Tag: economic

African leaders launch operational phase of AfCFTA

Nigeria and Benin signed the agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on Sunday as African leaders launched the operational phase of the free-trade area which is expected to create a $3.4 trillion economic bloc for the continent. Albert Muchanga, Commissioner for Trade and Industry at the African Union joins CNBC Africa for more.

Mohamed Benchaaboun on the economic impact of the Conference of Ministers

The 52nd Session of the Economic Commission of Africa’s Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning & Economic Development will be held in Marrakech, Morocco. This year’s theme will focus on the effective fiscal policy, trade and the private sector in the digital era. CNBC Africa spoke to Mohamed Benchaaboun, Morocco’s Minister of Finance and Economy on what it means for the country’s economy.

Addressing challenges in Africa’s natural resources sector

The futures of work and skills shift are gaining increased attention at international, regional and national levels. The 52nd Session of Economic Conference is celebrating the one year anniversary of the singing of the Inter Africa Free Trade Area. One of the areas of interest is that of the mining and resources sectors. CNBC Africa’s Fifi Peters caught up with Antonio Pedro, Director of the Sub-Regional Office for Central Africa, UNECA.

Eskedar Nega on leveraging technology to improve communication

The 52nd ECA Session of the Conference of African Ministers are taking place in Marrakesh, Morocco from the 20th to the 26th of March. The main theme for this year’s event is the fiscal policy, trade and the private sector in the digital era: A strategy for Africa. CNBC Africa’s Fifi Peters caught up with Eskedar Nega, Chief Evaluation Section, to get her thoughts on how technology is used at this conference to help improve communication.

ECA’s Giovanie Biha gives update on ministers’ conference 2019

At the ongoing ECA Conference of Ministers in Marrakesh, Morocco CNBC Africa’s Fifi Peters caught up with Giovanie Biha, Deputy Executive Secretary at ECA about the progress this conference has made so far.

How Nigeria is positioning for economic growth – Yemi Dipeolu

The Yemi Dipeolu Special Adviser to the Nigerian President on Economic matters says the government's investments in infrastructure and agriculture and other key sectors of the economy will lead to improved economic growth next year. CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole caught up with him on the side-lines of the KPMG CFO Forum.

What should be Nigeria’s minimum wage?

The Federal Government of Nigeria has giving the Nigerian Labour till the end of this month to present a figure to be adopted as the country’s minimum wage. So what should the NLC consider in coming up with a figure. Jimi Tewe, Chief Executive Officer of The Jimi Tewe Company joins CNBC Africa to discuss this.

Nigerians speak on the ideal minimum wage

Ongoing controversy surrounding Nigeria's minimum wage have spike debates on what should be the ideal minimum wage. While Nigeria currently pays N18,000 as minimum wage, just under 50 US Dollars, labour unions and the citizenry want more in line with current economic realities. CNBC Africa took to the street of Lagos to sample opinions.