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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.”

African tech investor wants to back rule-breaking, unconventional thinkers

Mbwana Alliy identifies the traits and qualities he looks for in an entrepreneur.

No visa required: Africa’s most powerful passports

New research ranks countries according to the number of places their passports can enter without a visa, or with a visa on arrival.

Thoughts on Africa from the UK

How we made it in Africa publisher Jaco Maritz shares his observations from a recent conference.

Top businessman’s view on the real reasons for Africa’s economic growth

Nigerian businessman Hakeem Belo-Osagie’s take on the ‘Africa rising’ debate.

Meet the Boss: Gervais Djondo, co-founder, Ecobank

Gervais Djondo says it is important to surround yourself with the right people.

Africa’s economic progress could mirror that of Asia, says Prudential

“We think Africa can be the new Asia, both for us as a company and for the global economy.”