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/
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/
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
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.
The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) is delivering on its goals and making good progress towards achieving its development and operational targets according to the 2018...
The private sector has a role to play in Africa's industrialisation says Emmanuel Ikazoboh, Board Chairman of EcoBank. CNBC Africa's Christy Cole caught up with him at the just concluded African Development Bank Annual meetings in Busan, South Korea, and they spoke about how Africa's governments and private sector can collaborate to boost industrialisation on the continent. https://www.cnbcafrica.com/
CNBC Africa's Christy Cole is joined by Victor Oladokun, Director of Communication and External Relations at the African Development Bank to discuss the theme of the bank's 2018 annual general meetings.
The President of African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), Akinwumi A. Adesina, and the Bank’s Board of Governors held a high-level session on “Climate and Disaster...
Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group which takes place in Busan, Korea, from the 21st – 25th of May. This year’s focus is on accelerating Africa’s Industrialisation.
One of the pillars of the African Development Bank's strategy to accelerate industrialization on the continent is to improve liquidity in the continent's capital markets. CNBC Africa's Kenneth Igbomor caught up with the CEO of The Nigerian Stock Exchange Oscar Onyema to discuss how the capital markets can help drive industrialisation.
The Government of Korea and the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) have issued a Joint Declaration following the conclusion of the Ministerial Roundtable of the Korea-Africa...
As Africa talks industrialization, jobs of the future for the youth, entrepreneurship, and unemployment debate. CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole spoke with the Chair, of the AfDB, Presidential Youth Advisory Group, Ashish Thakkar and Ada Osakwe, CEO of Agrolay, and a member of the youth–focused group.
Nigeria’s Agriculture Minister, Audu Ogbeh, says African governments have a responsibility to ensure that countries and citizens within the continent understand and leverage ‘industrialization’. CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole caught up with him at the ongoing Africa Development Bank annual meetings in Busan, South Korea.
AfDB, UNIDO partner to boost industrialization across Africa