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Monday, April 21, 2014
Carlyle last week became one of the first major private equity players to launch a dedicated sub-Saharan Africa fund, underscoring the growing investor interest in the continent's growing middle class.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
PepsiCo reported a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit as the company sold more snacks around the world and hiked prices, including on its drinks.
Monday, April 7, 2014
Twenty years ago the Rwandan economy was in ruins: the banks were empty, cash crops rotted in the fields and the streets were strewn with corpses.
S. Africa mining strike wears on
Miner's wife Nomfanelo Jali hasn't been able to serve her family meat in a month and increasingly struggles to put anything on the table at all, as South Africa's long-running platinum strike takes its toll.
For those who grumble about their daily commute, imagine this ride to work: clamber into an elevator cage and plummet 2.4 kilometers into the earth, so fast that ears pop from the changing air pressure. Then board a small railroad car that creaks and grinds the same distance to the outer reaches of a South African gold mine.
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Nigeria could leap-frog South Africa to become Africa's biggest economy this weekend, when the results of a new way of calculating national output are announced.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Booming demand for shea helps reduce poverty
The fruit of the shea tree has long been considered sacred by many in Western Africa because of its myriad health benefits.
Monday, March 24, 2014
The African Export-Import Bank on Saturday announced a US$100 million (72 million euro) loan to Zimbabwe's banking sector to ease a credit crunch that has deepened the country's economic woes.
Monday, March 17, 2014
Sometimes a bridge is more than just a bridge. After years of delays and empty promises, Nigeria has finally begun work on a new bridge across the vast River Niger, connecting states in the southeast to major commercial hubs in the southwest.
Monday, March 3, 2014
Nigeria has lined up a relative unknown to head its central bank after the outspoken former governor was suspended, causing shockwaves in Africa's second-largest economy and markets to wobble.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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