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Capital Connection: Discussing how AfCTA can boost intra-African trade

On this episode of Capital Connection we talk boosting intra-African trade following the 22nd ratification signature of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement. Gambia’s signature has brought the much awaited trade agreement into effect. The free trade area will be one of the biggest in the world with $4 trillion in consumer and business spending. For this discussion CNBC Africa is joined by Azwimpheleli Langalanga, Senior International Trade Analyst, Tutwa Consulting, Joe Dagunro, Policy Analyst and Simunza Muyangana, co-founder & Director, Bongo Hive. https://www.cnbcafrica.com/category/tv-shows/capital-connection/...

Capital Connection: Importance of intellectual property, corporate corruption, cyclone Kenneth

On this week’s episode of Capital connection we discuss the importance of intellectual property following international IP day with Coreen van der Merwe, MD of Sovereign Trust. And then explore the proliferation of corruption in a corporate paradigm and consider whether shareholder activism might be a plausible solution to mitigate fraud with David Loxton, CEO of Africa Forensics & Cyber. We then turn our gaze to the Boeing’s troubles following the company’s shareholder meeting joined by Chege Njoroge, Managing Partner at Lesinko, Njoroge & Gathogo Advocates and Guy Leetche, Editor of SA flyer Magazine to discuss the class action against the company, the troubles Boeing is facing in the aftermath. And finally, we cross to Pemba, Mozambique and speak with Matt Carter, Communications coordinator, IFRC about the impacts of the recent cyclone Kenneth. http://cnbc.africa/category/tv-shows/capital-connection/...

Capital Connection: Examining xenophobia towards refugees, rise of violence in South Sudan

On this week’s episode of capital connection, we examine the link between rising xenophobia and the growing number of asylum seekers, the growing violence in South Sudan which has uprooted more than 5000 people in the last few months; then we discuss the economic strain on Uganda’s economy after its altruistic decision to open its borders to asylum seekers; joined by Matthew Kindinger, Senior Sub-Saharan Africa Analyst from Ducker Frontier; Geno Teofilo, Regional Head of Communications at the Norwegian Refugee Council; and then lastly a panel discussion on the link between xenophobia and rising refugee numbers with Tino Mambeu, Independent Zimbabwean Political Analyst; Struan Robertson, The knowledge Management co-coordinator at Seriti Institute and Robin Lenahan, candidate attorney from Lawyers for Human rights. http://cnbc.africa/category/tv-shows/capital-connection/...

Capital Connection: Illicit trade of wildlife and the criminals behind this trafficking

On this week’s episode of Capital connection we go down the rabbit whole to investigate the illicit trade of wildlife joined by Richard Thomas, Global Communications Co-ordinator of the wildlife trade monitoring network, Traffic, to give us a birds-eye view of the troubling statistics of poaching. We then speak with environmental lawyer Aadila Agjee, about the limitation and prospects for development in the way of law; then Capital Connection speaks on the controversial ways to curb the illicit trade, joined by Dries Van Coller, President of the Professional Hunting Association of South Africa. Finally we speak with author Rachel Nuwer, one of the brave individuals who is helping to expose the criminals behind wildlife trafficking through her Pulitzer sponsored book Poached: Inside the Dark World of Wildlife Trafficking. http://cnbc.africa/category/tv-shows/capital-connection/...

Capital Connection: Is it time to establish state funded civilian disaster response units

Is it time to establish state funded civilian disaster response units and use some of the military’s overblown budgets to pay for it? The consequences of man-made climate change means that weather events such as Cyclone Idai are becoming a more common occurrence. Governments often lean on the military for search and rescue operations in the aftermath of natural disasters. On this week’s episode of Capital Connection we investigate the relative investment of African governments into its military joined Robert Besseling, Executive Director of Ex Africa. We then turn our gaze to impacts of Cyclone Idai on Zimbabwe. On a lighter note we look at a new system created which can compute your credit rating using social media and other digital tools, joined by CEO and founder of the tech Courtney Bentley. http://cnbc.africa/category/tv-shows/capital-connection/...

