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Aliko Dangote on latest cover of Bloomberg Markets

Africa's richest man is on the latest cover of Bloomberg Markets: Check out his wide-ranging interview

Dangote, who was worth $12.3 billion as of mid-August, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, is modest in his personal life but bold in business.

Aliko Dangote, Chairman, Dangote Group

Africa's Richest Man Will Fire Wenger If He Buys Arsenal

Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote’s first order of business if he succeeds in buying English Premier League soccer club Arsenal will be to fire the manager, Arsene Wenger.

Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Leader of Biafra (1967 - 1970) and son of Nigeria's first billionaire, is perhaps Nnewi's most famous indigene.

What town has produced more billionaires than any town in Nigeria and possibly Africa? Here are 10 of its richest people

The small Nigerian town of Nnewi has more naira billionaires per capita than anywhere else in the country.

FIFA confirms nine places for Africa at 2026 World Cup

FIFA confirms nine places for Africa at 2026 World Cup

Africa could have as many as 10 teams competing at the 2026 World Cup after the allocation for places at the expanded 48-nation competition was ratified by the FIFA Council during their meeting in Bahrain.

Gabon's national team at the AFCON. Credit: AP Photo/Sunday Alamba/Quartz

Africa is the biggest beneficiary of FIFA's new 48-team World Cup format (Infographic)

When FIFA voted in January to change the format of soccer’s World Cup starting from 2026, it was unclear how the increase in participating nations, from 32 to 48, would affect slot allocations to the six geographic confederations.

Aliko Dangote, CEO, Dangote Group

Aliko Dangote: In for the long haul

Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, is optimistic that the only place to invest in today is Africa.

AFCON 2017 - Cameroon beats Egypt to lift African title

2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2017): Cameroon beats Egypt to win 5th title

Cameroon produced a stunning comeback to beat Egypt in the final of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON), held in Gabon’s capital, Libreville, on Sunday.

Aliko Dangote, President, Dangote Group. Credit: CNBC Africa

I will build Dangote Group into a $100B business, I still have plans to buy Arsenal, says Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote (Video)

“If you are in Africa or in Nigeria for the short-term, then you shouldn’t be there,” says Aliko Dangote, the President of Dangote Group.

Ivory Coast’s Yaya Toure reportedly earns in excess of $300,000 per week at Manchester City.

These are Africa's highest-paid footballers (Video)

The football season in Europe has started with a bang. Premier League clubs spent over a billion dollars in the summer transfer window, with 13 clubs breaking their spending records.

Stephen Keshi is one of two people to win the Cup of Nations as a player and manager, and the only black African ever to coach at a World Cup. Photograph: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images

Stephen Keshi: Brawler, talker and most successful black African coach of all time

The former Nigeria and Togo manager, who died on Tuesday evening aged just 54, was, at the international level, the finest African coach of his generation.

Fatma Samoura, newly-appointed FIFA Secretary General

Fact of the Day: FIFA's new Secretary General is the first African and first woman to hold the job

FIFA, the governing body of world soccer, appointed Senegal’s Fatma Samoura as its new secretary general.

Samuel Eto'o and Ronaldinho played together at Barcelona (Reuters/Albert Gea)

The world's best soccer club is looking to Africa for its next superstars

FC Barcelona, the current champion of European and world soccer, is seen as the gold standard in the game.

Issa Hayatou (L) and Sepp Blatter back in May 2015. (Reuters/Arnd Wiegmann)

The future of global football is now in Africa's hands

When FIFA’s corruption scandals first erupted in May, there were calls by some in Europe to end the organization as we know it.

Sunday Oliseh, Coach of Nigeria's national football team, the Super Eagles

Sunday Oliseh: New Nigeria football boss eager to prove his ability

New Nigeria coach Sunday Oliseh is determined to show he has the managerial ability to disprove the critics who say he lacks the experience needed for the job.

Aliko Dangote, Dangote Group's Chairman and Africa's richest man

Buying Arsenal will put Nigeria on the map, says Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote

Nigerian businessman Aliko Dangote says that he is interested in purchasing Premier League club Arsenal in order to boost the profile of his homeland.

Sunday Oliseh, Coach of Nigeria's national football team, the Super Eagles

Nigeria appoints former Super Eagles midfielder and captain Sunday Oliseh as new coach

Nigeria have appointed former Super Eagles midfielder and captain Sunday Oliseh as their new coach.

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote. The Nigerian billionaire has expressed interest in buying the Arsenal Football Club.

Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote wants to buy Arsenal

Africa’s richest businessman says he is planning a bid to buy Arsenal. Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote believes the building of an oil refinery in his homeland will give him the finance to secure a takeover.

FIFA Chief Sepp Blatter and South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma at the 2010 FIFA World Cup (Reuters/David Gray)

Dear Europe: No, you can't have 'your' football back, signed Africa

Like most right-thinking people, I don’t condone corruption and abhor anyone responsible for ruining the integrity of the game that we love. But a troubling narrative has emerged out of the FIFA corruption scandal.

Nigeria star Asisat Oshoala awarded BBC’s 2015 Women's Footballer of the Year.

Nigeria star Asisat Oshoala awarded BBC's 2015 Women's Footballer of the Year

Nigeria and Liverpool Ladies striker Asisat Oshoala has won the BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year award after a vote by fans around the world, the broadcaster announced on Tuesday.

Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, could become the first African owner of an English Premier League football team.

Aliko Dangote: Five things about the Nigerian who wants to buy Arsenal

Five years after Nigerian businessman and Arsenal fan Aliko Dangote’s offer to buy the North London club was rejected, he has been linked to them again.

