Beyond Markets

Addressing the top risks for Africa and the world in 2018

President Trump’s America first nationalism has opened the door to Chinese global leadership. And in Africa, terrorism, militancy, political instability and fears of a potential debt crisis are themes that stakeholders will be paying attention to. Nick Allen, CEO, Europe and Africa Region at Control Risks spoke to CNBC Africa's Onyi Sunday about the top risks for Africa and the world in 2018.

How should African countries approach development finance in 2018?

Policy makers in African countries need to strategize and mobilise resources to finance the continent’s infrastructure deficit that remains persistently large. Andrew Alli, President and CEO of the Africa Finance Corporation joins CNBC Africa’s Esther Awoniyi to discuss how African governments should approach development finance this year.

Outlook on Nigeria’s technology and fintech space

It's the start of a new year, so what can we expect from the technology and Fintech space? Austin Okere, Founder, CWG and entrepreneur in residence at Columbia Business School and Olusola Teniola, President of the Association of Telecommunications companies of Nigeria joined CNBC Africa to discuss the trends that will shape these sectors in West Africa.


There may never be a ‘silver bullet’ for COVID-19, WHO warns

“There are many vaccines under trial, a couple in the final stage of clinical trials - and there is hope. It does not mean that we will have the vaccine, but at least the speed with which we reached the level we reached now is unprecedented,” he said.

Next big COVID-19 treatment may be manufactured antibodies

“Antibodies can block infectivity. That is a fact,” Regeneron Pharmaceuticals executive Christos Kyratsous told Reuters.

MTN Nigeria posts strong first-half growth despite tough market

MTN Nigeria says they managed to maintain double-digit service revenue growth of 12.6 per cent for the first half of the year despite the challenging environment witnessed in the second quarter. However, the communications services provider witnessed a 4.7 per cent decline in its half-year post-tax profits. MTN Nigeria CFO, Modupe Kadri joins CNBC Africa to break down the numbers.

Comercio Partners on Nigeria’s fixed income outlook for August

As trading at Nigeria’s financial markets for the month of August kicks off, Nnamdi Nwizu, Co-Managing Partner at Comercio Partners joins CNBC Africa to highlight those trends that are likely to impact activities at the fixed income and Forex market this month....

ZSE resumes trading after a month long shutdown

The Zimbabwean Stock Exchange will resume trading today after a month long shut down as the government ordered an investigation against illegal foreign dealings by some companies.