Capital Connection: Cyclone Idai aftermath, Isabel dos Santos’ $2bn fortune comes under scrutiny

This week on Capital Connection we turn our gaze to the troubled shores of Mozambique which have been devastated by cyclone Idai which made landfall last week Thursday and speak to the Regional Director of the Southern Africa & Indian Ocean WFP Lola Castro about the impacts of the disaster and Charles Marais, Energy Expert at Hogan Lovell’s about the cyclone’s impact on the gas and energy sector. Capital Connection also focuses on Angola where Africa’s richest woman Isabel dos Santos’ $2 billion fortune comes under scrutiny, joined by Matthew Kindinger, Senior Sub-Saharan Analyst to help unpack the story. http://cnbc.africa/category/tv-shows/capital-connection/...

Capital Connection: Freedom of speech in Africa, Joseph Kabila makes a come back

On this week’s episode of Capital connection we explore issues of freedom of speech on the African continent after Zambian President Edgar Lungu continues to display authoritarian tendencies by suspending an independent TV broadcaster, accused of biased reporting against his government for more on this Capital connection speak with Amnesty International’s Deprose Muchena, Southern Africa Regional Director. We give you an update after the Democratic Republic of Congo’s rigged presidential poll that saw opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi announced the winner, despite overwhelming evidence the legitimate winner was former businessman Martin Fayulu. Former DRC president of 18 years, Joseph Kabila is making a return as part of a coalition government to tell us more we are joined by William Clowes, Bloomberg Correspondent. And finally, we turn our attention to the recent African tragedy, the Ethiopian plane crash killing 157 passengers and speak to Guy Leitch, Editor and publisher of the Specialist Aviation magazine, SA Flyer to give us insight on the crash. http://cnbc.africa/category/tv-shows/capital-connection/...

Capital Connection: Nigeria’s oil strategy, Malta Blockchain Island, Should the rich be taxed more?

On this week’s episode of Capital Connection we have an exclusive and in-depth interview with Nigeria’s Minister of State and Petroleum Resources Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, where he drills down on the plans for the continent’s biggest oil producer. Globally there is a growing movement for wealthy elites to pay higher individual tax rates, to give a corporate perspective insight on the topic Capital Connection speaks to Leon Louw, Executive Director of the libertarian-leaning think tank, Free Market Foundation and Professor of economics science at Wits University, Jannie Roussouw. Finally, we are joined by Jean Paul Fabri, who will give insight into leading regulatory measures used in Malta on block chain, which is becoming a cheap and effective tool for doe information storage and easy access payments. http://cnbc.africa/category/tv-shows/capital-connection/...

Capital Connection: Buhari wins 2nd term, democracy in Tanzania, Kenya & Somalia relations

On this week’s episode of Capital connection we review the Nigerian election results joined by Taiwo Oyedele, Partner & West Africa tax leader, PWC Nigeria and Adeoye Adefulu, Partner at Odujinrin & Adefulu to unpack the implications of Muhammadu Buahri’s second term. We cross to CNBC Africa’s reporter Christy Cole in Abuja, to give a sense from people regarding the election win. And Zimbabwe is introducing yet another currency system in a bid to solve its liquidity crisis. Will it be a solution, or just another pit-stop, Derek Matyszak, Researcher at Institute for Security Studies helps unpack Zimbabwe’s new dollar. We then consider the meaning of democracy in East Africa’s Tanzania, after 27 years of multi-party democracy with Gbenga Sesan, Executive Director of Paradigm Institute. And lastly Capital connection is joined via skype by William Attwell, Practice Leader at Sub-Saharan Africa for Frontier Strategy Group to discuss, relations between Horn of Africa neighbours, Kenya and Somalia. http://cnbc.africa/category/tv-shows/capital-connection/...

