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Neville Matjie on KwaZulu-Natal’s investment master plan

International investors were also invited to the KZN International Investment Summit at the Durban ICC to explore the Durban Aerotropolis, which also launched the Durban Aerotropolis Visitor Centre. CNBC Africa's Fifi Peters spoke to Neville Matjie, CEO of Trade and Investment KwaZulu-Natal on the province being open for business.
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Equities extend gains: A look at Nigerian markets

Nigeria's equities market extended gains from Thursday as a mix of Telecoms, banks and oil stocks lifted the local bourse. To review the trading week, Robert Omotunde Head of Investment Research at Afrinvest Securities joins CNBC Africa for more.
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Nigeria rolls out its proposed target of 7.5 trillion naira revenue plan for 2020

Nigeria's government has proposed to raise the country's value-added tax (VAT) to 7.2 from 5 per cent next year. To discuss the wider implications of this move, Group Managing Director and CEO of Zedcrest Capital, Dayo Amzat joins CNBC Africa for more.
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AFR’s Waringe Kibe on leveraging digital financial services to improve financial inclusion

Much has been hailed about mobile money services in enabling digitisation of the financial sector, but how far can it go? Country Director of Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR), Waringe Kibe joins CNBC Africa's Arnold Kwizera for more.
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Is Africa doing enough to improve financial inclusion for women and youth?

A recent World Bank report showed that the youth and women are the most financially excluded groups in Africa. On how to overcome some of the challenges faced by young people in accessing financial services, Managing Partner WS Technology, Martin Warioba joins CNBC Africa's Arnold Kwizera for more.
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Alibaba extends import deal with Rwanda

Chinese conglomerate Alibaba Group has extended its partnership with Rwanda and pledged to increase imports from the country. The government of Rwanda agreed to continue its membership in the Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP) for another three years. Also Rwanda has agreed to take in hundreds of African migrants who are currently being held in Libyan detention centres. To share more on the headlines this week, Journalist, Collins Mwai at The New Times Rwanda joins CNBC Africa for more.
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Red Cross to partner with private sector in intervention methods for Nigeria

President of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer says the Red Cross is experimenting with private sector partnerships for more impact. According to the International Red Cross Chief, while traditional humanitarianism is important in short term emergency, long term protracted conflicts, especially in Africa, demand a different strategy. To discuss this and more, President of the International Committee of Red Cross, Peter Maurer joins CNBC Africa's Christy Cole for more.
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Digital-only retail bank Kuda raises $1.6mn, aims for Q4 live launch in Nigeria

Lagos and London-based digital-only retail bank, Kuda says it has raised $1.6 million in pre-seed funding. To discuss their plans going forward, Co-founder and CEO of Kuda, Babs Ogundeyi, joins CNBC Africa for more.
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ECB cuts rates, resumes quantitative easing

This week has been quite eventful at the money markets both at the local and international space. Ajoke Adepoju joins me to review some of the major highlights and expectations for next week.
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World Economic Forum: How Weathertec plans to create rain for Africa

At this year's WEF Africa conference CNBC Africa spoke with Dr Terence Sibiya, Managing Executive of Rest of Africa at Nedbank about the ways in which Africa needs to implement and execute the plans that have been put in place to boost investor confidence.
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Old Mutual Chair Trevor Manuel opens up on Peter Moyo

Old Mutual has stopped additional legal action against axed CEO Peter Moyo as it hopes to de-escalate the court case which has prevailed for three months. Old Mutual Chairman, Trevor Manuel spoke to CNBC Africa’s Kopano Gumbi about insurer’s ongoing dispute with Moyo.
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World Economic Forum: How undersea cables are changing the face of African farming

Who would have thought one day that farmers in Brazil could control the immigration of their crops against the other side of the Atlantic Ocean? In Angola with the help of an undersea cable that is what is happening. Yet 7 per cent of the people in the country have access to the internet what does the future hold? António Nunes, Chief Executive Officer of Angola Cables spoke to CNBC Africa for more.
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World Economic Forum: Nedbank’s Terence Sibiya on addressing Africa’s growth challenges

CNBC Africa spoke with Dr Terence Sibiya, Managing Executive of Rest of Africa at Nedbank about the ways in which Africa needs to implement and execute the plans that have been put in place to boost investor confidence.
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FMF: What SA should do to improve its economic freedom ranking

South Africa has ranked 101 out of 162 countries that are economically free; this is according to the 2019 Economic Freedom of the World report. South Africa has fallen 54 places since 2000 when it ranked 47th in the world. Hong Kong and Singapore tops the chart as they represent the two most economically free countries in the world. Joining CNBC Africa for more is Leon Louw, Executive Director at the Free Market Foundation (FMF).
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Quality furniture becoming fashionable with ‘Made in Rwanda’ campaign

Affordable household items like decor, appliances, towels and sheets can be found all over town for any price range, from imported to locally made, but long lasting items such furniture is often considered to be more of an investment. To discuss the state of locally made furniture and what can be done to increase the quality of the products coming out of Rwanda while attempting to decrease the costs, Founder of Wood Habitat Rwanda, Paradis Imfura joins CNBC Africa for more.
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Rwanda Rocks aims to unlock future musicians with new mobile music bus

Rwanda Rocks music schools are after school programs designed to help children unlock their talents and use music as a tool for self-expression, all while improving their basic education. Now three years after the programs launched, funds are now being raised to introduce a new product. Founder of Rwanda Rocks, Mary Fanaro joins CNBC Africa for more.
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Sunil Kaushal on innovative solutions to sustainable development in Africa

In a discussion on the potential for green bonds and why it's important to unlock sustainable finance on the continent, Standard Chartered Bank Regional CEO for Africa and the Middle East, Sunil Kaushal joins CNBC Africa's Fiona Muthoni for more.
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Economic power of Nigeria’s diaspora

PwC Nigeria says for four consecutive years, official remittances to Nigeria have exceeded the country’s oil revenues with 2018 migrant remittances equalling $25 billion. To discuss this, Partner and Chief Economist at PwC Nigeria, Andrew Nevin joins CNBC Africa for more....

Old Mutual halts further litigation against Peter Moyo, but not backing down

Old Mutual which is due to hold a press conference shortly with its Chairman Trevor Manuel and board to provide an update relating to the ongoing Peter Moyo court case has approached Moyo's attorneys
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World Economic Forum: What next for Africa’s health industry?

Where is the health industry going in Africa? How could the Fourth Industrial Revolution change the scene? Is universal healthcare really a dream? All these questions where put to the Head of Philips Africa, Jasper Westerink.

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