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Digital technologies are transforming African businesses, but what are the obstacles that remain?

Digital technology has created new opportunities for businesses in sub-Saharan Africa to compete on a more equal footing. However, these businesses have yet to enjoy the full benefits because of a difficult operating environment.

Africa 50 CEO Alain Ebobissé on bridging the infrastructure financing gap in Africa

When it comes to infrastructure financing, Africa is still doing catch up with the rest of the world but according to thought leaders at the Africa 50 summit, the issue is not finance but rather bankable projects. CNBC Africa's Arnold Kwizera caught up with CEO of Africa 50 Alain Ebobissé for more.

Henry Rotich on demonetisation of Kenyan currency

Recently Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta announced that in a bid to fight among other things corruption, money laundering and counterfeit currency, the country's 1,000 shillings note would be discontinued by October 1st. CNBC Africa's Arnold Kwizera caught up with Henry Rotich, Kenya's Cabinet Secretary for the National Treasury at the Africa 50 GSM for more.

Is Africa falling into a debt trap?

Last year, China pledged $60 billion in loans to Africa with the amount raising eye brows in some countries that felt they were falling into a debt trap, a fact that has been refuted by leaders on the continent, CNBC Africa's Arnold Kwizera caught up with Africa Development Bank (ADB) President Akinwumi Adesina for more.

Is protectionism necessary for local investors?

Creating a synergy between local and international companies would serve Africa best according to Kenya's cabinet secretary for the National Treasury. CNBC Africa's Arnold Kwizera caught up with cabinet secretary Henry Rotich at the Africa 50 GSM for more.

Addressing Africa’s infrastructure funding gap

Infrastructure investment is one of the key pillars of the Agenda 2063 and for this to be achieved financing of these projects is still the continent’s biggest challenge. Rwanda’s Finance Minister, Dr. Uzziel Ndagijimana at the Africa 50 Summit joins CNBC Africa for more
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