Tag: investments

A look at how venture capital-funded investments can thrive in EA

Vineet Rai, Founder & Chairman at Aavishkaar Groups joins CNBC Africa to share on why numerous venture capital funded investments here in the region fail before they reach the profitability stage and how investors can spot businesses that are more relevant to the East African market needs.

Why African countries aren’t getting as much as they should from foreign direct investment

Since the late 1980s African governments have fully embraced foreign direct investment as a major driver of growth. But they aren't getting as much as they should. Here's why...

Rwandan leaders meet at ‘Umwiherero’ to discuss country’s development

Over the weekend around 400 leaders from local government, parastatals and the private sector headed to the Rwanda Defence Force Combat Training Centre for the 16th annual National Leadership Retreat dubbed, Umwiherero. The four day retreat, which was chaired by the President, ended yesterday and addressed topics ranging from accountability, to health, education, agricultural productivity, exports and investments. Journalist and Researcher, Lonzen Rugira joins CNBC Africa for more.

Experts share their best advice for making your first investment

It’s easier today than ever to invest; new technologies and a host of digital wealth managers have opened up entry into lower-risk investments from anywhere in the world. CNBC Make It spoke to some experts to find out their top tips for getting started.

Here’s what to expect from the 4-day Rwanda National Leadership Retreat

Over the weekend some 400 leaders from local Government, parastatals and the private sector headed to the Rwanda Defence Force Combat Training Centre for the 16th annual National Leadership Retreat dubbed, Umwiherero. The four day retreat, which is chaired by the President of the Republic, will address the quality of health and education, agricultural productivity, exports and investments and will reportedly feature a presentation on the implementation status of the 2018 leadership retreat recommendations. New Times Journalist, Julius Bizimungu joins CNBC Africa for more.

Kenya secures $1.7bn investment deals at UK-Africa Investment Summit

Kenya has secured $1.7 billion from the UK in investments deals during the UK-Africa Investment Summit. Furthermore, UK signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on mobilizing private finance into Kenyan projects. Also, the Rwandan government and the World Bank announced during the summit that they will be launching a 3-year, fixed-rate, RWF-denominated bond worth $40 million at the London Stock Exchange. Analyst Ted Kaberuka, joins CNBC Africa to make light of the deals and look into the UK-Africa relations.

Sustainable Development, Sustainable Debt: Sustainability is about quality of investments financed through debt – Jacquet

President of Global Development Network (GDN) and Member of Circle of Economists, Pierre Jacquet says sustainable development and debt sustainability should be constantly in the minds of African policymakers and sustainability is about the quality of investments that are financed through debt. CNBC Africa's Kenneth Igbomor caught up with Pierre Jacquet for more.

Op-Ed: Agribusiness: Africa’s new investment frontier

Africa’s agribusiness sector is expected to reach $1 trillion by 2030, so there is certainly cause for optimism. Consumer demand for food in Africa is growing at an unprecedented rate. But what is fueling this growth?
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