Handing over a percentage of the company you've built isn't easy, but African businesspeople are increasingly seeing the benefits of private equity funding, for growth and expertise.
The author of Capital in the Twenty-First Century has spurred an energetic debate about capitalism and inequality. Here, he talks to The Africa Report about democracy, markets and industrialisation.
The Nigeria-based reinsurer is winning in a game of high stakes, and plans a new strategy in the face of South African under-performance.
The vastly underinsured African markets – Ghana and Nigeria in particular – have become an urgent growth area for insurance companies suffering from the negative global outlook.
In Mozambique the ruling party's relatively unknown presidential candidate won the October elections without much surprise. So far in politics, he has played tough with the opposition and toed the...
Companies want to play a central role in shaping curricula to ensure graduates have training that is adapted to the requirements of the job market.
Somalia aims to produce oil within six years, Petroleum Minister Daud Mohamed Omar said today, as he announced plans to reassert control over a sector which has foundered since the...
A commission looking into South Africa's multi-billion rand arms procurement resumed on Monday in Pretoria.
At least 35 civilians, mostly women and children, have been killed by Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a rebel group in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The partners in Israel's offshore Tamar gas field said on Sunday they are negotiating the sale of at least 5 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas over three years to...
Genel Energy and two partner firms said on Monday they had discovered oil off Morocco, giving a boost to the region whose oil and gas drilling results have so far...
Whether it's Fela, film or fiction, Nigeria's economic capital has a non-stop calendar of cultural events, but other cities have their offerings to the muses too.
Expanding secondary education is key to forming tomorrow's workers, civil servants and entrepreneurs.
Israel's violence against Palestine provokes few questions amongst nigerian believers.
The sword of Damocles dangles dangerously above the seat of Nigeria's national coach's seat.
Armed groups in control of Libya's capital announced their own oil sector policies this week, drawing a rebuttal from Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni who said oil revenues continued to go...
Although Angola's economy grew by 5.1 percent in 2013, making the Southern African country one of the world's fastest growing economies, ordinary Angolans have seen little change in their standard...
Tanzania's public audit office is extending its investigation into corruption in the energy industry, a move likely to further delay financial aid to the east African nation.
The number of mobile operators in Cote d'Ivoire will be reduced as a government plan to check the quality of mobile phone services begins.
Nigerian banks that survived the radical reforms of a decade ago are now reaping the benefits as they finance the country's power revolution.
Moody's downgrading of south african banks in august and Ghana's government in June raises questions about whether external rating agencies have sufficient local knowledge to chart african risk.
TAR 64October 2014