This week, the US pledged close to $2 billion in private sector funds to help fight migration, adding to another billion already promised in December. US Vice President Kamala Harris made the announcement on day one of the Summit of the Americas, which is taking place in Los Angeles. The move is supposed to help control migration from Central America, one of the major themes of the talks. But there were some key players missing from the US-hosted summit. We take a closer look.
The World Health Organization will open its annual health assembly, bringing together 194 member states in Geneva. Russia's attacks on healthcare facilities in Ukraine will be center stage during the meeting.
25 Oct 2021
Although France plans to invest in small modular nuclear reactors, experts doubt that this is ecologically and economically sensible. Yet it may be more about geopolitical strategy than energy.
29 Sep 2021
Young people's hopes of saving the planet from climate catastrophe are the subject of a large event in Milan at the moment. The Youth4Climate summit is aiming to summarise ideas from youngsters ahead of the COP26 summit next month. One of those attending is Neeshad Shafi from Doha, Qatar. He's already been named one of the world’s 100 most influential people in climate policy and is the co-founder of the Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar. He spoke to us for today’s Perspective.
26 May 2021
EU leaders have hailed the introduction of a bloc-wide COVID pass to allow tourist travel over summer. Member states also pledged to donate at least 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to poorer countries in 2021.
17 Jan 2021
World leaders aiming to make 2021 "a milestone for the mobilization for nature" have met for the year's first major environment summit. The event saw pledges to protect the planet and funds for Africa's Great Green Wall.
25 Aug 2020
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13 Sep 2019
President of MPedigree, Bright Simons says businesses must commit responsibly to a social transformation agenda. To discuss this and more on the sidelines of the recently concluded World Economic Forum on Africa, Bright Simons joins CNBC Africa's Kenneth Igbomor for more.
14 Jul 2019
Salary Commission Chair, Elias Mbam, rolls out his second term agenda.
22 Jun 2019
Moody's Investors Service says the 5.4 per cent quarter-on-quarter decline in Nigeria's gross federally collected revenues underscores the challenges the government faces in implementing the reform agenda to lower the dependence on oil. Aurelien Mali, Vice President, and Sovereign Analyst at Moody’s joins CNBC Africa assess some key credit challenges facing Nigeria.