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Why Carlyle Group CEO is bullish about private equity in Africa

If there is going to be a great explosion in private equity, it will be in Africa, says David Rubenstein.

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

Investment perspectives from top business leaders.

‘While the US may be late to the party, it has a lot to offer Africa’

“US companies can do very well in Africa provided they put in the effort to understand the continent’s markets in detail.”

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

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

Fund manager explains why he is investing in Zimbabwe

“I far prefer to invest in companies where things are dire and the dire scenario is expected to persist.”

African private equity deals better priced than those globally, say experts

“It is the right time for investors to seriously look into Africa,” says Ngalaah Chuphi, partner at Ethos Private Equity.

Discussing venture capital and entrepreneurship in Angola

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

Are exchange controls a benefit or detriment to African business?

A look at the complexities of exchange controls in Africa and the role they are currently playing in South Africa.

Don’t ignore what Africa does best – the informal sector

Nigerian-American journalist and author, Dayo Olopade, talks about the heart of Africa’s commercial activity.

Three things you should understand about African stock markets

What investors should know about using Africa’s stock markets to tap into its growth story.

Private banks must change tack as wealth shifts to emerging markets

“If you want to bank the owner, bank the business.”

Meet the Boss: Jennifer Riria, CEO, Kenya Women Holding

How we made it in Africa speaks to Jennifer Riria, the 2014 Kenyan country winner of the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Top entrepreneur Jennifer Riria proved that women are bankable

Microfinance banker Jennifer Riria explains why she built a business around providing finance to Kenyan women.

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.”