How Africans live in the diaspora
04 November 2023 | 1:42 pm
Many Africans are keen to live abroad. Some find great opportunities to live in Europe or in the US, and some even risk their lives to do so without paperwork. But an African expat can sometimes encounter more than just greener pastures and a dream life. There can be culture shock and trauma in countries without the vital social networks an African is used to at home.
17 Aug 2019
Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Adviser on Diaspora Affairs to the Nigerian President, says Nigeria has come up with a Diaspora Policy to protect Nigerians. She joins CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole for more.
12 Sep 2019
PwC Nigeria says official remittances to Sub-Saharan Africa grew by 10 per cent to $46 billion in 2018. Andrew Nevin, Partner and Chief Economist at PwC Nigeria says these funds are supporting economic activities on the continent. He joins CNBC Africa’s Esther Awoniyi for more.
7 Oct 2019
Rwandans abroad are summoned to mingle and to meet President Paul Kagame each year. The conference-style Rwanda Day, taking place in Germany on Saturday is festive but not without an unspoken political undercurrent.
18 Nov 2019
The Chairman of Nigeria’s Diaspora Alumni Network, Manny Aniebonam says the network is proposing a Nigeria Diaspora Registration Database that will keep the record of Nigeria's resources in the diaspora. He discussed this and more with CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole on the side-lines of the Nigeria Diaspora Investment Summit.
14 Nov 2019
At the 2019 Nigerian Diaspora Investment Summit, Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo speaks on how Nigeria can leverage Diaspora resources for economic growth.
17 Nov 2019
The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) is working together with the Nigerian Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) to target Nigerian Diaspora as an economy for Nigerian goods. Executive Director of the NEPC, Segun Awolowo joins CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole on the sidelines of the 2019 Nigerian Diaspora Investment Summit.
30 Nov 2019
Former Managing Director of the Bank of Industry, Waheed Olagunju says Nigeria now realises the potency of its diaspora community. He discussed the need for collaboration between governments and the Nigerian Diaspora with CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole on the sidelines of the Nigeria Diaspora Investment Summit 2019.
30 Nov 2019
Nigerian Entrepreneur, Pascal Dozie says Nigeria needs to create policies that are inviting enough to attract its diaspora population. He discussed this and more with CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole on the sidelines of the 2019 Nigeria Diaspora Investment Summit in Abuja.
29 Nov 2019
Reps probe alleged $23bn diaspora remittance to Nigeria
6 Jan 2020
Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman, Nigerian Diaspora Commission (NDC), says a Diaspora Policy for Nigeria has been sent to the Federal Executive Council (FEC) for ratification.
2 Feb 2020
Protests against India's Citizenship Amendment Act are now also sweeping across Europe. So how do the government's naturalization plans affect the Indian diaspora in Germany?
10 Jul 2020
For many developing counties, remittances from citizens working abroad provide a major source of the much-needed funds back home. And has Covid-19 continue on its destructive path on the world economy, this has added so much pressure on the diaspora remittances of Nigeria as well.
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The Group CEO of Metro Capital Advisory, Farouk Saleh says sustainable infrastructure Development needs to be anchored on healthcare, education, and other key services sector that add value. Speaking with CNBC Africa, he notes driving investments into the establishment of a 1,500 medical bed city in Abuja, Nigeria is a focal point in Nigeria’s health services trajectory.
3 hours ago
The Co-founder and Chairman of Waltersmith Petroman Oil Limited, Abdulrazaq Isa says the future of Nigeria’s oil and gas is value addition. In a chat with CNBC Africa, he notes expansion of the capacity of modular refineries, fertilizer production and increased gas-to power projects are vital to harness the prospects ahead.
3 hours ago
The Group President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina says Africa with about 6.2 trillion dollars worth of natural resources, 65 per cent of the world’s uncultivated arable land, and a vibrant youth population has no excuse to be poor. He reiterates the continent must look inward urgently to solve its many challenges and prompts citizens to hold governments accountable for poverty
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Users are spending more time online. Among children, social media consumption has skyrocketed compared to pre-pandemic levels. In the US, tech giants are on trial for endangering minors with addictive platforms.
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