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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.

GE proposes investing in Nigeria's oil refineries

GE proposes investing in Nigeria's oil refineries

General Electric Co has proposed investing in Nigeria’s oil refineries, potentially convening a consortium of companies to improve capacity at the facilities.

Rob Shuter, incoming CEO, MTN Group

South Africa's MTN names Vodafone Europe Head Rob Shuter as CEO

South African mobile phone operator MTN Group named the head of Vodafone Europe as its new CEO on Monday, bringing in an outsider with a risk-management background 10 days after it agreed to pay a $1.7 billion fine in Nigeria.

Taste Holdings - Leading Starbucks' African Charge

Taste Holdings: Leading Starbucks' African Charge

Lattes were selling like hotcakes at the Starbucks in the Johannesburg suburb of Rosebank during the grand opening on April 21st.

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan sign new Grand Renaissance Dam agreement

Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan signed an agreement on Tuesday finalizing the two firms tasked with carrying out studies on the potential impact of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam on the flow of the Nile.

Jes Staley, CEO, Barclays

Why Barclays Needs Africa

Chapter one in the manual given to all new bank CEOs directs them to survey every business line, looking for fat that can be trimmed and capital that can be reallocated.

During the past 10 years, the GDP of the 11 largest sub-Saharan Africa countries increased 51%, more than twice the world's 23%. Credit: bloombergview.com

Where's the Growth? Africa

Here’s a nice way to stump your companions: Ask them what part of the world has had the fastest economic growth over the last 10 years.

South Africa's MTN is the most admired brand in Africa

MTN, Samsung and Coca-Cola top list of most admired brands in Africa

Brand Africa has announced that MTN is the overall best brand in Africa and reclaimed the #1 spot as the Most Admired Brand in Africa at a gala launch of the 4th Annual Brand Africa 100: Africa’s Best Brands at Sandton Convention Center.

Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of Nigeria

Nigeria plans $25B infrastructure fund

Nigeria plans to set up a $25 billion infrastructure fund to invest in the transport and energy sectors in Africa’s most populous nation, a spokesman for Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said on Thursday.

A farmer, left, accepts cash payment for his grain from a buyer in the village of Damo Dulele, Ethiopia, in February 2015. Growth in Ethiopia has beaten every other sub-Saharan country over the past decade. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The world's most optimistic people live in Africa (Infographics)

Sure, France has Paris, Provence and the Palace of Versailles. But when it comes to optimism about the domestic economy, the French have nothing on Ethiopians.

Former President of South Africa Nelson Mandel presenting the 1995 Rugby World Cup trophy to Francois Pienaar, former captain of the Springboks, South Africa's national rugby team

South Africa will bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup

South Africa was joined by Italy, France, United States and Ireland at the briefing, with their delegation including sports minister Fikile Mbalula and Gideon Sam, president of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee.

Vigil in Nairobi, Kenya. Each cross stands for a victim. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

The world is remembering - and forgetting - the attack in Kenya that killed 148 students

After the initial breaking news frenzy of the brutal Islamist attack that killed 148 students in Kenya, the coverage of the massacre in western media waned, as it often does when tragedy hits far from home.

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.

Aliko Dangote, Chairman, Dangote Group

Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote and Italian giant Saipem form joint venture Saipem Dangote E&C

Saipem has entered into a Joint Venture with Dangote Group, one of Africa’s leading companies, to create a new company named Saipem Dangote E&C.

Reni Folawiyo, Founder & CEO of Alara. Credit: style.com

Lagos Rising: Alara Founder and CEO Reni Folawiyo talks to Style.com about her ambitious new store

Nigeria is the largest economy in Africa, and growing richer by the day, and bustling Lagos is a city full of moneyed, cosmopolitan fashion consumers. Habit among them has been to travel abroad to do their shopping—London, Paris, and Dubai are regular haunts.

The Mercedes Maybach is one of the auto brands popular amongst Nigeria's top one percent

In Lagos, Nigeria, the 1% takes stock

Guests sashayed through the tent doors into a scene of surreal opulence. At the far end of the tent, engulfed by servants, courtiers, national politicians and guards with wires in their ears, the celebrant perched beside his wife on a throne covered with white faux fur, his every move broadcast on flat-screens arrayed around the tent walls.

Journalists are hoping that the public will leak more information to them via the internet. Source: AFP

AfriLeaks: A secure whistleblowing platform for African media

African media houses practicing investigative journalism might want to link up with afriLeaks, which launched on January 13, to allow important information that is of public interest to get the people.

The truths and fictions of the "Africa Rising" story

The truths and fictions of the "Africa Rising" story: KPMG Africa

The truth about Africa Rising is that it is real. The economy is growing and potential for huge and sustained growth is enormous.

London Stock Exchange (LSE)

London Stock Exchange and the Nigerian Stock Exchange sign capital markets agreement

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) and The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) have today signed a capital markets agreement that supports African companies seeking dual listings in London and Lagos.

The Victoria & Alfred (V&A) Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa ranked #1 for best hotels globally

As the new year approaches, many travelers are looking for inspiration on where to head in 2015. This list might help.

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam under construction

As Ethiopia plans to become regional power hub, talks move forward on 6,000 MW Renaissance Dam, which will be Africa's biggest dam

The three main countries that share the Nile River’s waters moved toward an agreement to study whether a planned $4 billion Ethiopian dam would disrupt flows to downstream countries, water ministers of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt said after talks on Friday.

South African Properties

South Africa's middle class is a force to be reckoned with

As the ranks of black middle and upper classes have swelled in the 20 years since South Africa’s first democratic election, so too have the aspirations of a wealthy new elite.

Kunmi Otitoju, Founder, Minku

Meet The Nigerian Fashion Designer Building Africa's Hermès: Kunmi Otitoju, Founder, Minku

Kunmi Otitoju, a 30-year-old Nigerian fashion designer and entrepreneur, holds two Computer Science degrees – a Bachelor of Science degree with first-class honors from Howard University and a Master of Science degree from Virginia Tech.