Tag: European Commission

Op-Ed: Supporting the ICT sector in Africa as a cure for the economic crisis

“We need to think, and fast, about how we can help our African partner in the race against time as it faces the predicted economic disaster in the wake of the global covid-19 pandemic,” writes Franc Bogovic and Engin Eroglu.

Hopes of a coronavirus vaccine mount as three key biotech players make progress

Dozens of companies and public labs around the world are working to develop a vaccine to prevent the spread of the flu-like virus. Over the last 48 hours, three biotech companies, in particular, have been thrust into the spotlight for their promise: BioNTech, CureVac and Moderna.

A Young Peace Ambassador speaks on ‘achieving a peaceful society’

The European Commission alongside the One Young World organization brought the most impactful peacebuilders under the age of 30 to Kigali for their first caucus of the year. The focus of the event was to reflect on the post-genocide experience and draw from the expertise of the nation to look toward the future. One of the young leaders involved is One Young World Peace Ambassador, Hyppolite Ntigurirwa, joins CNBC Africa to discuss the event and his efforts towards a more peaceful society.

OYW and European Commission host first peacebuilding caucus in Rwanda

One Young World alongside the European Commission brings together young leaders from every country and sector, working to accelerate social impact. The initiative was launched in 2017 and this year it organized the first caucus under the theme “United Futures: Lessons from Rwanda”. CNBC Africa spoke to Nicola Bellomo, EU ambassador to Rwanda for more on this.

Nigeria added to EU’s dirty money blacklist

The European Commission has added Nigeria Saudi Arabia and four U.S territories to a blacklist of nations that pose a threat owing to insufficient controls on terrorism financing and money laundering. Winston Osuchukwu, Co-Founder Trans-Sahara Incorporated joins CNBC Africa to discuss Nigeria’s Anti-Laundering strategy.

Gauteng’s Barbara Creecy on strengthening SA –Italy trade ties

Leaders in the private and public sectors are attending the high level 5th Edition of the South Africa Italy Summit in Sandton today, proceedings will resume tomorrow. CNBC Africa's Jill de Villiers spoke to Gauteng Finance MEC Barbara Creecy about strengthening South Africa –Italy trade ties.

Stefano Manservisi on boosting European investment in Africa

Leaders in the private and public sectors are attending the high level 5th Edition of the South Africa Italy Summit in Sandton today, proceedings will resume tomorrow. CNBC Africa's Jill de Villiers attended this bilateral conference and spoke to Stefano Manservisi, DG of international Cooperation and Dev, European Commission.

European Commission aims to map the Ocean floor

European Commission aims to map the Ocean floor
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