East Africa

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.

How to revive Rwandan tourism post-COVID-19

The tourism sector has been the greatest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic with almost 80 per cent of jobs in the industry facing uncertainty. So what will it take it to bounce back? Toyin Abiodun, Strategic Adviser at Rwanda's Ministry joins CNBC Africa for more.

Kenya’s Central Bank maintains key repo rate at 7%

In what feels like a race against time, Kenya parliament's budgets appropriations committee approved the third supplementary budget on Friday for the financial year ending tomorrow, why so late and what are the implications of the latest changes? Churchill Ogutu, Head of Research at Genghis Capital joins CNBC Africa for more.

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