Conakry News

Tony Zhang, Director, Huawei Guinea. Credit: Bloomberg.com/Photographer: Waldo Swiegers

Huawei plans to complete Guinea's $238M fiber optic network in 2017

Huawei Technologies Co. plans to complete a $238 million fiber-optic network in bauxite-rich Guinea in 2017, according to Tony Zhang, the company’s director in the country.

Africa has its luxury hotels, but not enough places for the mid-range traveler. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Why Africa is a perfect market for Airbnb

Airbnb has ambitious plans for Africa, as its CEO, Brian Chesky, announced in Johannesburg on July 27.

US private equity firm KKR made its maiden investment in Africa in 2014, spending $200M on a stake in an Ethiopian flower farm.

Private equity giant KKR hires ex-Bolloré Group executive Dominique Lafont to head push into Africa

KKR appointed the former chief executive of Africa’s biggest ports and logistics network as a senior adviser, in a sign the private equity house is looking to invest in the region’s infrastructure.