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 Infrastructure development: Role of private sector

Video / 4/24/2017 9:33:28 AM

Infrastructure development: Role of private sector

East Africa governments' infrastructure projects translate to the tune of 86 per cent, with majority of financing coming from development finance institutions and China. Kwame Parker, Head of Power and Infrastructure at Stanbic Bank joins CNBC Africa's Charles Gitonga to discuss involvement of the private sector.

 Kenyan economy surges at fastest rate in 5 years

Video / 4/24/2017 9:33:28 AM

Kenyan economy surges at fastest rate in 5 years

Kenya's economy grew by 5.8 per cent in 2016 the fastest growth rate in the last five years, with the growth supported by rebound of tourism and expansion of the construction industry. Key sectors such as agriculture and manufacturing grew at a much slower pace than they did in 2015.

 Carlson Rezidor opens 35th hotel in Africa

Video / 4/24/2017 9:33:28 AM

Carlson Rezidor opens 35th hotel in Africa

International hospitality group, Carlson Rezidor has opened its 35th hotel in Africa. The facility is under the Park Inn by Radisson brand, carrying 140 rooms targeted at the midscale business traveler. CNBC Africa's Charles Gitonga spoke to the General Manager of the hotel, Carsten Wappler for more on this.

 Kenya poised to become regional hub for Islamic finance

Video / 4/18/2017 9:26:30 AM

Kenya poised to become regional hub for Islamic finance

Kenya is positioning herself as a regional hub for Islamic finance, with insurance and banking taking the lead in product development and installing legal and market frameworks. CNBC Africa caught up with different participants at the second East Africa Islamic Economy Summit in Nairobi for more on the subject.

 Kenyan Unions demand 22% wage increase

Video / 4/18/2017 9:26:30 AM

Kenyan Unions demand 22% wage increase

The Central Organisation of Trade Unions in Kenya is calling for a 22 per cent increase in wages for all employees in the country, to help workers deal with effects on high inflation, which hit 10.28 per cent in March. CNBC Africa's Charles Gitonga sat down with the union’s Secretary General, Francis Atwoli on this and more.

 Kenyan mini buses become a canvas for art

Video / 4/18/2017 9:26:30 AM

Kenyan mini buses become a canvas for art

Mini busses dominate public transport in Kenya's urban centres. The vehicles are not only a mode of transport, but also ambassadors of arts and culture, tailor-made to appeal to youth commuters.

 Kenya targets to collect Ksh1.7trn this financial year

Video / 4/10/2017 9:32:27 AM

Kenya targets to collect Ksh1.7trn this financial year

The government of Kenya has set a domestic revenue collection target of Ksh1.7 trillion in the 2017/18 financial year. The amount is equivalent to 26 per cent of the country's GDP. CNBC Africa's Charles Gitonga speaks to Rajesh Shah, Senior Tax Partner at PWC on the raft of new tax measures, and whether this target is too ambitious for the government.

 Facebook, Surf partner to launch low cost Wi-Fi in Kenya

Video / 4/10/2017 9:32:27 AM

Facebook, Surf partner to launch low cost Wi-Fi in Kenya

Facebook has launched Express Wi-Fi in Kenya in partnership with local internet company, Surf. The partnership adds to Surf's portfolio of low cost and fast Wi-Fi connection among Nairobi's satellite towns. CNBC Africa's Charles Gitonga spoke to Mark Summer, CEO at Surf for more.

 Uproar over Kenya's call to slash gaming revenues

Video / 4/10/2017 9:32:27 AM

Uproar over Kenya's call to slash gaming revenues

A proposal by Kenya's National Treasury to slash 50 per cent of revenue made by gaming companies through taxes has caused uproar and uncertainty over the industry's future. If implemented, stakeholders foresee a complete shutdown of the business in the country.

 Digital disruption reshape Africa's payment industry

Video / 4/3/2017 10:54:40 AM

Digital disruption reshape Africa's payment industry

Mobile money will represent a $405 billion opportunity by 2025 according to global forecast. Technology is among other things bringing disruption in the payments industry, to the extent of facilitating diaspora remittances into Kenya and other markets in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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