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Aliko Dangote, Chairman, Dangote Group

Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest tycoon, adds another $2B into Nigeria refinery

Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest businessman, is increasing the size of his investment in an oil refinery, petrochemical and fertiliser plant in Nigeria by more than a fifth to $11bn despite a looming slowdown in Africa’s biggest economy.

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Nigeria: The next big frontier for luxury

The ‘Africa Rising’ narrative, driven primarily by the region’s high growth rates, has captured a great deal of attention from global businesses. High growth rates in Africa’s largest economy, Nigeria, have been fueling growth in the country’s luxury market.

Ibese Cement Plant, Ogun, Nigeria

Here's Why Dangote Cement Is a Buy

When Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, announced a 40% price cut on bags of Dangote Cement last week, Nigerian consumers rejoiced.

Aliko Dangote, Africa's Richest Man

Africa's Richest Man: Aliko Dangote, Founder & CEO, Dangote Group (Video)

Africa’s Richest Man: Aliko Dangote, Founder & CEO, Dangote Group

Aliko Dangote, Chairman & CEO, Dangote Group

African Cement: Day of Aliko Dangote? (Video)

Lafarge, the global cement producer, plans to combine its Nigerian and South African operations. The Financial Times’ Robert Armstrong and Joseph Cotterill discuss whether this can challenge the African dominance of Dangote Cement, the company owned by Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man.

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Lafarge to Merge Nigerian and South African Units in $1.35B Deal to Rival Dangote Cement

Lafarge SA, the French cement maker, will combine Nigerian and South African assets to form a new company, Lafarge Africa, to compete with Africa market leader Dangote Cement Plc.