Experts in urban planning are currently working on the development of a ground-breaking Green City Pilot in Kigali. The city which will be the first of its kind in the country will showcase sustainable and prosperous urban mixed-use development. CNBC Africa spoke with Eudes Kayumba, Senior Urban Planner and member of the project.
After months of processes and thorough consideration, Abel Moffat Sithole has been appointed as the new CEO of the Public Investment Corporation. Mr Sithole is currently the Principal Executive Officer of the Government Employees Pension Fund and the Commissioner of the Financial Sector Conduct Authority. PIC Chairperson, Dr Reuel Khoza joins CNBC Africa for more.
With FDIs into the continent slowing down as a result of COVID-19, start-ups funding for many sectors have taken a backseat but is there a light at the end of the tunnel for some of these players? CNBC Africa’s Arnold Kwizera spoke to Charles Shyaka, General Manager at 250 start ups for more on this.
Apollo Agriculture, a Nairobi based agri-tech start-up has raised about $6 million in its series A round of funding. CNBC Africa spoke to Benjamin Njenga, Co-Founder of Apollo Agriculture for more.
As soon as the first cases of COVID-19 were announced on the continent, The Jack Ma Foundation was one of the first responders in providing PPE aid support to all African countries. Jean Pau a Senior Advisor for International Programs at Jack Ma Foundation spoke to CNBC Africa's Armold Kwizera on the philanthropic decisions of the foundation.
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The World Bank says despite accelerated progress over the past decade, the world is expected to fall short of the SDG 7 target. In its just-released 2020 edition of the Energy Progress Report, the World Bank says under current policies, an estimated 8 per cent of the global population will not have access to electricity by 2030, and 90 per cent of them will be in sub-Saharan Africa. Makhtar Diop, the Vice President for Infrastructure at the World Bank joins CNBC Africa to discuss the findings of this report.
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