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INSURANCE: Pan-African players

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Insurance companies have been slower than banks to develop continental ambitions. Executives from two South African big-hitters, Sanlam and Old Mutual, tell The Africa Report about their existing African footprints and plans for expansion

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Start-ups: Slow-motion revolution

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Africa has the talent, but the continent’s start-ups are scrabbling for a tiny fraction of the global venture capital pie. Governments and local investors need to step up so that funding can keep pace with the ideas

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Mo Ibrahim : “There’s no renewal process for capitalism”

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 The billionaire philanthropist  and founder of the eponymous foundation talks to The Africa Report about inequality across the globe and the challenges leaders face when tackling the impacts of globalisation

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Monopoly money

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Christoffel Wiese is a South African businessman and billionnaire who built Shoprite Holidings Ltd., a supermarket retailer, from the ground up. Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg via Getty Images.

By: Marcia Klein

One of South Africa’s richest business leaders talks exclusively to The Africa Report about his commercial successes and failures, the debates about race and economics in South Africa and his criticism of the government

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Nestlé: “We invest continuously, good times or bad”

Kais Marzouki is the Head of West and Central Africa for Nestlé. Despite tougher economic times in Africa, the company sees value in the continent.

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Puma Energy enters Ghana's fuel storage, retail market

Global mid and downstream petroleum company, Puma Energy, has entered Ghana's fuel and storage markets after entering into partnerships with two local firms.

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Old Mutual to split up, asset management sale eyed

Photo©ReutersAnglo-South African financial services group Old Mutual Plc said on Friday it would split up into its four main businesses, strengthening expectations of the sale or listing of its UK asset management arm.

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