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Volkswagen moves into Kenya & Rwanda in Africa expansion

Volkswagen moves into Kenya & Rwanda in Africa expansion

Volkswagen on Wednesday opened a new assembly plant in Kenya and launched plans for a ride-sharing service in Rwanda as it seeks to take advantage of surging car demand in Africa.

Quick facts about travel to Ethiopia

Check out these quick facts about travel to and from Ethiopia, courtesy of Jovago (Infographic)

Check out this infographic showing some quick facts about travel to and from Ethiopia, courtesy of Jovago.

John Oliphant, former Principal Executive Officer of South Africa’s Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF)

John Oliphant, former head of South Africa's Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF), starts investment firm

John Oliphant, who left as principal executive officer of South Africa’s Government Employees Pension Fund after a year-long suspension, has started Gaia Investment Partners to benefit from African infrastructure projects.

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.

The Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at the Hay Festival in 2012

Continental drift: Africa39, an anthology of writing from south of the Sahara, is too good to miss

In 2007, Britain’s Hay Festival collaborated with the Unesco World Book Capital project to publish Bogotá39, a literary collection that showcased the talents of 39 Latin American writers under the age of 40.

Jumia is one of Africa Internet Holding's portfolio companies

Africa Internet Group's parent company Rocket Internet draws big IPO investor crowd for emerging markets web plan

Rocket Internet, the global e-commerce investor, will take a more hands-on role in its stable of companies through a stock market listing which was fully subscribed within the first hour of taking orders, it said on Wednesday.

Rocket Internet

German tech incubator Rocket Internet, one of the parent companies of Africa Internet Group (AIG), plans 2014 IPO

Rocket Internet is planning an initial public offering that could value the technology incubator at around €5 billion, or roughly $6.5 billion.

Seun Kuti

Afrobeat uprising: the musicians fighting against a tide of sugary pop

Once upon a time, Lagos was the city where Afrobeat stars such as Fela Kuti and Fatai Rolling Dollar cast musical spells under tropical skies.

A staff member of on-line retailer Jumia, pushes a cart past shelves at the company's warehouse in Lagos April 10, 2014

Online retailer Jumia expanding into new markets: Uganda, Ghana and Cameroon

Online retailer Jumia, a would-be African Amazon set up by German venture capital firm Rocket Internet, is expanding into three new markets – Uganda, Ghana and Cameroon, the company said on Monday.

Model showcases design by Nigeria's Samson Soboye at the Berlin Fashion Week

African fashion frenzy at Berlin Fashion Week

They are fashionably unconventional.

Cliff House designed by Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects (SAOTA), Dakar, Senegal

Beautiful design, smart innovation: Africa's most exciting architects

Africa is a land under construction. Last year, over $220 billion was spent on all kinds of building projects in the continent.