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The Weekly Beat by Mansa
Welcome to The Weekly Beat by Mansa with your hosts Arnold Segawa, Maggie Mutesi and Dumi Jere. Every Monday morning, we will be bringing you all the info on Africa’s big finance and economic stories.
2 days ago
The future of sustainable mining
As the Global population continues to grow, it has become clear that demand for renewable and eco-friendly energy needs to be addressed. But how can the global energy demand be addressed while the private sector explores natural resources responsibly? We speak to Micahel Wurmser, the founder of Norge mining on the same.
3 days ago
Weekly beat’s special edition - UNCTAD15 EP 4
4 days ago
Weekly beat’s special edition - UNCTAD15 EP 3
Transitioning from oil and gas when some countries are just discovering oil could be a big blow to developing countries … We break down the impact with @UNCTAD’s Dr Janvier Nkurunziza
5 days ago
Weekly beat’s special edition - UNCTAD15 EP 2
A conversation with the Acting Secretary General - UNCTAD - Ms Isabelle Durant .. as we look at the future of Global trade im times if COVID-19
5 days ago
Weekly beat’s special Edition - UNCTAD15 EP 1
UNCTAD15 marks the beginning of a new chapter for trade and development. Against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, the world was already facing several other global crises including the climate emergency and rising inequality and vulnerability. Join us for the next five days as we talk transformative trade, resilience and solutions for lasting prosperity for all
Sep 5, 2021
Looking beyond basketball in Africa
This week, a conversation with the Basketball Africa League’s President, Amadou Gallo Fall- as we look at the underlying potential of Africa’s sport industry, best captured in the NBA’s expansion across Africa and the launch of the Basketball African League (BAL) in Kigali.
Aug 30, 2021
This week, we look at recovery and building a resilient Post-COVID Economy in the Gambia.
Following two years of strong growth, the Gambia’s economy has left stagnated by the global COVID-19 pandemic due to trade disruption and the fall in tourism,
Aug 21, 2021
Nigeria’s Central Bank cracks down Accounts of 4 Major Fintech companies
CBN has been given the greenlight to freeze bank accounts belonging to Nigerian investment-tech companies Bamboo, Chaka, Risevest and Trove - alleging that they were operating without licenses as asset management companies and utilizing foreign exchange from the Nigerian market for purchasing foreign bonds and shares. We look at how this is affecting the start up eco-system in Africa's most populous nation.
Aug 16, 2021
Can Africa leverage on its creative talent for development?
We dive deep into the business of music and how to create a sustainable eco-system that supports artists.
Aug 8, 2021
Zambia heads to the polls amid a pandemic.
Zambians head to the polls on 12 August amid mounting economic challenges, reports of election-related political violence and Covid-19. With nineteen candidates vying for the presidency, is the incumbent President Edgar Lungu on his way out?
Aug 1, 2021
Wide gaps in cost of starting a business in Africa
How easy is it to start a business on the continent? For many costs of starting a business are always as hindrance and a recent report by Business financing UK highlights this. With wide gaps from Equatorial Guinea’s $2,322 to Rwanda were it is free to open up a business, this episode unpacks the different facets of the African entrepreneurial odyssey.
Jul 25, 2021
Toyota launches assembly plant in Ghana: What's the future Africa’s automobile industry?
Ghana recently launched a Toyota assembly plant making it the second auto assembly plant in the country in less than a year. With the assembly unit boasting a $7 million investment with annual production capacity of around 1,330 units, is Africa beginning to cash in on its ‘youth dividend’?
Jul 17, 2021
The Weekly Beat: July 19, 2021
Nigeria’s Federal Inland Revenue Service recently issued a statement directing banks to freeze all accounts in Nigeria belonging to MultiChoice Nigeria and MultiChoice Africa until it had been able to recover the money the TAXMAN is allegedly owed. Which is around 1.8 trillion naira or 4.4 billion DOLLARS. Is this the end of the road for Africa's largest pay television provider?
