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A woman waved a portrait of Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the newly elected director general of the World Health Organization, in Geneva on Tuesday. Credit: Valentin Flauraud/European Pressphoto Agency

W.H.O. Elects Ethiopia's Tedros as First Director General From Africa

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia was voted director general of the World Health Organization on Tuesday, the first African ever to head the agency.

Lagos Startup Week 2015

Seedstars World announces partnership with Lagos Startup Week and Uber to showcase the best Nigerian entrepreneurs

On July 31st, the Nigerian leg of Seedstars World will take place at the final event of Lagos Startup Week. This will showcase the best entrepreneurs from around Nigeria, elevate them to an international stage, and offer them the opportunity to receive investment of up to $1.5 million.

Luanda, Angola’s capital city. Angola is rich in national resources, particularly oil and gas.

Angola's capital Luanda remains 'most expensive city' for expats in Mercer's 2015 Cost of Living ranking

The Angolan capital, Luanda, remains the world’s most expensive city for expatriates, according to an annual survey by consultancy Mercer.

A woman faces down a line of Baltimore police officers in riot gear on Monday during protests after the funeral of Freddie Gray. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

How Western media would cover Baltimore if it happened elsewhere like say Lagos or Nairobi

If what is happening in Baltimore happened in a foreign country, here is how Western media would cover it: International leaders expressed concern over the rising tide of racism and state violence in America, especially concerning the treatment of ethnic minorities in the country and the corruption in state security forces around the country when handling cases of police brutality.

Daniel Kablan Duncan, Prime Minister of Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast eyes double-digit GDP growth until 2020, says Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan

Ivory Coast is hoping to achieve double-digit economic growth this year and every year until 2020, Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan said on Tuesday.

Uche Orji, CEO, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority

Nigeria's sovereign wealth fund has 'good year' tapping dollar investments: Uche Orji, CEO, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority

Nigeria’s $1.55 billion sovereign wealth fund had a “good year” after weighting its investments toward dollar assets, according to Chief Executive Officer Uche Orji.

Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sogato Strategies LLC and former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria

Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu, former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and Sogato CEO, appointed Professor at Tufts University's Fletcher School

Dr. Kingsley Moghalu has been appointed as a Professor of Practice in International Business and Public Policy at Tufts University’s Fletcher School effective July 1, 2015.

Seedstars World (SSW)

Meet the 8 African startups to compete at the Seedstars World (SSW) final competition

On February 4 2015, 36 startups from emerging markets around the world will converge at the Grand Final of Seedstars World to be held in Geneva, Switzerland, a global startup competition that showcases new opportunities beyond Silicon Valley.

Nigerian startup Green Energy is heading to Switzerland to win $500,000 at the Seedstars World (SSW) final competition

Nigerian startup Green Energy is heading to Switzerland to win $500,000 at the Seedstars World (SSW) final competition

Green Energy is representing Nigeria at the Seedstars World (SSW) Grand Final in Geneva and will be competing against 35 startups from other emerging markets.

Igho Sanomi, Founder and CEO, Taleveras Group

Nigerian multi-millionaire oil tycoon Igho Sanomi to build giant oil storage terminal in Equatorial Guinea

Taleveras Group, an oil trading firm owned by Igho Sanomi, a 39 year-old Nigerian businessman, has signed an agreement with Equatorial Guinea’s Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy to construct what will be one of the largest oil storage terminals in Africa.

Kingsley Moghalu, Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

Deputy Governor of Nigeria's Central Bank Kingsley Moghalu announces resignation

Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu, has announced that he is leaving the bank after his completion of a five-year term.

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.

Sizwe Nxasana, CEO, FirstRand

African Bank not a proxy for South Africa's banking industry: Sizwe Nxasana, CEO, FirstRand

FirstRand Ltd. (FSR), Africa’s biggest bank by market value, said unsecured lending was the least of its issues and criticized ratings companies for seeing failed African Bank Investment Ltd. as a proxy for the industry.

It now takes six days for goods to reach the port of Mombasa from Kigali. In 2012, it took almost 18 days, on average.

Rwanda finds working with the neighbors pays off

The government of President Paul Kagame, who has for years maintained a firm grip on Rwanda’s politics, has built a remarkable record for economic reforms.

White Spaces for Broadband

Africa's White Spaces Revolution: Broadband's Final Frontier

An unused portion of the radio and television spectrum known as White Spaces is now being tapped by tech pioneers as the way to get Africa connected to the internet.

Banque Privee Edmond de Rothschild

Rothschild fund raises $530 million to invest in Africa

Swiss private banking group Edmond de Rothschild (RLD.S) has raised $530 million for its first Africa-focused fund, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.