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Real GDP Growth Rates (2007 - 2017) of Countries in Africa (Interactive Map & Chart)

Real GDP Growth Rates (2007 - 2017) of Countries in Africa (Interactive Map & Chart)

Visualizations of Real GDP Growth Rates of Countries in Africa (Interactive Map & Chart) from 2007 – 2017.

A black child and a white woman hold hands in Bamako, Mali

#LintonLies: Louise Linton just wrote the perfect White-Savior-in-Africa story

If there is one media narrative about Africa that refuses to be squashed, it’s the White-Savior-in-Africa bug.

Eko Atlantic City, Lagos, Nigeria (Illustration)

Africa's planned cities and the future

One of the objectives of Sustainable Development Goals is to have sustainable cities that provide opportunities for all, including access to basic services, energy, housing and transport. Some African cities like Lagos and Kigali are on the move.

Orange Strikes $160M Deal for Tigo DRC

Orange Strikes $160M Deal for Tigo DRC

Orange is set to continue its acquisition spree in Africa with a $160 million takeover of Millicom’s Tigo-branded mobile phone business in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Orange buys Bharti Airtel operations in Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone

Orange buys Bharti Airtel operations in Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone

French telecom incumbent Orange has agreed to acquire Bharti Airtel’s businesses in Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone in a continuation of its expansion strategy in West Africa.

France's Orange acquires Liberia's largest cell phone company Cellcom in Africa expansion move

France's Orange acquires Liberia's largest cell phone company Cellcom in Africa expansion move

France’s Orange has agreed to buy Cellcom Liberia from privately held Cellcom Telecommunications Ltd. for an undisclosed sum as part of its expansion strategy in West Africa.

Nancy Kacungira, New Anchor, KTN

Why I cannot tell 'the African story': Nancy Kacungira, News Anchor, KTN (Infographic)

Ugandan TV journalist Nancy Kacungira has won the first BBC World News Komla Dumor Award for Africa-based journalists.

Compelling investment markets in Africa. Credit: sc.com

Compelling investment markets in Africa - Inside Riscura's Bright Africa 2015 Report: Debbie O’Hanlon, Senior Analyst, RisCura (Infographics)

Africa is not a single investment destination with a single set of standardized risk factors and homogenous potential for reward.

Nigerian billionaire business man Aliko Dangote. Credit: Benedicte Kurzen/NOOR/theafricareport.com

Billionaire Aliko Dangote's smooth landing

With a new government in power, the business magnate is betting on his huge refinery and agriculture projects taking off. Meanwhile, Dangote Cement continues an expansion plan that has left others scrambling to catch up.

In November of last year, French insurer AXA bought control of Nigeria's fourth-largest insurer, Mansard Insurance.

Africa: A growing insurance market

Low penetration across most African markets spell many opportunities for insurers, but success will depend on their ability to devise strategies to expand their foothold in a continent of 54 immensely diverse economies.

Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa - Navigating Headwinds (April 2015 Report)

Strong growth in Sub-Saharan Africa despite headwinds - IMF Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa (April 2015 Report)

Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa should remain robust but decelerate in the wake of the decline in oil and commodity prices.

Nigeria's Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Time's "100 Most Influential People" list

Nigeria's Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Time's "100 Most Influential People" list

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been listed by Time magazine as one of the world’s 100 most influential people.

The pros and cons of an East African Community (EAC) monetary union

The pros and cons of an East African Community (EAC) monetary union

There has been very vocal interest in regional integration, including monetary integration, in Africa over the decades since independence.

Howard French, Columbia Professor and Author of “China's Second Continent”

Get Africa Right: Columbia Professor and Author Howard French pens rebuking letter to 60 Minutes

We, the undersigned, are writing to express our grave concern about the frequent and recurring misrepresentation of the African continent by 60 Minutes.

Nigerian presidential candidate Remi Sonaiya says "Women cannot keep on being cheerleaders in this country" (AFP Photo/Pius Utomi Ekpei)

Remi Sonaiya: Nigeria's first female presidential candidate done with 'cheerleading'

The two main candidates for the governorship of Nigeria’s Lagos state took to the stage, making a flurry of promises to the all-female audience at the select Cosmopolitan Women’s Club.

A Kenya Airways jet arrives at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. Africa’s aviation industry is booming. Photograph: Noor Khamis/Reuters

Africa's aviation industry is booming: Opening up Africa's airspace could make sky the limit (Video)

Glancing around a crowded terminal in Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta airport, one of the busiest international hubs in Africa, it’s obvious that more passengers are streaming to the continent than ever before.

Mo Ibrahim, who started a foundation that bears his name, says his Index of African Governance gives investors the facts to make smart choices among diverse countries. Photograph by Mathias Braschler and Monika Fischer

Billionaire Mo Ibrahim Defies African 'Basket Case' Clichés

Mo Ibrahim, a Sudanese-born billionaire philanthropist, says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has once again painted the entire continent as a disaster zone.

Runa Alam, CEO, Development Partners International (DPI)

Africa's opportunities far outweigh its risks: Runa Alam, Co-Founder & CEO, Development Partners International (DPI)

Runa Alam is something of a private equity pioneer. Alam co-founded Development Partners International, which she calls the first pan-African private equity firm, in 2007.

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.

Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Increased confidence in West Africa-focused private equity

Although Africa still only makes up a small portion of the private equity market, interest is on the rise as a result of a burgeoning middle class and strong growth figures across the continent as a whole.