Capital Connection: Eskom troubles, gas deposits discovered in SA, fake news in Nigeria

On this week’s episode of Capital Connection we look at the discovery of a significant gas-condensate deposit in South African waters joined by Uchenna Minnis, Chief Market Analyst at Eagle Global Markets about the benefits of fossil fuels. We chat with Melita Steele from Green Peace about the environmental dangers of oil drilling and also look at the implication of fake news in Nigeria ahead of the elections. Lastly, we look into the developments of the near collapse South Africa’s power grid. http://cnbc.africa/category/tv-shows/capital-connection/...

Capital Connection: Mining Indaba, possible El Nino event on the way

A possible El Nino event this year could bring another round of drought conditions for southern Africa. In this episode of Capital Connection we are joined by Wessel Lemmer, Senior Agricultural Economist at ABSA for more. Later on the show we joined by Edward George, Head of Group Research at Ecobank to talk about the role & potential block chain can play on the continent to alleviate costs for trade. We also speak to with investigative journalist, Amindeh Atabong, in Cameroon; to give insight into the opposition leader’s detention. Finally, we look to the Mining Indaba conference in Cape Town. http://cnbc.africa/category/tv-shows/capital-connection/...

Capital Connection: The case for lifting of international sanctions on African countries

In this episode of capital connection we speak about international sanctions on African countries with particular reference to the Zimbabwean economic quagmire of Zanu-PF’s own making, joined by Patson Malisa, Deputy Presiding Officer of Social & Culture at the African Union and Jimayi Muduvuri, Patron of the Amalgamated Council of Churches on the case for lifting the sanctions. http://cnbc.africa/category/tv-shows/capital-connection/...

Capital Connection: Democracy in Africa, Effects of drought on SA’s ostrich industry

In this episode of Capital Connection we consider the meaning of democracy on the African Continent; to talk on the subject is Afro expert & legal Practitioner Tapiwa Diamond Chadya and Matthew Kindinger, Senior Analyst at Frontier Strategy Group. We are then joined by Wessel Lemmer, South African economist to share insight on the drought plaguing the agricultural industry in South Africa as he specifically speaks on the impact on the ostrich industry. Finally we look back at memorable conversations that took place at last week’s World Economic Forum. http://cnbc.africa/category/tv-shows/capital-connection/...

Capital Connection: Countering violent extremism in Africa

After three decades of war in Somalia the grounds for extremist group al Shabab had grown fertile. For more on countering violent extremism Capital Connection spoke with Akinola Olojo, Senior Researcher at the Institute for Security Studies’ Transnational Threats and International Crime Programme. http://cnbc.africa/category/tv-shows/capital-connection/...

Capital Connection: WEF Davos, Illegal Logging, use of foreign laws to promote populist agendas

Capital Connection takes you to the Swiss resort village of Davos, where we will bring the latest developments and insights from the World Economic Forum, including an interview with Zimbabwean finance Minister Mthuli Ncube. We also speak to Reiner Tegtmeyer, in London, Senior Researcher with environmental rights NGO, Global Witness to discuss the illegal trade of precious Madagascan wood. And then Capital Connection speaks with Marisa Jacobs, Director and Head of Immigration and Mobility at Xpatweb about the use of foreign national laws to promote populist agendas for lobbying political parties. http://cnbc.africa/category/tv-shows/capital-connection/...

Capital Connection: Zimbabwe economic crisis, protests & internet shutdown

The woes of Zimbabwe continually deepen as the country faces power outages, raging fuel prices and no internet connection. In this episode Capital Connection speaks with Advocate Chadya Tapiwa Diamond and Advocate Fadzayi Mahere about the economic crisis and total internet shutdown. http://cnbc.africa/category/tv-shows/capital-connection/...

Capital Connection: Khayelitsha’s 3- story gourmet establishment, Ramaphosa talks land

Capital Connection speaks to Siphelo Jalivane, business owner who turned a Chesa Nyama into a unique three story gourmet establishment set in the heart of Cape Town’s township Khayelitsha. And we give you an update of the President Ramaphosa’s intention with land expropriation without compensation. http://cnbc.africa/category/tv-shows/capital-connection/...

