African business leaders remain bullish about continent’s long-term economic growth

According to the 2020 edition of the Africa CEO Survey, 99 per cent of African companies report that the pandemic had a negative impact on their revenue in 2020. However, despite the headwinds, African business leaders exhibit a relatively high degree of confidence about the continent’s long-term economic growth. Moreover, the acceleration of digitization is now establishing itself as an essential component of companies’ recovery strategy. Frederic Maury, Director of Development at the Africa CEO Forum joins CNBC Africa for more.

MCB closes $800mn deal to diversify its funding profile

Mauritius Commercial Bank, MCB recently closed a deal for $800million to diversify its funding profile. For more CNBC Africa is joined by Deputy Chief Executive, Raoul Gufflet.

Africa Finance Corporation expresses support to regional integration

What do an up and coming international airport in Rwanda, a wind farm in Cape Verde and a special economic zone in Gabon have in common? They are all projects that the Africa Finance Corporation has funded. CNBC Africa spoke with Samaila Zubairu, CEO of AFC to hear his take on the discussions happening during this year’s Africa CEO Forum.

Bank of Kigali, EIB sign Rwf 30bn deal to support SMEs in Rwanda

On the side-lines of the ongoing Africa CEO Forum, Bank of Kigali signed a RWF 30 billion deal with the European Investment Bank to support new business investment across Rwanda. The new financing will be matched by Bank of Kigali and unlock a total of RWF 60 billion of new private sector investment across Rwanda. CNBC Africa filed this report.

The AFRICA CEO FORUM 2017: Re-inventing Africa’s “business model”

The 5th edition of the AFRICA CEO FORUM will take place from 20 - 21 March in Geneva and will focus on how to succeed in this new economic cycle on the continent. Having cemented its status as the foremost meeting dedicated to the development of the African private sector, the AFRICA CEO FORUM 2017 will bring together more than 1000 personalities, key decision makers in industry, finance and politics from the African continent and around the globe.