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Travelers at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport

African countries are welcoming more tourists than ever before

Africa’s tourist spots were some of the fast-growing and popular destinations in the world last year.

Arunma Oteh, Vice President and Treasurer, World Bank; former Director General of Nigeria's SEC

Harvard Business School Interview: In My Humble Opinion by Arunma Oteh, Vice President and Treasurer, World Bank; former Director General of Nigeria's SEC

World Bank VP and Treasurer Arunma Oteh (Harvard MBA, 1990) has a clear sense of why she likes her job.

93 Days: Movie honors Nigerian hero doctor Stella Ameyo Adadevoh who helped stop spread of ebola

93 Days: Movie honors Nigerian hero doctor Stella Ameyo Adadevoh who helped stop spread of ebola

As she lay on the hospital bed, weak and coughing, Dr Stella Ameyo Adadevoh wished her son a happy birthday over the phone. She asked him about his birthday presents and insisted his dad buy him a cake, after all, what’s a birthday without cake?

The Wedding Party (Movie)

Check out the 8 Nollywood movies taking this year's Toronto International Film Festival by storm (Photos & Videos)

“Lagos is entirely unique,” said Cameron Bailey the programme curator in a statement. “The city of Fela Kuti’s music has also given birth to one of the world’s most vibrant film industries.

A black child and a white woman hold hands in Bamako, Mali

#LintonLies: Louise Linton just wrote the perfect White-Savior-in-Africa story

If there is one media narrative about Africa that refuses to be squashed, it’s the White-Savior-in-Africa bug.

Hospitality Market Snapshot 2015 - Oil Economies - Accra, Lagos and Luanda (Report): HTI Consulting

Hospitality Market Snapshot 2015 - Oil Economies - Accra, Lagos and Luanda: HTI Consulting (Report)

Between 2011 and 2012, the price of oil was at its highest levels in recent times, at close to $110 per barrel. By the end of 2014, an oversupply of oil saw the price of oil drop to below $100 per barrel. In 2015, prices dropped as low as $49. In 2016, prices have dipped as low as $30 and currently stand at about $40 per barrel.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ethiopia is predicted to be Africa’s fastest growing economy in 2015

Africa outperforms global economy despite downward revisions

Africa continues to outperform other world regions despite falling commodity prices and rising conflict in 2015, according to revised GDP figures forecasted by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) accessed via Analyse Africa.

Nancy Kacungira, New Anchor, KTN

Why I cannot tell 'the African story': Nancy Kacungira, News Anchor, KTN (Infographic)

Ugandan TV journalist Nancy Kacungira has won the first BBC World News Komla Dumor Award for Africa-based journalists.

7 Myths About Doing Business in Sub-Saharan Africa

7 Myths About Doing Business in Sub-Saharan Africa

It’s 2015, and by now even latecomers among multinational corporations have decided to include African countries in their emerging market portfolios.

Ade Bajomo, Executive Director, Market Operations & Technology, Nigerian Stock Exchange

Integrating West African stock exchanges could boost liquidity: Ade Bajomo, Executive Director, Market Operations & Technology, Nigerian Stock Exchange

The development of a common platform for cross-border listing and trading in West Africa will create “broader and deeper liquidity”, according to Ade Bajomo, executive director of market operations and technology at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).

Africa's neither 'rising' nor 'falling' but it is growing-fast

Africa's neither 'rising' nor 'falling' but it is growing. Fast

Africa is vast. It is varied. When it comes to the region’s development, a host of differing narratives shape the story around its economic progress. With a long-standing presence in the region, GE has worked with, and helped to nurture its tremendous potential.

Foreign direct investment in Africa surges

Foreign direct investment in Africa surges

Africa is the world’s fastest-growing region for foreign direct investment, according to a report from fDi Intelligence, a data division of the Financial Times group.

Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa - Navigating Headwinds (April 2015 Report)

Strong growth in Sub-Saharan Africa despite headwinds - IMF Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa (April 2015 Report)

Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa should remain robust but decelerate in the wake of the decline in oil and commodity prices.

Mark Mobius, Executive Chairman, Templeton Emerging Markets Group

A new way forward for Nigeria: Mark Mobius, Executive Chairman, Templeton Emerging Markets Group

A couple of years ago, many investors were optimistic about Nigeria and the stock market was booming, buoyed by strong economic growth and government reforms to improve the country.

