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Competition Commission: SA needs lower prices in prepaid data market

The local telecoms sector has been under the scrutiny of the Competition Commission's Data Market Inquiry for two years now. All involved parties had until today to make submissions on the conclusion that prices are just too high. The commission even went as far as to describe the market as "anti-poor". Joining CNBC Africa for more is Professor Adre Schreuder, Chief Visionary Officer at Consulta and the founder of a study into SA consumerism and Thecla Mbongue, Senior Research Analyst, for Middle East and Africa at Ovum.
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Sirius Real Estate’s Andrew Coombs shares acquisition plans

This German based park property owner Sirius Real Estate says that it has seen renewed interest in its assets since investors caught the Brexit Blues. CNBC Africa spoke to the group's Chief Executive Andrew Coombs about growth prospects in a declining global economy.
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AfDB: Infrastructure investment imperative to Africa’s integration efforts

Ride hailing service Taxify recently re-branded to Bolt in its bid to continue the company’s market penetration in the region. This is after the service faced a lot of headwinds in its bid to set up shop in new markets on the continent. Bolt Country Manager, Olaoluwa Akinnusi joins CNBC Africa for more.
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Ride hailing app Taxify rebrands to Bolt, targets new markets

Ride hailing service Taxify recently re-branded to Bolt in its bid to continue the company’s market penetration in the region. This is after the service faced a lot of headwinds in its bid to set up shop in new markets on the continent. Bolt Country Manager, Olaoluwa Akinnusi joins CNBC Africa for more.
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Nigeria’s Debt Management Office lists FGN Eurobonds on the NSE

Nigeria’s Debt Management Office has listed the Federal government's dual-tranche $2.5 billion Eurobond and a triple-tranche $2.86 billion Eurobonds on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. Patience Oniha, Director General of the Debt Management Office joins CNBC Africa for more.
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AfDB’s special agro-industrial processing zones to lift rural economies

As the annual meetings of the African Development Bank come to an end, Atsuko Toda, Director of Agricultural Finance and Rural Development at AfDB joins CNBC Africa’s Esther Awoniyi and Godfrey Mutizwa for a recap of the event.
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Focus on the potential and value in East African markets

The CEOs of some of East Africa’s top stock exchanges discuss unlocking the potential and real value in their markets in this CNBC Africa Special. Michael Mugisha speaks to Moremi Marwa, CEO of the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange, Pierre Célestin Rwanbukumba, CEO of the Rwanda Stock Exchange, and Paul Bwiso, CEO of the Uganda Securities Exchange....
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Financial Derivatives’ inflation outlook for Nigeria

Financial Derivatives say they expect Nigeria’s headline Inflation for May to inch up to 11.38 per cent. Damilola Akinbami, Head of Research at Financial Derivatives joins CNBC Africa to discuss the outlook for Nigeria's inflation....
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Femi Oyeniran on the business of film-making

Nigerian- British actor and Filmmaker Femi Oyeniran joins CNBC Africa to discuss the business of filmmaking.
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Simon Mizrahi: AfDB is not about making money, it’s about making a difference

Regional integration is about making the world a smaller place. This is according to Simon Mizrahi, Director of AfDB. CNBC Africa's Godfrey Mutizwa spoke to him about this and Hassatou N'sele to discuss AfDB's financial health.
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Youth Business Indaba looks to empower future leaders

Trade and Investment KZN hosted its first Youth Business Indaba in an effort to connect more young people to business opportunities in the province. CNBC Africa's Kopano Gumbi caught up with Thamsanqa Maqubela, CEO, South African Council for Graduate Co-Operatives.
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AfDB’s Khaled Sherif on the cost of imports to job creation in Africa

The theme for the African Development Bank's annual meetings this year is regional integration for Africa's prosperity. CNBC Africa's Esther Awoniyi caught up with, Khaled Sherif, AfDB's Vice President for Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery to discuss what's in store for this year's annual meetings.
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How an Antarctic iceberg will solve SA’s water crisis

He is a man who has fought armed pirates, salvaged cruise ships and rescued penguins in need. But now he is trying to solve Cape Town’s water crisis, he is South African Mariner Nicholas Sloane. Sloane is embarking on a journey to the Antarctic to tow an iceberg all the way back to Cape Town. With a team of engineers and glaciologists by his side he hopes to see the Southern Ice Project done within 90 days. Captain Nicholas Sloane, Director at Resolve Marine Group joins CNBC Africa for more.
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Togo’s plan for economic transformation

According to Kanka-Malik Natchaba, the Head of Togo's Presidential Delivery Unit, Togo's National Development Plan will bring economic transformation through industrialisation, value addition and social inclusion. CNBC Africa's Christy Cole caught up with him on the side-lines of the Togo-EU Economic forum for a progress report on the National Development Plan.
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Why this analyst thinks a new currency is a bad idea for Zimbabwe

Batanai Matsika, Head of Research at Morgan and Co joins CNBC Africa to look at movements shaping the Zimbabwean market space.
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AfDB’s Vanessa Moungar on why Africa should invest in women

Investing in women on the continent will have ripple effects on the economy as women are high reward despite perceptions that they are high risk. Vanessa Moungar, Director, Gender, Women and Civil Society of the AfDB discussed this and more with CNBC Africa's Esther Awoniyi.
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Uganda records 2nd death after Ebola crosses border

Two people have died since the Ebola outbreak crossed the border from the Democratic Republic of Congo into neighbouring Uganda. The country's Health Ministry is currently monitoring 27 contacts. Niniola Soleye, Managing Director of DRASA Health Trust joins CNBC Africa for more.
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Technology should be used to boost regional integration in Africa, says AfDB’s George Heinen

The private sector should take the lead in regional integration but the government needs to create the right fiscal policies environment. This is according to George Heinen, Alternate Governor at the AFDB who discussed this and more with CNBC Africa’s Godfrey Mutizwa.
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Assessing the EU’s plan to boost investment in Africa

Jyrki Katainen, the Vice President at the European Union Commission for Jobs, Growth, Investment, and competitiveness says one of the main pillars of the European Union's External Investment Plan is to mobilise investment by de-risking private sector lending in high-risk sectors and countries. CNBC Africa's Christy Cole caught up with him on the side-lines of the Togo-EU Economic forum and he shed more light on the EU's commitment to Africa.
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Maiden Togo-EU economic forum begins in Lome

The European Union and Togo are linked by history and united by common desire says Faure Gnassingbe the President of Togo. In a speech kicking off the ongoing Togo-European Economic Forum, he spoke about the ways African countries can develop sustainably.

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