Insurance news made as Africa seeks epidemic disaster coverage

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Countries in that continent are now looking to broaden a catastrophe protection fund for emergencies like Ebola. African countries are in insurance news headlines as they now seek to widen a new type of catastrophe fund, which has already made its first payout, as of January, which was for $25 million. The catastrophe insurance fund is meant to provide protection against Ebola-like outbreaks. This insurance news could mean that countries that face catastrophes such as the devastation left behind by the Ebola outbreak in several African countries, could receive payouts…

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Insurance industry in Kenya continues to struggle despite income

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Even though insurers in the African country have been bringing in billions, they are still bleeding money. The Kenyan insurance industry has always faced struggles in selling to the majority of the residents of the country, but despite the fact that it has been bringing in billions, money is still being lost in every direction. The sector continues to have a penetration beneath 4 percent, as has been the case for over 60 years. This has been the case since the first insurer established the insurance industry. That company was…

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Insurance industry potential identified in African markets

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Some marketplaces within the continent are being seen as having considerable growth potential. The current instability in the global economy and the political risks that are still obvious as barriers in the African markets, however, the insurance industry is now discovering that the region also holds a number of potential growth opportunities that have been primarily untapped. This, according to a recent report that has been issued by A.M. Best, the rating agency. The A.M. Best insurance industry report indicated that “Given anticipated development of gross domestic product (GDP) in…

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Insurance news from Nigeria reveals intentions to triple the country’s marketplace

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If they are successful, it would bring their market up to $6.4 billion in 4 years. The most populated country of Africa, Nigeria, has just declared its latest insurance news, which includes intentions to increase its marketplace by more than three times its current value, and that it will accomplish this goal by 2017. The hope is to be able to achieve this target by improving the industry’s reputation in the nation. This insurance news announcement was made by the country’s insurance commissioner, Daniel Fola. He explained that the people…

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