Here’s how much Africa’s top brands could lose over COVID-19

One of the effects of the COVID-19 crisis is the decrease in visibility and brand value. Africa’s top 150 most valuable brands are set to lose up to 12 per cent of its value which is a loss of around $60 billion. Jeremy Sampson, Managing Director at Brand Finance Africa joins CNBC Africa for more.

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#ENDSARS: 6 states institute judicial panels

Six of the 36 states in Nigeria have inaugurated Judicial panels on police brutality in their respective states. The move comes after a directive by the Nigeria Economic Council informing all state governors to take charge of these panels in the wake of the #ENDSARS protest. Valentine Utulu, Managing Partner at Legal Crest joins CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor for this conversation.

Institute for National Transformation’s Vincent Anigbogu on how to find solutions to the #Endsars protests

At this year’s Independence Day celebration, President Muhammadu Buhari stated that sixty years of Nigeria’s nationhood provides an opportunity for everyone to ask questions on the extent to which the country has sustained the aspirations of its founding fathers. If it’s on the right course and if not how can Nigeria remedy and retrace its steps. Few days after the speech, Nigerian youths took to the streets to demand for police reforms after a young man was shot in Delta State by police officers. Professor Vincent Anigbogu, Director-General of the Institute for National Transformation joins CNBC Africa for more.

Choppies: Where is the business now & what does the future hold?

Botswana supermarket chain Choppies and PwC’s Botswana branch are embroiled in a legal dispute, over the auditing firm not signing off the company’s 2018 accounts. The retailer blames the delay for the collapse in its share price, which led to its suspension from the Gaborone Stock Exchange and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Ramachandran Ottapathu, CEO of Choppies joins CNBC Africa for more.

South Sudan: Oil firm bids to set up regional refinery

Trinity Energy Limited, South Sudan's oil marketing firm is set to invest $10million in its Kenyan operations and also plans to build a $500 million crude oil refinery in South Sudan to serve the region with refined petroleum products. Parek Maduot, Director of Economic Development &Regional Integration, at the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region 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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