It would be in Africa’s best interests to limit a rise in global temperature. Shutterstock Shingirai Nangombe, Chinese Academy of Sciences At the end of the century,...
Over 45 people from business and government – the biggest combined regional delegation ever to travel on an investment roadshow –spent their last Mission day in London on Friday 8th June to share the facts that Durban is Africa's ‘premier investment destination’.
Ensuring sustainable climate and disaster risk financing is available to countries that face extreme weather events in Africa, sits at the heart of the African Risk Capacity's mandate. Join CNBC Africa from the side-lines of the African Development Bank's annual meetings in Busan, South Korea, as we hear stories from countries that have benefited from the Africa Disaster Risk Financing Programme. https://www.cnbcafrica.com/category/insights/african-development-bank/
Technology could help Africa industrialise much quicker than the West. This is an argument put forward by Mohammed Beavogui, Director General of African Risk Capacity. CNBC Africa's Kenneth Igbomor caught up with him for a conversation about the conditions that could speed up Africa's industrialisation plans. https://www.cnbcafrica.com/category/insights/african-development-bank/
At the end of 2017, average public debt in Sub-Saharan Africa was 57 percent of its GDP, an increase of 20 percentage points in just five years. This is according to Abebe Selassie, Director of the African Department at the IMF. CNBC Africa's Esther Awoniyi caught up with him, for a discussion about Africa's growth prospects this year. https://www.cnbcafrica.com/videos/
Africa has a huge knowledge gap regarding non-listed board practices, particularly relating to privately-held companies and family business board fees, through a proprietary research project.
Foreign investment in sub-Saharan Africa’s power sector has reached a record-high.
Agriculture and industrialisation are the keys to Africa's success, that's according to Yofi Grant, CEO of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre. CNBC Africa's Christy Cole spoke to him about this and more. https://www.cnbcafrica.com/category/insights/african-development-bank/
“Ramaphoria - as the media have got - seems to have waned and people are just reading us as another emerging market which is slightly out of favour.”
Ghana's Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta says investing in education holds the key to equip Africans with the requisite skills needed to create the future jobs on the continent. CNBC Africa's Kenneth Igbomor caught up with him on the side-lines of the Annual meetings of the African Development Bank and discussed this and more.
Bank of Ghana Governor, Ernest Addison says the current plan in Ghana is to have interoperability between the mobile money platforms and the banking system. CNBC Africa's Kenneth Igbomor caught up with him to discuss the impact of digitisation on the banking industry and more. https://www.cnbcafrica.com/
Why investing in education is key to Africa’s development - Ken Ofori Atta
Could the reforms stutter confidence and growth in SA?
East Africa in particular is predicted to experience a dramatic increase in unpredictability of seasonal and inter-annual rainfall.
As South African cities aim to battle the effects of climate change, from drought in Cape Town to the threat of rising seas and flooding in Durban, four cities have banded together to try to create zero-carbon buildings, which produce no contribution to climate change in their use of energy.
The African Development Bank plans to spend about $35 billion dollars over the next ten years to support industrialization in Africa; for more CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor spoke to Saif Malik, Regional Head of Global Banking for Africa and the Middle East at Standard Chartered to explore ways to finance this plan. https://www.cnbcafrica.com/
How Africa can drive youth entrepreneurship through Tech
As new confirmed cases of the Ebola virus hit the Democratic Republic of Congo, Board Chair of the Vaccine Alliance - Gavi, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, speaks to CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole about efforts at containing the virus, immunisation for across Africa and innovative funding. https://www.cnbcafrica.com/category/insights/african-development-bank/
As Africa looks to double its intra-continental trade by the year 2022, the continent’s Export – Import Bank says it’s forth coming Trade Fair will boost business-to-business relations among the continent. Afrexim Bank’s President, Benedict Oramah spoke with CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole on the side-lines of the ongoing 53rd Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank. https://www.cnbcafrica.com/category/insights/african-development-bank/
Energy as an engine of Africa’s industrialization.