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Connect Frontier CEO: U.S-Africa relations could benefit from a Biden presidency, here’s why

More than 50 million Americans - that's nearly the size of South Africa's population - have cast early votes in the US election - a sign of intense interest in an election that could see the biggest turnout in more than a century. With just 11 days to go before the showdown at the polls between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Michael McDonald, the University of Florida professor who administers the U.S. Elections Project, predicts a record turnout of about 150 million, that is 65 per cent of eligible voters, the highest turnout since 1908. U.S. President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden participated in their final presidential debate. Grant Harris, CEO of Connect Frontier joins CNBC Africa for more.

Airtel Africa CEO delivers strong results, sees more growth opportunities on the continent

Airtel Africa has come out with strong results, reporting a 12.8 per cent increase in underlying EBITDA, for the six months ended September. Reporting 12 per cent growth in its customer base, the telecommunications company has declared an interim dividend of $1.5c per share. Airtel Africa CEO, Raghu Mandava joins CNBC Africa for more.

Rwanda, Burundi meet to mend bilateral relations

Rwanda and Burundi held a bilateral meeting, hoping to restore the relations that worsen since 2015. The meeting came almost two months after the military intelligence chiefs of Rwanda and Burundi met at the same location to discuss security issues and cooperation. CNBC Africa spoke to by Julius Bizimungu, Journalist with The Newtimes for more.

This initiative looks to empower Rwandans with skills to become world-class engineers

Along Rwanda’s journey to becoming a knowledge-based economy and an ICT leader in the region, one major priority is relevant training and education.

COVID-19: How the pandemic is reconfiguring Rwanda’s tourism sector in the new normal

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an immense impact on the tourism sector in Africa. However, the crisis has also unlocked numerous opportunities, which if leveraged, can help in the recovery of the sector. CNBC Africa’s Tesi Kaven spoke with the Director of Vatel Rwanda, Nicole Bamukunde for more.

Football fans await first El Clásico of the COVID-19 era

This weekend will see the first El Clasico of the Covid-19 era. With the opening up of the country, this means the return of public viewing in South Africa, and specifically in Johannesburg. 2020 has been a difficult year, not just for football but for the world in general, and this month’s El Clasico will be a unique game in unique circumstances. Marcos Pelegrin, Managing Director of LaLiga South Africa joins CNBC Africa for more.

Is SA going through a delisting crisis?

The number of companies listed on the world’s stock markets has collapsed, over the past two decades. In South Africa, the United States and the United Kingdom the number has been reduced by half. Some have raised their concerns, over what they call a “delisting crisis”. Yet, in many Asian economies, the number of listed companies has doubled. CNBC Africa spoke to Kondi Nkosi, Country Head for South Africa at Schroders to unpack the reasons behind these differences.

#ENDSARS: Nigeria’s President calls for calm amid escalating unrest

Amid escalating unrest in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari addressed the nation last night. Nigerians have been protesting over Police brutality, more specifically abuses by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. In his first public address on the protests, Buhari said that he is pained by the lives lost in the violence that has ensued. He has called for calm, and for protesters to stand down. Kenneth Igbomor, CNBC Africa’s West Africa Markets Editor unpacks the latest developments.
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