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3rd Africa Reinsurance Pulse: Africa’s reinsurers with confidence as growth and profitability improve

2nd October, 2018 - Windhoek, Namibia, 1 October 2018 – In the 3rd edition of the Africa Reinsurance Pulse, launched at today’s 23rd African Reinsurance Forum in Windhoek, Namibia, the continent&rs...
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ZEP-RE ceases activities of its Douala office (Cameroon).

24th September, 2018 - ZEP-RE has centralized in Abidjan its operations in the Cima zone, where it has been authorised to have a reinsurance activity. Hence, the company whose head office is in Nairobi (Kenya) ceased...
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Gabon - Andrew Gwodock elected President of the Fegasa

21st September, 2018 - Andrew Gwodock, Managing Director of the country's lone reinsurance company, Société Commerciale Gabonaise de Réassurance (SCG-Ré) has been elected at the head...
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Gabon - A new headquarters for the National Insurance Directorate

21st September, 2018 - The new headquarters of the National Insurance Board (DNA) and the International Insurers Conference Center are expected to be inaugurated in 2020. The foundation stone of the project was...
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Nigeria - ‘Only 1% of Nigerians Have Insurance Policy’ - Business Journal

20th September, 2018 - Mr. Tope Smart, Chairman, Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA) has lamented that only about one (1) percent of Nigerians have any form of insurance policy despite the country’s huge population...
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NAICOM Unveils New Capital Base for Insurers From Jan 1, 2019 - Business Journal

20th September, 2018 - The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) has unveiled a new capital model for the insurance industry in Nigeria effective from January 1, 2019. The new risk-based capital structure is divided...
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Zimbabwe - Legislative changes for better quality insurance

20th September, 2018 - The Insurance and Pensions Commission (IPEC) is in favor of the adoption of three draft bills by the Zimbabwean parliament in order to harmonize local laws with international standards. The...
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Senegal - Establishment of an insurance pool for the coverage of oil and gas risks

20th September, 2018 - The constituent general assembly, organized by the Association of Insurance Companies of Senegal (ASS) on August 29, 2018 in Dakar, decided to set up an oil and gas insurance pool in Senegal,...
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Leadway acquires 3A Life Insurance Company Cote d'Ivoire

20th September, 2018 - The Nigerian insurer Leadway Assurance has recently purchased the Ivorian company 3A Vie. This transaction gave birth to a new company named Leadway Life. With a capital of 3 billion FCFA...
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Kenya Re willing to extend further globally

20th September, 2018 - Kenya Reinsurance is willing to expand its business area and conquer new markets. The objective is to increase its revenues which are threatened by local and international competition. The...
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Kenya, top market for South African insurers

20th September, 2018 - Kenya is the main destination for South African insurers outside their borders. The ultimate paradox is that they prefer to invest in Kenya rather than in their own country. The high growth...
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Africa Re, growth in turnover for the first half of 2018

20th September, 2018 - The results for the first half of 2018 show a 10.83% increase in gross written premiums of the African Reinsurance leader, Africa Re, which rose from 372.35 million USD in June 2017 to 412.68...
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2019 AFRICAN INSURANCE ORGANISATION BOOK AWARD

7th September, 2018 -  BACK GROUND The African Insurance Organisation (AIO) Book Award was created to encourage scholarly research among AIO members. This is in furtherance of one of the Organisation's priorities...
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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 - 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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