Zimbabwean billionaire Strive Masiyiwa’s Econet Wireless Global Ltd. unit Liquid Telecom has appointed former Vodafone Group Plc executive Kyle Whitehill to head up South African internet provider Neotel and oversee the company’s expansion plans.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia was voted director general of the World Health Organization on Tuesday, the first African ever to head the agency.
Nigeria’s government has long talked about diversifying its oil-dependent economy but it’s actions have not always matched the bluster.
Africa50, the pan-African infrastructure investment platform capitalized by the African Development Bank, 23 African countries, and two African Central Banks, has appointed Carole Wamuyu Wainaina as Chief Operating Officer.
Major cabinet reshuffle comes as calls for South African president to quit grow.
South African president Jacob Zuma faced a widening public backlash from senior members of the ruling African National Congress including his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa.
International asset manager Investec Asset Management has named Peter Baird as managing principal for its Africa-oriented private equity funds.
World Bank VP and Treasurer Arunma Oteh (Harvard MBA, 1990) has a clear sense of why she likes her job.
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.
Tanya van Lill has been named CEO of the Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association.
Bastian Gotter is the Co-Founder of iROKO, the VC-backed African entertainment and tech company that has single-handedly changed the face of Nollywood content distribution.
Standard Bank Group, Africa’s largest bank by assets, has appointed Sola David-Borha as the CEO (Rest of Africa) of Standard Bank Group effective January 19th, 2017.
Kayode Akinola quits KKR to start firm with Marlon Chigwende. New firm to target investments of less than $100 million in equity.
Since taking office in May 2015, Nigeria’s president Buhari has come under criticism not just for his handling economy but also for a seemingly under-performing cabinet.
Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie warned in 2009 about the danger of hearing a “single story” about a person, country or continent.
Facebook is building a team of young executives to win digital advertising dollars from small and medium sized businesses across Africa’s major markets.
Just eight weeks after raising $24 million in a funding round led by Mark Zuckerberg’s foundation, Andela, one of Nigeria’s best-known startups, is saying goodbye to its co-founder Iyinoluwa ‘E’ Aboyeji.
Africa’s largest telecom is appointing a new CEO, and shaking up its board and top executives.
South African mobile phone operator MTN Group named the head of Vodafone Europe as its new CEO on Monday, bringing in an outsider with a risk-management background 10 days after it agreed to pay a $1.7 billion fine in Nigeria.
FastJet has hired Nico Bezuidenhout, CEO of Mango Airlines, South African Airways’ low cost unit, as CEO to help revive the U.K. discount airline following a plunge in its share price and an escalating spat with a top investor.
Travelstart has just announced the hiring of Philip Akesson as Nigeria Country Manager, effective June 1st, 2016. Akesson will be based in Travelstart Nigeria’s office in Ikeja, Lagos.
FIFA, the governing body of world soccer, appointed Senegal’s Fatma Samoura as its new secretary general.
Former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene has been appointed as an advisor at Thebe Investment Corporation to help roll-out the firm’s growth plan, his second private sector job in a week.
Abdul-Nashiru Issahuku has been appointed the next Governor of Ghana’s central bank, the Bank of Ghana (BoG).
Lagos-based UBA Group has appointed Kennedy Uzoka as Group Managing Director, with effect August 1st, 2016 and contingent on the approval of Nigeria’s Central Bank.
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has approved the appointment of Oscar Onyema to a second five-year term as Chief Executive Officer of the Exchange effective immediately.
Gary Steinberg will help CBO launch its first fund to support small West African businesses.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the head of the country’s anti-corruption agency.
Mobile operator, MTN’s chief executive officer, Sifiso Dabengwa has resigned as a the fallout over a Nigerian fine of $5.2 billion continues to haunt Africa’s largest mobile operator.
Jovago, Africa’s largest hotel booking portal, has appointed Kushal Dutta as the Managing Director of Jovago Nigeria.
TPG Growth, the global middle market and growth equity platform of private equity firm TPG Capital, has announced the appointment of Yemi Lalude as Managing Partner of TPG Africa.
South Africa’s cabinet has appointed Brian Molefe as chief executive of power utility Eskom on a permanent basis, the public enterprises minister said on Friday.
Tiger Brands Ltd. said Chief Executive Officer Peter Matlare will leave South Africa’s largest food producer at the end of the year.
London-based venture capital firm, TLcom, has appointed Omobola Johnson, Nigeria’s former minister of communications and technology, as lead partner as it kicks off its West African operations.
Hennie Heymans, currently Managing Director of DHL Express South Africa, has been appointed as Managing Director of DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria‘s former Minister of Finance, has announced that she will be joining US-based investment bank Lazard as a Senior Advisor, as part of the firm’s sovereign advisory group.
FBN Holdings Plc recently announced major changes to its leadership team, effective January 1 2016.