The CEO for Nigeria at Renaissance Capital, Temi Popoola says technology presents Africa with a unique opportunity to leapfrog the challenges of the past. He also described the theme of this year’s AfreximBank Annual Meetings as timely. He discussed this and more with CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole.
Vera Songwe, the Under Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of UNECA is confident that multilateralism will return to the global trade terrain in different forms, and that Africa will contribute a new framework.
Pierre Guislain the Vice President for Private Sector, Infrastructure, and Industrialisation at the AfDB says development banks like Afreximbank and the AfDB have a core mandate to harness the potential of Africa’s private sector to accelerate the continent’s transformation. He explored ways to attain this transformation with CNBC Africa's Christy Cole.
Managing Director, Intra Africa Trade Initiative of the Afreximbank, Awani Kanayo, says the bank will support existing and new Export Trading Companies as a strategy for boosting export trade across the continent. She was speaking to CNBC Africa on the side-lines of the just concluded annual meetings of the Afreximbank in Moscow.
Oby Ezekwesili, Senior Economic Advisor for the Africa Economic Development Policy Initiative says economic history shows that without trade it is almost impossible to achieve development. She also stressed the need for Africa to improve its trade relations with the rest of the world as it only accounts for about 2 per cent of global trade. She discussed this and the importance of the AfCFTA with CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole.
The African Union says it is currently working on digital identification across Africa to promote growth of safe digital trade. In an exclusive chat with CNBC Africa's Christy Cole at the just concluded Afreximbank Annual meetings, AU Commissioner for trade and industry, Albert Muchanga talked Africa's commitment to partnerships, digital trade and unravelled the latest issue of Africa Trade Report.
CEO Vista Group, Simon Tiemtore, says Africa must strategically move from agriculture as a means of livelihood, to agriculture as a business. In an interview with CNBC Africa's Christy Cole, Simon also talked Africa's trade negotiations and leverage.
Nigeria's Ambassador to Russia, Steve Ugbah says African Ambassadors have been lamenting about Russia's absence in the continent, and events like Afreximbank's 2019 Annual meetings in Moscow will present African countries the chance to explore opportunities in Russia.
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