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  • 1:54 art fair: Defining the African identity Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    1:54 art fair: Defining the African identity

    Touria El Glaoui, founder of the 1:54 art fair, discusses how she felt it was her duty to create a platform for African artists, but adds that it is hard to define an "African artistic practice".

  • Changing the perceptions of African art Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Changing the perceptions of African art

    Christoper Spring, curator of the African galleries at the British Museum, explains why he hopes his exhibition will change people's perception of African art and show the diversity present in the continent.

  • The importance of African art to political expression Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    The importance of African art to political expression

    Artist Peju Alatise discusses how art is important for everyone to be heard, and explains the thinking behind her work displayed at the 1:54 art fair.

  • African art is investable and fast-growing: Bonhams Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    African art is investable and fast-growing: Bonhams

    Giles Peppiatt, director at Bonhams, says the contemporary African art market is small but fast-growing.

  • Qalaa's new structure is 'the right strategy': Founder

    Originally a private equity group, Qalaa is now an investment holding company. Ahmed Heikal, chairman and founder of Qalaa Holdings comments on the transformation.

  • Why Qalaa is selling non-core assets Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Why Qalaa is selling non-core assets

    Qalaa will divest a number of its non-core assets over the next five years and reinvest the money into the five key sectors it is now focusing on, says Ahmed Heikal, chairman and founder of Qalaa Holdings.

  • Africa has a 'very welcoming attitude': Qalaa founder

    Africa has a "very welcoming attitude" says Ahmed Heikal, chairman and founder of Qalaa Holdings, outlining the four key factors that make the continent an attractive place to invest in.

  • Where should you invest in Africa? Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Where should you invest in Africa?

    Some African countries are "extremely interesting" says Ahmed Heikal, chairman and founder of Qalaa Holdings. He also explains how Qalaa deals with corruption, violence and Ebola.

  • Investing in Africa: Managing the risks Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Investing in Africa: Managing the risks

    Ahmed Heikal, chairman and founder of Qalaa Holdings, outlines what the risks are when investing in Africa which stretch from the political landscape to the financial sector.

  • Can Africa have a continental railway system? Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Can Africa have a continental railway system?

    Ahmed Heikal, chairman and founder of Qalaa Holdings, comments on the valuation of African assets on building a "connected Africa".

Past episodes

  • What Ethiopian Airlines will look like in 2025 Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    What Ethiopian Airlines will look like in 2025

    Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam says the company has an "ambitious vision" for growing passengers and destinations.

  • African Union will be more 'assertive': Ethiopian CEO Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    African Union will be more 'assertive': Ethiopian CEO

    Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam says the African Union will step in in a "more assertive manner" to help airlines in the region to operate more effectively.

  • Government ownership no problem: Ethiopian CEO Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Government ownership no problem: Ethiopian CEO

    Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam says government ownership of the airline is not a problem.

  • Plan is to have 4 hubs in Africa: Ethiopian CEO Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Plan is to have 4 hubs in Africa: Ethiopian CEO

    Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam says the carrier will have four hubs in Africa and talks in particular about the growth potential of the DRC.

  • Airline industry needs a 'rethink': Ethiopian CEO Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Airline industry needs a 'rethink': Ethiopian CEO

    Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam says the aviation industry needs a "rethink" of its strategy as airlines "have not been making money."

  • Ethiopian CEO on growing up in a civil war Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Ethiopian CEO on growing up in a civil war

    Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam says it was "very tough" living through the civil war in the country, but is optimistic about the future.

  • Ethiopia still needs a ‘strong hand’: PM Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 8:56 AM ET

    The World Bank is "wrong" about how hard it is to do business in Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn the country's prime minister has told CNBC.

  • Agriculture's share of GDP decreasing: PM Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Agriculture's share of GDP decreasing: PM

    Ethiopian economy is transforming, says the country's prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn. He also discusses the agricultural sector.

  • When will an Ethiopia issue a bond? Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    When will an Ethiopia issue a bond?

    The issuance of Ethiopian bonds "depends on the success" the country has over the next three-to-four years, Hailemariam Desalegn, Ethiopian's prime minister explains.

  • World Bank is 'wrong' about Ethiopia: PM Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    World Bank is 'wrong' about Ethiopia: PM

    What¿s happening in Ethiopia is different from what the World Bank's Doing Business Survey indicates, says the country's prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn.

  • Ethiopia not ready for 'neo-liberalism': PM Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Ethiopia not ready for 'neo-liberalism': PM

    Hailemariam Desalegn , Ethiopia's prime minister, tells CNBC that the country will only open up all its sectors to foreign investors once domestic companies can compete.

  • Ethiopia's PM on tensions with Egypt Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Ethiopia's PM on tensions with Egypt

    Tensions between Egypt and Ethiopia rose with the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Hailemariam Desalegn, Ethiopia's prime minister, discusses the progress of talks between the two countries.

 

  • Former host

  • Hadley Gamble

    Based in London, Hadley Gamble is a reporter and anchor responsible for business news coverage from the Middle East and Africa.