Tag: Dakar

Armed with lessons from Ebola, Africa braces for coronavirus surge

Cameroon was doing more generalised screening for disease long before China revealed the new virus that has killed around 7,000 people globally. Along with other countries on the continent, it hopes its experience guarding against Ebola and other epidemics will help its health system cope with a pandemic that could quickly overwhelm it.

How sport on the continent is growing with official launch of Basketball Africa League

Last year around this time as collaboration between the NBA and FIBA, plans to establish the Basketball Africa League were discussed – fast forward to this past weekend during the NBA AllStar weekend in Chicago, Illinois and the 12 inaugural teams of BAL were officially announced with the season slated to kick off on March 13th in Dakar, Senegal. Michael Mugisha, Analyst of Michael Mugisha Podcast joins CNBC Africa for more.

Sustainable Development, Sustainable Debt: NSIA CEO Kacou Diagou on company’s expansion plans into Central Africa

On the side-lines of the IMF's International Conference in Senegal which focused on sustainable development and debt sustainability – CNBC Africa's Frederic VandeVyver caught up President and CEO of NSIA, Jean Kacou Diagou for an assessment insurance business in Africa.

Sustainable Development, Sustainable Debt: Debt must acquire assets that generate social & economic returns – Amadou Hott

Senegal’s Minister for Economy, Planning and International Corporation, Amadou Hott, says when African countries borrow, they have to make sure the debt is mostly used for acquiring assets that generate both social and economic returns. CNBC Africa's Kenneth Igbomor caught up with him on the sidelines of IMF's International Conference in Senegal which focused on sustainable development and debt sustainability.

Sustainable Development, Sustainable Debt: The context, quality and the use of debt matters, says UN’s Amina Mohammed

Deputy Secretary-General of United Nations (UN), Amina Mohammed says the context, quality and the use of debt matters. She discussed Africa's progress on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with CNBC Africa's Kenneth Igbomor on the sidelines of IMF's International Conference in Senegal which focused on sustainable development and debt sustainability.

Sustainable Development, Sustainable Debt: Zainab Ahmed: Nigeria not anywhere near debt distress levels

Nigeria's Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed says it is very important for African countries to balance the need between development and debt sustainability. She also stressed that Nigeria is not anywhere near debt distress levels when asked about the government's recent borrowing plans. CNBC Africa's Kenneth Igbomor caught up with Zainab Ahmed in Dakar at International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) international conference on Sustainable Development and Debt Sustainability.

Sustainable Development, Sustainable Debt: Understanding debt sustainability & Africa’s development challenges

CNBC Africa's Kenneth Igbomor caught up with IMF's Deputy Director for Africa Department, Dominique Desruelle to get the IMF's thinking on debt sustainability and Africa's development challenges on the sidelines of IMF's International Conference in Dakar Senegal.

Sustainable Development, Sustainable Debt: Sustainability is about quality of investments financed through debt – Jacquet

President of Global Development Network (GDN) and Member of Circle of Economists, Pierre Jacquet says sustainable development and debt sustainability should be constantly in the minds of African policymakers and sustainability is about the quality of investments that are financed through debt. CNBC Africa's Kenneth Igbomor caught up with Pierre Jacquet for more.
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