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 Kenyan start-up set to disrupt the payment industry

Video / 11/28/2016 9:56:34 AM

Kenyan start-up set to disrupt the payment industry

Despite the significant growth of mobile and digital payments in Kenya in recent years, 95 per cent of transactions are still cash-based. But the landscape is quickly changing as entrepreneurs - one after another throw their hearts in the rain. CNBC Africa spoke to Sam Wanjohi, founder of Popote Payments for more.

 Procter & Gamble Kenya MD talks strategy in uncertain times

Video / 11/28/2016 9:56:34 AM

Procter & Gamble Kenya MD talks strategy in uncertain times

In spite of the emerging uncertainty in the Kenyan economy brought about by slowdown in private sector credit growth and an upcoming general election in August 2017, consumer spending is not slowing down. CNBC Africa's Charles Gitonga spoke to the Managing Director of Procter & Gamble in Kenya to find out the trends in the fast moving consumer goods market, and the company's strategy in the country.

 Kenyan real estate firms diversify into agribusiness

Video / 11/28/2016 9:56:34 AM

Kenyan real estate firms diversify into agribusiness

Kenya's real estate sector has remained vibrant in recent years recording an annual year-on-year growth of 8.9 per cent in 2015 according to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. However, real estate companies are now diversifying into agribusiness, as a way of attracting settlement into remote and uninhabited parts of the country.

 AU's Rene Kouassi on how to grow Africa's attractiveness

Video / 11/28/2016 9:56:34 AM

AU's Rene Kouassi on how to grow Africa's attractiveness

The African continent is in need of investment to stimulate growth and achieve the ambitious sustainable development goals. CNBC Africa's Christine Wendo spoke to Rene Kouassi, Director for Economic affairs at the African Union Commission on how to grow Africa's attractiveness.

 Pharmaceutical firm GSK to finance researchers in Kenya

Video / 11/21/2016 11:04:24 AM

Pharmaceutical firm GSK to finance researchers in Kenya

Non-communicable diseases account for 27 per cent of total deaths in Kenya as at 2014. Pharmaceutical and healthcare company, GSK will finance researchers in Kenya by up to $126,000 each for research and development. CNBC Africa's Charles Gitonga spoke to Murray Stewart, Global Chief Medical Officer at GSK.

 Thuli Madonsela first woman to win Forbes Africa Person of the Year award

Video / 11/21/2016 11:04:24 AM

Thuli Madonsela first woman to win Forbes Africa Person of the Year award

The Forbes Africa Person of The Year Award, now in its sixth year, continues to recognise individuals, who for better or worse, have had the most influence on events of the year gone by. This year Thuli Madonsela, former Public Protector from South Africa clinched the title making her the first woman to win the award. CNBC Africa's Charles Gitonga reports.

 Kenyan entrepreneur with a deep heart for cancer patients

Video / 11/21/2016 11:04:24 AM

Kenyan entrepreneur with a deep heart for cancer patients

Cancer is the third leading cause of death in Kenya and could become a top killer in the next decade. In 2014, the rate of people dying from cancer was thirty three deaths per hundred thousand people, according to 2015 statistics by Nation Newsplex. But one woman entrepreneur is determined to make life better for cancer patients, through a palliative nursing home in the outskirts of Nairobi. CNBC Africa's Charles Gitonga filed this report.

 Public private partnership needed to bridge Africa's infrastructure gap

Video / 11/14/2016 11:47:24 AM

Public private partnership needed to bridge Africa's infrastructure gap

Of the $93 billion that Africa requires for infrastructure development every year, 43 billion comes from governments and international funding agents, according to the African Development Bank; and bridging a deficit of $50 billion calls for more efficient public private partnership frameworks. For more CNBC Africa filed this report.

 Logistics sector contributes 9% to Kenyan GDP

Video / 11/14/2016 11:41:44 AM

Logistics sector contributes 9% to Kenyan GDP

The logistics sector accounts for about 9 per cent of the Kenyan GDP; and the next step of growth will be enabled by use of technology to improve efficiency. CNBC Africa's Charles Gitonga spoke to Peter Echessah, CEO of Safetrac on trends, opportunities and challenges in the sector.

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