Aliko Dangote is Africa's richest man and has repeatedly expressed interest in buying Arsenal.

Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote still plans to buy Arsenal

Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote has told Bloomberg he still plans to buy Arsenal for the “right price” in the future. Dangote was linked with making an approach to buy a stake in Arsenal in 2010, before he said he decided against the investment.

A CAF executive meeting, attended by Sepp Blatter and Issa Hayatou, voted for Gabon to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. Photograph: Hassan Ammar/AP

Gabon to host 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON)

Gabon beat Algeria and Ghana for right to host tournament. Gabon replaces Libya. Libya withdrew as hosts due to civil conflict.

Sepp Blatter, FIFA President

Confederation of African Football (CAF) pledges voting block for Sepp Blatter's return as FIFA President

The president of soccer’s world governing body, Sepp Blatter, now knows that he can count on a quarter of all available votes when he stands for a fifth consecutive term at the helm of FIFA this spring.

Man City's Yaya Toure considering Ivory Coast retirement

Man City's Yaya Toure considering Ivory Coast retirement

Manchester City’s Yaya Toure says he will decide about his international future with the Ivory Coast this week.

Jerome Valcke, Secretary General, FIFA

2023 Africa Cup of Nations dates to change

The 2023 Africa Cup of Nations will move from January to June because of plans to switch the 2022 World Cup dates, FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said Wednesday.

Manchester City's Yaya Toure celebrates scoring a goal with teammates during their Premier League match against Sunderland at the Etihad Stadium on January 1, 2015 (AFP Photo/Lindsey Parnaby)

Manchester City sure missed Yaya Toure while he was at the Africa Cup of Nations

For half a decade, Yaya Toure has been the best central midfielder in the Premier League. However, even through two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and a League Cup, the Ivorian’s value truly did not register until he took off for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in January.

Ivory Coast president Alassane Ouattara and Ivory Coast captain Yaya Toure parade the Africa Cup of Nations trophy on Monday

Yaya Toure and Ivory Coast team return home to hero's welcome after African Cup of Nations triumph (Photos)

Hundreds of thousands of supporters at the airport and on the streets of Ivory Coast‘s commercial capital Abidjan welcomed home the national football team on Monday after its victory at the Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.

Yaya Touré, Midfielder for English club Manchester City and the Ivory Coast national team

Man City's hopes of having Yaya Touré back could depend on drawing of lots at 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON)

Manchester City’s hopes of having Yaya Touré back for Saturday evening’s title showdown with Chelsea could depend on the lottery of a drawing of lots should Ivory Coast finish level on points in their Africa Cup of Nations group on Wednesday.

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has become the first player to be named Confederation of African Football African Footballer of the Year four years in a row.

Yaya Toure wins fourth African Player of the Year title in a row

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has become the first player to be named Confederation of African Football African Footballer of the Year four years in a row.

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.

Sepp Blatter, FIFA President

Confederation of African Football (CAF) promises support for Sepp Blatter's FIFA presidency bid in upcoming election

Africa will support Sepp Blatter in next year’s FIFA presidential election, the Confederation of African Football said on Saturday after a meeting of its executive committee in the Ethiopian capital.

Ethiopia, Kenya and Ghana bid to host 2017 Africa Cup of Nations

Ethiopia, Kenya & Ghana bid to host 2017 Africa Cup of Nations following Libya's withdrawal as host nation

Ethiopia, Kenya and Ghana have announced their interest in bidding to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations following Libya’s withdrawal as the host nation.

Gervinho and Drogba at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil

Africa is a country, football edition

Africa remains divided along many lines, from race and religion to ethnicity.

Nigerian Football (Soccer) Fans

Nigeria: The World's Most Crazed Soccer Nation

Nigeria can make a strong case for recognition as the most soccer-crazed country in the world.

Silk Invest's African Opportunities for Footballers Fund

Silk Invest teams up with Kolo Toure to launch the African Opportunities for Footballers Fund (Video)

This will be the first fund of its kind and makes it possible for African Football players to manage their financial assets while also investing in the grand opportunity of their home continent. The fund will be domiciled in Luxembourg and will primarily invest in the African markets.

Sepp Blatter, President, FIFA

Confederation of African Football (CAF) supports FIFA boss Blatter, hits out at 'degrading' media

Africa’s soccer chiefs launched an attack on the media – “notably British” – for what it called “repeated, deliberately hateful, defamatory and degrading attacks” on the integrity of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) “and the entire African continent”.

Issa Hayatou, President, Confederation of African Football (CAF)

Africa seeks to force FIFA’s hand with success in Brazil

Africa’s hopes of increased future World Cup representation rest heavily on achievement in Brazil this year where five countries seek to break new ground and force FIFA’s hand.

2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa

South Africa’s World Cup advice to Brazil—and a huge Waka Waka confession

Dear Brazil, when we hosted the World Cup in 2010, we taught the world some positive things about South Africa.

Delta Ghana Giraffe Tweet Gaffe

Delta Air Lines Discovers that there are no giraffes in Ghana

The publishing industry isn’t alone in thinking that the entire continent of Africa looks just like The Lion King.

Gervais Yao Kouassi, Ivory Coast National Football Team, 2014 FIFA World Cup

How are Africans fans watching the World Cup in Brazil?

As Nigeria and Ghana begin their campaign, a poll finds a somewhat optimistic belief on the continent that an African team will win. How will you be following the action?

Stephen Keshi, Nigeria National Football Team Coach

Africa can win the World Cup, says Nigeria coach, Stephen Keshi

African sides are as good as any at the World Cup and one could end up winning it in Brazil, Nigerian coach Stephen Keshi said on Sunday ahead of his side’s opening group game against outsiders Iran.