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UberEverything will have to get round logistics difficulties in cities like Lagos. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Uber Africa will diversify beyond car rides this year with its UberEverything service

Having nearly perfected the business of moving people around on the continent, Uber is set to diversify the core of its business in sub Saharan Africa with the introduction of UberEverything.

Quintin Primo, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, Capri Capital Partners

Quintin Primo's Capri Africa raising up to $300M for Africa real estate investment fund

Africa may be too risky for many real estate investors, but Quintin Primo thinks the potential rewards are worth the risk.

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Record number of African firms join the queues to stock exchanges: 2015 already 'a bumper' year

The continent may have been lower on the agenda than it would have liked at the recently-concluded Davos economic meeting, but African companies are not waiting for external love, with new research showing that firms in the region will this year go public at their fastest rate ever.

Business men in a cigar club in Lagos, Nigeria

Africa's First City: Lagos, Nigeria

When he was 15 years old, David Adeoti worked in an Internet café in blue-collar Satellite Town, where it was almost possible to see the gleaming towers of Lagos Island less than ten miles to the east.

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.

Solar Power Plant

Nigeria and New Generation Power sign $2B+ Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to deliver 1,200MW of solar energy

New Generation Power, a global leader in the renewable energy industry, together with Motir Seaspire, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Federal Government of Nigeria to deliver 1,200 megawatts (MW) of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) energy projects within Nigeria.

The Victoria & Alfred (V&A) Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa ranked #1 for best hotels globally

As the new year approaches, many travelers are looking for inspiration on where to head in 2015. This list might help.

Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO, Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines places $2.1B order for Boeing 737s

Ethiopian Airlines Enterprise, Africa’s largest carrier by revenue, agreed to buy 20 redesigned 737 models valued at $2.1 billion in the largest single order for Boeing (BA) Co. planes from the continent.

Ade Onitolo, Director, Political Risk at IHS Exclusive Analysis

Ade Onitolo, Director, Political Risk at IHS Exclusive Analysis: Violence in Nigeria Hasn't Put Investors Off (Video)

According to Ade Onitolo, the Director of Political Risk at IHS Exclusive Analysis, violence by the terrorist group, Boko Haram, has not dissuaded investors in Nigeria who take a long-term view.