Unpacking investment strategies for Africa
13 July 2018 | 5:08 am
On the side-lines of the AfDB’s roadshow ahead of its Africa Investment Forum in November, the Head, Infrastructure of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority, Richard Eckrich, talks investment strategies and priority sectors with CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole.
11 Feb 2021
The former prime minister and current president of the Summer Games' organizing committee is due to step down after saying that women speak too much in meetings. The remarks sparked outrage at home and abroad.
5 Mar 2021
Head of Russia's Euro 2020 Organising Committee Alexei Sorokin said that the European football championships will ‘inevitably’ take place, and that the dates can’t be rescheduled. Sorokin made the statement during a press conference held to mark the 100-day countdown to the beginning of the sports event in St. Petersburg on Wednesday.
13 Mar 2021
The rightwing leader of Madrid's regional government, Isabel Diaz Ayuso, resigns and calls a snap election. Diaz Ayuso said she was forced to end the coalition between her Popular Party (PP) and the smaller centre-right Ciudadanos that has governed Madrid since May 2019 to prevent Ciudadanos and the Socialists, who serve in opposition in the Madrid government, from tabling a no-confidence motion. "I can't allow Madrid to lose its freedom," Diaz Ayuso said, adding the snap polls would allow residents of the region to "choose between Socialism and freedom".
17 Mar 2021
Footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic will return to Sweden's national squad after an almost five-year hiatus to play in World Cup qualifiers at the end of March, head coach Janne Andersson says in an online presentation from Stockholm as he announced the team's line-up.
27 Mar 2021
Israel's economy has weathered the Covid-19 pandemic better than most, with a contraction in GDP of only 2.4 percent in 2020. Demand for Israeli technology exports plus its rapid vaccine rollout helped to reduce the economic impact, but there are fears that employment may take years to return to pre-pandemic levels. Also today, we look at efforts in France to push more employers to boost remote working arrangements, as lockdown is imposed in several regions of the country. Local officials are to increase inspections of businesses to ensure their compliance with government guidance.
19 May 2021
This week, Talking Europe is taking a closer look at how the EU hopes to bounce back from the pandemic and create jobs, this after a year of economic stasis with businesses closed, workers furloughed and job prospects curtailed. Last weekend's Social Summit in Porto outlined how the EU hopes to increase employment levels to 78 percent, reduce the number of people living in poverty by 15 million and propose training schemes for 60 percent of the European workforce, all by 2030.
6 Jun 2021
The head of the now-defunct opposition group Open Russia said he was pulled off a plane and detained by police in St. Petersburg.
13 Jun 2021
One candidate is a school teacher from a Marxist-Leninist party who has vowed to rewrite the constitution. The other a right-wing political veteran whose father is one of the most divisive figures in Peruvian history.
19 Jun 2021
As EU nations ease pandemic-related restrictions amid a decline in new infections, the WHO has stressed that the continent is "not out of the woods" yet and warned of the spread of the more transmissible delta variant.
23 Jun 2021
The Lagos State government through its head of service, on Tuesday obeyed a summons served on him to appear and give evidence before the judicial panel investigating the alleged shooting of protesters at the lekki toll gate last October.
6 Jul 2021
Tusk said he took the role with the Civic Platform party to "fight the evil" of the country's conservative leadership. He helped establish the party in 2001 and led Poland as prime minister for two terms.
6 Aug 2021
South Sudan's Vice President Riek Machar has been ousted as head of his party and the national armed forces, according to party rivals. They say Machar was deposed following a three-day gathering of senior members of the Sudan People's Liberation Army-in-Opposition (SPLM-IO). Machar was a pivotal figure in South Sudan's descent into civil war in 2013 and his removal could upset the delicate post-conflict balance in the country.
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