UN Women’s Oulimata Sarr on how to empower women economically post-COVID-19

A recent report by the UN Women showed that the pandemic-induced poverty surge will widen the gender poverty gap. In fact, the COVID-19 pandemic will push 96 million people into extreme poverty by 2021, of which more than half are women and girls. Oulimata Sarr, Regional Director for West and Central Africa at the UN Women joins CNBC Africa for more.

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RHT Holding, Tondeka Metro partner to deliver smart mobility in Uganda

Mauritian company RHT Holding and Uganda’s Tondeka Metro Company have signed an agreement to bring state-of-the-art technology and fleet management support that is expected to transform public transport in Kampala over the next three years. Dr. Sidharth Sharma, CEO of RHT Holding Group joins CNBC Africa for more on enhancing mobility on the continent.

Cote d’Ivoire polls set for Saturday as Ouattara seeks 3rd term

On Saturday, Cote d'Ivoire will head to the polls as President Ouattara seeks a third term in office in an election already marred by pre-vote protest and crisis. Joining CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor to delve into conversations surrounding the election are; Stephane Hie, Head of Asset Management at Hudson and Co and Emmanuel Odiaka, Managing Director and CEO of ECOB Capital.

A2X CEO reflects on the last three years, COVID-19 & outlook on company listings

Three years after launching, South African stock exchange A2X now has 37 securities listed. The alternative stock exchange has five of the country’s top six brokers trading on the exchange, and a combined market cap of over R2.1 trillion. Joining CNBC Africa to unpack the journey and latest developments is Kevin Brady, CEO of A2X.

Tshokolo Nchocho on how the IDC is responding to COVID-19 crisis

The IDC and its financing subsidiaries recorded a loss of R3 billion for the year ended March, compared to a profit of R226 million in the previous financial year. A large contributor was a drop in the value of the IDC’s listed share portfolio. Sasol alone set the IDC back R22 billion, as the share price plummeted due to the Lake Charles Project challenges and the oil price war. Joining us to review those numbers is Tshokolo Nchocho, CEO of the Industrial Development Corporation.

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Star Quality Speaker Line-Up at Africa Tech Festival 2020

Acknowledged as the world’s largest Africa-focused digital infrastructure and emerging tech event, the Africa Tech Festival has always attracted a stellar line-up of critical thinkers, analysts, futurists, keynote and inspirational speakers. 2020 will more than deliver on that reputation, with a stimulating array of visionary industry presenters, raconteurs and even some sporting greats.

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