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Banish boredom with Canon’s Creative Park

During this time of uncertainty, it can be difficult to find new ways to keep families entertained whilst remaining indoors, with many looking to learn new skills and keep minds active. Canon’s (www.Canon-CNA.com) free Creative Park (https://bit.ly/3bAy3bb) is on hand to help keep people occupied with thousands of fun papercraft kits available through the website and mobile app, to bring the whole family together creatively. From personalised greeting cards and calendars to picture fram

Coronavirus – South africa: Minister Fikile Mbalula provides day 3 update on implementation of transport regulations during Coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown

Download logo1. Law enforcement: Law enforcers to increase deployment at Lebombo and monitor all roadblocks towards the borders to ensure that vehicles desist from approaching the port of entry. A monitoring and evaluation team will visit the roadblocks to ensure compliance. Traffic Law enforcement from lockdown to date: 34 roadblocks have been conducted, resulting into 2 117 vehicles being stopped and checked and 229 notices have been issued out for various offences and 13 vehicles have

Coronavirus – Tanzania: Local Manufacturers’ Ordeal

The coronavirus outbreak has impacted many investments, but mainly local manufacturers who depend on raw materials from China and India. The two Asian economic giants are the main suppliers of raw materials to the country's manufacturing industries. Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF), Executive Director Godfrey Simbeye unveiled to the "Daily News" yesterday in an exclusive interview that industries have started running out of raw materials due to limited importation of the feedsto

Coronavirus – South Africa: Minister Fikile Mbalula relaxes hours of Public Transport Vehicles for Grant Beneficiaries

Download logoFollowing the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on the days social grants would be paid, a number of industry bodies have made representations on the relaxation of hours public transport vehicles are allowed to operate. A similar request was made by the Minister of Social Development, Minister Lindiwe Zulu. Having considered Minister Zulu’s request and representations made by various industry bodies, including the taxi industry, I have decided to amend the Public Tr

Coronavirus – Tanzania: 1bn/- War Chest for COVID-19

Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa received contributions in cash and equipment worth 1.185bn/- from entities and individuals to support government efforts in the fight against COVID-19, asking each individual to take precautionary measures. "We are now in a state of war. We must jointly fight it by doing whatever is within our ability to prevent the spread of the virus in our country. We must stick to the advice provided by President John Magufuli, that requires every Tanzanian to take part in t

Coronavirus – Africa: 46 African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases (4,760), deaths (146), and recoveries (335)

African Union Member States (46) reporting COVID-19 cases (4,760), deaths (146), and recoveries (335) by region: Central (257 cases, 11 deaths, 9 recoveries): Cameroon (125, 2, 3), Central African Republic (6, 0, 3), Chad (5, 0, 0), Congo (19, 0, 2), DRC (81, 8, 1), Equatorial Guinea (14, 0, 0), Gabon (7, 1, 0). Eastern (374, 6, 6): Djibouti (19, 0, 0), Eritrea (6, 0, 0), Ethiopia (21, 0, 4), Kenya (42, 1, 1), Madagascar (43, 0, 0), Mauritius (110, 3, 0), Rwanda (70, 0, 0), Seychelles (

Equatorial Guinea shortlists companies for Key Energy Projects under its Year of Investment

The Board of Directors of the Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons (MMH) of Equatorial Guinea has selected and revealed the key companies shortlisted for the execution of its landmark projects under its ongoing Year of Investment. The decision was adopted during a meeting on March 19th, 2020. At Punta Europa, where most of Equatorial Guinea’s gas and energy activities are currently located, the country is building a modular refinery, storage tanks and a methanol-to-derivatives plant. Inte

COVID-19: Why Africa Urgently Needs an Ubuntu Plan (By Dr Victor Oladokun)

Download logoBy Dr Victor Oladokun, outgoing Director of Communication & External Relations at the African Development Bank Group Africa urgently needs a globally coordinated Ubuntu Plan in response to COVID-19, a fiscal stimulus that recognises our shared and connected humanity, as we find ourselves in the midst of an unprecedented crisis. The world's largest cities are eerily silent. One virus has disrupted the whole world in a manner never seen before in history. COVID-19, a term

Coronavirus – Rwanda: Update on COVID-19 Coronavirus — 29 March 2020

Download logoTen (10) new coronavirus cases were identified today, bringing the total to seventy (70). Six (6) travellers who had arrived from Dubai and who have been isolated Two (2) travellers who had arrived from South Africa and who have been isolated One (1) traveller who had arrived from Nigeria and who has been isolated One (1) traveller who had frequent travel in the East African region and who has been isolated All patients are under treatment in stable condition in an isola

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FNB confirms measures to help customers impacted by COVID-19

“In recent weeks, the South African Government, business community, philanthropists and society at large have shown remarkable unity in a joint effort to protect our country against the impact of COVID-19,” writes FNB Chief Executive Officer, Jacques Celliers.

The impact of COVID-19 on Nigeria’s business community

President Muhammadu Buhari says he has directed the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment to work with the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria to ensure that all production of essential items such as food, medical and pharmaceutical products continues unhindered. Mansur Ahmed, President of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria joins CNBC Africa for more.

How to be productive during the COVID-19 lockdown

CNBC Africa spoke to Neels Barendrecht, Chairman of Agility Holdings and Director of Agility Risk Solutions in Singapore on his journey of self-isolation and working from home, Neels travelled to Singapore before the pandemic saw travel bans and the national lockdown and he shares tips on how to work effectively from home and taking the correct steps to self-isolation.

How the COVID-19 lockdown impacts SA’s franchise industry

One of the businesses that will be hugely impacted by the COVID-19 lockdown is the franchise industry. Restaurant owners, beauty spa’s and chain businesses that are not essential suppliers have effectively been closed since Friday the 27th of March and will remain closed without staff, customers and supply until the lockdown is lifted. So how will the lockdown and slowdown in foot traffic hurt the South African franchise industry in 2020? Vera Valasis, Executive Director of the Franchise Association of South Africa joins CNBC Africa for more.

Moody’s downgrades SA to junk status – what does this mean for the economy?

Moody’s downgraded South Africa’s sovereign credit rating to junk status on Friday evening and this has left has left government concerned and trembling in its boots to what extent that this might have on the economy. The downgrade coupled with the COVID-19 fears is bringing much stress to the rand as well as the markets. Joining CNBC Africa to unpack it all is Rashaad Tayob, Fund Manager at Abax Investments and Jacques Celliers, CEO of FNB.