More than 50 million Americans - that's nearly the size of South Africa's population - have cast early votes in the US election - a sign of intense interest in an election that could see the biggest turnout in more than a century. With just 11 days to go before the showdown at the polls between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Michael McDonald, the University of Florida professor who administers the U.S. Elections Project, predicts a record turnout of about 150 million, that is 65 per cent of eligible voters, the highest turnout since 1908. U.S. President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden participated in their final presidential debate. Grant Harris, CEO of Connect Frontier joins CNBC Africa for more.
Airtel Africa has come out with strong results, reporting a 12.8 per cent increase in underlying EBITDA, for the six months ended September. Reporting 12 per cent growth in its customer base, the telecommunications company has declared an interim dividend of $1.5c per share. Airtel Africa CEO, Raghu Mandava joins CNBC Africa for more.
Rwanda and Burundi held a bilateral meeting, hoping to restore the relations that worsen since 2015. The meeting came almost two months after the military intelligence chiefs of Rwanda and Burundi met at the same location to discuss security issues and cooperation. CNBC Africa spoke to by Julius Bizimungu, Journalist with The Newtimes for more.
Along Rwanda’s journey to becoming a knowledge-based economy and an ICT leader in the region, one major priority is relevant training and education.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an immense impact on the tourism sector in Africa. However, the crisis has also unlocked numerous opportunities, which if leveraged, can help in the recovery of the sector. CNBC Africa’s Tesi Kaven spoke with the Director of Vatel Rwanda, Nicole Bamukunde for more.
This weekend will see the first El Clasico of the Covid-19 era. With the opening up of the country, this means the return of public viewing in South Africa, and specifically in Johannesburg. 2020 has been a difficult year, not just for football but for the world in general, and this month’s El Clasico will be a unique game in unique circumstances. Marcos Pelegrin, Managing Director of LaLiga South Africa joins CNBC Africa for more.
Approximately 19.4 million women aged 15 years and older live at-risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer. No single food or diet can prevent or cause breast cancer. But according to a new series of research conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine it shows that a healthy diet and exercising bolsters the health of the patient and could potentially help them beat cancer, CNBC Africa spoke with the Head of Newtricion Wellness Dieticians, Omy Naidoo for more.
Kigali International Finance Centre signed a deal with the French Public Investment Bank to enhance the competitiveness of the business sector in both countries. Gwladys Watrin, Investor Relations -North Africa & Europe at Rwanda Finance limited joins CNBC Africa for more.