International asset manager Investec Asset Management has named Peter Baird as managing principal for its Africa-oriented private equity funds.
Nigeria’s economy shrank by 1.5% in 2016, its first annual contraction in 25 years.
South Africa’s Brait SE has suspended plans to list on the London Stock Exchange.
Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote plans to invest $500 million in establishing a sugar processing facility in Nasarawa State, Nigeria.
Ecobank expects its new digital banking platform to help to boost its customer base across the continent to 100 million from 13 million by 2020.
Euromonitor International has identified the top three markets globally in 2017 by fastest growth in mortgaged households.
Kenya’s Central Bank Governor Patrick Njoroge and Nigeria’s Sovereign Wealth Fund’s CEO Uche Orji discuss their nations’ growth prospects.
Rwanda’s economy is one of Africa’s best performers, and many say President Paul Kagame has played a big role in that.
World Bank VP and Treasurer Arunma Oteh (Harvard MBA, 1990) has a clear sense of why she likes her job.
Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, lays out his vision for economic growth and a better life for Africans.
Airbnb expects to maintain its rapid growth in Africa this year and double its customer numbers to 1.5 million,.
Ndalo Media founder Khanyi Dhlomo and Mara Group founder Ashish Thakkar on where the potential is and what’s blocking it.
Kenya’s telecoms regulator said on Tuesday it had no plans to break up any company in the sector.
As a long-term investor and developer of infrastructure in West Africa, I have been tracking China’s courtship of African nations over the last decade.
Spain-based buyout house Mediterrania Capital Partners plans to raise up to €250m capital for its third Africa vehicle.
The Nigerian Stock Exchange plans to seek approval from its members on March 30 to proceed with the process of becoming a publicly listed company.
Private equity investment in Africa continues to go from strength to strength, evidenced by a new report from the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA).
Safaricom Ltd, East Africa’s biggest mobile-phone company, would have to reconsider future investment in Kenya if proposals to break up the company are implemented.
The “Africa Rising’’ narrative has been put on hold, due to a couple of macroeconomic factors impacting the economic growth of the giant countries of Africa.
Africa’s biggest mobile phone operator MTN Group said on Tuesday that Mteto Nyati, the chief executive of its South African unit, will be resigning in March and will be replaced by Godfrey Motsa on the same day.
TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm, announced on Monday it has acquired a minority equity interest in Interswitch, an Africa-focused integrated digital payments and commerce company.
The British bank’s sell-down of its majority stake in its African subsidiary is still some way off.
A Kenyan lawmaker proposed breaking up Safaricom, the country’s biggest telecoms operator, on Tuesday because of its role in providing mobile financial services.
At Partech Ventures, we have been tracking for the past 3 years the dynamics of African tech investment, to better understand the investment landscape on the continent.
Hotels.ng, Nigeria’s leading hotel booking company has rolled out a new service – online flight bookings – on its website.
Polar Star targets agriculture as food demand outstrips supply. Commodity hedge fund beats peers over five-year period.
Nigeria aims to rise the proportion of government spending devoted to infrastructure to 30 percent from 10 percent and to mobilize private capital for additional funding.
When protesters marched on Nigeria’s presidential villa earlier this month to complain about a biting recession, they were not repelled by baton-wielding policemen, the usual fate for anyone arriving uninvited at the gate of the country’s power center.