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Africa had record levels of private equity exits in 2015

Africa had record levels of private equity exits in 2015

Private equity firms in Africa still continue to outperform public markets, the report showed.
Organisational ambidexterity- the way forward to conquer retail in Africa

Organisational ambidexterity- the way forward to conquer retail in Africa

South Africa's retails is the fourth largest contributor to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) with a contribution of around 13.3%
Fresh sex abuse charges against U.N. forces in Central Africa

Add rights monitoring to U.N. mission's Western Sahara role – rights...

The U.N. peacekeeping mission in the disputed territory of Western Sahara should be given an added mandate to monitor human rights.
Congo music legend Papa Wemba dies after collapsing on stage

Congo music legend Papa Wemba dies after collapsing on stage

Papa Wemba dies after collapsing on stage in the Ivory Coast in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Obama 'courageous' Mandela left legacy of freedom

U.S. pledges $40 mln to countries affected by Boko Haram

The U.S. will give $40 million in humanitarian assistance to countries bordering Lake Chad fighting Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
Will Africa be digitally relevant in the next 10 years?

Will Africa be digitally relevant in the next 10 years?

"New business models, like those of Uber and Alibaba, are already industry-shaping disruptors."
U.N. says new sex abuse allegations against peacekeepers in Congo

U.N. says new sex abuse allegations against peacekeepers in Congo

The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Democratic Republic of Congo has received new allegations of sexual abuse against its soldiers.
Yolande Korkie's harrowing recollections of being kidnapped by terrorists

Yolande Korkie's harrowing recollections of being kidnapped by terrorists

Yolande Korkie and her husband Pierre were held hostage by Al-Qaeda in Yemen. Although she was released, Pierre was killed in a botched raid. He is gone but the pain hasn't.
Africa's potential is being underestimated - Donald Kaberuka

Africa's potential is being underestimated – Donald Kaberuka

I believe Africa is much more resilient than this current knee-jerk pessimism, argues Donald Kaberuka.
Kenya moves up a notch in ease of doing business ranking

Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa's shopping habits revealed

The report shows a comparison of consumer shopping behaviour in three countries.
African luxury trains top the preferred list by the super-rich

African luxury trains top the preferred list by the super-rich

South Africa’s Blue Train was second in 2016’s top rated trains and the Pride of Africa (Rovos Rail) came in third. The Eastern & Oriental Express, which runs through Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, took the number one spot.
Nigeria still number 1 in hotel expansion plans

Nigeria still number 1 in hotel expansion plans

Angola also makes its first appearance on the list.
Eleven Congo women

Eleven Congo women, girls say pregnant by Tanzania peacekeepers -U.N.

The Tanzanian contingent is part of the U.N. peacekeeping mission's Force Intervention Brigade, tasked with offensive operations. The mission said it received the allegations in the northeast Congolese village of Mavivi on March 23
Africans are tweeting more than Americans and Europeans: report

Africans are tweeting more than Americans and Europeans: report

Almost 1 in 10 of the most popular African hashtags in 2015 related to political issues and politicians.
Africa can only grow through improved intra-regional trade

Africa can only grow through improved intra-regional trade

Intra-Africa trade is currently at 12 percent which is very low compared to other regions of the world.
Tax authorities begin probes into some people named in Panama Papers leak

Tax authorities begin probes into some people named in Panama Papers...

Other jurisdictions are likely to follow suit following the leak over the weekend of details of hundreds of thousands of clients.
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