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Google has also partnered with Coursera, a well-known open online course provider, to develop an online career certificate course in digital marketing and e-commerce for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and is offering 1000 scholarships to Africans who wish to attend. The certificate course is the latest in a series of initiatives aimed at preparing participants for entry-level jobs.

Bolt Business offers fast, convenient, and affordable business rides. Since its launch in 2019, the platform has recorded significant traction from top corporate offices and other private businesses in Nigeria. With this service, corporate offices and businesses can manage and pay for corporate trips via a single and easy-to-use portal. The business management can manage how team members commute for business trips. 

The top financial institution delivered its digitization projection in a recent article monitored in the media. First, it identified trade financing as critical financial issue as it has the capacity to deliver higher impact in Africa in particular. The bank advocates for increased value proposition around trade financing and likened it to the oil that greases supply chains and ensures that buyers are sellers fulfil their obligations.

Ade Ayeyemi, Chief Executive Officer, Ecobank Group, said: “At Ecobank we are fully committed to providing a range of initiatives that support the growth and success of Africa’s Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and create employment opportunities. This informed the credit facility that we have just secured from the EIB which we believe will deliver real impact in our joint mission to develop SMEs across Africa. The €100 million facility will support the recovery of African SMEs from the COVID-19 pandemic while also helping to provide them with the impetus to grasp the immense growth opportunities from the African Continental Free Trade Area vast single market. We thank the EIB for its focus and commitment to the continent.”