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Africa’s 15 hottest investment zones

Sub-Saharan Africa has seen a 4.7% increase in foreign direct investment in 2013.

Can corporate venture capital plug Africa’s funding gap?

Sean Ndiho Obedih, founding partner of Sobek Ventures, discusses the potential for CVC in Africa.

Young Malian talks about impact investing in francophone Africa

Issam Chleuh sees opportunity for entrepreneurs to be innovators in Africa’s French-speaking countries.

Proving the attractiveness of listed markets in Africa

Diversification may be achieved by looking to African markets.

African banks need to be on the side of our dynamic consumers

Africa’s growing banking sector must reach out and support young entrepreneurs and SMEs.

Bob Diamond’s African banking group: ‘Our investors are going to do very well’

Atlas Mara sees an opportunity in lending to entrepreneurs and consumers.

The 10 African cities poised for take-off

Africa is on the move. Here are factors that will underpin growth in the continent’s commercial real estate industry.

Inside Bob Diamond and Ashish Thakkar’s new banking group

How two business moguls teamed up to create a pan-African financial services group.

Hunting for Eurobonds

Views split on sub-Saharan Africa’s debut in the international markets.

Will West Africa’s proposed ‘eco’ currency ever float?

Plans to launch a common currency flounder in West Africa.

Why are Africans getting ripped off on remittances?

New research shows one in US$8 remitted to Africa is creamed off by intermediaries.

BRICs economist Jim O’Neill invests in Nigerian mobile payments company

O’Neill backs Paga as “the number one way to pay and get paid in Nigeria”.

Carlyle private equity fund eyeing investments linked to emerging middle class

The Carlyle Group has seen greater than expected investor interest in a fund focused solely on sub-Saharan Africa.

Meet the Boss: Eline Blaauboer, managing partner, TBL Mirror Fund

After its success on a small scale, private equity fund manager would like to work with more businesses.

‘Mobile money has moved from this new thing into an industry,’ says MasterCard

Some 70% of world’s active mobile money users are in sub-Saharan Africa.