According to the World Bank, more than a third of world trade happens within trade blocs and regions. Joining CNBC Africa for a panel discussion on the need for African countries to build partnerships to support industrialisation and trade is Joe Femi Dagunro, former President, of the Nigerian-German Business Group; Jumoke Oduwole, Special Senior Adviser to Nigeria's President on Trade, Industry and Investment and Vincent Nwani, Director of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
CNBC Africa's Wole Famurewa moderates a panel discussion on harnessing development and multilateral finance for development in Africa.
On August 4 2017, Rwandans headed to the polls to elect a president. The candidates were Frank Habineza of the Green Party, Independent candidate Philippe Mpayimana and the incumbent Paul Kagame of the RPF. Many observers expect a landslide victory for Kagame, following the 2015 referendum approved constitutional amendments that allowed him to run for a third term. CNBC Africa's George Ndirangu and Arnold Segawa sat down with representatives from the private sector to discuss the impact of the elections on Rwanda's growth story.
Against the backdrop of Kenya's August 8th elections, Brand Kenya did its bit to promote business confidence in the country. They recently brought together business leaders to discuss the topic "Why the Future is Kenya".
Robert Kiyosaki, Author, Real Estate Mogul joins CNBC Africa to share his insights about Trump administration, Africa and entrepreneurship.
Witness the statuesque wind turbines dot the skyline as CNBC Africa travel down to Saldanha to investigate the Aurora Wind Power project. Not only is this project injecting renewable energy into the grid, it’s also invigorating the local economy from a jobs and community development perspective, embracing all the fundamental renewable energy values.
Investing in job creation was the core theme of the EU- Africa Business forum in Brussels this year - where business influencers and leaders met to discuss ways to increase investment between Europe and Africa. CNBC Africa hosted a debate where panellists discussed the European Commission’s external investment plans.
Catch an interesting panel discussion on traditional and unconventional approaches to funding businesses, examining everything from risking entrepreneurs to the role of regulators.
The European Commission's External Investment Plan aims to de-risk investments into Africa with the main objective of attracting about 44 billion euros in external investment over the next three years. Chris Bishop Founding Editor of Forbes Africa was at the EU-AFRICA Business Forum in Brussels, Belgium where the core theme this year was "Investing in job creation".
Nedbank partnered with the Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS) to provide scholarships to South African students who will go to universities within the African continent. This program is structured to produce future African leaders who will be knowledgeable.
Recently Gauteng Premier David Makhura and a business delegation paid a visit to Lagos to explore ways to increase trade and investment ties between Gauteng and Lagos State. CNBC Africa’s Wole Famurewa leads a panel discussion with Premier Makhura; Prof. Ademola Abass, Senior Special Advisor to the Governor of Lagos State; Toyin Sanni, CEO of United Capital; and Folusho Phillips, Executive Chairman, Phillips Consulting and Chairman of the Nigeria-South Africa Chamber of Commerce.
On this CNBC Africa special the Premier of South Africa’s Gauteng Province David Makhura and other panellists discuss opportunities for robust trade and investment with Ghana, as the province seeks to extend economic partnerships in West Africa.
This year's 52nd annual Meeting of the board of governors of the African Development Bank brought thousands of delegates from across the world to Ahmedabad India. The annual meetings provides a unique platform for representatives of government, business, civil society, think-tanks and academia to focus on the bank's development work in Africa. CNBC Africa's Kenneth Igbomor brings you the special highlights of the 52nd meeting themed; Transforming Agriculture for Wealth Creation in Africa.
The 2017 African Development Bank’s Annual Meetings was held in Ahmedabad, India from 22 – 26 May 2017 themed “Transforming Agriculture for Wealth Creation in Africa”. For a discussion CNBC Africa’s Bronwyn Nielsen is joined by panellists including President of Senegal Macky Sall; Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank Group and Kenneth Quinn, President, World Food Prize Foundation.
Worldwide the healthcare industry is going through a period of disruption. The way in which healthcare is financed and delivered is transforming. Healthcare in developing countries is undergoing rapid changes. In Africa, technology is transforming how healthcare is delivered, giving more people in remote areas access to better care. This panel discussion which was hosted in partnership with Phillips focuses on these issues.
This panel discussion from the Tourism Indaba held in Durban unpacks strategies to position and enhance economic growth within the tourism sector. Host Gugulethu Cele also asks: How does the city perform against the macro economic landscape regarding SA's economic performance and attaining inclusive economic growth for all participants in the tourism sector? Panellists are: Phillip Sithole, Acting Deputy City Manager for Economic Development, Ethekwini Municipality & Head of Durban Tourism; Mmatsatsi Ramawela, CEO of the Tourism Business Council of South Africa; Marcel von Aulock, the Tsogo Sun; Dumile Cele, CEO of the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
CNBC Africa special where we will bring you an exclusive interview with the new Energy Minister. Mmamoloko Kubayi is no stranger to the political scene having served in my roles, include advisor to South Africa's former President, Kgalema Mothlante. CNBC Africa's Fifi Peter caught up with her to find out what she hopes to achieve in her new portfolio. We discussed government’s plans for nuclear and renewable energy.
What is the role of private and public sectors in partnering for inclusive growth beyond tourism in South Africa and on the rest of the African continent? Joining CNBC Africa to discuss this at the 2017 Tourism Indaba in Durban, South is a panel of expert guests.
SMEs are among the most important drivers of trade and commerce in Sub-Saharan Africa. According to the IFC, they account for up to 90 per cent of all businesses in the sub-region. How can support for small businesses catalyse trade on the continent? CNBC Africa's Wole Famurewa discusses the topic with Wahid Olagunju, AG Managing Director of Nigeria's Bank of Industry and Philip Myburg, Head: Enterprise Banking and Financing - Rest of Africa, Standard Bank.
$100 billion is needed to fill the infrastructure development gap on the African continent. This highlights special on the AFC Live 2017 Summit in Abuja Nigeria hones in on finding solutions to the challenges causing this widening gap. The AFC celebrates 10 years of existence this year. It has 14 member countries and has invested around $4 billion in 30 African countries.