The Nigerian singer becomes the first African artist to headline a sold-out show at the venue, with a confident, joyous set featuring appearances from Skepta and Tinie Tempah.
Over the last 15 years, Africa has seen significant mobile telecoms growth and now data is being viewed as the ‘new oil’ on the continent.
Interswitch Ltd., a Nigeria-based payments-processing company, expects to complete its delayed dual listing in London and Lagos before the end of 2019.
Monetary policy officials unified some of their multiple exchange rates when they let currency dealers quote naira levels used in actual trades this month.
Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote’s first order of business if he succeeds in buying English Premier League soccer club Arsenal will be to fire the manager, Arsene Wenger.
Standard Bank Group Ltd., Africa’s largest lender by assets, plans to start a prime brokerage next month to benefit from regulatory changes in South Africa it expects will boost the hedge-fund industry.
Nigeria took a step to unify its multiple exchange rates by allowing banks to use a currency window for investors when quoting the naira rather than the official rate.
Nigerian banks are boosting dollar-spending limits for payment cards denominated in local currency as much as tenfold because of improved foreign-exchange supply.
Liquid Telecom, an unlisted pan-African telecoms group, has raised $700m in a bond and term-loan issue that will help it refinance debt and provide a war chest for further acquisitions.
London and Nairobi-based venture firm TLcom Capital has raised $40 million for its new Africa fund. The target is $100 million. TIDE Africa Fund will focus on tech startups in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Atlas Mara raising $200 million to increase Union Bank stake. Fairfax Africa partners with firm by purchasing shares and bond.
Barclays has been given regulatory approval for the sale of its remaining stake in its Barclays Africa Group, according to a unit of the business.
Ikoyi is to launch its first restaurant at The Crown Estate and Oxford Properties’ new £400m landmark destination, St James’s Market, bringing Central London its first taste of Jollof Cuisine.
It was only a year ago that Uber declared that its Lagos market was potentially bigger than its London market.
For eons, piracy in African book publishing has been something that booksellers lived with and factored in as part of the climate of doing business.
Higher-paid African expatriates sending cash to home countries. Money-transfer company has Facebook backer Accel as investor.
Major cabinet reshuffle comes as calls for South African president to quit grow.
How do you get from a talk show sofa to boardroom chair? If you ask Mosunmola “Mo” Abudu, it’s being motivated by an eagerness to dispel ignorance – more specifically about Africa.
Nigeria’s economy shrank by 1.5% in 2016, its first annual contraction in 25 years.
South Africa’s Brait SE has suspended plans to list on the London Stock Exchange.
Kenya’s telecoms regulator said on Tuesday it had no plans to break up any company in the sector.
When protesters marched on Nigeria’s presidential villa earlier this month to complain about a biting recession, they were not repelled by baton-wielding policemen, the usual fate for anyone arriving uninvited at the gate of the country’s power center.
Bastian Gotter is the Co-Founder of iROKO, the VC-backed African entertainment and tech company that has single-handedly changed the face of Nollywood content distribution.
Abraaj Group, the private equity firm that invests across emerging markets, is interested in buying a stake in Barclays Plc’s South African business.
The fallout from a much-hyped debut is never easy to handle, particularly when the author in question published her first book at 21.
News of Netflix’s expansion to Africa (and pretty much the rest of the world) in January was met with excitement on the continent.
Njideka Akunyili Crosby is walking around the Victoria Miro gallery in east London, calmly examining her paintings.
Volkswagen on Wednesday opened a new assembly plant in Kenya and launched plans for a ride-sharing service in Rwanda as it seeks to take advantage of surging car demand in Africa.
Seven years ago, when Jason Njoku moved back in with his mother into their public housing apartment in Deptford, southeast London, he felt like a failure.
In Zambia, one of their blogs is the undisputed arbiter of style. In South Africa, one of their apps is the gateway to private beaches and pop-up dining.
Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie warned in 2009 about the danger of hearing a “single story” about a person, country or continent.
Three years ago, MallforAfrica joined the raft of Nigerian tech start-ups attracting private equity and venture capital backing.
African private equity is having its moment in the sun, with pension funds on the continent ready to invest in their own backyard as investment banks continue to retreat from lending and domestic strategies mature.
South Africa’s major urban cities remain the most visited in the African continent, attracting millions of tourists, boosting local tourism and injecting billions of dollars into the economy.
The South African and Kenyan offices of pan-African law firm Bowmans together with international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and leading Nigerian law firm Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie will launch their inaugural African Private Equity Academy in Sandton this week.