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Blackstone’s Steve Schwarzman on Dangote and investing in Africa

Blackstone CEO discusses the firm’s recent investment in Africa.

AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes sees opportunities for low-cost air travel in Africa

“Connectivity between Africa and Asia is very poor. That is something I’d love to get into.”

How Strive Masiyiwa won his first mobile licence by recognising the informal economy

“I understood the informal sector was real.”

Meet the Boss: Enase Okonedo, dean, Lagos Business School

“I’m a strong advocate of work-life balance.”

Sisal production akin to ‘printing money’ suggests METL Group boss

“Today the prices of sisal in the world are US$2,000 a ton, and my cost of production is $700 a ton.”

South African CEO sends unusual warning to Pizza Hut and Domino’s Pizza

In a frank statement, Famous Brands CEO warns the two American pizza brands not to expect an easy ride in South Africa.

When will Africa host its first Olympics? Not likely before 2032

The International Olympic Committee says it would welcome any credible bid from an African city.

Report reveals Africa’s best and worst performing economies

The IMF predicts that six of the world’s 10 fastest-growing economies in 2014 will be in Africa.

Africa keeps it interesting for Bayer business development boss

Bayer CropScience is ramping up its presence in Africa.

South Africa’s top 10 hotels for the super-rich

New report reveals the top 10 hotels visited by the super-rich in the year to June 2014.

Why Ashish Thakkar’s Mara Group has its head office in Dubai

Dubai is a “fantastic hub for doing business in Africa,” says Ashish Thakkar.

Dubai sovereign wealth fund sees investment in Dangote as its gateway into Africa

The Investment Corporation of Dubai recently took a minority stake in Nigeria’s Dangote Cement.

Gulf region wants to export its expertise to Africa

“We can see many opportunities of co-operation and partnership happening between this region and Africa.”

Four South African companies taking on the world

Four South African companies feature in Boston Consulting Group’s list of 100 “global challengers”.

Bayer targeting African small-scale farmers with innovative packaging

Bayer CropScience is hoping to win over small-scale farmers in Africa with smaller pack sizes.