Tacking sexuality from the perspective of African women, the Ghanaian web and TV series "An African City" is the continent's answer to "Sex and the City". The series has well and truly hit the mainstream. Show creator Nicole Amarteifio invited us to Accra for a glimpse behind the scenes.
The Development Bank of Southern Africa, alongside other development finance Institutions, are co-financing Ghana’s COCOBOD Syndicated Loan Agreement with a total of $600 million in a move aimed at boosting Ghana’s cocoa productivity. Mohan Vivekanandan, Group Executive, Origination and Client Coverage at The Development Bank of South Africa joins CNBC Africa for more.
Zimbabwe's health system is being stretched even further by malaria outbreaks that have killed at least 131 people. Also, Burkina Faso and Ghana have started to ease coronavirus lockdown measures but the number of cases continue to rise in both countries and there are fears that the changes have come too early. And finally, in Gabon, masks are now compulsory but the majority of poeple still lack equipment and are struggling economically.
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund has approved one billion dollars for Ghana to address the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will be drawn under the Rapid Credit Facility. Samuel Kofi Ampah, Head of Research at Groupe Nduom joins CNBC Africa to discuss the growing implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on Ghana’s economy.
Health authorities in Ghana have confirmed two more COVID-19 cases at the Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research, bringing the total confirmed cases to nine. Ghana Health Services says both cases are imported – the first a 56-year-old man who returned from the UK a week ago and the second, a 33 year-old Ghanaian who returned from a conference in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Dr Frank Serebour, Vice President of the Ghana Medical Association joins CNBC Africa to discuss the resilience of Ghana's healthcare system to contain the pandemic.
Ghana’s Finance Minister recently updated the country's parliament on the fiscal implications of the coronavirus pandemic. Yofi Grant, CEO of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre joins CNBC Africa to discuss some key takeaways from the engagement.