Tag: global pandemic

Outlook for President Cyril Ramaphosa’s time in office

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa is faced with a difficult road ahead, since his election into presidency in May last year.

COVID-19: How the pandemic is reshaping the digital landscape in SSA

The global pandemic has had a profound impact on the digital landscape in Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as across the world. GSMA Thrive Africa, brings together the continent’s leaders to create Africa’s most influential technology experience. Akinwale Goodluck, Head of Sub-Saharan Africa at GSMA Thrive Africa joins CNBC Africa for more.

How to sustain the innovation momentum post COVID-19

There has been intense innovation activity in many African countries ignited by the global pandemic. However, the looming question now, is how to sustain this innovation momentum post the COVID-19 crisis. CNBC Africa spoke to Bitange Ndemo, Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Nairobi for more.

COVID-19: Angola begins partial reopening of economy

Angola lifted its Covid-19 state of emergency last week and has reopened businesses at 50 per cent capacity, as the economy faces the economic fallout from the global pandemic. The Angolan government has injected around 200 billion kwanzas into the economy, mostly through quantitative easing and Rui Oliveira, CEO at BFA Asset Management joins CNBC Africa for more.

Bill Gates: ‘I wish I had done more’ to warn world about pandemic danger

Billionaire and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says he wishes he had “done more” to warn the world about the potential dangers of a global pandemic before coronavirus became one of the biggest public health issues in decades.

Global markets continue slide on COVID-19, oil price war

Global central banks unveil bigger spending measures to counter the effects of the coronavirus outbreak – this comes as OPEC and the International Energy Agency warn that developing countries could lose up to 85 per cent of oil and gas income this year. Gbite Oduneye, Co-Founder of Eagle Global Markets joins CNBC Africa to breakdown the impact of the global pandemic on markets.