Ecobank’s new group chair talks vision & Africa’s strategy

Newly announced Group Chairman of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, Alain Nkontchou, says the bank’s footprint across Sub-Saharan Africa puts it in a unique position to help the region seize those opportunities the African Continental Free Trade Agreement has to offer. He joins CNBC Africa to discuss his vision and Africa Strategy for the Group.


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COVID-19: EAC countries resume commercial flights

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