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How this equity crowdfunding platform is helping entrepreneurs raise money through angel investors

Chris Bishop chats to seasoned entrepreneur and former investment banker, Christopher Thomas. He is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Eureeca, a Dubai based equity crowdfunding platform that connects online investors to businesses raising funds through crowdfunding with equity....

Robert Bapfakurer on his entrepreneurial journey, funding SMEs in Africa

Access to funding is one of the biggest challenges facing SMEs in Africa. Get some tips on how to best position yourself to secure bank financing from self-made tycoon Robert Bapfakurer, as he discusses his compelling entrepreneurial journey. He is in conversation with CNBC Africa’s Makeda Mahadeo....

Rwanda commits to total electrification by 2024

The Government of Rwanda targets to achieve universal access to electricity by 2024 in bid to transform the country into a middle-income economy. CNBC Africa’s Fiona Muthoni is in conversation with Ron Weiss, CEO of Rwanda Energy Group....

Why IBM’s GM believes Africa is streets ahead of the world when it comes to technology

Technology in Africa and its growing young population put it streets ahead of the rest of the world that’s according to Takreem El-Tohamy, General Manager of the Middle East and Africa at IBM. He was speaking from Dubai....

Captains of Industry: Why this Dubai-based asset manager is taking a closer look at Africa

The tale of a businesswoman who grew up with Dubai - Jyoti Keshavan, Founder and CEO of Xanara Investment Management has seen Dubai go from sand and space to skyscrapers and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. She believes the climate for investment in Africa is improving....

Captains of Industry: How this new idea could stop small African businesses from closing down

In this week’s Captains of Industry, Dubai-based property man Thierry Delvaux, CEO of JLL Middle East & Africa discusses his journey through the world that began with learning Japanese and a few more languages along the way. Now he has an interesting new idea that is currently being implemented in Dubai and could stop small African businesses from closing down....

Captains of Industry: How this company is using satellites to beam the internet across Africa

Farhad Khan - the journey of YahClick CEO from watching his father fix radios in an African village to heading up one of the biggest broadband satellite service companies on the continent that is beaming the internet to countries across Africa and in the UAE.

Captains of Industry: In conversation with the world’s first ever AI minister Omar Bin Sultan Olama

CNBC Africa talks to the world’s first ever Artificial Intelligence minister Omar Bin Sultan Olama about how new technology can increase knowledge and help prevent car accidents.

How this software giant plans to move Africa & Dubai entrepreneurs to an admin-free world by 2020

Software giant Sage hopes to move entrepreneurs based in Africa and the Middle East to an admin-free world by 2020. The man in charge of executing that strategy is Pieter Bensch, a former boss at global technology group Hewlett Packard Enterprise and now Executive Vice President of Sage Africa & Middle East....

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Abdul Samad Rabiu’s BUA Group pledges N1bn to fight COVID-19 in Nigeria

Entrepreneur Abdul Samad Rabiu's BUA Group has joined corporates and business leaders from Africa in donating money to fight the COVID-19 pandemic....

Tony Elumelu’s United Bank For Africa donates $14mn to COVID-19 relief across Africa, this is how it will be used…

Entrepreneur Tony Elumelu's UBA has joined corporates and business leaders from Africa in donating money to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is...

Motsepe family & associates join Rupert and Oppenheimer families in donating R1bn to deal with COVID-19 pandemic

On Monday South Africa's President, Cyril Ramaphosa revealed that South Africa's richest families the Rupert and Oppenheimer families had each contributed ...

Government’s response to Moody’s downgrade of SA to junk status

Covid-19 and South Africa's downgrade to junk will truly test South African financial markets.