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Rob Shuter, CEO, MTN Group

MTN's new CEO starts job committing to investment in largest markets of Nigeria and South Africa

First-quarter sales rose 7.1 percent boosted by Nigeria and Iran. Carrier still has ‘work to do’ to meet full-year targets

Moussa Faki Mahamat attends a meeting in Chad, in 2014. Credit: theguardian.com/Farouk Batiche/AFP/Getty Images

Chad's Foreign Minister Moussa Faki Mahamat elected African Union Chairman

Chad’s foreign minister has been elected as the new chair of the African Union Commission, pledging to place development and security at the top of his agenda and streamline the organization’s bureaucracy.

Shayne Nelson, CEO, Emirates NBD

Dubai banking group Emirates NBD plans more success out of Africa

Emboldened by the bank’s success in Egypt, the chief executive of Emirates NBD is eyeing further expansion into Africa.

Godwin Emefiele, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

Is #Nigeria's central bank governor Godwin #Emefiele being made a scape goat? Are low oil prices good for #Nigeria? #ABCView

Yes, Nigeria’s central bank governor, Godwin Emefiele, is in fact being made a scape goat for the country’s economic challenges.

7 Reasons to Be Bullish on MTN Group

Here are 7 reasons to be bullish on MTN Group

MTN Group, Africa’s wireless telecommunications giant, had a rough start to the year. Stiff competition, regulatory action, weakening currencies, and a labor strike in its home base, South Africa, conspired to slash the company’s first half earnings by 24.2%, and its shares have dropped 21% since their September high. But don’t push the “sell” button quite yet.

Ebenezer Asante, incoming CEO of MTN Ghana

MTN appoints Ebenezer Asante as Ghana CEO

MTN Group Ltd., Africa’s largest wireless operator, has appointed the head of its Rwanda unit Ebenezer Asante to run the company’s Ghanaian operations, according to a person familiar with the matter.

MTN Group - AMTN Group: An interesting way to gain exposure to the African growth story

MTN Group: An interesting way to gain exposure to the African growth story (Infographic)

I came across MTN Group Ltd. (OTCPK:MTNOY) during a stock pitch competition I took part in and won earlier this year. I decided to share my analysis of the security with you today.

The Iran nuclear deal is great for Africa's largest mobile operator MTN

The Iran nuclear deal is great for Africa's largest mobile operator MTN

Johannesburg is a long way from Tehran.

Nigeria is in talks with Russia's Rosatom for nuclear power plants

Nigeria is in talks with Russia's Rosatom for nuclear power plants

Nigeria is in talks with Russia’s Rosatom Corp. to build as many as four nuclear power plants costing about $20 billion as Africa’s biggest economy seeks to boost generation and end daily blackouts.

Wole Soyinka, Africa’s first Nobel Laureate for Literature

Nigerians must forgive Buhari's past, says Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka

Africa’s first Nobel laureate for literature, Wole Soyinka, said Nigerians must show a Nelson Mandela-like ability to forgive president-elect Muhammadu Buhari’s past as an iron-fisted military ruler.

Diezani Alison-Madueke, Nigeria's Minister of Petroleum

Nigeria's petroleum minister Diezani Alison-Madueke appointed Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) president

Nigeria’s Petroleum Resources Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, on Tuesday emerged the new president of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum, GECF.

Mobile Network Towers

MTN Nigeria to transfer up to 9,151 towers to IHS-MTN joint venture

In line with continued efforts to further raise service levels for its customers in Nigeria, MTN has reached an agreement in principle with IHS Holding Limited (“IHS”) for the transfer of its towers business, comprising of up to 9,151 of MTN’s mobile network towers in Nigeria.

Amir H. Amiri, Executive Director, Kouros Capital Group Limited (Left) and Chief Etiebet of Dextel (Right)

Iran's Kouros Capital interested in Nigeria's NITEL and Bridge Banks

Iranian investors under the Iran-Nigeria Investment Corporation and led by Kouros Capital Group (KCG) have expressed interest in NITEL and the bridge banks whose privatisation has lingered.

Orji Uzor Kalu

Orji Uzor Kalu: The Nigerian Millionaire Who Wants To Negotiate With Boko Haram

When Orji Uzor Kalu, jet-setting Nigerian businessman and controversial politician is in Abuja, he usually spends most of his time at his sprawling mansion which is located a few minutes’ drive away from the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, the official residence of Nigeria’s President.

Emirates

Emirates increases to seven the number of daily flights between Dubai and South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa 15th July 2014 Emirates, a global connector of people and places today announced that it will introduce a fourth daily flight between Dubai and Johannesburg effective 26th October 2014, lifting to seven the number of daily flights to South Africa.

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.

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.

Diezani Alison-Madueke, Minister of Petroleum Resources, Nigeria

Nigeria Proposes Oil Minister as OPEC Head

Nigeria has put forward its oil minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, as a contender for OPEC’s top job, people familiar with the matter said Tuesday

Doyin Okupe, Senior Special Adviser on Public Affairs to Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan

Doyin Okupe on BBC HARDtalk: It took the American government 444 days to free the hostages during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis (Video)

BBC HardTalk’s Stephen Sackur recently interviewed Doyin Okupe, the Senior Special Adviser on Public Affairs to Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan.

MTN Nigeria

MTN Sees Double-Digit Sales Growth as Nigeria Customers Rise

MTN Group Ltd., Africa’s largest wireless operator, posted double-digit revenue growth in the first four months of this year as the number of subscribers in its biggest market of Nigeria climbed.