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A Jumia office: In 2016, Jumia became Africa's first "Unicorn". Credit: qz.com/Reuters/Akintunde Akinleye

Here's what could happen if Africa's top mobile operators and start-ups work together

Telecom operators across the African continent continue to face significant risks when it comes to revenue growth.

"Industries serving consumer staples and discretionary spending fetch the highest prices because of favorable demographics in the growing middle class," says Rory Ord, RisCura's Head of Valuations

Private Equity Firms Bid Up Africa M&A Prices on Record Funds

The prices private equity firms pay for stakes in African companies are the highest in six years, driven by record fundraising and competition for the continent’s expanding middle class.

Yale School of Management will host this year's Africa Business Practicum next month

Yale School of Management will host this year's Africa Business Practicum next month (Photos)

The Africa Business Practicum (ABP) is the 2nd annual Africa-focused symposium hosted by the Yale School of Management’s Africa Business and Society Club. The event will be held in New Haven, Connecticut on Saturday November 7th, 2015.

Rhodes Must Fall: University of Cape Town students protesting against Cecil Rhodes statue on campus

University of Cape Town to remove Cecil Rhodes statue following student protests

South Africa’s University of Cape Town decided on Wednesday to remove a contentious statue of British imperialist Cecil John Rhodes which has triggered protests from students over the past month.

#RhodesMustFall: A student wears a sticker calling for the removal of a statue of Cecil John Rhodes from the campus of the University of Cape Town March 20, 2015.

University of Cape Town boards up statue of Cecil Rhodes

A colonial-era statue of Cecil Rhodes on a South African university campus has been boarded up after student protesters demanded its removal.

Renowned Nigeria author, Chinua Achebe, was the winner of the 2007 Man Booker International Prize.

Africans dominate list of finalists for the 2015 Man Booker International Prize

The "Memoirs of a Porcupine," the "Confessions of the Lioness" and the lessons from the Sahara desert are just some of the titles and themes explored by the four authors from Africa who are among 10 finalists for the Man Booker International Prize.

Chinua Achebe. Image credit: newafricanmagazine.com

2 years later: Remembering Chinua Achebe, Nigeria's world-renowned literary icon

It has been two years since the passing of the world-renowned Nigerian literary icon and social critic, Chinua Achebe. The man of letters passed on January 21st, 2013 in a Boston hospital after a brief illness, leaving many Nigerians in shock and rattling the literary world.

A student passes the statue of Cecil John Rhodes at the University of Cape Town. Last week, students threw a bucket of excrement over the statue. Photograph: Schalk van Zuydam/AP

Race and South Africa: The size of an apartheid leader's statue tells you everything you need to know

What is the significance of a former statesman’s statue? This a question that has been doing the rounds in Cape Town in the last couple of weeks.

A mixed use high density development stands as part of the Wescape real estate project in Cape Town, South Africa, in this undated handout illustration.

Building a Boston in Cape Town: $13B dream rises from ashes of apartheid

David Pearson has a vision: a new community of 800,000 — bigger than Boston — complete with factories, schools, clinics and a university that will help erase the legacy of apartheid in Cape Town.

Itumeleng Mothibeli manages the mall and 13 other shopping centers that have sprung up to serve a black South African middle class that spends more money than the white middle class

Africans Open Fuller Wallets to the Future

Across sub-Saharan Africa, consumer demand is fueling the continent’s economies in new ways, driving hopes that Africa will emerge as a success story in the coming years comparable to the rise of the East Asian Tigers in the second half of the 20th century.

Cliff House designed by Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects (SAOTA), Dakar, Senegal

Beautiful design, smart innovation: Africa's most exciting architects

Africa is a land under construction. Last year, over $220 billion was spent on all kinds of building projects in the continent.