West Africa

Nigeria to reopen for international air travel in weeks

“It will be in weeks rather than in months,” Minister of Aviation Hadi Sirika told a regular briefing in the capital Abuja on coronavirus.

Nigeria’s Lagos to allow places of worship to reopen: governor

Houses of worship will only be allowed to open for services once a week at no more than 50% capacity. Sanwu-Olu also increased the limit on public gatherings from 20 to 50 people.

Ivory Coast pledges fair vote, Ouattara asked to run again

A dispute over Ouattara’s 2010 poll victory sparked the conflict and opposition parties suspect local election offices favour Ouattara.

Addressing Nigeria’s revenue realities

Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed says the COVID-19 has shown the urgent need for the government to diversify its revenue sources and will be doing so under its Strategic Revenue Growth Initiative. Dipo Ajayi, Head of Fixed Income and Forex at Chapel Hill Denham joins CNBC Africa for more.

Nigeria’s revenues rise in June on higher oil, tax receipts

The coronavirus outbreak early this year prompted a sharp fall in oil prices, Nigeria’s main export, slashing government revenues, weakening its currency and creating a large financing gap for the country.

Africa CDC launches consortium for COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial

The Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has launched a Consortium for Covid-19 Vaccine Clinical Trail, as part of the outcomes of a recent virtual conference. This is coming as the World Health Organisation has warned that the Coronavirus pandemic will worsen if countries fail to adhere to strict healthcare precautions. DR. John Nkengasong, Director, Africa CDC joins CNBC Africa for more.

Damilola Ogunbiyi on how to bridge the energy gap in Africa

CNBC Africa sat down with a powerful African woman who will be looking into energy in the continent for the United Nations. Nigerian Damilola Ogunbiyi is the Special Representative for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of United Nations-Energy....

Egypt’s nominee for WTO top job speaks on the state of global trade

Eight candidates are going head-to-head for the top position at the World Trade Organisation with nominations coming from the United Kingdom, Mexico, Moldova, Korea, Saudi Arabia, and three entries from Africa. Egypt’s nominee for the top job, Abdel-Hamid Mamdouh, Senior Counsel at King and Spalding LLP joined CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor and Godfrey Mutizwa to discuss the state of global trade....

Lagos doctors embark on 3-day warning strike

The Medical Guild in Lagos in on a three day warning strike to call attention to the need for improved safety and welfare among other factors. Joining CNBC Africa for more is Dr. Oluwajimi Sodipo, Chairman, Lagos Medical Guild.

Ivory Coast vice president resigns, days after PM’s death

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast’s Vice President Daniel Kablan Duncan has resigned, President Alassane Ouattara’s office said on Monday.

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