As the second Africa Investment Forum neared the end of the first day, CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor spoke to Africa50 CEO Alain Ebobissé about the progress made since last year’s inaugural event. Among other issues, they also discussed a specific transformational intergovernmental agreement that was signed between the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Congo Brazzaville today. Africa50 provided the legal framework for a bridge project that will link the two capital cities to be developed under a Public-Private Partnership framework.
African Development Bank
The strategy was grounded in the recognition that partnerships are central to its success. In collaboration with African countries, the Bank’s interventions have ranged from setting up the right enabling policy environment, supporting utilities, to increasing the number of bankable energy projects.
The Covid-19 pandemic is making businesses shift their models to working remotely, thereby making authenticated identity increasingly critical to unlock financial inclusion, drive e-commerce and financial services. Esigie Aguele, CEO of Nigerian KYC start-up; Verifyme joins CNBC Africa for more.
Global engineering talent company, Andela is looking to double its talent pool and is ready to accept engineers from all African countries. Omowale David-Ashiru, Andela’s Vice President for Global Operations joins CNBC Africa for more.
Mozambique is seen as a growth potential for investment opportunities, according to the International Monetary Fund its GDP is predicted at 5.5 per cent in 2020 and inflation projected to remain low, increasing slightly to 5 per cent at the end of the year. Ettiene Erasmus, Entrepreneur of Mozambique Property Developments & Investments joins CNBC Africa for more.
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