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How CAMA 2020 impacts non-profit organisations

While some say Nigeria scored a major point in reforming its business ecosystem with the new companies and allied matters act of 2020. Some others, however, have viewed the provisions as it relates to Not-For-Profit Organisations as a poisoned chalice. Tomi Vincent, Managing Partner, Ivory Solicitors joins CNBC Africa to discuss the sticking points....

How to enhance Nigeria’s judicial institutions

As Nigeria’s lawyers prepare for the elections of the Nigerian Bar Association, one of the candidates aspiring to be the president of the association; Olumide Akpata, Partner & Head of the Corporate & Commercial Practice at Templars joins CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor to share some new thinking on how to enhance Nigeria’s judicial institutions....

COVID-19: How to address Africa’s disease burden amidst a pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed gaps in the healthcare systems around the world. The Access to Medicine Foundation says after decades of investment for ending HIV, malaria and tuberculosis pandemics, the progress made in protecting children from these diseases is now at risk due to disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Jayasree Iyer, Executive Director, Access to Medicine Foundation joins CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor to explore how best to address Africa’s disease burden....

COVID-19: How the pandemic is redefining intensive care in Africa

The Covid-19 pandemic is stretching health systems across Africa, with over 461 000 confirmed cases on the continent and around 11 000 deaths. With many patients in intensive care, how can the continent redefine better models to get better outcomes? Dr Babaseyi Oyesola, Consultant in Anaesthesia & Critical Care joins CNBC Africa for this discussion....

Why Africa’s perception of the COVID-19 pandemic matters

A new survey is gauging the public opinion of Africans on how the Covid-19 crisis is playing out. The survey is a joint work of Deloitte in partnership with research firm Opinionway and consulting firm 35 Nord. The survey was carried out in 8 countries across Africa and finds that there is a deep anxiety about the economic and social consequences of the pandemic. CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor caught up with Brice Chasles, Managing Partner for Francophone Africa, at Deloitte to get more insight on the findings....

COVID-19: CFG Advisory on how Africans perceive the pandemic

The CEO of Nigeria-based CFG Advisory, Tilewa Adebajo joins CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor for an independent assessment of the joint survey by Deloitte, OpinionWay and 35 Nord on the perceptions of Africans on how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the continent....

Harriet Thomson: COVID-19 presents an opportunity for stronger Nigeria-UK ties

The coronavirus pandemic has been dealing a severe blow to global economies, from oil price shocks, to supply chain disruptions leaving global investment flows at subpar levels. Sustaining key partnerships at a time like this will definitely go a long way to cushion the impact of the pandemic. At a virtual ministerial meeting of the UK-Nigeria Economic Development Forum, the United Kingdom and Nigeria pledged to keep the flow of bilateral trade and maintain existing investments through the crisis. Harriet Thomson, British Deputy High Commissioner in Nigeria joins CNBC Africa's Kenneth Igbomor for more....

COVID-19: How the Africa CDC plans to ramp up testing capacity

The Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention is coming up with a new continental strategy to ramp up testing to help limit the transmission of the COVID-19 pandemic. The man leading this strategy, Dr John Nkengasong, Director of the Africa CDC, joins CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor to discuss the specifics of this strategy and how Africa is bracing up to the COVID-19 shock....

How COVID-19 is impacting education outcomes in the Commonwealth

The Commonwealth of Learning was created by the Commonwealth Heads of Government in 1987 to promote the development and sharing of open learning and distance education knowledge, resources and technologies. As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, we find out what this means for the future of education. Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning joins CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor for this discussion....

COVID-19: Building a more resilient healthcare system

A new report by UNICEF notes that two in five children in West and Central Africa under five years old suffer from forms of malnutrition, with half of the children in the Democratic Republic of Congo not growing well. CNBC Africa's Kenneth Igbomor caught up with Peter Hawkins, UNICEF Representative in Nigeria to discuss findings from this report and more....

Addressing Nigeria’s power privatisation hitches

The senate in Nigeria is calling for a comprehensive review of Nigeria’s power privatisation policy, as they say, the current arrangement does not seem to be working. George Etomi, Director at Eko Electricity Distribution Company joins CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor to assess the hitches in Nigeria’s power sector privatisation and more....

Renaissance Capital on how COVID-19 is impacting SSA economies

Global Chief Economist of Renaissance Capital says sustained lock-downs do not seem viable in low-income countries where the Covid-19 virus is already well established. Charles Robertson joins CNBC Africa's Kenneth Igbomor to explore the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic economies across Sub-Saharan Africa....

How can small businesses overcome the COVID-19 shock?

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic is far reaching as it affects everyday life and everything from health to trade, investment and employment. So how can micro, small and medium enterprises survive in this new normal? Toyin Adeniji, Executive Director for Micro Enterprises, at the Bank of Industry joins CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor for this discussion....

