NEPC’s Segun Awolowo on securing investments for Africa
Segun Awolowo, Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council says it is hard to do business and industrialise in Africa with interest rates around 24 per cent. He discussed this and more with CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole on the side-lines of the recently concluded African Investment Forum.
Fuel tanker crash in Congo kills at least 39 - health ministry
At least 39 people were killed and more than 80 suffered serious burns after a fuel tanker collided with a vehicle in Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday (October 6), the country's minister of health said.
What’s holding back Nigeria’s hospitality sector?
Much has been said about the potentials of Africa's hospitality sector. Trevor Ward, Managing Director of W Hospitality Group joins CNBC Africa to discuss how investors view Nigeria's potential in the hospitality.
DEVATOP Africa trains anti-human trafficking ambassadors
In a bid to end the menace of human trafficking in Nigeria and Africa, DEVATOP Centre for Africa Development has embarked on the training of anti-human trafficking ambassadors.
Boosting Intra-Africa trade key to unlocking Africa’s potential
For African countries to achieve economic freedom, then they will need to trade more with each other. According to Jaswinder Bedi, Chairman of Kenya’s Export Promotion Council, Africa is importing more because the continent is not trading with itself.
UN says Africa loses $100 billion annually to illicit financial flows
Africa loses about four per cent of its revenues to illicit financial flows, it was revealed in Abuja on Tuesday, September 11.
How African cities can best prepare for rapid urbanisation
By 2050, an estimated 1.4 billion people will be living in an African city. In Nigeria alone, 189 million people will have moved to a city, while Johannesburg will be home to 6.5 million inhabitants, and Nairobi 14.2 million. Africa needs to start making room for them.
AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina speaks on the Africa50 fund
In just three years since its take-off with a mandate to mobilise public and private sector finance to build Africa’s all-important infrastructure, the Africa50 fund has gathered momentum, with a growing portfolio of projects and capital base.