COVID-19: Laying the path to recovery for Nigeria & Ghana

The International Monetary Fund says it expects sub-Saharan Africa’s economy to decline 3 per cent with a 4.3 per cent contraction in Nigeria’s GDP, while Ghana’s economy to grow by 0.9 per cent in 2020 after recording a 6.5 per cent growth in 2019. Bismarck Rewane, CEO of Financial Derivatives, and John Gatsi, Dean of the School of Business at the University of Cape Coast Ghana join CNBC Africa for this conversation.

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New polls are being released daily, answering how many Americans favor President Donald Trump or Vice President Joe Biden to win the 2020 presidential election. A majority of Americans don't believe these pre-vote polls are accurate, pointing to the misrepresentation of polling results from the 2016 presidential election. Experts contend the process of polling has become more precise and conclusive over time, but that they poll how people will vote, not how the electoral college will count votes. Find out how the polling industry makes money and how to understand polling results ahead of November 3rd by watching the video above. » Subscribe to CNBC: » Subscribe to CNBC TV: » Subscribe to CNBC Classic: About CNBC: From 'Wall Street' to 'Main Street' to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: Follow CNBC on LinkedIn: Follow CNBC News on Facebook: Follow CNBC News on Twitter: Follow CNBC News on Instagram: #CNBC Are Polls Trustworthy?...

Transnet sees decline in rail freight volumes in tough economic environment

Transnet has reported a 1.3 per cent decline in rail freight volumes, for the year ended March. This is mainly due to deteriorating economic conditions and low demand, particularly in the construction and manufacturing industries. Power supply interruptions and poor rail network conditions have also contributed to the state-owned company’s challenges. Transnet CFO, Nonkululeko Dlamini joins CNBC Africa for more.

How COVID-19 weighed on Famous Brands

Coming out with its interim results, Famous Brands has reported a headline loss per share of 240 cents.

Kenya receives $1.1mn grant to boost maternal health and childcare

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