Capital Connection: Costs of using plastic in Africa, fashion designer Haowa Bello`s success story

With pollution rising and concerns over the environmental costs of using plastic, in this episode of Capital Connection talks single use plastic on the continent with Ray de Vries, CEO of Air Water and Desmond Makekodunmi, founder of Lufasi Forest Park. Later in the show we catch up with Nigerian bag designer and goat farmer Haowa Bello to find out about how she grew her diversified bag and leather production company to international heights. And finally we speak with former president Kgalema Motlanthe in an exclusive interview. http://cnbc.africa/category/tv-shows/capital-connection/...

Capital Connection: WB chief Jim Yong Kim, DRC elections, creating world’s largest free trade zone

In this episode of Capital connection CNBC Africa speaks to World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and then is joined by DRC Correspondent William Clowes, to give an update on the 17 year long presidency run of John Kabila and on the upcoming DRC elections. Lastly Capital Connection Host is joined in studio by Faith Tigere, Trade Lawyer at Tutwa consulting and from Kigali Lamin Manneh, Director at UNDP Regional Service Centre to discuss the African Continental Free Trade Area and agreement that will create the world’s largest free trade zone, allowing for a single market for goods, services and the free movement of people and investments across 55 countries. http://cnbc.africa/category/tv-shows/capital-connection/...

Capital Connection: Africa urbanization challenges & opportunities, Gupta assets ANN7 auctioned

Within the next 15 years, annual consumer spending in African cities is expected to triple to 2.2 trillion US dollars. And in just over a decade sub-Saharan Africa is expected to host five mega-cities with populations of 10 million people or more. In this episode of Capital connection we investigate urbanisation in sub-Saharan Africa, the challenges and necessary steps needed in order to create a future where cities blossom to become centres of education, innovation, commerce, arts & culture and self-development; joined by Munachi Okoye founder & CEO, Mcore from Nigeria and Istell Orton Senior Urban planner and Gareth Haysom, Researcher, UCT African centre for cities from South Africa. And then Capital Connection looks into the auctioning of the Gupta television network ANN7 assets. http://cnbc.africa/category/tv-shows/capital-connection/...

Capital Connection: Africa’s trillion dollar fashion industry, Angola corruption-clean up

In this episode of Capital Connection CNBC Africa discusses Africa’s piece of the in the trillion dollar fashion industry joined by Ashliegh Cohen, Academic Head at London International School of Fashion; Kola Kuddus, Nigerian fashion designer, and from Kigali Juan Nsabiye, a fashion designer and image consultant. And later in the show we also look into Angola corruption-clean up and how President Lourenco is trying to bring an end to the blatant political seize of wealth by the former president Dos Santos. http://cnbc.africa/category/tv-shows/capital-connection/...

Capital Connection: Land reform in Africa- What really needs to be done?

In this Capital Connection episode we discuss the questions around land reform on the continent. Land reform in Africa continues to spark major debates. Conflict around transformation through land distribution remains a widespread tool to gain government popularity. The scope and limits to effective land reform have yet to be decided. Joining CNBC Africa to discuss ‘land reform across the continent’ is a team of experts from various countries in Africa. http://cnbc.africa/category/tv-shows/capital-connection/...

Capital Connection: Zimbabwe after Mugabe, Pravin Gordhan’s testimony

In this episode of Capital Connection CNBC Africa discuss the effects and changes since Mugabe was forced to step down and Emmerson Mnangagwa took over joined by Advocate Fadzayi Mahere from Zimbabwe, Political Analyst; Chude Achike, from Lagos and Christopher Kaumba, Political Analyst and Researcher from Kigali. Later in the show we cross to the state capture inquiry to find the trajectory of Pravin Gordhan’s testimony. And then Wessel Lemmer, Senior Agricultural Economist at Absa joins to look into the commodity citrus and the economic contribution it makes to South Africa’s GDP. http://cnbc.africa/category/tv-shows/capital-connection/...

