Gender equality and women empowerment is not just an economic issue but it is about how society evolves, gets more efficient and sustainable. This is according to Victor Etuokwu, Executive Director at Access Bank. To discuss the role of women to the financial services sector, he joins CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole on the sidelines of the 59th Annual General Conference of the NBA for more.
In the face of a rising global trade tension and projected global recession in 2020 – to discuss how these global issues are impacting emerging economies like Ghana’s, Emmanuel Zewu, Vice President for the Economic Research and Policy analysis unit at New Era Africa and Winston Osuchukwu, Co-founder of Trans-Sahara Incorporated join CNBC Africa for more.
Zimbabwe is going through another tumultuous time as they face a petrol increase of 26 per cent due to a raise in import tax on fuel. Following from the economic crisis that the country is going through, president Mnangagwa has also suspended the release of data for annual consumer price for the next six months. Joining CNBC Africa for more is Batanai Matsika, Head of Research at Morgan & Co.
The Nigerian Civil War, also known as the Biafran War and the Nigerian-Biafran War (6 July 1967 – 15 January 1970), was a war fought between the government of Nigeria and the secessionist state of Biafra. Biafra represented nationalist aspirations of the Biafran people, whose leadership felt they could no longer coexist with the Northern-dominated federal government. The conflict resulted from political, economic, ethnic, cultural and religious tensions which preceded Britain's formal decolonization of Nigeria from 1960 to 1963.
Nigeria has set a target to double its manufacturing output to 20 per cent of GDP within six years and will set up special economic zones across the country in partnership with regional aid banks to achieve this target. Johnson Chukwu, CEO of Cowry Asset Management Limited joins CNBC Africa to discuss this.