Valentine's Day: French dating apps face off against Anglo-saxon rivals
In the highly concentrated - and very lucrative - market of dating applications, two French companies are trying to make a difference. "Happn" works with geolocation to bring together strangers who have been in a nearby vicinity. "Once" on the other hand opts for "slow dating" by creating "virtual couples" every day at noon.
A night at Rungis, France's fresh produce market
Rungis, located south of Paris, is the largest fresh produce market in the world, serving 18 million French consumers every day. Some 10,000 tons of food pass through it each night and 40,000 people work across the site. It's a city within a city, with separate neighbourhoods dedicated to each type of food - from fish to meat. FRANCE24 takes you behind the scenes to meet some of the wholesalers.
More buyers selling to generate liquidity: Nigerian market review
Traders say trading activities in the Fixed Income space has been mixed as market players were either buying to rebuild their positions, profit taking or selling to create liquidity. Nkechi Ezugha, Forex Trader at United Bank for Africa (UBA) joins CNBC Africa for a wrap of the money market activities.
Nigerian furniture designers hope for more customer interest as economy, housing market strengthen
Nigerian furniture makers and artisans are hoping that a new furniture import ban and a growing housing market will mean more interest in designer furniture.
Christmas amid border closure: how affordable is rice?
As Nigeria continues to partially close its land borders with Benin and Niger, shoppers in Nigeria continue to lament the high price of rice and other commodities as they celebrate Christmas.
Bearish sentiment prevails in the Nigerian equities market
Nigeria's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) noted that the persisting bearish trend in the equities market has started to abate in November. Baba Ibrahim, Managing Director of Mainstreet Securities joins CNBC Africa from the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) for a focus on Nigeria’s equities market.
Markets fall after Trump signs bills supporting Hong Kong protests
Despite fears in some corners that he would attempt to veto it, President Trump has signed into law a US bill in support of pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong. It’s a move that is unlikely to assist in the current negotiations as the trade war between China and the US continues.
Open-source software on the rise in Africa
The market for programmers is growing faster in Africa than in any other continent. Open-source code is popular because anyone can see and modify it for their own purposes.
Equities continue bearish run: A wrap up of Nigerian markets
Nigeria's equities market shed 2.4 per cent in the first trading week of the fourth quarter, as the losing streak looks to continue this week. Gbolahan Aina, Head of Investment at Cordros Asset Management joins CNBC Africa for more.