Tag: east Africa

What’s behind the growth of esports in Africa?

Playing video games might not just be a hobby anymore at least in many parts of the world this has picked up as a multi-billion industry but are we ready for it? CNBC Africa spoke to Davy Kamanzi, Head of Communications and Community Relations, Ace Pro Gaming an esports company for more.

#AGRF2020: How the agriculture sector can leverage big data & AI to improve food security

Microsoft through its 4Afrika initiative have signed an MOU with Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa to support in improving food security for 30 million farming households across 21 countries by 2021. Amrote Abdella, Regional Director, Microsoft 4Afrika initiative joins CNBC Africa for more.

Africa Data Centres, Benya Cables partner to deliver critical fibre optic technology in Africa

Two of the biggest names on the African continent, Africa Data Centres and Benya Cables are entering into a strategic supply agreement to secure continuous sourcing of critical fibre optic technology.

How effective is Ethiopia’s demonetisation process in boosting the economy?

Ethiopia’s Central Bank has this week announced new bank notes to shore up the country’s struggling economy and slow the hoarding of currency but will the latest demonetization process work, Political and Economic Analyst, Mikael Arage joins CNBC Africa for more.

Africa’s national airlines: A blessing or a curse?

The question of whether African airlines are a blessing or a curse to their countries continues to linger more so in the wake of some of the flyers from the continent’s biggest economies South African Airways and Kenyan airways on the other hand the likes of Ethiopian Airlines continue to produce profits while a new breed led by Rwandair seem optimistic, Derek Nseko, MD of Ifly Aviation joins CNBC Africa for more.

BNR Governor Rwangombwa gives update on the economy recovery fund

At the height of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Rwandan government through the central bank and the ministry of finance announced a 100 billion francs economy recovery fund but the fund has seen not seen the uptake as was expected, John Rwangombwa, Governor National Bank of Rwanda spoke to CNBC Africa for more.

How Kenya is responding to ethical concerns over misuse of consumer data

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly changed workplace dynamics with remote working becoming the new norm. While digital platforms serve useful functions such as informing, entertainment and e-commerce, concern is mounting over hidden monetization agendas from insights gleaned during their utilization. Targeted advertising in particular, has been singled out. Alex Owiti, Communication Consultant joins CNBC Africa for more.

Mastercard Foundation: Why secondary education is essential to Africa’s economic growth

African economies could see a jump of as much as $25 million on their GDP if more investment is given to secondary education that many feel has been neglected so what’s next for the sector? Peter Materu, Chief Programs Officer, Mastercard Foundation spoke to CNBC Africa for more.
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