How Africa’s youth can play an active role in the space industry

Over the weekend, the NASA apps Challenge in Kigali announced two winners that are going to represent Rwanda in the global NASA competition, on the side-lines of the event CNBC Africa spoke to Bwiza Charlotte, Co-Lead, NASA Space Apps, Kigali for more on this and what the future of the space industry in Africa for holds.

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Seychelles opposition candidate wins presidential election

The new president of the Seychelles is expected to be sworn in today, after securing the seat in the country’s Presidential election.

EU-AU hackathon to spur Agenda 2063

COVID-19 has spurred the uptake of stem centred initiatives across the continent with experts starting to believe Africa’s digital push by 2063 might even be accelerated but how feasible are these thoughts? Smart Africa and Garage48 are organizing one of such initiatives to help in this leapfrog. CNBC Africa is joined by the Africa Project Coordinator at Garage48, Yusuf Mutamba for more.

WaterAid on why access to clean water is critical to Africa’s COVID-19 fight

Hand-washing is a key prevention measure against COVID-19. However, 63 per cent of people in sub-Saharan Africa's urban areas lack access to hand-washing.

How Kenyans can turn waste management challenges into business opportunities

In Kenya has been implementing increasingly stringent rules against use of plastics to protect the environment. However, manufacturers in the country are in support of recycling plastics in an effort to avoid ban on the use of the material for packaging consumer goods. Mucai Kunyiha, Chairman of Kenya Association of Manufacturers joins CNBC Africa for more.

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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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