Dangote still Africa's richest man

Nigerian businessman and President of the Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has maintained his position as Africa's richest man according to a list of the world's richest people released by Forbes magazine.

MTN reports 2% rise in FY profits

MTN Group, South Africa's second-largest cellphone company, has reported a two percent rise in full-year profit.

Kenyatta Leading Kenya Presidential Race

Kenya's Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta has established a large lead over rival and current Prime Minister Raila Odinga in the country's presidential race.

DR Congo plane crash kills five

Five people have been killed after a plane crashed in Goma, the main city in eastern DR Congo.

Ghana's John Mahama launches 'City of Hope'

Ghana president John Dramani Mahama on Monday launched a project to build a $10 billion IT hub near Accra within three years.

Amplats signs recognition agreement with Amcu

Anglo American Platinum (Amplats), the world's largest platinum producer, has signed a recognition agreement with South Africa's Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu).

Zico eyeing pan-African growth

Zico Group, established by prominent business activist Sandile Zungu, is going Pan African says CEO Tshego Sefolo.

Old Mutual iWYZE: Emerging market appeal

Emerging market (mass market) segments are increasingly important and the battle is being won by smaller, agile players, who offer cost- and technically-leading products and services.

Africa's most talked about golf hole

Africa Outlook talks to Pete Richardson, corporate sales manager at Legend Lodges, Hotels & Resort, a unique, world-class resort that is home to the world famous Extreme 19th.

Upping the ante: Continental Reinsurance continues to expand

Continental Reinsurance is the largest local reinsurance company in Nigeria.

The battle to save Namibia's coastline

The Namibian Dolphin Project is a research and conservation project working in Walvis Bay and Lüderitz.

Investment profile: Nigeria

Nigeria is Africa's foremost business destination second only to South Africa.

Intdev on hiring trail following strategic expansion

Following a series of acquisitions, Intdev Internet Technologies - a business solutions specialist company - is pushing to expand its offering and is looking to hire new staff.

South Africa's property market recovery excites Sable

Sable Holdings' managing director Gavin Bowes talks to Africa Outlook.

Howden aims for new heights

Africa Outlook talks to Thomas Bärwald, the CEO of gas and air handling equipment giant Howden Africa, a regular in the Business Times newspaper's 'Top 100 Companies', which has its eye on growing its markets through excellent engineering and service.

Jai Courtney: Hollywood's new all action Aussie

A good day to break through: Aussie Jai Courtney is Hollywood's new action-hero after lead role with Bruce Willis in A Good Day To Die Hard.

Times are a-changin: BHP and Rio get new CEOs

First it was Tom Albanese, and then Marius Kloppers stepped down.

British American Tobacco profits rise

British American Tobacco, the world's second-biggest maker of cigarettes, has announced a 24 percent rise in profits in 2012 as the company raised prices amid stricter legislation against smoking.

2012… A year to forget?

While the Mayans were wrong about the world ending on December 21, 2012 was largely a year to forget.