Addressing regional connectivity challenges in Africa
Infrastructure and industrial development are essential to regional integration in Africa. CNBC Africa's Esther Awoniyi caught up with Pierre Guislain, VP, Private Sector, Infrastructure, and industrialization at the AfDB.
AfDB’s Pierre Guislain on transforming Africa’s economies
Pierre Guislain the Vice President for Private Sector, Infrastructure, and Industrialisation at the AfDB says development banks like Afreximbank and the AfDB have a core mandate to harness the potential of Africa’s private sector to accelerate the continent’s transformation. He explored ways to attain this transformation with CNBC Africa's Christy Cole.
Nigerian govt approves Nine infrastructure projects for Abuja
Nigerian govt approves nine infrastructure projects for Abuja.
Unilever says already benefiting from Indonesia's infrastructure drive
Hemant Bakshi, president director of Unilever Indonesia, talks about the $350 billion infrastructure drive by the Indonesian government led by President Joko Widodo, who is set to win a second term. Bakshi also discusses the company's strategy for the local market.
Scaling up revenue from Nigeria’s telco sector
Operators have often cited lack of infrastructure as one of the banes of Nigeria’s telecom sector. So how can the government scale up revenue from the sector? Lami Adekola, Co-Founder and Director of Hamilton and George join CNBC Africa to discuss this.
Nigeria's next president should prioritise on infrastructure investments – Jumia CEO
Ahead of Nigeria's presidential elections, CEO of Jumia Nigeria, Juliet Anammah says candidates aspiring for political office should prioritise investments in infrastructure development and promote bills that will foster the country's digital economy if elected into office.
Singapore to focus on health, infrastructure in budget, minister says
Singapore Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat talks about the government's goals, and next month’s budget. Heng is widely viewed as most likely to succeed Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong after being named the first assistant secretary-general of Singapore’s ruling political party in November.
Young African architects tackle urban growth
Managing rapid urbanization has become one of the most important development challenges for Africa. The continent faces huge problems in meeting the needs of its growing urban populations, including housing and infrastructure. Christian Benimana, an architect from Rwanda, takes up the challenge.
Assessing the investment risk in Nigeria’s energy sector
Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo says the country will require one trillion dollars to modernise its energy infrastructure in 29 years. Oyeyemi Oke, Partner at A02 Law joins CNBC Africa to assess the investment risk in Nigeria’s energy sector.
Billions lost to uncorrected refractive errors, here’s how this can be addressed
Did you know that $202 billion per annum is lost in productivity because of refractive errors? It would take $39 billion in infrastructure spend to address this.