Tag: West Africa

IFC: Nigeria must focus on a wider private sector-led strategy

In its 2020 Country Private Sector Diagnostics report for Nigeria, the International Finance Corporation argues that Nigeria must focus on a wider private sector-led growth strategy to create millions of quality jobs for its population.

#ENDSARS: 6 states institute judicial panels

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.

#ENDSARS: What the protests mean for Nigeria’s economy & investment outlook

The peaceful #EndSars protest against police brutality across Nigeria took a new turn in recent days, as hoodlums attempt to hijack the process.

OPEC+ meets as demand concerns weigh oil markets

The Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee of oil producer club, OPEC will meet virtually today to assess the state of the market. But expert say they do not expect any major decision on crude supply until the two-day meeting scheduled for the 1st of December. Uchenna Minnis, Managing Partner at BluFX Nigeria joins CNBC Africa for more.

Polls close in tense Guinea election

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 affirms Ghana’s ‘B’ rating, outlook stable

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.

How start-ups can get the best from an M&A transaction

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.
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