Six of the 36 states in Nigeria have inaugurated Judicial panels on police brutality in their respective states. The move comes after a directive by the Nigeria Economic Council informing all state governors to take charge of these panels in the wake of the #ENDSARS protest. Valentine Utulu, Managing Partner at Legal Crest joins CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor for this conversation.
Institute for National Transformation’s Vincent Anigbogu on how to find solutions to the #Endsars protests
At this year’s Independence Day celebration, President Muhammadu Buhari stated that sixty years of Nigeria’s nationhood provides an opportunity for everyone to ask questions on the extent to which the country has sustained the aspirations of its founding fathers. If it’s on the right course and if not how can Nigeria remedy and retrace its steps. Few days after the speech, Nigerian youths took to the streets to demand for police reforms after a young man was shot in Delta State by police officers. Professor Vincent Anigbogu, Director-General of the Institute for National Transformation joins CNBC Africa for more.
Polls opened in Guinea on Sunday as citizens trooped to polling units to cast their votes in a controversial and high-stake election. In the build-up to Guinea’s election protesters have marched against President Conde’s third-term bid, describing it as unconstitutional. Samson Itodo, Executive Director of Yiaga Africa joins CNBC Africa for more.
Fitch Ratings has affirmed Ghana's Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating at 'B' with a stable outlook. According to Fitch, the affirmation reflects its expectation of a gradual recovery in Ghana’s economic performance and fiscal revenues following the COVID-19 shock. Jermaine Leonard, Director and Primary Analyst for Ghana at Fitch Ratings joins CNBC Africa to discuss the metrics behind the ratings.
Nigeria's tech ecosystem has received more headlines, with the recent deal between U.S firm Stripe and Nigeria’s payments company, Paystack. For start-ups, how can they get the best from an M& A transaction? Babajimi Ayorinde, Partner TNP-An Andersen Collaborating Firm joins CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor for this conversation.
82-year-old President of Guinea, Alpha Conde; who has ruled the West African country for the last 10 years is seeking third term re-election at the polls this weekend. He will be contesting against a longtime rival Cellou Diallo in Sunday’s Presidential election. Achike Chude, Political Affairs Commentator and Vice Chairman of the Joint Action Front joins CNBC Africa for more.
According to Swiss Re Institute, Sigma, the Infrastructure gap in emerging economies is projected to reach about $520 billion annually over the next 20 years. Jerome Haegeli, Group Chief Economist and Managing Director of Swiss Re says it is now more than ever important to invest in sustainable, quality infrastructure which will close access gaps and improves economic and social outcomes. Haegeli joins CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor to look at how the COVID-19 is impacting perception for infrastructure financing.
Broll Ghana says the closure of the country’s borders to curb the spread of the COVID-19 led to the suspension of many on-going transactions in the office rental market. Broll Ghana also says that Ghana’s office market is currently a ‘tenant’s market’ and will remain so in the short to medium term. Aba Asante-Koranchie, Head, Corporate Real Estate Services, Broll Ghana joins CNBC Africa for more.