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The Pinnacle, Nairobi, Kenya

Work begins on the tallest skyscraper in Africa

The mighty peaks of Kilimanjaro and Kenya are the highest points in Africa, towering over the East Coast nations.

Pizza Hut Enters Ethiopia in Latest Expansion Into Africa

Pizza Hut Enters Ethiopia in Latest Expansion Into Africa

Pizza Hut is set to open three outlets in Ethiopia this year, becoming one of the first international restaurant chains to enter Africa’s second-most populous country.

Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos is Africa's most valuable startup ecosystem

Lagos has the most valuable startup ecosystem in Africa, with the local entrepreneurship scene worth US$2 billion, according to a new report.

Nancy Kacungira, New Anchor, KTN

Why I cannot tell 'the African story': Nancy Kacungira, News Anchor, KTN (Infographic)

Ugandan TV journalist Nancy Kacungira has won the first BBC World News Komla Dumor Award for Africa-based journalists.

Kenya’s David Rudisha is the current Olympic champion and world record holder in the 800 meters race. Credit: qz.com

Here's why Kenya keeps dominating the world of athletics

Kenya is on top of the world. As the world athletics championships wrapped up in Beijing on Sunday (August 30th), Kenyan athletes managed to top the overall winners table.

Asbel Kiprop (center) just beat his compatriot Elija Manangoi to take gold in the 1,500m event

Kenya tops medal table at World Athletics Championships

Kenya has come top of the overall medal table at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing for the first time, with seven gold medals.

Luanda, Angola’s capital city. Angola is rich in national resources, particularly oil and gas.

Angola's capital Luanda remains 'most expensive city' for expats in Mercer's 2015 Cost of Living ranking

The Angolan capital, Luanda, remains the world’s most expensive city for expatriates, according to an annual survey by consultancy Mercer.

Ethiopian flag

Ethiopia's economy: Neither a sprint nor a marathon

Nowhere in Africa is modern China more of a lodestar than in Ethiopia, which on May 24th held an uneventful election with a predetermined outcome: another term in office for the long-standing ruling party.

The Mercedes Maybach is one of the auto brands popular amongst Nigeria's top one percent

In Lagos, Nigeria, the 1% takes stock

Guests sashayed through the tent doors into a scene of surreal opulence. At the far end of the tent, engulfed by servants, courtiers, national politicians and guards with wires in their ears, the celebrant perched beside his wife on a throne covered with white faux fur, his every move broadcast on flat-screens arrayed around the tent walls.

The state-run China Central Television opened CCTV Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, in 2012. Credit: Sven Torfinn for The New York Times

With CCTV, China strives to be on African minds ... and TV sets

While China imposes strict controls on foreign-produced entertainment at home, it is also eager to see its cultural products embraced abroad. And in Africa, Chinese television shows have become immensely popular — at least according to the Chinese state news media.

Fernando de Sousa, General Manager Africa Initiatives at Microsoft and HumanIPO's Paul Adepojuat DEMO 2014

Microsoft and 88mph announce partnership to support startups in Nigeria

Technology company Microsoft today announced a partnership with seed fund and accelerator 88mph to expand Microsoft Ventures program into Nigeria.

Nuclear plant

South Africa and China sign nuclear energy pact

China and South Africa sealed three nuclear pacts, as a contest intensifies for contracts to build new atomic plants in the continent’s second-largest economy.

Affordable Housing in Nigeria (Illustration)

Affordable housing: Nigeria's big challenge also a 'massive opportunity'

Africa’s most populous nation must spend between US$5-7bn annually in constructing new houses to close the housing affordability gap by 2025.

A mixed use high density development stands as part of the Wescape real estate project in Cape Town, South Africa, in this undated handout illustration.

Building a Boston in Cape Town: $13B dream rises from ashes of apartheid

David Pearson has a vision: a new community of 800,000 — bigger than Boston — complete with factories, schools, clinics and a university that will help erase the legacy of apartheid in Cape Town.

China still trumps the competition in Africa Inc

China still trumps the competition in Africa Inc.

US President Barack Obama earlier this year hosted the first ever US-Africa summit.

Patrick Akinwuntan, Ecobank and Daniel Monehin, MasterCard

MasterCard and Ecobank partner to accelerate electronic payments adoption in 28 Sub-Saharan African countries

Ecobank Transnational Inc. (“Ecobank”) and MasterCard, http://newsroom.mastercard.com/ today announced  a multi-country licensing agreement which will provide access to MasterCard’s electronic payments solutions for Ecobank’s customers in a further 23 African countries.

Providence Equity Partners

PE Firm Providence Equity Enters Africa with Investment in Helios Towers Africa

Helios Towers Africa (“HTA”), the leading, independent telecommunications towers company in Africa, announces that it has raised $630 million in new equity resources from existing and new shareholders.