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19th October, 2017 - Africa’s US$ 6.8 billion reinsurance market is expected to recover markedly in 2018 Zurich and Port Louis, Mauritius, 16 October 2017 – Africa’s reinsurance executives continue...
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BOOK ON DEVELOPMENT OF INSURANCE IN MOZAMBIQUE

20th September, 2017 - The publication of the books Development of Insurance in Mozambique and the Portuguese version, Evolução do Mercado de SegurosemMoçambique, is the culmination of many years...
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AIO - SPONSORSHIP OF ACTUARIAL CANDIDATES

14th September, 2017 - The African Insurance Organisation (AIO) is embarking on a sponsorship programme for Actuarial students, in a bid to contribute to the development of actuarial capacity in Africa. The...
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KENYA - Local Marine Cargo Insurance grows by 57% in Q1

12th September, 2017 - Data collected by Association of Kenya Insurers shows that local Marine Cargo Insurance premium has grown by 57% in the first quarter of 2017. Premiums collected hit Ksh550million compared...
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KENYA - Integrated Motor Insurance Data System (IMIDS)

8th September, 2017 - AKI is in the process of implementing a system that will centralise motor insurance data to facilitate the detection of fraudulent claims and assist in the management of motor certificates....
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UGANDA - Overview of the Insurance Industry, August 2017

8th September, 2017 - The Insurance Industry Performance in 2016 According to the Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda (IRA), in the year 2016, the gross premium underwritten by the insurance...
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SOUTH AFRICA - Deputy Finance Minister pledges Government's support to the Insurance Industry

8th September, 2017 - Deputy finance minister Sfiso Buthelezi has pledged government's support to the South African insurance industry and called on insurers to continue working in the spirit of collaboration...
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SOUTH AFRICA - Ms. Angela Mhlanga named Deputy Chair of the SA Insurance Association

8th September, 2017 - Angela Mhlanga, Head of Insurance and CEO of Standard Insurance Limited, has been appointed Deputy Chairperson of the South African Insurance Association (SAIA). A chartered accountant by...
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RWANDA - Regional Learning Sessions: Inclusive Insurance Business Models for Africa

7th September, 2017 - Around 80 representatives from the insurance industry, insurance supervisors and development agencies from Eastern and Southern Africa and further afield gathered in Kigali to share insights...
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NIGERIA - Allianz expands African footprint, acquires 98% stake in Ensure Insurance

6th September, 2017 - Allianz Group has announced that it has acquired 98 percent stake of Nigerian insurer Ensure Insurance Plc from its core shareholder Greenoaks Global Holdings Limited (GGH). Ensure Insurance...
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SOUTH AFRICA - Hollard Insurance Group has new CEO

5th September, 2017 - Saks Ntombela, Group CEO – Hollard Insurance Group   The Hollard Insurance Group, South Africa's largest independent insurer, has appointed Saks Ntombela as Group Chief Executive...
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NIGERIA - Mrs. Yetunde Ilori is the new Director General of Nigeria Insurers Association (NIA)

5th September, 2017 - Mrs. Yetunde Ilori first female Director General of NIA   Nigeria Insurers Association ( NIA) has announced the appointment of Mrs Yetunde Ilori as its new Director General while...
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ZAMBIA - The Insurance Sector Called Upon To Step Up Contribution Of GDP below 1.5 To 3 Percent

4th September, 2017 - Zambia's Finance Minister, Honourable Felix Mutati has called on the insurance industry to double its contribution from the current less than 1.5% to 3%. Speaking during the official opening...
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ZAMBIA - 2017 Financial Literacy Week Awards

4th September, 2017 - The Governor's Financial Literacy Week Awards ceremony of Zambia was organised recently.   In his remarks, Zambia's Pensions and Insurance Authority (PIA) Registrar, Mr. Martin Libinga...
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RESOLUTIONS OF THE 44TH AIO CONFERENCE

31st August, 2017 - RESOLUTIONS  OF THE 44TH AFRICAN INSURANCE ORGANIZATION CONFERENCE AND ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY, KAMPALA, UGANDA, 22nd - 24th May 2017 1. To invest in partnerships that are wider...
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SOUTH AFRICA - Viviene Pearson - SAIA Chief Executive Officer and Director of the IISA.

31st August, 2017 - The Insurance Institute of South Africa welcomes the recent appointment of Viviene Pearson to the Board. We look forward to Viviene contributing to the success of the IISA through her...
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Mr. Justice Yaw Ofori Appointed as Commissioner of Insurance

30th August, 2017 - The President has appointed Mr. Justice Yaw Ofori, as the Commissioner of the National Insurance Commission (NIC). Mr. Ofori, until his appointment was the Director of the Ghana Insurance College. He...
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KENYA - Local Marine Cargo Insurance grows by 57% in Q1

30th August, 2017 - Data collected by Association of Kenya Insurers shows that local Marine Cargo Insurance premium has grown by 57% in the first quarter of 2017. Premiums collected hit Ksh550million compared...
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KENYA - Over 600 treated at the Association of Kenya Insurers (AKI) Medical Camp 2017

30th August, 2017 - The annual Association of Kenya Insurers, AKI, Medical Camp was held on Saturday, 10th June 2017 in Kirwara, Gatanga. The camp attended to over 600 people in the locality for diabetes, hypertensio...
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AIO PRESIDENT RECOGNIZES HIS TEAM

10th August, 2017 - Some of the committee members who received the Meritorious Service Awards from the AIO President -Al Haj Kaddunabbi Ibrahim Lubega. The President of the African Insurance Organisation,...
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Takaful report highlights trends, gaps & opportunities for industry growth

31st July, 2017 - Takaful report highlights trends, gaps & opportunities for industry growth   A new report by Milliman provides a comprehensive view of the Takaful...
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The Insurance Institute of South Africa appoints Thokozile Mahlangu as CEO Designate

9th May, 2017 - Johannesburg, 5 May 2017: The Insurance Institute of South Africa (IISA) has appointed Thokozile Mahlangu as CEO Designate effective 1 July 2017. She will be taking over from David Harpur...
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OBITUARY

9th November, 2016 - With a heavy heart, the Secretary General of the African Insurance Organisation, announces the death of Ms. Stella Mojoko Lea Musoko, Administrative Secretary of the organisation, which occurred...
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NIGERIA - NIGERIAN INSURERS EMBARK ON REBRANDING TO IMPROVE PENETRATION

12th August, 2016 - Operators in the Nigerian insurance industry will commence an industry branding campaign on October 1, 2O16. The initiative is designed to increase public awareness of the benefits derivable...
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Nigeria - The Nigerian Insurers Association elects Mr. Eddie Efekoha as Chairman

22nd July, 2016 - Mr. Eddie Efekoha, Managing Director/CEO, Consolidated Hallmark Insurance Plc, has been unanimously elected 22nd chairman of the Nigerian Insurers Association [NIA] at the 45th Annual General...
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Impact Insurance through Change Management - Call for proposals

8th January, 2016 - The ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility, in partnership with FSD Africa, is inviting proposals from insurers that are looking to implement organizational changes in order to provide valuable...
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SOUTH AFRICA - PRESS RELEASE - African insurers must innovate to attract digital consumers

14th July, 2015 - A recent survey on innovation showed that consumers expect a high degree of innovation from their financial service providers. PRESS RELEASE by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf...
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UGANDA - High taxes slow insurance sector growth

10th July, 2015 - Kampala- Uganda’s insurance regulator has admitted that the slowed performance of the sector in 2014 can be attributed to the Value Added Tax and upward revision of Stamp Duty. The...
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