East Africa

How can professional athletes weather the COVID-19 crisis?

This year was supposed to be one of the biggest sports years for Kenya and East Africa, with athletes from the region set to participate in highly anticipated events like, the Magical Kenya Open, the Basketball Africa League, the African Championship of Nations and the Olympics. With all these sporting events and more being cancelled and postponed; and with gym closures and limited access to coaches leading to no place to train; where does that leave professional athletes and elite hopefuls as the world battles the Covid-19 pandemic? Sports Analyst, Sharon Allela joins CNBC Africa for more.

COVID-19 exposes Africa’s urban planning challenges

Physical distancing as a measure to avoid the spread of COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting the necessity to create more public spaces and inclusive streets in African cities. Constant Cap, Urban Planner at Naipolitans joins CNBC Africa for more.

COVID-19: Old Mutual on creating shared valued in times of crisis

Investor appetite has been affected as a result of the pandemic and with this so have the practices of many businesses on the continent.

Africa’s free trade area is delayed by the coronavirus, but experts say it’s vital to recovery

Key Points: The AfCFTA, which was due to be implemented on July 1, will be the largest free...

Evariste Ndayishimiye declared victor of Burundi’s bitter presidential election

Burundi's election commission declared the governing party's candidate, Evariste Ndayishimiye, the winner of the country's presidential election amid accusations of rigging by the leading opposition challenger. Ndayishimiye, a retired army general, won 68.72 per cent of the votes in last week's ballot, while Agathon Rwasa, the main opposition leader, received 24.19 per cent according to the electoral commission. Political and Economic Analyst, Jean Claude Nkundwa joins CNBC Africa for more.

How e-commerce is helping businesses navigate the economic fallout of COVID-19

The uptake of e-commerce has seen a rapid increase in the months of the lock-down as consumers turned to e platforms for the delivery of their goods. But will this momentum be maintained now that many countries are opening up again? Egide Butare, Managing Director of the e-commerce platform, Store 2 Door spoke to CNBC Africa for more.

COVID-19: What to expect during a pandemic

In the past couple of weeks since the total lock-down was lifted in Rwanda, we’ve seen the number of Covid-19 confirmed cases fluctuate, at some point even dropping down to zero. Some people have taken the falling numbers to mean progress in the fight against the virus, but now as the numbers begin to build again, the uncertainty has returned. So what does it all mean? And how should we be reacting? Epidemiologist, Enatha Mukantwali joins CNBC Africa for more.

Op-Ed: Jubilee, Kanu formalise coalition as internal battles rage in Kenya

A coalition deal has been formalised between Jubilee and the once-powerful Kenya African National Union (Kanu) – they notified the Registrar of Political Parties, Anne Nderitu, on May 4.

Rwanda’s irregular expenditure increases to Rwf8.6 billion in 2019

The auditor general annual report revealed that for the year ended June 2019, irregular expenditure increased to Rwf 8.6 billion from Rwf 5.6 billion the previous year. Auditor General, Obadiah Biraro joins CNBC Africa to unpack the report....

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