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World Economic Forum on Africa

Under the theme Connecting Africa’s Resources through Digital Transformation, the 26th World Economic Forum on Africa will convene regional and global leaders from business, government and civil society to discuss digital economy catalysts that can drive radical structural transformation, strengthen public-private collaboration on key global and regional challenges, and agree [...]

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The Impact of Migration on African Economies

Migration is a difficult issue for many countries around the world and in South Africa this manifested in the xenophobic attacks of 2008 and 2015. On the side lines of WEF Africa, CNBC Africa spoke to Ann Bernstein, Executive Director of the Centre for Development and Enterprise, to further understand [...]

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African Countries get Equal Spotlight at WEF Africa

Peter Attard Montalto, Chief Economist of Emerging Markets at Nomuro International, told CNBC Africa that this year’s World Economic Forum is significantly different. This year there is not just one major player leading the pack, like South Africa previously did. Investors are looking at every African country keenly, weighing individual [...]

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Focus on Côte d’Ivoire’s Positive Growth

Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) is one of the gems of West African economies, with a growth rate of about 8 percent. For some perspective about what to expect from the country in the future, CNBC Africa speaks to Abdourahmane Cisse, Minister in charge of the country’s Budget. “When the private sector [...]

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WEF Africa 2015: Highlights

The World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa took place in Cape Town, South Africa under the theme Then and Now: Reimagining Africa’s Future.  World Economic Forum “In 2015, the World Economic Forum on Africa will mark 25 years of change in Africa. Over the past decade and a [...]

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The Business Beyond Nollywood

After oil, Nollywood is Nigeria’s second biggest export. For more perspective on how the government can offer support to this booming industry, CNBC Africa speaks to Nigerian actress, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde. This feature is brought to you in partnership with CNBC Africa.

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Future of Africa’s Entertainment Industry

Africa’s entertainment industry is growing from strength to strength. On the side lines of WEF Africa, CNBC Africa speaks to Senior Vice President & Managing Director of Viacom International, Alex Okosi, about what to expect from Africa’s entertainment industry. “There’s tremendous opportunity for not only those that create content, but [...]

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Addressing Africa’s Inequality

The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. This year’s WEF Africa aims to bridge the gap in inequality. CNBC Africa’s Bronwyn Nielsen speaks to Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International on global inequality. This feature is brought to you in partnership with CNBC Africa.

  • Oluseyi Bickersteth, Chairman of KPMG Africa

Outlook for Investment in Nigeria

Regional growth is projected to remain stable in 2015, but Africa’s biggest economy, Nigeria – will be tasked with the challenge of maintaining its GDP lead. To give some perspective on the outlook of investment in Nigeria, CNBC Africa speaks to Oluseyi Bickersteth, Chairman of KPMG Africa, on the side [...]

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Use of Technology to Advance Financial Inclusion in Africa

Challenges remain toward building a more inclusive financial system in Africa that can spur economic growth and reduce poverty levels. On the side lines of the World Economic Forum on Africa, Colin Coleman, MD & Head for Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs, Sub-Saharan Africa joins CNBC Africa’s Gugulethu Cele [...]

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