Nigeria’s FEC approves N2.3 trillion stimulus plan

Nigeria’s Federal Executive Council has approved a transit plan between the country’s Economic Recovery Growth Plan which elapses this year and a successor plan – the Nigeria Economic Sustainability Plan. The 2.3 trillion naira 12-month stimulus plan looks to combat recession projections and cushion COVID-19 impact on the economy. Winston Osuchukwu, Co-Founder of Trans-Sahara Incorporated joins CNBC Africa for more.

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Workers unions demand reopening, public outcry as a health official doesn’t don a mask and Boda Boda drivers sue the Ugandan government; these are the headlines making news in Uganda. Analyst and Chief Strategist at Impact Communication Strategies, Ken Agutamba joins CNBC Africa for more.

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COVID-19 takes its toll Africa’s music industry

Musicians make most of their income revenue from their live performances but now due to COVID-19 pandemic, they are seeking new models to generate income again with online streaming being prominent in the current climate. But how adequate is this when it comes to paying their bills? T Effect CEO, Thabiso Khati joins CNBC Africa for more.

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