Jul 10, 2021
The Weekly Beat: July 12, 2021
As Ethiopia opens up its Telecommunications space, bidders rushed to the Eastern African nation to get a piece of the pie as the nation seeks to open up the lucrative telecoms sector. After the first round of bids, Ethiopia awarded a telecoms licence to a consortium led by Kenya's Safaricom. However, what does this mean for bidders like MTN who lost out on the licence in this bidding round?
Jul 5, 2021
The Weekly Beat: July 5, 2021
As Africa's last absolute monarchy battles mass pro-democracy protests, we look at what this means for the Kingdom of Eswatini and business alike.
Jun 27, 2021
The Weekly Beat: June 28, 2021
Jun 20, 2021
The Weekly Beat: June 21, 2021
As the world mourns African liberation hero and Zambia's founding father, Kenneth Kaunda, we look at his legacy, wherever Zambia is economically and whether the newly opened Kazungula bridge will boost the economy.
Jun 7, 2021
The Weekly Beat: June 7 2021
Nigeria is Africa’s biggest oil exporter and yet also a major gasoline importer. As the country tries to rebuild its oil refineries , the state has demanded for a stake in at least six of them, including Dangote’s monster 650,000 barrels-per-day plant. We breakdown the impact of these refineries on the economy
May 31, 2021
The Weekly Beat: May 31, 2021
The WTO just released their tally of its members’ notification submissions. With more than 3,000 notifications about product requirements for traded goods, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda were responsible for 26% of the notifications submitted in 2020. What does this spell For the bloc’s investment outlook?
May 24, 2021
The Weekly Beat: May 24, 2021
The Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority has $2.1 billion of assets under management. We look at how Africa’s sovereign wealth funds can help finance major projects on the continent
May 17, 2021
The Weekly Beat: May 17, 2021
A dozen African leaders, several European leaders and a dozen heads of international organisations will be received on Tuesday by French president Emmanuel Macron for a summit on the revival of the African economy, and the impact of the pandemic.But what does this mean for the continent?
May 10, 2021
The Weekly Beat: May 10, 2021
As South Africa's ruling party the African National Congress faces a power struggle, we look at what this means for the richest country in the continent and what it can do to reform itself?
May 2, 2021
The Weekly Beat: May 3, 2021
The move to reopen economies continues in Africa, as several countries struggle to secure vaccines for their citizens. On this episode, we look at Africa's preparedness logistically and financially to secure enough vaccines for the people.
Apr 25, 2021
The Weekly Beat: April 26, 2021
The football world was left stunned on Sunday following the revelation that 12 of Europe's major European clubs had signed up to a breakaway league called the European Super League. Despite the immense condemnation across the footballing world, could an 'African Super League' be the solution to African football's financing woes? On this edition of the Weekly Beat, we have Arnold Segawa, Dumi Jere and Cameroonian born KINGSLEY PUNGONG who owns MFK Vyskov in Czech Republic.
Apr 18, 2021
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Apr 5, 2021
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Mar 29, 2021
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Mar 22, 2021
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Mar 15, 2021
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Feb 23, 2021
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Feb 15, 2021
The Weekly Beat: Feb 15, 2021
Feb 8, 2021
The Weekly Beat: Feb 8, 2021
Feb 1, 2021
First Episode of The Weekly Beat
The world as we know it is evolving in the face of a global pandemic, and whereas the past year has left several economies nearly crushed - we see a bigger picture - an opportunity. Africa is moving forward. The continent has launched the largest trade agreement to date. The growth of Africa’s population means rising demand for commodities, services and necessities. From East to West, North to South, Africa’s regions are growing exponentially. We are here to guide you and help you make business sense of this this fluctuating landscape that has possibility at each turn. Every Monday morning, we will deliver you the latest business news from across the continent. You can count on us to bring you the facts, simplified and clear, to help you make your next business decision. This is the Weekly Beat by Mansa, your gateway into the African market.
Jan 30, 2021
Introducing "The Weekly Beat" by Mansa News
*Welcome to the weekly beat by Mansa with your hosts Arnold Segawa, Maggie Mutesi and Dumi Jere. Bringing you all the info on Africa’s big finance and economic stories. Coming Monday, February 1st.* * *