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Expo 2020: Dubai as a springboard for doing business in Africa

Dubai based Phanes Group is an end-to-end solar power provider operating across Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. CEO Martin Haupts says the Phanes Group is a truly Dubai home-grown company. CNBC Africa's Chris Bishop caught up with him in Dubai and asked how Dubai is serving as a springboard for the company and their work in Africa.

COVID-19: How can Nigeria curtail the spread?

On the 27th of February Nigeria announced its index case of the novel corona-virus. As health authorities activated the multi-sectorial National Emergency Operations Centre. Since then the World Health Organisation has declared the disease a pandemic as it spread in over 100 countries. To discuss Nigeria’s efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, CNBC Africa’s Esther Awoniyi caught up with Dr Babaseyi Oyesola, Consultant in Anaesthesia & Critical Care and Akintunde Sawyerr, former Head of Supply Chain at the National Health Service, UK....

Nigeria’s journey to eradicate polio & COVID-19

As the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Nigeria reaches eight, the Aliko Dangote Foundation earlier pledged N200 million to support Nigeria’s health authorities to combat the spread of the pandemic. Zouera Youssoufou, Managing Director and CEO of Aliko Dangote Foundation disclosed this while speaking to CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor....

How innovation can drive Africa’s healthcare systems

Technological disruptions have been revolutionising entire business models from financial services, to retail and more. So how can Africa’s health systems benefit from this trend? Osh Agabi, Founder and CEO of Koniku joins CNBC Africa's Esther Awoniyi to explore how innovation can help drive growth and improve health outcomes in Africa....

MultiChoice Nigeria CEO on what’s attracting investors to Africa’s movie industry

On the side-lines of the 7th Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards, Multichoice CEO, John Ugbe says there’s a lot more attention in Africa’s movie Industry as both local and foreign investors are beginning to sink money into the industry. He joins CNBC Africa’s Debbie Movoria for more....

Promoting local language content in Africa’s movie industry

Nollywood Actress and Producer, Rekiya Ibrahim Atta says local language content is getting more investment and there are still gaps that present opportunities for investors looking to plow money into the movie industry in Africa. She joins CNBC Africa on the side-lines of the 7th Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards for more....

Assessing Nigeria’s response to COVID-19

In a bid to cushion the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the Nigerian economy, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) announced six policy measures that include the creation of a N50 billion credit facility for households and small and medium sized enterprises. Mustafa Chike-Obi, Executive Vice Chairman at Alpha African Advisory joins CNBC Africa’s Esther Awoniyi to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Nigeria’s economy and also assess the response of the Central Bank....

Driving equal participation in Nigeria’s energy sector

In looking at gender diversity in the energy industry in Africa, reports show that women account for less than a quarter of employees in the sector – and diversity decreases with the level of seniority. So how can we tip the scale to get more participation of women in this sector? Folakemi Soetan, Acting CEO of Ikeja Electric, Anita Omoile, CEO of Deep Blue Energy and Modele Idiahi, Managing Director of Eleva Group all join CNBC Africa's Esther Awoniyi to explore ways to drive equal participation of women in Nigeria’s energy sector....

How COVID-19 will impact Nigeria’s hospitality sector

As the world continues to be rattled with the coronavirus outbreak – with key economies and sectors taking the heat. Trevor Ward, Managing Director of W Hospitality Group joins CNBC Africa’s Esther Awoniyi on Nigeria’s hospitality sector’s response to the outbreak....


Why business should not throw in the towel in the face of COVID-19

“I would like to appeal to all large businesses not to resort to force majeure and stop paying their suppliers and rental commitments , as such practice has a domino effect on all other businesses dependent on that chain,”

SA extends lockdown by two weeks until end April

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday evening extended the country's lockdown by two weeks until the end of April to slowdown...

COVID-19: Trump hold on finances would hurt our work in Africa – WHO.

"If that decision is made it would severely impact our work here in Africa,” says Moeti.

Update on Rupert family’s R1bn COVID-19 fund

This week Johann Rupert’s R1billion Sukuma fund had to close doors on desperate small businesses wanting help to fight the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns.

World Bank considers debt relief for Africa to fight COVID-19

The World Bank expects COVID-19 to cost Sub-Saharan Africa up to $79 billion in lost output in 2020, plunging the region into its first recession in a quarter of a century. World Bank’s Chief Economist for Africa, Albert Zeufack joins CNBC Africa for more.