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Quick Guide for Those Who Can't Figure Out the Naira's Worth

Quick Guide for Those Who Can't Figure Out the Naira's Worth (Infographics)

Monetary policy officials unified some of their multiple exchange rates when they let currency dealers quote naira levels used in actual trades this month.

The True Size of Africa

Boston Schools Use Modernized Maps That Enlarge Africa, Depict World More Accurately (Photos)

In the original map, Greenland appears bigger than Africa. In reality, it is 14 times smaller.

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.

iHub

Africa's tech hubs

Innovation hubs have become a mainstay of Africa’s emerging technology ecosystem.

They Want Us to Tell Our Stories . But Only In the Way They Want to Hear It

They Want Us to Tell Our Stories. But Only In the Way They Want to Hear It

If you’re a writer of African descent, and you’re plugged into the literary or media scene, you’re probably aware of the term ‘Poverty Porn’.

Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa

South Africa joins emerging markets wave of sovereign bond sales

South Africa is preparing its first sale of debt this year as global investors including BlackRock and Pimco declare that emerging markets represent a buying opportunity after three years of underperformance.

MTN in talks with IHS to sell towers for as much as $2 billion

MTN in talks with IHS to sell South Africa towers for as much as $2 billion

MTN Group Ltd. has begun talks with phone-tower operator IHS Holding Ltd. over South African towers the wireless carrier is seeking to sell in a deal valued at as much as $2 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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.

BlackBerry Z3

Robust BlackBerry Z3 sales in emerging markets, including Nigeria and South Africa, may bring early return to profitability

Late last month, International Data Corporation (IDC) forecast that the growth of smartphone sales in mature markets in 2014 would slow to a low single digit of 4.9% with emerging markets continuing to soar at 32.4%. The exponential growth rate in emerging markets is now 6.5 times of that in developed countries.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Miraculous Deliverance Of Oga Jona: A Satirical Piece on Nigeria by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

As soon as he opened his eyes, he felt it. A strange peace, a calm clarity. He stretched. Even his limbs were stronger and surer. He looked at his phone. Thirty-seven new text messages – and all while he was asleep. With one click, he deleted them.

Tower sharing in Africa

Helios Towers Africa Raising almost $1B for regional expansion

Helios Towers Africa, the owner of telecommunications towers in three countries on the continent, is raising almost $1 billion in capital to expand in the region, Chief Financial Officer Andres de Orleans Borbon said.

Nok Sculpture from Nigeria

Boston museum returns looted African art to Nigeria

Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts has returned eight pieces of ancient African art to Nigeria after discovering they were likely looted from the West African nation, museum officials said on Thursday.