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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....

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