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)

Africa: Now a major player in emerging markets financial services

The Africa Finance & Investment Forum 2014 represented something of a landmark for the oldest continent and its plans for the future. Held in Cologne, it was the first such conference to be held in Germany, Europe’s economic motor and a strategic partner in several African ventures.

Pius Adesanmi, Professor of English and African Studies, Carleton University

Africa's new story won't be told without its diaspora: Pius Adesanmi, Professor of English and African Studies, Carleton University

If 21st century Africa is a story struggling for equality in the global community of stories, to paraphrase Africa’s most famous novelist, Chinua Achebe, then Bob Geldof, Bono, and international aid and charity organizations are not the only actors seeking a space in that narrative.

Lara Logan, Correspondent on CBS' 60 Minutes

Africa without Africans, brought to you by CBS 60 Minutes

There’s a large literature of what’s meant by Africa without Africans. Common examples come from journalism that quotes just diplomats, aid workers, and/or foreign experts of one kind or another.

The creator of the ‘Ebola – no Ebola’ map says he is trying to show the world that Africa is not a country. Photograph: EbolaPhone/Twitter

Ebola for beginners: Twitter map outlines some elementary geography

A rudimentary map demonstrating that Africa is not synonymous with the Ebola virus has hit a nerve online.

Nigeria implemented a co-ordinated approach that involved making 18,000 visits to 900 people to check their temperatures.

How Nigeria defeated Ebola

In a moment of welcome relief about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared Nigeria free of the virus.

The Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at the Hay Festival in 2012

Continental drift: Africa39, an anthology of writing from south of the Sahara, is too good to miss

In 2007, Britain’s Hay Festival collaborated with the Unesco World Book Capital project to publish Bogotá39, a literary collection that showcased the talents of 39 Latin American writers under the age of 40.

First Consultants Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria

A callout of the American press reporting on Nigeria being "Ebola-free"

Nigeria has been declared Ebola-free.

Empty Ebola ward in Abuja, Nigeria

How Did Nigeria Quash Its Ebola Outbreak So Quickly?

On July 20 a man who was ill flew on commercial planes from the heart of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia to Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city.

Checking passengers for infection at International Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja, Nigeria, on August 11, 2014.

Nigeria's Ebola crackdown is an example to the world

The public health crackdown on Ebola in Nigeria, which has been declared free of the virus, serves as a model for the rest of the world.

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.

A school official takes a pupil's temperature using an infrared digital laser thermometer in front of the school premises, at the resumption of private schools, in Lagos, Sept. 22, 2014.

Nigeria is declared "Ebola-Free": Here's what Nigeria did right

The World Health Organization declared Nigeria free of Ebola on Monday, a containment victory in an outbreak that has stymied other countries’ response efforts.

Lagos, Nigeria

Africa isn't a country: Don't judge this thriving continent by the Ebola crisis

REPORTS of people cancelling safari holidays in Kenya and South Africa due to fears of Ebola (over 3,000 miles away in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone) are the latest manifestation of the devastating impact on African economies wrought by the perception of Africa as one homogenous place.

octors Without Borders staff carrying the body of a person killed by Ebola in Gueckedou, Guinea on April 1, 2014

Why I am afraid of the "African disease called Ebola"

Wherever I turn, there is Ebola. In the newspapers and magazines, on television and radio, and across the ubiquitous social media. Ebola. I sweat, shake, and cringe in mortal fear. Such an ugly word, fearsome in its primal sound, so African, so dark, so black.

Africa

The IMF Says The World's In A Mess - But Not Africa

The IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook makes sobering reading for most of the world.

Arik Air

Nigeria's Arik Air launches frequent flyer program - Arik Affinity Wings

Arik Air, West and Central Africa’s largest commercial carrier, has launched a frequent flyer program, aligning its offering with the industry’s foremost airlines in the process.

Ebola screening in Nigeria

Nigeria contains Ebola - and US officials want to know more

The possibility that Ebola would reach and spread in Nigeria was broached with great trepidation by public health experts. Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country.

Emirates

Emirates plans to expand in Africa with at least 10 new routes by 2025

Emirates, the largest international airline, is planning to expand in Africa with at least 10 new routes by 2025 and a jet fleet worth $10 billion to $12 billion, according to President Tim Clark.

The principal of Tundunwada Secondary School Enenwan Essien checks a student's temperature for Ebola during an assembly in Abuja on September 22, 2014 (AFP Photo)

Nigeria in first step towards all-clear on Ebola: As of today, there is no case of Ebola in Nigeria

Nigeria has cleared all patients being monitored for the Ebola virus, the federal health ministry said on Wednesday, but doctors said they would have to wait to declare the outbreak over.

Patrick Akinwuntan, Ecobank and Daniel Monehin, MasterCard

MasterCard and Ecobank partner to accelerate electronic payments adoption in 28 Sub-Saharan African countries

Ecobank Transnational Inc. (“Ecobank”) and MasterCard, http://newsroom.mastercard.com/ today announced  a multi-country licensing agreement which will provide access to MasterCard’s electronic payments solutions for Ecobank’s customers in a further 23 African countries.

US-Africa Business Forum - Africa is Building a Better Business Landscape

US-Africa Business Forum: Africa is Building a Better Business Landscape (Video)

Data + Transparency = Market Confidence

US-Africa Business Forum - This is the Moment to Invest in Africa

US-Africa Business Forum: This is the Moment to Invest in Africa (Video)

Africa has a middle class larger than that of India, a projected five percent growth rate by 2015, and six of the world’s ten fastest growing economies.

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.