Zenith Bank says it is prepared to support Nigeria’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and creative ecosystems with funding, which the bank calls a critical tool for participating in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). GMD and CEO of the bank, Ebenezer Onyeagwu discussed this with CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole at the bank’s Tech Fair in Lagos.
There’s a new investment fund for women entrepreneurs launched in Africa and so far gathered $100m. It is called Alitheia IDF Fund.
Africa Investment Forum: Alfred Zeufack on what opportunities Africa’s free trade deal brings to the continent
Alfred Zeufack, Chief Economist, Africa at the World Bank was one of the more than 2200 delegates who attended the Africa Investment Forum, held in Sandton from the 11th to the 13th of November.
The Managing Director and CEO of the Bank of Industry (BOI) in Nigeria, Olukayode Pitan, says the bank signed agreements with four major banks at the 2nd Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg. He discussed their plans with CNBC Africa’s Kopano Gumbi at the forum.
With insurance penetration in Rwanda still extremely low, the insurance sector has come up with ways of innovating in order to boost the amount of people who are covered. CEO of Prime Insurance Ltd, John Mirenge joins CNBC Africa to discuss what’s happening in the space to not only boost the numbers, but to prepare for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).
At Nigeria’s Digital Economy Summit, the country’s Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, emphasised the need for Nigeria to work towards taking full advantage of benefits accompanying the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).
Africa Investment Forum: We need to translate interests into actual commitments, says AfDB’s Pierre Guislain
At the end of the three-day-long Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg, the African Development Bank says 52 deals worth $40.1 billion secured investor interest compared to the $37.8 billion last year. CNBC Africa’s Fifi Peters spoke to Pierre Guislain, AfDB's Vice President for Private Sector, Infrastructure & Industrialisation about the next steps.
Africa Investment Forum: DBSA, East African Community seek to boost infrastructure development with joint MoU
The East African Community (EAC) and the Development Bank of South Africa entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Africa Investment Forum held in Sandton from 11 to 13 November. CNBC Africa’s Kopano Gumbi spoke to Kenneth Bagamuhunda, Director General, East African Community and Mohan Vivekanandan, Group Executive, Origination and Coverage at the DBSA about what the MOU entails.