East Africa

Tanzania president Magufuli seeks second term as polls open

“We’re seeing some blocking and throttling of Twitter,” Twitter in a statement from its public policy account.

How the insurance sector can play a role in Africa’s recovery

CNBC Africa spoke with Nizar Juma, Chairman of Jubilee Holdings Limited on the role of the insurance sector in economic recovery on the continent.

Kenya sees increase in value of exports despite COVID-19

According to data from the National Institute of Statistics, the value of Kenyan exports in the first eight months of 2020 increased by $183.9 million to $3.89 billion compared to the same period last year. Alex Owiti, Communication Consultant joins CNBC Africa for more.

Jumia Food on the main drivers of online food & beverage delivery trends in Africa

Online food delivery is one of the fastest growing online segments and the food and beverage market is expected to reach $1Trillion by 2030.

Education Minister Uwamariya on the reopening of schools & how to deliver quality education

The COVID-19 pandemic saw Rwanda close schools in March this year. A month later, Dr. Valentine Uwamariya took the helm of the Ministry of Education. CNBC Africa’s Steven Muvunyi sat down with her to discuss the forthcoming reopening of schools as well as her experience and priorities....

Ugandan opposition party headquarters raided by police

News of Ugandan opposition party, NUP’s headquarters being raided by Ugandan security forces made international headlines. CNBC Africa spoke to Analyst, Kenneth Agutamba to get the full story and to discuss what this means for the future of opposition leader, Bobi Wine’s campaign.

How COVID-19 impacts the resumption of sporting events in East Africa

Since the beginning of the pandemic, we’ve seen certain sporting activities return to our televisions slightly different than we had known them before. From the NBA Finals and the Champion’s League opting to exclude spectators all together; to events like the French Open allowing for only a percentage of their seats to be occupied by fans; new measures reducing contact is charactering the return of sports. So, could this be the next step for the East African sports industry? CNBC Africa spoke to Sports Analyst, Sharon Allela for more.

How the revised land transfer fees could impact Rwanda’s investment landscape

Rwanda has announced that new revised land transfer fees will be introduced in December of this year; this comes as the Government is currently in the process of digitising land titles. On this CNBC Africa Special, we speak to the Head of the Land Administration Department of the Rwanda Land Management and Use Authority, Grace Nishimwe and Attorney at LandLab Law Firm, Damascene Munyangaju to discuss what these changes and other land policy in the country mean for investment....

Assessing Africa’s preparedness in handling food systems shocks

As the world marks World Food Day today, CNBC Africa spoke with John Macharia, Country Manager, AGRA, Kenya on Africa's preparedness in handling food systems shocks and the needed global action to improve the systems.

BK Capital launches first open-ended trust fund

Capital a subsidiary of Bank of Kigali has launched the bank’s first open-ended trust fund with an aim of investing in safe instruments? BK Could this spur investment in the sector? CNBC Africa’s Arnold Kwizera caught up with the Managing Director of BK Capital, Carine Umutoni for more.

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