Tag: east Africa

The impact of COVID-19 on Rwanda’s creative arts industry

In Rwanda, as the whole country is on lock down amid the coronavirus outbreak, CNBC Africa is joined by Adrew Kazibwe, an arts journalist, to find out more on the effects that the outbreak has had in the creative arts industry.

How the logistics sector is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic

The logistics sector has a key role if not the most crucial to play in the supply chain of goods during the Covid-19 pandemic. But because of the times we are in its definitely not smooth sailing and has been heavily hit, CNBC Africa is joined by Gerald Mukyenga, Group CEO of Multilines International, a regional logistics company on what kind of impact COVID-19 has had on the industry.

How will Africa’s aviation industry survive COVID-19 crisis?

IATA has estimated that the African Aviation Industry will lose more than $4 billion as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic – now with only Ethiopian Airlines posting profits in recent times on the continent, many of the industry players were in survival mode even before this pandemic. However, can they live to see past this black swan? Secretary General of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), Abderahmane Berthé joins CNBC Africa for more.

How COVID-19 is impacting SMEs in Africa

Small and Medium Enterprises are important drivers of Africa’s economic growth, accounting for up to 90 per cent of all businesses in these markets. Now with almost everything put to a halt due to COVID-19 outbreak, this sector is expected to be hit hard. EFI Hub CEO, Anu Shah joins CNBC Africa to discuss measures to minimize the loss.

African SMEs bearing the brunt of COVID-19 pandemic

The future of work as we know it might never be the same as a result of the impact of COVID-19, but what exactly is instore for us? Iris Irumva, Managing Director of ITM Africa joins CNBC Africa for more.

How will Rwanda’s TVET aspirations bounce back from the COVID-19 crisis?

Last year the Prime Minister said that Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is one of the most powerful tools in fighting poverty and bridging the skills gap in Rwanda, The Gov't has subsequently been putting a focus on TVET, with the goal of increasing the number of students in such schools from 31 to 60 per cent by 2024 – but with all schools closed and most industries directed to suspend operations for an initial period of two weeks, how will these plans get back on track after the COVID-19 crisis passes? Will new goals have to be set? Deputy Vice Chancellor from Rwanda Polytechnic, Rita Mutabazi joins CNBC Africa for more.

Is this an opportunity for fintech companies to flourish despite COVID-19

As we continue to adapt our lives around the effects of COVID-19 on humanity, one sector that has been predicted to flourish in these times is the fintech sector, but how will this happen? Founder of the Eversend App mobile wallet, Stone Atwine joins CNBC Africa for more.

The rise of the social media “Quarantine Party”

Over the weekend the world saw DJs and musicians serenading and playing music for people in their homes via social media and between the #TogetherAtHome initiative by WHO and Global Citizen to well-known American hip hop DJ, DNice hosting a seven hour set on his Instagram live to over 100,000 people worldwide including influential leaders and celebrities alike such as Jennifer Lopez, P. Diddy, the Obamas, Oprah Winfrey, Quincy Jones, and Facebook/Instagram owner himself, Mark Zuckerberg among others. This model that people are calling, "Club Quarantine" seems to be picking up. Managing Director of KGL FWD, Autumn Marie Faraj co-hosted a similar event herself called #RwandaLive, she joins CNBC Africa for more.
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