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A few things we learned about tech hubs in Africa: GSMA (Infographic)

The last mapping exercise done by the World Bank in September 2015 listed less than 120 tech hubs in Africa. As of July 2016, GSMA’s research suggests there are 314 active tech hubs in Africa.

Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa

South Africa joins emerging markets wave of sovereign bond sales

South Africa is preparing its first sale of debt this year as global investors including BlackRock and Pimco declare that emerging markets represent a buying opportunity after three years of underperformance.

Africa trade - A digital game changer

Africa trade: A digital game changer

New payment technology will pave the way for faster, safer trade that could boost Africa’s exports.

Building in Banana Island, Lagos, Nigeria

Nigeria's Lagos among top five best cities to buy property in right now

When considering real estate investment opportunities, people normally think of western cities like London and New York.

Razia Khan, Head of Economics, Africa at Standard Chartered

Affluent consumers in Kenya and Nigeria are confident about growth: Razia Khan, Head of Economics, Africa at Standard Chartered (Video & Report)

Nigerians and Kenyans are confident about growth in their markets and expect their incomes to grow next year.

Founder of InaTidé and Head of Energy and Natural Resources at FBN Capital. Credit: rolake.iprofile360.com

Nigerian entrepreneur aims to plug energy project funding gaps with new startup

One characteristic the Mint economies share is that they have younger populations than their more economically developed counterparts around the world.

Nairobi, Kenya

Why And How You Can Profit Investing In Africa's 1.1 Billion Consumers

In the book “Win the Leadership Game – How Companies Can Create Unbeatable Global Teams,” by Jason Wingard, Vijay Mahajan is interviewed on the opportunities he sees in Africa.

South Africa is a hidden emerging market play: Philippe Langham, Head of Emerging Markets Equities, RBC GAM

South Africa is a hidden emerging market play: Philippe Langham, Head of Emerging Markets Equities, RBC GAM

Philippines, Chile and South Africa offer interesting investment opportunities that are not fully exploited by emerging market investors.

The “next” BRICs: The MINTs (Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Turkey) and the PINEs (the Philippines, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Ethiopia)

Why are businesses shifting focus to emerging markets like the MINTs (Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Turkey) and PINEs (the Philippines, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Ethiopia)?

In 2013, McKinsey & Company predicted that by 2025 almost 230 Fortune Global 500 companies would be based in cities in the emerging markets.

Eko Atlantic City, Lagos, Nigeria (Illustration)

Nigeria will be among world's 20 largest economies by 2030 (Infographic)

Take a peek at the new world that awaits us. Get ready for a new economic order. In the world 15 years from now, the U.S. will be far less dominant, several emerging markets will catapult into prominence, and some of the largest European economies will be slipping behind.

Number of ultra-high-net-worth individuals in Africa to surge

Number of ultra-high-net-worth individuals in Africa to increase

The number of ultra-high net worth individuals – those with at least $30m in assets – in Africa will increase by a staggering 59% over the next 10 years, stronger than the 34% projected global growth.

Mansion in Cape Town, South Africa

High-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) from Africa set to double by 2025: Knight Frank's 2015 Wealth Report

African individuals with 30 million US dollars in assets is set to more than double over the next decade, this is according to The Wealth Report 2015.

Kenya and Nigeria in world's top 20 fastest-growing economies in 2015, says Bloomberg

Kenya and Nigeria among world's top 20 fastest-growing economies in 2015, says Bloomberg

Emerging markets in Asia and Africa still reign supreme: They’re at the top of global growth projections over the next two years.

Ian Bremmer, President, Eurasia Group

Kenya named Africa's best investment hub: Ian Bremmer, President, Eurasia Group

Kenya has been named the best African emerging economy to invest in due to accelerated infrastructure development and a stable political and macroeconomic environment.

Jim O'Neill, former Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management

MINT country Nigeria has a lot of exciting investment opportunities: Jim O'Neill, former Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management

In spite of seeming tensions in Nigeria, as its general election looms, renowned global investor and former Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Dr. Jim O’Neill, has advised investors not to be distracted, insisting that Nigeria has a lot of exciting investment opportunities.

London Stock Exchange (LSE)

London Stock Exchange to pursue African company listings

The London Stock Exchange is launching an aggressive attempt to increase the number of listings of African companies in the UK, following strong interest from institutional investors in a recent wave of initial public offerings from the region.

BlackBerry Z3

Robust BlackBerry Z3 sales in emerging markets, including Nigeria and South Africa, may bring early return to profitability

Late last month, International Data Corporation (IDC) forecast that the growth of smartphone sales in mature markets in 2014 would slow to a low single digit of 4.9% with emerging markets continuing to soar at 32.4%. The exponential growth rate in emerging markets is now 6.5 times of that in developed countries.

Rocket Internet

German tech incubator Rocket Internet, one of the parent companies of Africa Internet Group (AIG), plans 2014 IPO

Rocket Internet is planning an initial public offering that could value the technology incubator at around €5 billion, or roughly $6.5 billion.

Aliko Dangote

Cementing Africa's future: The rise and rise of Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man

Aliko Dangote made his fortune by gambling on Africa’s future, repeatedly. For the Nigerian entrepreneur, that gamble has paid off spectacularly.

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff welcomes Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi

The BRICS alliance makes no sense at all. So what?

The leaders of the BRICS countries—Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa—are meeting for their sixth annual summit in Fortaleza, Brazil (in case you were wondering what Vladimir Putin was doing at the World Cup final).

Richard Leggett, CEO, Frontier Strategy Group

Nine of the top twenty most interesting frontier markets are from Africa: Richard Leggett, CEO, Frontier Strategy Group (Video)

Nine of the top twenty most interesting frontier markets are from Africa: Richard Leggett, CEO, Frontier Strategy Group