Captains of Industry

Captains of Industry: Samer Abu-Ltaif: I lived through war – Africa is the future

On Captains of Industry this week a man who grew up to the sound of gunfire in Beirut ,who went on to become a mover and shaker in the world of digital transformation in Africa and the Middle East. CNBC Africa’s Chris Bishop talks to Samer Abu Ltaif, President of Microsoft for Africa and the Middle East....

Captains of Industry: One-on-one with Tim Clark on why Emirates airlines believes in Africa

One of the big names in world aviation opens up on the airline business. On Captains of Industry Emirates Airline legend Tim Clark gives a candid account of his hopes and fears for business in the skies over the Middle East and Africa....

Captains of Industry: Schneider Electric’s Caspar Herzberg on powering African economies

In this edition of a new series of Captains of Industry, CNBC Africa's Chris Bishop caught up with the President of Schneider Electric in Middle East and Africa, Caspar Herzberg to explore investment opportunities on the African continent....

Captains of Industry: Chris Bishop in conversation with banker and Afro-optimist Miguel Azevedo

In this first edition of a new series of Captains of Industry we bring you Miguel Azevedo Dubai-based banker and Afro optimist. He’s spent a lifetime in investment banking and was involved in some of the biggest deals in the African financial world- including advising the Access Bank and Diamond Bank merger in Nigeria. He has roots in the continent and very strong views on investment here and how it should run its economies. CNBC Africa's Chris Bishop caught up with him at the World Economic Forum in Cape Town....

Captains of Industry EA: Interview with Girma Wake about his over 50 years of experience in aviation

Girma Wake has over 50 years of experience in the aviation industry, 24 of those years were spent as the CEO at one of Africa's leading Air Service Providers, Ethiopian Airlines. These days he sits on multiple boards and works as an adviser. On this episode of Captains of Industry, Girma sits down with CNBC Africa's Makeda Mahadeo to discuss how his passion for aviation was born and how it eventually helped him to make his mark on the field at large....

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Zimbabwe’s Landela agrees to buy state-owned gold mines, seeks more assets

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe’s Landela Mining Venture has reached agreements to take over and revive four idle state-owned gold mines and is...

South Africa’s National Treasury says “no further action” to bailout SAA airline

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa’s National Treasury said on Friday there was “no further action” planned to bailout struggling national airline...

Fitch expresses doubt over SA’s debt consolidation plans

Just last week finance minister Tito Mboweni outlined the emergency budget to nurse South Africa through the Covid-19 crisis. A big part of this budget was a plan for South Africa to get its debt under control within four years. Fitch Ratings, the agency that downgraded South Africa in April doubts whether South Africa can do this. CNBC Africa’s Chris Bishop spoke to Jan Friederich, Senior Director of Fitch Ratings for more.

Rwanda, USAID sign over $643.8 mn deal to support trans-formative development

Rwanda has signed a financing agreement with the USAID worth about $643.8 million to support Rwanda’s development efforts in the next five years. Moreover, Rwanda Convention Bureau announced the reopening of meetings and conferences. Edwin Ashimwe, Journalist with The New times joins CNBC Africa for more.

How COVID-19 is reshaping Kenya’s education system

On the continent, there has been an increased awareness of the impact of cultural practices on educational achievement that has challenged the education systems. In Kenya, the government is investing in all forms of education; however, experts have noted that for the rise of automation and technological advancements to be effective, an updated skill set is required. Ayub Odida, Researcher at ACAL Consulting joins CNBC Africa for more.