, to offer cardless automated teller machine (ATM) services in Rwanda. The partnership will allow clients of MTN to access services through ...
July 17, 2014 - 8:42pm from Financial Access Initiative Blog
Just about everyone agrees that international remittances should be cheaper. If you run the numbers on international remittance flows, incomes of recipients and transaction costs, you can make a case that reducing remittance costs would be among the highest ROI interventions for raising incomes of poor households in the developing world (and given what we’re learning about ...
July 17, 2014 - 6:00am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
2013 was a record year for worldwide spending on humanitarian relief. Millions of people were affected by three very different crises in
July 16, 2014 - 1:22pm from BRAC Blog
When you first meet Jackie, it is difficult not be to be taken by her charm. She sat opposite me in her calm, collected, yet casual poise, occasionally breaking out in laughter.  But she still managed to exhibit a stern resolution as we discussed what it meant to part of BRAC’s first batch of international young professionals. Jackie crosses the street in Barisal during one of her ...
July 8, 2014 - 6:58pm from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
South Sudan, the world's youngest country, is celebrating its third birthday facing catastrophe. It tipped over the edge after fighting erupted at the end of last year, when a dispute between President Salva Kiir and his deputy Riek Machar turned into ...
June 25, 2014 - 1:08am from Google news - microfinance
Innovations in Islamic Microfinance for Small-Scale Farmers in SudanAllAfrica.comWe at Bank of Khartoum believe that Islamic microfinance products can effectively reach small farmers in Sudan when customized ...
June 24, 2014 - 3:27pm from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
Global spending on humanitarian relief soared to a record $22bn (£12.93bn) last year as conflicts in Central African Republic, South Sudan and Syria combined with natural disasters such as typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, drove donors to pay out more emergency aid than ever before.Donations from governments reached $16.4bn (£9.63bn) last year, a 24% rise from 2012 ...
June 24, 2014 - 5:03am from MicroCapital
Kaah Express, a US-based international remittances company, reportedly has partnered with Silatech, a Qatar-based enterprise focused on increasing employment and entrepreneurship among youth in the Middle East and North Africa, and the American Refugee Committee (ARC), a US-based nonprofit that offers humanitarian aid across the globe, to create Kaah Islamic Microfinance Services (KIMS), a commercial microfinance institution (MFI) in Somalia. KIMS is primarily focused on serving ...
June 20, 2014 - 8:34pm from BRAC Blog
Meet Sonya –an 18 year-old girl living in Narayanganj, Bangladesh. Sonya lives a typical Bengali lifestyle; she enjoys the park with her friends and helps her parents with chores. But Sonya isn’t typical. At an age when girls are often expected to get married, she is breaking gender stereotypes, instilling confidence, and empowering a new generation of girls… all through her love for karate. Sonya is among a group of girls who are taking part in BRAC’s Adolescent Development ...
June 15, 2014 - 6:44am from BRAC Blog
After the mass destruction during the civil war in Sierra Leone, I had a desire to give back to my country and help in nation building. Starting off as a child activist for Search for Common Ground, I have represented the vulnerable war-affected children of Sierra Leone both nationally and internationally, ensuring that their voices are heard and attended to. Working in ...
June 13, 2014 - 7:16am from MicroCapital
The Communications Authority of Kenya, the regulatory body for the country’s telecommunications sector, reportedly has granted mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) licenses to three mobile money transfer service providers based in Kenya: Finserve Africa Limited, Zioncell Kenya Limited, and Tangaza Mobile Pay Limited. The three firms plan to provide services via the network of the Kenyan subsidiary of Indian telecommunications firm Bharti Airtel, which has 287 million customers in ...
June 12, 2014 - 11:34am from Microfinance Nigeria
Khartoum – Vice President, Hassabo Mohammed Abdul Rahman has directed each of Central Bank of Sudan (CBOS) and the Ministry of Welfare and Social Insurance to open outlets for microfinance in South Kordofan to provide support to youth women and agricultural societies. While addressing a mass rally in Tadamon Locality in South Kordofan State, he called for the implementation of the road lining the locality with the state’s capital, besides the establishment of hospital, improving ...
June 12, 2014 - 11:34am from Microfinance Africa
Khartoum – Vice President, Hassabo Mohammed Abdul Rahman has directed each of Central Bank of Sudan (CBOS) and the Ministry of Welfare and Social Insurance to open outlets for microfinance in South Kordofan to provide support to youth women and agricultural societies. While addressing a mass rally in Tadamon Locality in South Kordofan State, he called for the implementation of the road lining the locality with the state’s capital, besides the establishment of hospital, improving ...
June 5, 2014 - 5:19pm from Microfinance Nigeria
(Lahore) -  AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics (CIBE) chalks down the strategy to offer its services in African countries to promote Islamic banking and finance through consultancy, Research, education and capacity building where there is an excellent potential related to this industry. This was said by Mr. Muhammad Zubair Mughal, Chief Executive Officer, AlHuda CIBE, while talking to the media in the opening ceremony of “6 months road map for the strategy of Islamic Banking ...
June 5, 2014 - 5:16pm from Microfinance Africa
(Lahore) -  AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics (CIBE) chalks down the strategy to offer its services in African countries to promote Islamic banking and finance through consultancy, Research, education and capacity building where there is an excellent potential related to this industry. This was said by Mr. Muhammad Zubair Mughal, Chief Executive Officer, AlHuda CIBE, while talking to the media in the opening ceremony of “6 months road map for the strategy of Islamic Banking ...
May 26, 2014 - 5:42pm from MicroCapital
The Acumen Fund, A New York-based nonprofit venture fund, and the Adolf H Lundin Charitable Foundation, a Liechtenstein-based nonprofit organization, have invested an aggregate sum of USD 1.5 million in an unspecified combination of equity and debt in Esoko Networks Limited (Esoko) of Ghana, a technology platform that aims to strengthen the connection between farmers and markets in Africa with the use of mobile phones. The investment aims to help Esoko grow and expand its operation into ...
May 22, 2014 - 2:30pm from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
There will be intensive brainstorming about the future of humanitarian action in the next two years. In March 2015, the third world conference on disaster risk reduction will take place in Japan. The UN development summit in September 2015 will establish the successors to the millennium development goals (MDGs) the
May 21, 2014 - 12:50pm from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
Little of value has emerged from the ceasefire agreed this month between South Sudan's president, Salva Kiir, and Riek Machar, the opposition leader.
May 17, 2014 - 12:36pm from Microfinance Nigeria
By: Prof. Badr El Din A. Ibrahim President, Microfinance Unit, Central Bank of Sudan, CBoS. Up to date Islamic countries are seeking workable and sustainable Islamic microfinance regulatory Framework” The Sudanese Islamic microfinance regulation and supervision practice, based on gap & need-filling, managed to produce a full-fledged and nationally integrated Islamic microfinance regulatory model. This model is described by the World Bank’s Consultative Group to Assist the Poor ...
May 17, 2014 - 12:34pm from Microfinance Africa
By: Prof. Badr El Din A. Ibrahim President, Microfinance Unit, Central Bank of Sudan, CBoS. Up to date Islamic countries are seeking workable and sustainable Islamic microfinance regulatory Framework” The Sudanese Islamic microfinance regulation and supervision practice, based on gap & need-filling, managed to produce a full-fledged and nationally integrated Islamic microfinance regulatory model. This model is described by the World Bank’s Consultative Group to Assist the Poor ...