Tag: covid-19

How COVID-19 has dampened interest in Uganda’s oil blocks

Uganda launched its second licensing round for five blocks in the oil-rich Albertine Graben last year, however, it ended the last round of the bid with only six companies

#ENDSARS: Here’s how the protests have impacted Nigeria’s soft commodities market

The fallout of the recent protests in Nigeria has spiralled into the looting of government-run food warehouses. So how does the impact the outlook for soft commodities? Ayodeji Balogun, CEO of AFEX Commodities Exchange joins CNBC Africa for more.

#MTBPS2020: A tightrope walk for Finmin Mboweni

South Africa’s medium term budget will be a defining litmus test on whether the government can take the country out of an economic slump or send it in the direction of a financial crisis.

All female taxi hailing service making headway into Ugandan market

In Uganda, an all-female taxi-hailing company has penetrated the market with the aim of creating employment for women who were hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Gillian Kobusingye, Founder of Diva Taxi joins CNBC Africa for more.

RHT Holding, Tondeka Metro partner to deliver smart mobility in Uganda

Mauritian company RHT Holding and Uganda’s Tondeka Metro Company have signed an agreement to bring state-of-the-art technology and fleet management support that is expected to transform public transport in Kampala over the next three years. Dr. Sidharth Sharma, CEO of RHT Holding Group joins CNBC Africa for more on enhancing mobility on the continent.

Cote d’Ivoire polls set for Saturday as Ouattara seeks 3rd term

On Saturday, Cote d'Ivoire will head to the polls as President Ouattara seeks a third term in office in an election already marred by pre-vote protest and crisis. Joining CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor to delve into conversations surrounding the election are; Stephane Hie, Head of Asset Management at Hudson and Co and Emmanuel Odiaka, Managing Director and CEO of ECOB Capital.

A2X CEO reflects on the last three years, COVID-19 & outlook on company listings

Three years after launching, South African stock exchange A2X now has 37 securities listed. The alternative stock exchange has five of the country’s top six brokers trading on the exchange, and a combined market cap of over R2.1 trillion. Joining CNBC Africa to unpack the journey and latest developments is Kevin Brady, CEO of A2X.

Tshokolo Nchocho on how the IDC is responding to COVID-19 crisis

The IDC and its financing subsidiaries recorded a loss of R3 billion for the year ended March, compared to a profit of R226 million in the previous financial year. A large contributor was a drop in the value of the IDC’s listed share portfolio. Sasol alone set the IDC back R22 billion, as the share price plummeted due to the Lake Charles Project challenges and the oil price war. Joining us to review those numbers is Tshokolo Nchocho, CEO of the Industrial Development Corporation.
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