Tag: EU

Carlos Lopes: Why Africa should revise its trade agreements with the EU

With the operationalization of the African Continental Free Trade Area pushed to December of this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There have been calls to revise the current trade agreements between the continent and major trading partners such as the European Union; former Secretary of UNECA, Carlos Lopes joins CNBC Africa for more.

Aspen offers to cut cancer drug prices, may avoid EU antitrust fine

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Aspen (APNJ.J) has offered to cut prices by an average of 73% for six off-patent cancer drugs, EU antitrust regulators said on Tuesday, a move that could...

EU injects additional $17mn to tackle desert locusts ravaging East Africa

The European Union has released an additional 15 million euros to the fight against desert locusts in East Africa ahead of a potential new wave of swarms in the region. This comes after the EU granted 11 million euros back in February of this year for the same. The Food and Agriculture Organisation is one of the bodies set to receive the funds for this and CNBC Africa spoke to Cyril Ferrand, Senior Technical Officer and Team Leader for Eastern Africa Resilience for more.

Uganda moves to phased reopening amid rising of COVID-19 cases

In Uganda, according to president Yoweri Museveni, the country will go ahead with its plan to re-open the country despite recording more than 150 Covid-19 cases in three days. Moreover, European Union gives Uganda about $198 million to fund coronavirus response. CNBC Africa spoke to Qatahar Raymond Mujuni, a journalist for more.

Inaugural EU-Uganda Business Forum to strengthen bilateral ties

This week saw Commonwealth Day and the very first European Union, Uganda Business Forum happen in Kampala. Analyst and Chief Strategist at Impact Communication Strategies, Ken Agutamba joins CNBC Africa for more.

Britain is leaving the EU today but Brexit is far from over

Britain’s divorce from the European Union takes place today after an emotional debate that took place on Wednesday and a tumultuous three years of voting and a rotating door of prime ministers. Today marks the symbolic exit of Britain from the European Union as the official regulatory exit will take another 11 months to officially be parted from the EU. Deon Gouws, Chief Investment Officer at Credo Wealth joins CNBC Africa for more.

Commissioner Harriet Thompson on strengthening ties between the UK & Nigeria

Nigeria and UK investors signed commercial deals worth 324 million pounds at the just concluded UK-Africa Investment Summit according to a statement by the British Deputy High Commission. Ahead of Britain’s exit from the European Union – British Deputy High Commissioner, Harriet Thompson joins CNBC Africa to discuss ways the UK plans to consolidate its ties with Nigeria.

These are the key issues set to be discussed at upcoming UK-Africa Investment Summit

Prying eyes are on the UK as Brexit is set to take place on the 31st of January. However before the UK exits from the European Union (EU) they are hosting a UK-Africa Investment Summit to strengthen ties and showcase opportunities in Africa. Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Africa, Emma Wade-Smith joins CNBC Africa for more.