Capital Connection: US midterm elections, impact of Trump’s lies & fake news rants

In this episode of Capital Connection CNBC Africa discuss the ramifications of United States’ mid-term election joined by Winston Osuchukwu, CEO First Ally Asset Management and Prudence Ngarambe Political Professor and Brooks Spector associate editor of the Daily Maverick. We then consider if Trump’s lies and fake news rants are affecting the attitudes of African governments’ towards a free press? We get the views from a media watchdog. While in Youth Africa segment we get advice on CV writing and that job application. http://cnbc.africa/category/tv-shows/capital-connection/...

Capital Connection: How to grow the African film industry, Barbara Hogan testimony

In this episode of Capital Connection we look into the African film industry on how the role of government both aided and stifled the progress of film across the continent joined by film producers Anant Singh, Cait Pansegrouw and film makers Eric Miyeni and Eric Kabera. We also touch on the Barbara Hogan testimony at the state capture enquiry. http://cnbc.africa/category/tv-shows/capital-connection/...

Capital Connection: Are smartphones the key to Africa’s digital revolution?

In this Capital Connection episode CNBC Africa’s Godfrey Mutizwa is joined by Arthur Goldstuck, MD of World Wide Worx and editor-in-chief of Gadget; in Lagos is Chika Nwobi, founder of the Decagon Institute and in Kigali Alex Ntale, CEO of Rwanda’s ICT chamber to discuss how the smartphone is driving Africa’s digital revolution. In our weekly feature “Youth Africa” we talk to two brothers who founded the company, Brothers Beard, to help men grow their beards naturally with affordable oil grooming. http://cnbc.africa/category/tv-shows/capital-connection/...

Capital Connection: Why the DRC presidential elections are so significant

In this Capital Connection episode we discuss the DRC’s forthcoming election and its aftermath joined by in Lagos, Political Analyst, Liborous Oshoma and in Johannesburg is researcher for the Institute for Dispute Resolution in Africa, Advocate Sipho Gideon Mantula. We then interrogate Zimbabwe’s economic recovery by looking at business man’s Strive Masiyiwa’s contribution with Research Analyst, Derek Matyszak. http://cnbc.africa/category/tv-shows/capital-connection/...

Capital Connection: SA arms firm & Saudi Arabia partnership, conservation tourism in Africa

In this Capital Connection episode we discuss South African arms company Denel’s potential partnership with Saudi Arabia with Political Analyst Mothlabane Modupi. In our panel discussion we look at whether conservation is needed in Africa in order to sustain tourism joined by Charles Karangwa, in Kigali, Technical Advisor for the International Union for Conservation of Nature for forests, landscapes and Livelihoods programme in Eastern and Southern Africa, in Lagos Environmentalist Desmond Majekodunmi, and in Cape Town Ian Little, Senior Manager for the Endangered Wildlife Trust. And on our weekly feature “Commodity Corner” we talk to Edward George, the country head at Ecobank (UK) about how West African countries can work together to set a “floor price” for cocoa, to protect the livelihood of farmers. http://cnbc.africa/category/tv-shows/capital-connection/...

Capital Connection: Is Zambia economy under stress, Zimbabwe’s rising inflation & VBS scandal

In this Capital Connection episode we discuss popular discontent rapidly rising in Zambia against the government and Chinese investments; Zimbabwe’s rising inflation and economic despair and the VBS scandal in South Africa. For more on these issues CNBC Africa is joined by International Trade Expert, Trevor Simumba, on why Zambia’s economy is under stress, and to talk on Zimbabwe we joined by Political Analyst, Athan Tashobya and Mia Swart, Professor & Research Director for the democracy and governance unit at the Human Sciences Research Council. http://cnbc.africa/category/tv-shows/capital-connection/...

Capital Connection EP23: Nene’s fall from grace, Kigali Youth Summit & resource curse facing Africa

In this episode Capital Connection speak to Ian Cruickshanks, chief economist from the Institute for Race Relations about Nene’s fall from grace and Tito Mboweni’s take over as the new finance minister and the we cross to Kigali to find out the latest developments with the Youth Summit underway and the issue of how to curb unemployment across Africa. We also have a panel discussion on the resource curse facing Africa with independent financial analyst Isaac Nkusi in Kigali and in Lagos CEO of CFG Advisory firm, Tilewa Adebajo....

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