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How to mitigate the economic cost of supplying PPEs to African countries

Following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and its spread worldwide, there was a shortage of diagnostics, medical supplies and essential medical equipment such as personal protective equipment for healthcare workers and other frontline staff.

UAP Holdings CEO on H1 earnings & how the business is responding to COVID-19 shocks

UAP Holdings PLC reported first-half earnings that have seen growth delivered on the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic which has adversely impacted different sectors of the economies. To unpack the performance, CNBC Afrixa spoke with the CEO of UAP Old Mutual Group Arthur Oginga.

Unpacking the trade negotiations between Tanzania and the UK

Tanzania is looking to protect its locally-made goods in the trade negotiations with Britain that are underway. The on-going talks between the two countries for a new post-Brexit dispensation are being conducted in line with the 2009 trade protocol signed by all EAC member states. Honest Prosper Ngowi, Associate Professor of Economics at Mzumbe University Tanzania joins CNBC Africa for more.

MTN Rwanda CEO on COVID-19 & its impact on the company’s half-year results

Mitwa Kaemba Ng’ambi, the CEO of MTN Rwanda joined CNBC Africa unpack to the teleco’s revenue collection for the first half of 2020.

Rwanda shuts down two city markets in Kigali over coronavirus spike

The government of Rwanda has closed two city markets in Kigali as it seeks to control a sudden spike in the new infections. The decision comes after Nearly 300 new cases that were traced in Kigali in the last three days, were largely traced in the two big markets. Journalist, Ivan Mugisha joins CNBC Africa for more.

COVID-19 weighs on Equity Group’s half-year performance

Equity Group half-year net profit has dropped by 24.3 per cent to $83 million after the lender increased provisioning for loan defaults by nearly nine times amid the shocks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.