Our guest is Brigadier General Nitzan Nuriel, a former Director of Israel's Counter-Terrorism Bureau. He speaks to Sanam Shantyaei about what the Israel-UAE peace plan means for the region, Lebanon's fragile situation following the Beirut blast, the risk of a new all-out war between Israel and Hezbollah, as well as Israel's stance on Iran's nuclear programme.
Egypt calls it an "existential threat". As of next month, Ethiopia says it's going to start filling Africa's largest dam. How fast? Too fast, for Cairo and Khartoum, which both depend on the water of the Nile. Can the dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) be resolved peacefully or could it spiral out of control? At a time when they're under pressure domestically, could Egypt's Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed be tempted to rally around the flag as they're tested on the home front?
Developing countries could see their oil and gas income fall by between 50 percent and 85 per cent this year, that's according to a joint statement by the International Energy Agency and OPEC. The global organizations warned that the coronavirus pandemic could have potentially far-reaching economic and social consequences. Steve Osho, Managing Director at Comercio Partners Capital joins CNBC Africa for more.