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Forex CFD trading
  • Within the financial history of Africa, the last 10 years have witnessed a notable surge in the acceptance of Forex CFD trading.
  • Technological advancements have become the unsung stars of the Forex CFD trading story in Africa.
  • If you wish to get started with Forex CFD trading in Africa – you need a trusted broker with a reputable trading app.

Within the huge financial spectacle, Forex CFD trading is a gripping protagonist that draws traders into its complicated storylines of profit and risk, all set against the dramatic backdrop of a Shakespearean tragedy. With 2024 drawing to a close, it is wise for us to examine critically the story of Forex CFD trading in Africa. Like a rollercoaster journey over the wild landscape of the stock market, each turn offers a unique combination of opportunity and difficulty.

The Rise of Forex CFD Trading in Africa

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Thanks to virtual dollar cards, residents of African countries find it significantly easier to conduct online transactions on popular digital services and shop on international platforms.

In our article, we explore the top 5 virtual cards on the continent. All of them are characterized by seamless online transactions and enhanced security features. They are easy to use and simple to obtain.

1. PSTNET

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FinTech service PSTNET introduces virtual cards compatible with Visa and Mastercard, offering unrestricted global usage. These cards are versatile, catering to various needs. Specialized cards are available, such as those for managing payments for Facebook Ads or Google Ads.

We will focus on the service’s most popular card – Ultima.

Ultima is a 3D Secure virtual dollar card, ensuring all transactions are securely protected. It can be used for payments on platforms like PayPal, Steam, Spotify, Netflix, Patreon, Unity 3D, and app stores such as Google …

cryptocurrency investments
  • A key component of successful cryptocurrency investment is utilizing cryptocurrency exchanges effectively.
  • The USDT/SOL exchange pair refers to the trading of Tether (USDT) against Solana (SOL) on a cryptocurrency exchange.
  • Solana, on the other hand, is a blockchain platform designed for decentralized applications and crypto-native projects.

Cryptocurrency investments have gained significant popularity in recent years, providing individuals with opportunities to grow their capital in the digital asset space. One of the key components of successful cryptocurrency investment is utilizing cryptocurrency exchanges effectively. In this blog, we will explore the concept of using exchanges to grow your capital, with a specific focus on the USDT/SOL exchange pair.

What is the USDT/SOL exchange pair?

The USDT/SOL exchange pair refers to the trading of Tether (USDT) against Solana (SOL) on a cryptocurrency exchange. Tether is a stablecoin pegged to the value of the US dollar, providing investors with a stable and reliable cryptocurrency

Burundi's agricultural sector
  • AfDB grant aims to enhance Burundi’s productivity by four to five times and bolster agro-processing for increased domestic and export food availability.
  • It also promises significant economic diversification, creating jobs, improving food security and nutrition, and strengthening regional trade.
  • This investment can help safeguard the livelihoods of countless farmers against the increasing unpredictability of weather patterns due to climate change.

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced $80 million grant to bolster Burundi’s agricultural sector and transform the nation’s agricultural industry.

AfDB’s Director General for East Africa, Nnenna Nwabufo, revealed this financial pledge after meeting with Burundian Prime Minister Gervais Ndirakobuca in Bujumbura. This funding is poised to multiply the sector’s productivity by four to five times, with a keen focus on enhancing agro-processing capabilities to not only increase the availability of food within Burundi but also boost its export potential.

The collaboration between the AfDB and the Burundian government …

remittances to Kenya
  • Remittance inflows amounted to $385.9 million in February, compared to $309.2 million in February 2023, an increase of 24.8 per cent.
  • The cumulative inflows for the 12 months to February 2024 totaled $4.33 billion compared to $4.03 billion in a similar period in 2023, an increase of 7.5 per cent.
  • The US remained the largest source of remittances to Kenya, accounting for 54 per cent in February 2024.

Remittances to Kenya continued on a growth trajectory in February, latest Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) data shows, as easing inflation in the United States saw the country maintain its position as the leading source of inflows.

This comes amid a positive projection for the year where World Bank has forecast a 2.5 per cent increase on inflows to Sub-Saharan Africa, with Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya as leading recipients in the continent.

Remittance inflows in Kenya amounted to $385.9 million in February, …

Brics bloc
  • Proponents say this push embodies a broader vision for a politically impartial and more inclusive global financial ecosystem.
  • Observers however question whether blockchain currency can survive under the often fractious BRICS bloc.
  • Not long ago, the BRICS bloc unveiled plans to introduce the New Development Bank, an idea that remains largely unclear.

The push to redefine the contours of global economics has taken a new turn following a deal by the BRICS bloc—Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa—along with recent members Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to pioneer a blockchain-backed currency.

BRICS is setting the stage for the launch of a blockchain-powered currency and payment system, an initiative that is poised to take on the hegemony of the US’ King dollar that has held the global financial system by the jugular for decades.

Decentralized Financial Revolution: A Leap Forward

Central to this ambitious endeavor …

The Gambia's agriculture
  • AfDB has okayed $16 million to power The Gambia’s Agriculture and Food Security Project, aimed at enhancing food security and the incomes of vulnerable populations.
  • This funding will expand the cultivation of climate-resistant crops, increasing agricultural productivity and benefiting over 18,000 small-scale farmers, especially women and youth.
  • Beyond agricultural development, the project incorporates social security, nutrition, and gender equality initiatives, including expanding school nutrition programs for over 203,900 pupils.

A total of $16.08 million is set to enhance production for millions of people employed in Gambia’s agriculture value chain. This follows a move by the African Development Bank Group (AFDB) to approve the fresh funding allocation to enhance the Gambia’s food security initiatives.

The country’s ambitious Agriculture and Food Security Project, initiated in 2021, received the financial support on March 4. With this injection of funds, The Gambia is poised to make significant advancements in its agricultural sector, with a …

Deel Payspace
  • Acquisition at undisclosed value deepens the US firm’s HR infrastructure, and fuels direct and indirect global expansion and reach.
  • PaySpace offers payroll engines and HR services across 44 countries in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa markets.
  • PaySpace is serving more than 14,000 customers, including multinationals Heineken, Coca-Cola Beverages, and Puma Sports SA.

American Global HR payroll engine provider Deel is acquiring African-based payroll and HR services firm, PaySpace, a move that will see the former solidify its position as one of the biggest entities in the human resource management segment internationally.

This acquisition, which has been done for an undisclosed amount, marks one of the company’s largest acquisitions to date, the company said even as it edges closer to having a presence in over 100 countries.

CTECH estimates the transaction to be valued at approximately $100 million. This news comes on the heels of the firm’s …

Eyewear startup Lapaire | Funding for growth
  • With the funding for growth, Lapaire intends to open 300 eye care centres.
  • Eye care in developing countries like Kenya and many other African states remains underfunded.
  • While it initially began with a B2B sales approach, it has since abandoned that model, favouring direct contact with the customers.

Kenya-based Eyewear Startup Lapaire has secured $3 million (KSh476 million) in private equity funding for growth initiatives across African markets. Following the deal’s closure, Lapaire intends to open 300 eye care centres, targeting 80 new outlets by December 2024.

Impact investment fund Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P) led the equity round with AAIC, FINCA Ventures, and Beyond Capital pitching in. Cross-Boundary provided advisory support for the deal through USAID’s Africa Trade and Investment activity.

“Over the last few years, we worked hard to build a highly scalable model and we are now in the best position to accelerate our growth to positively impact …

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