Tag: covid-19 recovery

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.

How dieting could help patients beat breast cancer

Approximately 19.4 million women aged 15 years and older live at-risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer. No single food or diet can prevent or cause breast cancer. But according to a new series of research conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine it shows that a healthy diet and exercising bolsters the health of the patient and could potentially help them beat cancer, CNBC Africa spoke with the Head of Newtricion Wellness Dieticians, Omy Naidoo for more.

Kigali financial hub strikes a deal to boost competitiveness of business sector

Kigali International Finance Centre signed a deal with the French Public Investment Bank to enhance the competitiveness of the business sector in both countries. Gwladys Watrin, Investor Relations -North Africa & Europe at Rwanda Finance limited joins CNBC Africa for more.

UNCTAD on how to tackle trade barriers in Africa

Non-Tariff Barriers are among the main obstacles to intra-African trade. A report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) shows that African countries could gain USD20BN each year by tackling these barriers at the continental level. CNBC Africa spoke to the Economic Affairs Officer at UNCTAD, Giovanni Valensisi, for more on trade barriers in Africa.

South Sudan: Oil firm bids to set up regional refinery

Trinity Energy Limited, South Sudan's oil marketing firm is set to invest $10million in its Kenyan operations and also plans to build a $500 million crude oil refinery in South Sudan to serve the region with refined petroleum products. Parek Maduot, Director of Economic Development &Regional Integration, at the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region joins CNBC Africa for more.

COVID-19: Africa Academy of Sciences on the state of clinical trials in Africa

Pfizer and BioNTech have recently started phase III trials of a potential COVID-19 vaccine. This comes at a time when a joint the Regional Expert Committee on Traditional Medicine for COVID-19 formed by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention and the African Union Commission for Social Affairs has endorsed a protocol for phase III clinical trials of herbal medicine for COVID-19 so what is the current state for clinical trials on the continent? Dr. Thomas Nyirenda, Director of Programs at the Africa Academy of Sciences joins CNBC Africa for more.

#ENDSARS: What the protests mean for Nigeria’s economy & investment outlook

The peaceful #EndSars protest against police brutality across Nigeria took a new turn in recent days, as hoodlums attempt to hijack the process.

What’s the future of Nigeria’s fintech & payments space?

Experts have described the deal between Paystack and U.S firm Stripe as one of the largest Mergers and Acquisition deal in Nigeria’s fintech industry one which they say shows that the industry is moving in the right direction. Joining CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor for a conversation on the future of Nigeria’s Fintech space are; Collins Onuegbu, Executive Vice Chairman of Signal Alliance and Kayode Akindele, Partner at TIA Capital.
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