Today marks one year since the flagging off of the historic Nairobi to New York daily direct flight. During the launch, President Uhuru Kenyatta said the 15 hour flight to US will open up Kenya and the region to the world and boost the continent’s economic growth. To breakdown how much of an impact this flight has had thus far, Sebastian Mikosz, CEO of Kenya Airways joins CNBC Africa.
Nigeria’s Commercial Capital, Lagos state will host the 2020 Global Citizen Festival. On the side-lines of the 2019 Global Citizen Festival in New York, and on how Nigeria emerged as the destination for next year’s festival, CNBC Africa’s Wole Famurewa caught up with Vice-Chairman of Global Citizen Nigeria, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede for more.
World leaders made new commitments totalling $932.1 million and announced new campaigns to end extreme poverty. To discuss this – on the sidelines of the Global Citizen Festival in New York, CNBC Africa's Wole Famurewa caught up with Deputy Secretary General of United Nations, Amina Mohammed for more.
The World Bank predicts that the amount of remittances sent by Africa's diaspora to Sub-Saharan Africa will reach the $50 billion mark by 2020, now as world leaders are set to converge in New York for the 74th United Nations General Assembly, a group of the African diaspora will use the opportunity to engage continental leaders on investment opportunities on the continent with an aim of moving away from just remittances to making investments on the continent. Gbenga Omatayo, Founder of USAfricaHub joins CNBC Africa for more.