October 2017 African Business News


Andela Raises $40M To Connect Africa's Engineering Talent With Global Technology Companies

Andela Raises $40M To Connect Africa's Engineering Talent With Global Technology Companies

Andela, the company that builds high-performing engineering teams with Africa’s most talented software developers, announced on Tuesday that the company has secured $40M in Series C funding.

Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu

How Africa can use its traditional knowledge to make progress (Video): Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu

Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu wants to see Africans unleash their suppressed creative and innovative energies, buried deep in their hearts and minds, by acknowledging the significance of their indigenous, authentic knowledge.

Ashish Thakkar, Founder & MD, Mara Group

Ashish Thakkar to leave the board of Atlas Mara, the African banking group he co-founded with Bob Diamond

Former Barclays chief executive Bob Diamond is to be left as the sole founder on the board of African financial services group Atlas Mara, as it was announced earlier this month that co-founder Ashish Thakkar would be leaving.

Wizkid at Royal Albert Hall, London. Credit: Joseph Okpako/WireImage/The Guardian

Wizkid makes history at London's Albert Hall (Video)

The Nigerian singer becomes the first African artist to headline a sold-out show at the venue, with a confident, joyous set featuring appearances from Skepta and Tinie Tempah.

Hyatt Regency Johannesburg

Hyatt to double its Africa presence and open six hotels by 2020

Hyatt Regency Johannesburg Hyatt Hotels & Resorts announced on Tuesday that Hyatt expects to double the number of Hyatt hotels in Africa,…

Bisate Lodge villas at night, near Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda

How Rwanda Became the Unlikeliest Tourism Destination in Africa

The Africa of travelers’ imaginations is defined by vast open spaces—the treeless plains, the lonely desert—but Rwanda is the most densely populated country on the continent, and a trip here comes with an awareness that you’re sharing this space.

African startups in Lagos, Nairobi and Cape Town don't need to chase unicorn status

African startups in Lagos, Nairobi and Cape Town don't need to chase unicorn status

In 1938, when the Nigerian author D.O. Fagunwa published his seminal work, Ògbójú Ọdẹ nínú Igbó Irúnmalẹ̀, it was the first novel ever written in the Yoruba language of southwest Nigeria.