Tag: Sub-Saharan Africa

WHO: Sub-Saharan Africa reporting at least 300 COVID-19 cases a day

COVID-19 cases are occurring at the rate of 300-a-day in sub-Saharan Africa and there are likely to be many more that the authorities are missing, a World Health Organisation briefing on the continent admitted Thursday.

How COVID-19 is impacting Côte d’Ivoire’s economy

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), Ayalenesh Tafesse, Country Risk Analyst at Rand Merchant Bank joins me to discuss the impact on Cote d’Iviore’s economy.

How to narrow gender gap in mobile internet use

Latest statistics from GSMA indicate that Sub-Saharan Africa has the second largest mobile gender gap at 37 per cent with handset affordability being the main barrier to mobile ownership. Claire Sibthorpe, Head of Connected Women and Connected Society at the GSMA joins CNBC Africa for more.

Togo’s Gnassingbe takes strong lead

Preliminary result from Togo’s Electoral Commission shows the country’s President, Faure Gnassingbe, with a strong lead of 72 per cent of the vote. Samson Itodo, Executive Director of Yiaga Africa, an organization that monitors election in Sub-Saharan Africa joins CNBC Africa for more.

This venture capital company plans to increase its SSA footprint with $31mn injection

Africa-focused Venture Capital firm, TLcom has announced that it has secured an additional $31 million for its Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) focused fund, increasing it to $71 million, so what do they plan to do with it? Founder and Managing Partner at TLcom Capital, Maurizio Caio joins CNBC Africa for more.

The cost of neglected tropical diseases on SSA economies

Experts have argued that Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is faced with an almost billion dollar burden as an effect of the failure to eliminate neglected tropical diseases. Thoko Elphick Pooley, Director at Uniting NTDS Support Center joins CNBC Africa for more.

How this digital platform is improving tertiary education outcomes in Africa

The numbers show that tertiary level enrolment in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) stands well below the global standard, there are a number of reasons for this of course, chief among them simply being access. When students do manage to enroll, the issues then become keeping up with high tuition costs and relatively expensive learning materials, often leaving students with no choice but to make due with outdated textbooks and damaged goods from donations or past students. Phil Pleiwon, Founder of Imano Portal, a platform born in Liberia believes he could provide a solution right here in East Africa. He joins CNBC Africa for more.

WEF: Overall gender gap narrows for first time in 3 years, here’s how African countries fared

The World Economic Forum (WEF) says closing the overall gender gap across politics, economics, health and education narrowed for the first time in three years. This was in their latest Global Gender Gap report, where Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is reported to have closed 68 per cent of the gender gap so far. Roberto Crotti, Lead for the Centre for the New Economy and Society at the World Economic Forum joins CNBC Africa from Geneva for more.