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Facebook in Africa: A mobile story

Facebook has announced that it has reached 100m monthly active users in Africa.

Making sense of Africa’s middle class

New study challenges some commonly held perceptions about the size of Africa’s middle class.

Pizza Hut looking for slice of South African restaurant market

The Pizza Hut restaurant brand has returned to South Africa, with the first outlet expected to open in Johannesburg next week.

40 African countries have a smaller GDP than US state of Vermont

Vermont has a larger economy than countries such as Côte d’Ivoire, Zambia and Mozambique.

Liquor giant replacing imports with local manufacturing in key African markets

Distell has acquired land for factories in both Angola and Nigeria.

Africa’s middle class might be smaller than previously thought

Many Africans previously seen as “middle class” are in fact highly vulnerable to various economic shocks.

Which African cities will offer the best opportunities in the coming years?

PwC says investors should look beyond Lagos, Kinshasa and Johannesburg.

Ebola: 50% of multinationals have no policy to deal with pandemics

New survey reveals many global companies are not prepared to cope with pandemics.

US-Africa Summit: Six investment ideas for US firms seeking returns in Africa

Investment perspectives from top business leaders.

Africa’s local dynamos: Five companies changing the rules of business

These “local dynamos” are winning customers through innovative business models.

Growing appetite for tech products in Angola, says venture capital fund

“There is a growing appetite for high-end consumer products such as smartphones.”

Growing excitement among Swiss SMEs to do business with Africa

Swiss small and medium enterprises are realising Africa is the last ‘frontier’.

Discussing venture capital and entrepreneurship in Angola

“Things are improving in the country but the change will not happen overnight.”

Africa’s ‘Sex and the City’ showing potential as a serious business

An African City has been described as the continent’s answer to hit US television series Sex and the City.

Swaziland: Often overlooked, but full of surprises

“There are many misconceptions about Swaziland. It is really a gem right on South Africa’s doorstep – a beautiful country with very warm people.”