Wednesday, 29th March 2023

AfDB, Swiss govt partner to build sustainable cities in Africa

The African Development Bank recently launched the Urban and Municipal Development Fund to scale up interventions in urban development and drive sustainable growth in cities across Africa. CNBC Africa's Esther Awoniyi caught up with Raymund Furrer, Ambassador, and Delegate, Swiss Government for Trade agreements to discuss this and more.


8 Jul 2019
The African Continental Free Trade Agreement is set to enter its final stretch before coming into being. The agreement is expected to accelerate the pace of economic development in Africa - a continent where regional trade remains very low. Nigeria has announced plans to sign the agreement.
10 Jul 2019
The newly signed African free trade agreement is hailed as a huge step forward by some, but criticized as a mammoth project with little chance of ever coming true by others.
4 Aug 2019
Moses Kpughur Tule, Director at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says Nigeria can change the narrative around some certain commodities to take advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). He joins CNBC Africa’s Esther Awoniyi for more.
4 Aug 2019
Stakeholders from the Nigerian private sector and government held a special policy dialogue colloquium to discuss the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement and ways to take full advantage of the opportunities it presents. Bismarck Rewane, CEO of Financial Derivatives joins CNBC Africa’s Esther Awoniyi for more.
23 Oct 2019
Rain Newton-Smith, chief economist at Confederation of British Industry, discusses Brexit-related risks for British businesses and their concerns about trade deals going forward. She speaks with Bloomberg's Francine Lacqua on "Bloomberg Surveillance."
17 Dec 2019
US President Donald Trump has congratulated Johnson on his victory in the UK's parliamentary elections. The UK prime minister will move ahead with plans to finalize his country's divorce from the EU.
26 Jan 2020
Come July this year, the implementation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement will take off, but are countries in West Africa ready to take advantage of this trade pact? Paul Alaje, Senior Economist at SPM Professionals joins CNBC Africa for more.
20 Nov 2020
Ten ASEAN nations, plus five other Asia-Pacific countries have signed the world's biggest trade deal in terms of GDP. The pact is expected to drive economic growth in a region hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
29 Jul 2022
One year after the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA), which came into force on January 1, 2021, Nigeria continues to lag behind in making the trade agreement operational owing to structural challenges, Coronavirus pandemic, and lack of consensus on trade protocols and strategy among stakeholders.
5 Dec
A handful of African companies have finally started shipping goods under the long-delayed AfCFTA free trade agreement. They're part of a new initiative to kick-start intra-African trade.