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Africa conferences and summits - diary dates.

Africa Remittances and Money Transfer Markets

This year's only conference on African remittances is on 6th-7th June in Cape Verde, targeted at developing new strategies and policies for using remittances to drive economic growth and poverty reduction. With remittance inflows to Africa outstripping aid, this is a timely and unique platform for money transfer operators to meet regulators. It will enable professionals and international organisations to draft action plans for lowering remittance costs, simplifying and harmonising legislation, increasing market competition and minimising risk. Cape Verde's Ministry of Communities hosts, in partnership with African Banker Conferences. The event is supported by the African Union Commission and African Development Bank. www.ic-events.net

3rd Africa Debt Capital Markets Summit

The Summit is on 27th June at Bloomberg, London. Key movers will discuss developing debt as a viable financing option for African sovereign and corporate players, and examine how Islamic, diaspora and infrastructure bonds contribute to diversifying African debt markets. Speakers: Hon. Saara Kuugongelwa, Minister of Finance, Namibia, Hon. Alexander B. Chikwanda, Minister of Finance, Zambia; Philippe de Pontet, Africa Director, Eurasia; Gabriel Kitua, CEO, DSE; John Mandy, CEO, NSX; Rashmi Chandaria, Director, Comcraft Group; Lasitha Perera, Snr Investment Adviser, Frontier Markets Fund Managers; Cedric Mbeng Mezui, Financial Expert, NEPAD, Regional Integration and Trade Dept, AfDB; Karima Chief Investment Officer, ADC.

62%

Kenya is now home to less than 2,000 lions, a massive drop compared to the 15,000 10 years ago. 62% of African forest elephants have been killed in the past decade

$44m

Google has donated $44m to bringing the Internet to 50 universities in sub-Saharan Africa and teaching network engineering skills

$1.6bn

Standard Chartered Bank's income from Africa rose 15% last year to $1.6bn, with 10 countries posting growth of more than 10%

Across sub-Saharan Africa as a whole only 3% of adults have credit cards. Only about a quarter of adults have accounts at formal financial institutions

4% of African GDP goes to infrastructure vs 14% in China

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