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How innovation can drive Africa’s healthcare systems

Technological disruptions have been revolutionising entire business models from financial services, to retail and more. So how can Africa’s health systems benefit from this trend? Osh Agabi, Founder and CEO of Koniku joins CNBC Africa's Esther Awoniyi to explore how innovation can help drive growth and improve health outcomes in Africa....

The impact of COVID-19 on Ghana’s economy & stock exchange

Ghana’s Health Ministry says there are 24 confirmed coronavirus cases in the country with one death recorded. Ghana’s government in an effort to curtail the spread of the pandemic has closed most of its borders. Collins Appiah, Economic Advisor at Services Integrity Savings and Loans joins CNBC Africa to discuss the impact of the coronavirus on Ghana’s economy and the stock market.

Lagos announces more containment measures against COVID-19

As confirmed cases of COVID-19 rise in Lagos, the state has told 70 per cent of its public workforce to work from home for the next 14 days. This follows an initial closure of schools and worship centres. Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu joins CNBC Africa for more.

How COVID-19 is impacting Côte d’Ivoire’s economy

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), Ayalenesh Tafesse, Country Risk Analyst at Rand Merchant Bank joins me to discuss the impact on Cote d’Iviore’s economy.

How will Nigeria’s MPC respond to COVID-19?

Nigeria's Monetary Policy Committee has commenced its two-day meeting, at a time the world is facing a significant health and economic crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Recently, Central Bank of Nigeria adjusted the FX rate at the I&E window to N380 per dollar and adjusted its official Naira peg for converting government revenue to 360 from N307. Dipo Ajayi, Head of Fixed Income and Forex at Chapel Hill Denham joins CNBC Africa for more.

SPM’s Paul Alaje on Nigeria’s fiscal response to COVID-19

Africa’s biggest economy, Nigeria, has now recorded a total of 12 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Paul Alaje, Senior Economist at SPM Professionals joins CNBC Africa to assess Nigeria’s fiscal response so far to the pandemic.

Zenith seeks to expand Nigeria’s insurance base with mobile service

Managing Director and CEO of Zenith Insurance, Kehinde Borisade says the recently launched USSD code gives the opportunity to expand the insurance base of Nigerians to benefit from insurance services. CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole caught up with Kehinde Borisade to discuss what to expect from the mobile insurance service.

Mixed sentiments in Nigerian markets as some investors FX yields

Traders say they expect the bullish sentiments in the fixed income market to continue as investors continue to take advantage of current yield levels. Constance Onyia, Fixed Income Dealer at Access Bank joins CNBC Africa for more on activities impacting Nigeria’s fixed income and forex market....

Nigeria to cut 2020 budget by N1.5tn in light of COVID-19

Governments across the globe are pouring increasing stimulus packages into their economies to minimise the adverse impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Chamberlain Peterside, CEO of Xcellon Capital Advisors and Femi Oladehin, Investment Banking Partner at Argentil Capital Partners both join CNBC Africa to discuss Nigeria’s defence tactics against this pandemic.

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How The U.S. Fell Dangerously Behind In Coronavirus Testing

The deadly coronavirus pandemic has stopped the world in its tracks, and exposed a weak spot in the United States’ preparedness for a public health emergency. Experts say aggressive diagnostic testing is essential in order to learn where and how an

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.