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The Wedding Party: Nollywood’s highest-grossing movie to date

From Hollywood To Nollywood: Nigeria's Walk Of Fame

Africa’s largest economy, Nigeria, has embraced the challenges of creating a film industry – Nollywood – that is markedly authentic, undeniably bold, and unapologetically true to its roots.

Naspers’ global footprint

Africa's largest company Naspers adds Nigeria to 'BRIC'

Naspers Ltd. is rewriting the ‘BRIC’ acronym to include Nigeria and Turkey among the world’s best emerging markets as China and Russia lose some luster with Africa’s most valuable company.

Bonang Mohale, Chairman, Shell South Africa

Why South Africa must get real: Bonang Mohale, Chairman, Shell South Africa

Looking back on the last 20 years, there is much to celebrate about South Africa’s progress. Indeed, we could easily have become a Syria, Libya, Iraq, or Ukraine—but our leaders had the foresight and the wisdom to give us the amazing gift of a united, inclusive, nonracial constitutional democracy.

Sub-Saharan Africa offers some respite from global bond tempest.

African Debt Offers Some Respite as Bond Rout Sweeps Globe

Sub-Saharan Africa is weathering the global bond tempest better than most. Seven of nine sub-Saharan African nations have outperformed the Bloomberg Emerging-Market Sovereign Bond Index since April 15.

Super-rich Africans splash out big bucks for luxury London homes.

Super-rich Africans splash out big bucks for luxury London homes (Photos, Infographic, & Video)

Sophisticated, glamorous and spacious — when the super-rich go house-hunting they are searching for something special. Real estate in London’s swankier suburbs can catch a buyers’ eye. Mayfair, Kensington and Chelsea have long been the stomping ground of the elite — and are now welcoming a new wave of African investors.

Oke Okaro, former Head of Mobile, Bloomberg. Credit: forbes.com

Bloomberg's former Head Of Mobile Oke Okaro on how smartphones will fuel innovation in Africa

Nigerian-born Oke Okaro, 41, is a product visionary, award winning technologist and pioneer in the U.S. mobile and connected devices industry.

Donald Kaberuka, President, African Development Bank (AfDB)

Build Africa's defenses against economic shocks now: Donald Kaberuka, President, African Development Bank (AfDB)

While many of the world’s most advanced economies suffered historic setbacks following the 2009 financial crisis, overall African economies fared well.

South African mercenaries are reportedly operating in Nigeria's remote north-east, fighting the Boko Haram insurgents.

Mercenaries in Africa: South Africa struggles in vain to ban soldiers of fortune

During the 1980s, Leon Lotz fought for the “Koevoet” (“crowbar” in Afrikaans), a South African apartheid-era paramilitary unit charged with rooting out nationalist guerrillas in what is now Namibia — acting as “the crowbar which prises terrorists out of the bushveld like nails from rotten wood,” in the words of South Africa’s then minister of law and order, Louis le Grange.

Russell Taylor, CEO, ITE Group

ITE Group enters into African event production market with $24M deal with Global Pacific & Partners (GPP)

Trade exhibition organiser ITE Group Plc (LSE: ITE.L – news) bought a majority stake in a portfolio of events, mostly in Africa, as the company looks to reduce its dependence on Russia, its biggest market.

Nigeria Strategy - H1 2015 - ARM (Report)

Nigeria Strategy - H1 2015: ARM (Report)

Global growth softened over H2 2014 as a tepid economic macro-picture across Europe and Japan combined with EM deceleration to offset robust growth in the US. Reflecting the uneven economic pattern across countries, IMF thrice downgraded global growth forecasts over H2 14.

Vans at Idumota Market in Lagos Island, Nigeria

Fact of the Day: Nigeria is the world's most-watched frontier market

Nigeria has consolidated its position as the most-watched frontier market in the latest WSJ Frontiers/FSG Frontier Market Sentiment Index as an increasing proportion of multinationals put the country on their watch list for potential future investment.

Lagos, Nigeria (Photo credit: kelechiamadiobi.com)

Opportunity rings in frontier markets like Nigeria

With all the turbulence in the global markets these days, it appears that many U.S. investors are choosing to turn down the volume over the holidays, perhaps saving their song for when volatility improves.

If they are not buying, they are renting luxury homes for up to £15,000-per-week and staying for between six weeks and three months.

African oligarchs splash out on London homes

A new wave of African oligarchs are following the trail blazed by Russian billionaires, buying up luxury properties in some of London’s most exclusive postcodes, according to new research.

The African Consumer

11 of the 20 fastest-growing economies in the world are in Africa: World Bank

Where will you find the fastest-growing economies in the world this year?

Mo Ibrahim, Billionaire Founder of Celtel and the Mo Ibrahim Foundation

People need to see Africa as it is: Mo Ibrahim, Billionaire Founder of Celtel and the Mo Ibrahim Foundation

I have always been optimistic about Africa, and Africa is where I make my money, without paying bribes…

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

Nigerian Naira (1000 Naira)

Nigeria, Argentina, and Vietnam Prove Top Picks for Multinationals - Frontier Strategy Group

Fresh from its coronation as the biggest economy in Africa, Nigeria has scored another first.

Nigeria has attracted much attention from American and European multinationals, according to a new survey. Here is the Victoria Island waterfront in Lagos from June 3, 2014. Joe Penney, Reuters

Sub-Saharan Africa Is the New Investment Frontier

Nigeria leads frontier markets in attracting attention from American and European companies, according to the latest Frontier Markets Sentiment Index.