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US - Africa business ties boosted by private equity surge

High-level partnership between Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote and US private equity giants fuels commercial interest in the continent

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Bitcoin in Africa: Leapfrogging the currency market?

Bitcoin, a kind of alternative digital currency that enables instant, anonymous money transfers using peer-to-peer technology, has stirred up interest in leading financial markets such as the United States and China.

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Exclusive: Michael Bloomberg and Penny Pritzker

The US Secretary of Commerce and Former Mayor of New York on Hosting the first ever U.S. Africa-Business Forum  

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Masters of the city

As Africa urbanises, Singapore’s master planners are at the forefront of reimagining many of the continent’s growing metropolises.

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Rising debt at odds with Africa’s growth narrative, says S&P

Africa may be a continent on the rise, but so are its debts and deficits.

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Outsized successes

Size is not everything - and six African companies are showing that you do not have to be a multinational to be a market leader.

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Senegal issues sub-Saharan Africa’s largest Islamic bond offering

Senegal is offering sukuk bonds worth over $200m to investors, ahead of the region’s more developed economies.

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Singapore bullish on African opportunities

Southeast Asian economy Singapore hopes to position itself as a portal between Africa and the region - but will Africa’s capacity constraints slow the process?

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Will Sisi's flirtation with populism really hit the rich?

Egypt’s newly elected President may talk of hiking taxes, but his interests remain fundamentally aligned with the business and military elite.

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Simandou deal marks breakthrough for world’s largest untapped iron ore deposit

British-Australian miner Rio Tinto has announced a $20bn deal to develop the Simandou iron ore project in Guniea

GSK's new Africa strategy: Volume for impact

Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline's vice president for East Africa, Allan Pamba, talks to This Is Africa about the company's outlook on the continent's shifting healthcare needs.

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