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11 Jul 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic is making businesses shift their models to working remotely, thereby making authenticated identity increasingly critical to unlock financial inclusion, drive e-commerce and financial services. Esigie Aguele, CEO of Nigerian KYC start-up; Verifyme joins CNBC Africa for more.
11 Jul 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic brought everyday air traffic to a halt. But African airlines are preparing to take to the skies once more. Many airlines are facing a difficult path ahead to stay competitive.
9 Jul 2020
Moody’s Investors Service says the longer-lasting negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on credit profiles of Africa countries will leave them with diminished capacity to absorb future shocks. Moody’s Vice-President, Kelvin Dalrymple joins CNBC Africa for more.
8 Jul 2020
The African Development Bank says an additional 49 million Africans could be pushed into extreme poverty by the Covid-19 pandemic and its aftermath. This was in the updated forecast of the Africa Economic Outlook, where they expect Central Africa and West Africa to be the hardest-hit regions. Kayode Akindele, Partner at TIA Capital joins CNBC Africa for more.
8 Jul 2020
The World Bank says the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to push five million more Nigerians into poverty this year as the pandemic is threatening the ability of Nigerian households to generate income to meet their basic consumption needs. Bismarck Rewane, CEO of Financial Derivatives joins me from Lagos for this conversation.
7 Jul 2020
Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, work is still on-going at the 650 000 barrels per day Dangote Refinery, which is expected to be commissioned in January next year. The company’s Group Executive Director Devakumar Edwin joins CNBC Africa to share some insight on the progress.
1 Jul 2020
DG, Marketing and Quality Management Agency, Abia State Sam Heart talks about the lessons learned from Aba market, a production hub in southeast Nigeria during the covid-19 pandemic period.
27 Jun 2020
The scheduled increment of electricity tariff in Nigeria will begin from July this year according to the Minister of Power, Sale Mamman who has also noted that the COVID-19 outbreak has impacted plans to reposition Nigeria’s electricity market. Oti Ikomi, CEO and Executive Vice-Chairman of Proton Energy joins CNBC Africa for more.
27 Jun 2020
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect every aspect of life, real estate company Alphacrux carried out a survey to determine the impact of the pandemic on the residential real estate market in Lagos. Alphacrux CEO, Tobi Adama joins CNBC Africa more.
27 Jun 2020
The World Bank estimates that the economic crisis brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic and resulting lock-downs across the world could lead to a 19.7 per cent drop in remittances. Michael Kent, Founder and CEO of Azimo joins CNBC Africa for more.
24 Jun 2020
The Russian parliament fast-tracked a law against "fake news" at the end of March amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The legislation introduces criminal proceedings for the authors of false information published in the media and is backed up by an artificial intelligence system as well as an army of cyber activists who are tasked with trawling through the web. But Russian civil society groups say the law is an attack on civil liberties and that its real function is to silence dissident voices critical of the authorities' handling of the health crisis. Our correspondents report.
21 Jun 2020
In our show "The New Normal", which examines the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, FRANCE 24 brings you four reports from our correspondents around the globe. 

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