COVID-19: Driving digitalisation through identity management

The COVID-19 pandemic is paving the way for digital transformation as businesses are shifting their operations to more online channels to cope with movement restrictions and office closures. But central to the uptake of digitalisation is identity management and Aliyu Abubakar Aziz: The Director-General & CEO of the National Identity Management Commission joins CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor to share some more insight on how identity management can help drive Nigeria’s digitalization agenda in the face of the pandemic....

AfCFTA: Why COVID-19 presents the best opportunity to spur intra-Africa trade

The acting Executive Director of the International Trade Centre, Dorothy Tembo says the coronavirus pandemic could represent a risk for the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement, but African leaders could also turn that into an opportunity for stronger collaboration if specific policies are fast-tracked. She joins CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor for more insight on this discussion....

How the Commonwealth is tackling COVID-19 pandemic

With a combined population of about 2.4 billion people across the world, 54 member countries make up the Commonwealth of Nations. 19 of the Commonwealth member states are African countries. Patricia Scotland, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth joined CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor to explore how the Commonwealth is responding to the impact of the covid-19 pandemic across its member states....

How Africa can build capacity against COVID-19 shocks

The African Capacity Building Foundation is the African Union’s specialised agency for capacity development. The Executive Secretary of the Foundation, Emmanuel Nnadozie joins CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor to explore ways the continent can build capacity to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic....

Zenith Bank CEO on how Nigerian banks staying ahead of COVID-19 crisis

Nigerian tier-1 lender, Zenith Bank recorded a 0.6 per cent rise in first quarter profit-after-tax to 50.5 billion naira. Group Managing Director and CEO of Zenith Bank, Ebenezer Onyeagwu joined CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor to discuss how banks in Nigeria are staying ahead in the face of the Covid-19 outbreak....

EXPO 2020: Dubai as an opportunity for business expansion

The Managing Director of Ideas91, Rohit Dev says Dubai has given businesses a great opportunity to expand and the success of his company hinges on the global connectivity Dubai provides. He also notes that Dubai gives companies all the tools to become successful. CNBC Africa's Chris Bishop caught up with him to discuss this and more....

Lagos State issues guidelines to ease COVID-19 lock-down

Lagos state has released the operational guidelines for the controlled easing of the Covid-19 induced lock-down. Lagos is Nigeria's epicentre of the outbreak with just over 900 cases and the government has rolled out a campaign to mask-up Lagos. Lagos state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu outlines these measures....

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How Safe Are U.S. Election Results?

In an era of deep political divide, half of registered voters in the U.S. said they expect to have difficulty casting their ballot in the 2020 presidential election between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. Coronavirus and social distancing have only added to the complexities of voting, with millions expected to vote by mail for the first time and all but about a half-dozen states allowing some type of early in-person voting. So with fears of voter intimidation, outdated election machines and mail-in ballot fraud, just how secure are American elections and what safeguards are in place to protect the results? Watch the video above to find out. » Subscribe to CNBC: https://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC » Subscribe to CNBC TV: https://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBCtelevision » Subscribe to CNBC Classic: https://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBCclassic About CNBC: From 'Wall Street' to 'Main Street' to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: https://www.cnbc.com/ Follow CNBC on LinkedIn: https://cnb.cx/LinkedInCNBC Follow CNBC News on Facebook: https://cnb.cx/LikeCNBC Follow CNBC News on Twitter: https://cnb.cx/FollowCNBC Follow CNBC News on Instagram: https://cnb.cx/InstagramCNBC #CNBC How Safe Are U.S. Election Results?...

Post #MTBPS2020 analysis: Tracking business & market reaction to Mboweni’s #midtermbudget speech

This afternoon, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni walked a tight rope, tabling a five-year fiscal consolidation pathway. This aims to promote economic growth, while bringing spiralling debt under control. The Minister said that the Cabinet remains resolute and will walk through the narrow gate towards fiscal sustainability. Mpho Molopyane, SA Economist at Rand Merchant Bank and Louis Botha, Senior Associate for Tax & Exchange Control at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr join CNBC Africa for more....

SA finmin Mboweni delivers the 2020 #MTBPS (Full speech)

All eyes were on South African Finance Minister Tito Mboweni as he delivered the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement. Projections are that the South African economy will contract by 7.8 per cent this year, compared to an estimated 7.2 per cent in June. With State Owned Entities asking for more bailouts, R10.5 billion has been allocated to South African Airways, so that it can implement its business rescue plan....

How COVID-19 has dampened interest in Uganda’s oil blocks

Uganda launched its second licensing round for five blocks in the oil-rich Albertine Graben last year, however, it ended the last round of the bid with only six companies

Nigerian equities continue positive momentum

The positive momentum at Nigeria’s equities market continued for the fifth consecutive session largely supported by gains from the consumer goods stocks. Olamide Adeboboye, Research Analyst at ARM Securities joins CNBC Africa for more....