Tag: European Union

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.

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.

Worldwide coronavirus cases top 200,000 for the first time

COVID-19 cases surpassed 200,000 worldwide on Wednesday as the new coronavirus continues to spread outside of China, the original epicenter of the outbreak.

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.

This new flagship program seeks to empower Rwanda’s youth through education

The European Union in Rwanda has launched a 900,000 euros project to enhance strategic fields in Rwandan higher education for sustainable growth. CNBC Africa's Steven Muvunyi spoke to EU Ambassador to Rwanda, Nicola Bellomo for more.

Lord Peter Hain: Brexit has been a disaster for Britain, here’s why

As the dust of Britain’s exit from the European Union settles we are discussing what trade relations between the U.K and South Africa is going to look like for the foreseeable future. Joining CNBC Africa for more is Lord Peter Hain a former UK MP and visiting lecturer at GIBS Business School.

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.
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