How PAPSS will promote cross border trade for African exporters

The Pan-African Payment and Settlement System is currently being launched commercially in Ghana today after a 3-month Operational Roll-out in September last year. PAPSS will enable instant, cross-border payments in local currencies between African markets. How are exporters in Africa positioned to take advantage of this model? Bamidele Ayemibo, an Export Consultant, joins CNBC Africa […]

Mali faces isolation as West African union shuts borders and ceases trade| World English News | WION

The Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas), has effectively cut off Mali from the rest of West Africa. The block of 50 countries have closed borders and ceased trade with the country. #WestAfrica #Mali #EnglishNews About Channel: WION -The World is One News, examines global issues with in-depth analysis. We provide much more than […]

Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa: Highlights Special

The 2021 edition of the Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa has come and gone, but what were the major takeaways? We bring you key highlights from the Dakar Forum as well as exclusive insights from the sidelines.

Senegal FM, US under-sec address Dakar security forum

(8 Dec 2021) The Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa finished in Senegal on Tuesday, with several meetings and debates among experts and authorities trying to find solutions to the violence caused by terrorism and conflicts in the region, as well as to the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Political instability […]

SAfrica leader slams travel ban, jab inequality

(6 Dec 2021) Travel restrictions imposed on South Africa and other African nations are hypocritical, harsh and not supported by science, South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa said Monday, recalling words used by the U.N. Secretary-General who called such measures “travel apartheid.” Speaking at the Dakar International Forum for Peace and Security that finishes on Tuesday, […]

Leaders meet in Senegal to discuss Africa security

(6 Dec 2021) Regional security and the pandemic were at the top of the agenda on the first day of the Dakar International Forum for Peace and Security on Monday. “We share common vulnerabilities” said Senegalese president Macky Sall during the opening ceremony in Diamniadio near Dakar, calling for “international solidarity and collective security”. The […]

In Conversation with Mahamudu Bawumia on Ghana's digitization agenda

In this edition of In Conversation, we hear from Mahamudu Bawumia, who has been the Vice President of Ghana since 2017. He speaks to CNBC Africa’s Arnold Kwizera about the impact his digitisation agenda has had on the people of Ghana.

Future of Banking: Megatrends Reshaping Banking in Africa

The rapid digitisation of the financial sector has forced banks to reconsider preferred practices and customer interaction. In CNBC Africa’s first Future of Banking Virtual Conference, we examine the trends that are shaping the banking sector and its relationship with fintech platforms. To help navigate this fast-changing landscape, we bring together industry leaders to discuss […]

Secretary Blinken’s speech on “The United States and Africa: Building a 21st Century”

Secretary Antony J. Blinken’s speech on “The United States and Africa: Building a 21st Century” at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Abuja, Nigeria, on November 19, 2021. Transcript: https://www.state.gov/the-united-states-and-africa-building-a-21st-century-partnership/ ———- Under the leadership of the President and Secretary of State, the U.S. Department of State leads America’s foreign policy through diplomacy, […]

IATF2021: African leaders highlight strengthening trade & investment relations

From the Intra-Africa Trade Forum – We hear from prominent African leaders about building trade and investment bridges across the continent.

IATF 2021 Nigeria Roadshow: Promoting Nigeria-Africa trade and investment under the AfCFTA

As preparations hit fever pitch for the 2021 Intra-African Trade Fair which will take place in Durban South Africa between the 15th and 21st of November, we’ll find out how Nigeria is gearing up for the main event. The theme of the Nigerian roadshow is promoting Nigeria-Africa trade and investment under the African Continental Free […]

West Africa: Voice of One’s Own | Between Us

Growing up as a minority in Europe and the US meant that Al Jazeera’s West Africa correspondent, Nicolas Haque, had always felt a sense of “otherness.” But he explains how he found his own voice by connecting with a region determining its own. @Al Jazeera English #BetweenUs #aljazeeraEnglish