Attahiru Jega, Chairman, Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

Executives should take management tips from the man who just ran Nigeria's complicated elections

Attahiru Jega, the chairman of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had the unenviable task of delivering a free and fair election for 170 million people last month.

Howard French, Columbia Professor and Author of “China's Second Continent”

Get Africa Right: Columbia Professor and Author Howard French pens rebuking letter to 60 Minutes

We, the undersigned, are writing to express our grave concern about the frequent and recurring misrepresentation of the African continent by 60 Minutes.

Born in Ivory Coast, raised in Morocco and educated in France, at the elite Ecole Polytechnique, francophone Tidjane Thiam has spent a lifetime defying the odds. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Tidjane Thiam, Credit Suisse's next CEO: The gnomes of Zurich bet on the man from the Pru

To his family in Africa, he was “l’ultime espoir” — the last hope. Tidjane Thiam, it’s safe to say, didn’t disappoint. Over the past 30 years, Thiam has traced the arc of ambition from his native Ivory Coast to the top of a venerable British insurer, Prudential Plc, sweeping aside the last racial barrier in U.K. boardrooms.

Mo Ibrahim, who started a foundation that bears his name, says his Index of African Governance gives investors the facts to make smart choices among diverse countries. Photograph by Mathias Braschler and Monika Fischer

Billionaire Mo Ibrahim Defies African 'Basket Case' Clichés

Mo Ibrahim, a Sudanese-born billionaire philanthropist, says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has once again painted the entire continent as a disaster zone.

The Nigerian Stock Exchange's website home page

Boots on the Ground: Investing in Nigeria

I had initially planned to visit Nigeria in December, but postponed my trip until February due to concerns about Ebola. On my way to San Francisco International Airport, I contemplated the wisdom of my decision, having substituted greater political risk in light of the February 14th elections, for Ebola risk.

Nigeria Strategy - H1 2015 - ARM (Report)

Nigeria Strategy - H1 2015: ARM (Report)

Global growth softened over H2 2014 as a tepid economic macro-picture across Europe and Japan combined with EM deceleration to offset robust growth in the US. Reflecting the uneven economic pattern across countries, IMF thrice downgraded global growth forecasts over H2 14.

Ashish J. Thakkar, Founder & MD, Mara Group

It's time to change the Africa narrative: Ashish J. Thakkar, Founder & MD, Mara Group

I recently watched the BBC documentary, “Rwanda: The Untold Story” which first aired on October 1st, 2014. For those of us who have lived through the 1994 genocide, the documentary is quite puzzling.

Liberian former football star George Weah comfortably beat off a challenge from Robert Sirleaf, the son of President Sirleaf

Landslide win for former football star George Weah in Liberia senate race

The former football star George Weah has won a landslide victory in Liberia’s senate elections, in polls disrupted by the Ebola outbreak.

Johannesburg, South Africa

Investors keep an eye on the big picture in Africa, in spite of short-term challenges

Concerns about the scale of the Ebola crisis and plunging commodity prices would have had investors fleeing Africa not that long ago. But dealmaking in the sub-Saharan region is buoyant as most investors set aside short-term worries and bet big on growth.

Africa

How to Write about Africa

Always use the word ‘Africa’ or ‘Darkness’ or ‘Safari’ in your title. Subtitles may include the words ‘Zanzibar’, ‘Masai’, ‘Zulu’, ‘Zambezi’, ‘Congo’, ‘Nile’, ‘Big’, ‘Sky’, ‘Shadow’, ‘Drum’, ‘Sun’ or ‘Bygone’.

The long case for the Global X Nigeria exchange-traded fund (ETF)

The long case for the Global X Nigeria exchange-traded fund (ETF)

Wall Street and the rest of the world has watched as oversupply has caused oil prices to plummet from well above $100 a barrel to below $70 a barrel in a matter of weeks. This has caused mass hysteria, leading to overselling of many otherwise sound assets.

Miller beer by SABMiler

M&A activity heats up in Africa as investors bet on growth

Concerns on the scale of the Ebola crisis, current levels of political unrest and plunging commodity prices would have sent investors rushing out of Africa not long ago.

