East Africa

Counting the burials: African nations scramble to track COVID-19

Only eight countries in Africa - Algeria, Cape Verde, Djibouti, Egypt, Mauritius, Namibia, Seychelles, and South Africa - record more than 75% of deaths, according to the United Nations.

Sudan’s 37 dry years are over for its non-Muslims

Non-Muslims will no longer be criminalised for drinking alcohol in private, Justice Minister Nasredeen Abdulbari told state television. For Muslims, the ban will remain. Offenders are typically flogged under Islamic law.

Kenyan sports minister Amina Mohamed to bid for top WTO job

The Geneva-based body is seeking a replacement for Brazil’s Roberto Azevedo who is stepping down a year early at the end of August at a critical juncture for the trade watchdog.

Olusegun Obasanjo on COVID-19 lessons for African economies & the AfCFTA

The operationalization of the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement was supposed to take place at the beginning of this month but just like many developments it has been set back by the COVID-19 pandemic. CNBC Africa spoke to former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo on how AfCTA can get back on track.

Man shot for allegedly hawking fake hand sanitizer – protesters torch police station

he police officer fired his weapon after a verbal argument with the man selling the counterfeit product in an open-air market in Kisii County, western Kenya, on Sunday, the report said.

Tanzanian miner becomes overnight millionaire by selling rare gemstones for over $3 million

Tanzanian miner Saniniu Laizer has become a millionaire overnight by selling two Tanzanite gemstones — the largest ever found in the country...

Examining the impact of COVID-19 on Somalia’s healthcare sector

Somalia has recorded over 2900 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 90 deaths, and as the cases continue to rise, the health systems in the country are being rapidly confronted with increasing demand for patient care from COVID-19. Dr. Mahad Mohammed Hassan, Head of the National Humanitarian Coordination Center joins CNBC Africa for more.

COVID-19: How the disruption in global supply chains is impacting FDI in developing countries

COVID-19 has not only been a health crisis but also an economic one. With supply chains distorted and massive capital flight experienced the economic effects for many African countries is massive, Richard Bolwijn, Head of Investment Research, Division on Investment & Enterprise United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, UNCTAD joins CNBC Africa for more.

Kenya looks to protect key sectors & firms in Kenya-US FTA negotiations

Kenya looks to protect key firms and sectors in Kenya-US Free Trade Agreement negotiations; President Kenyatta hints at the country's inter-county lock-down being lifted and the Central Bank of Kenya predicts a strong economic recovery post-pandemic. These are the stories making headlines in Kenya, and CNBC Africa spoke to Journalist, Joseph Bonyo for more.

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