East Africa

This Rwandan publisher is creating buzz with new book App

After realising the challenges that come with publishing fellow African writers, home-grown publishing house, Imagine We Rwanda launched their very own mobile app, dubbed, Imagine Books. Fast forward 2 weeks and hundreds of titles have been purchased worldwide and the numbers are only going up. CNBC Africa spoke to the founder, Dominique Alonga for more.

COVID-19: This virtual concert campaign is bringing together African artists for charity

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected livelihoods across the continent and different initiatives have been instituted to support them. One of them is a campaign dubbed “We are one Africa” which aims to sustain various communities and groups through virtual concerts. Project Manager, Andrew Alovi joins CNBC Africa for more.

Kenya’s tech sector unveils video conferencing system

Kenya has recently launched the first made-in-Africa video conferencing system that will enable users to enjoy better quality calls with unlimited attendees, at more affordable prices. The video conferencing system will also enable African countries to retain the fees in local economies, compared to competition that repatriates it off the continent. Jay Shapiro, CEO and Co-Founder of Usiku Games joins CNBC Africa for more.

BPN Rwanda: How the COVID-19 lockdown has impacted small businesses

The lock-down that Rwandan government enforced to curb the spread of COVID-19 saw over 60 per cent of entrepreneurs stop production and services. Monthly turnover also dropped from Rwf30 million to just Rwf4 million, according to a survey conducted by Business Professionals Network and the University of Rwanda. BPN Rwanda Managing Director, Alice Nkulikiyinka joins CNBC Africa for more....

The green economy & how it could help the global economy bounce back from COVID-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has seen a decline in air pollution due to a reduction in vehicle and air traffic as well as industrial activity. How will the pandemic shape economic recovery and what are the lessons learnt? Experts in environment share their thoughts on this and more on the international day for biological diversity....

How COVID-19 is impacting funding for African start-ups

With FDIs into the continent slowing down as a result of COVID-19, start-ups funding for many sectors have taken a backseat but is there a light at the end of the tunnel for some of these players? CNBC Africa’s Arnold Kwizera spoke to Charles Shyaka, General Manager at 250 start ups for more on this.

Kenyan agri-tech start-up Apollo Agriculture raises $6mn in funding

Apollo Agriculture, a Nairobi based agri-tech start-up has raised about $6 million in its series A round of funding. CNBC Africa spoke to Benjamin Njenga, Co-Founder of Apollo Agriculture for more.

Jack Ma Foundation on how COVID-19 is driving innovation in Africa

As soon as the first cases of COVID-19 were announced on the continent, The Jack Ma Foundation was one of the first responders in providing PPE aid support to all African countries. Jean Pau a Senior Advisor for International Programs at Jack Ma Foundation spoke to CNBC Africa's Armold Kwizera on the philanthropic decisions of the foundation.

Kenyan government under fire over coronavirus quarantine centres

Kenya’s government is facing growing criticism over quarantine centres it set up to curb the spread of the coronavirus, with witnesses saying some are squalid and expose residents to the risk of catching COVID-19.

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