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Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa (Left), who set a world record in the men’s 400m, with Kirani James of Grenada. Credit: Doug Mills/nytimes.com

Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa zips to world record in 400m

Bursting out of the blocks in Lane 8, Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa did not see another runner during the entire Olympic 400-meter final.

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.

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.

Diezani Alison-Madueke, Nigeria's Minister of Petroleum

Nigeria's petroleum minister Diezani Alison-Madueke appointed Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) president

Nigeria’s Petroleum Resources Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, on Tuesday emerged the new president of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum, GECF.

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