by Renee Bonorchis | July 29, 2015 — 1:36 AM EDT Barclays Africa Group Ltd. said talks to buy its parent company’s operations in Egypt and Zimbabwe have been accelerated following management changes at Barclays Plc. “Our ambition is to do the
by Brad Stone | July 27, 2015 — 2:23 PM EDT . Airbnb is hoping to spread its unique brand of hospitality throughout Africa. The San Francisco company, which allows people to rent rooms in their private homes to travelers over the
By Alexandra Wexler And Saabira Chaudhuri Updated July 14, 2015 2:52 p.m. ET Starbucks Corp. is joining a flood of international food and retail chains into South Africa as they look to generate demand continent-wide for their products among the region’s growing
by Christopher Spillane | June 29, 2015 — 10:04 AM EDT North America has a population of about 500 million, and two-fifths of them are on Facebook. In Africa, with more than 1 billion people, just 120 million use the social network.