Pius Adesanmi, Professor of English and African Studies, Carleton University

Africa's new story won't be told without its diaspora: Pius Adesanmi, Professor of English and African Studies, Carleton University

If 21st century Africa is a story struggling for equality in the global community of stories, to paraphrase Africa’s most famous novelist, Chinua Achebe, then Bob Geldof, Bono, and international aid and charity organizations are not the only actors seeking a space in that narrative.

Lara Logan, Correspondent on CBS' 60 Minutes

Africa without Africans, brought to you by CBS 60 Minutes

There’s a large literature of what’s meant by Africa without Africans. Common examples come from journalism that quotes just diplomats, aid workers, and/or foreign experts of one kind or another.

The creator of the ‘Ebola – no Ebola’ map says he is trying to show the world that Africa is not a country. Photograph: EbolaPhone/Twitter

Ebola for beginners: Twitter map outlines some elementary geography

A rudimentary map demonstrating that Africa is not synonymous with the Ebola virus has hit a nerve online.

Miguel Azevedo, Head of Investment Banking, Citigroup Africa

Citi's Head of African Investment Banking Miguel Azevedo preaches Africa's growth story

Because Miguel Azevedo spends two weeks each month traveling on the African continent, Citigroup’s head of African investment banking must get special permission from his firm to fly to countries affected by the Ebola crisis.

Nigeria implemented a co-ordinated approach that involved making 18,000 visits to 900 people to check their temperatures.

How Nigeria defeated Ebola

In a moment of welcome relief about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared Nigeria free of the virus.

First Consultants Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria

A callout of the American press reporting on Nigeria being "Ebola-free"

Nigeria has been declared Ebola-free.

Olusegun Obasanjo, former president of Nigeria, urges investors to consider social impact when putting money into Africa.

Nigeria's former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, urges investors to focus on inclusive growth

Nigeria’s former president warned investors at an African business summit in London they should focus on promoting “inclusive growth” if they want to avoid triggering social strife.

Empty Ebola ward in Abuja, Nigeria

How Did Nigeria Quash Its Ebola Outbreak So Quickly?

On July 20 a man who was ill flew on commercial planes from the heart of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia to Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city.

Checking passengers for infection at International Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja, Nigeria, on August 11, 2014.

Nigeria's Ebola crackdown is an example to the world

The public health crackdown on Ebola in Nigeria, which has been declared free of the virus, serves as a model for the rest of the world.

People walk past an information board on Ebola at a bus terminal in the Obalende district of Lagos, on Oct. 20, 2014. Africa's most-populous nation was on Monday declared officially Ebola free.

WHO Cites Nigeria's Response to Halt Ebola as Blueprint

Nigeria’s success in stopping Ebola shows how the virus can be stamped out and is a blueprint for other developing countries at risk of the disease, according to the World Health Organization.

A school official takes a pupil's temperature using an infrared digital laser thermometer in front of the school premises, at the resumption of private schools, in Lagos, Sept. 22, 2014.

Nigeria is declared "Ebola-Free": Here's what Nigeria did right

The World Health Organization declared Nigeria free of Ebola on Monday, a containment victory in an outbreak that has stymied other countries’ response efforts.

Lagos, Nigeria

Africa isn't a country: Don't judge this thriving continent by the Ebola crisis

REPORTS of people cancelling safari holidays in Kenya and South Africa due to fears of Ebola (over 3,000 miles away in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone) are the latest manifestation of the devastating impact on African economies wrought by the perception of Africa as one homogenous place.

octors Without Borders staff carrying the body of a person killed by Ebola in Gueckedou, Guinea on April 1, 2014

Why I am afraid of the "African disease called Ebola"

Wherever I turn, there is Ebola. In the newspapers and magazines, on television and radio, and across the ubiquitous social media. Ebola. I sweat, shake, and cringe in mortal fear. Such an ugly word, fearsome in its primal sound, so African, so dark, so black.

Africa

The IMF Says The World's In A Mess - But Not Africa

The IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook makes sobering reading for most of the world.

Africa

African Countries Recalculate GDP, Find Much Higher Numbers

Kenya’s is the latest in a series of rebasings that have reinforced investors’ perception of the area’s growth potential.

Ebola screening in Nigeria

Nigeria contains Ebola - and US officials want to know more

The possibility that Ebola would reach and spread in Nigeria was broached with great trepidation by public health experts. Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country.