The U.S. has dispatched similar teams around the world and they have been unable to affect outcomes. The Fiscal Times reports.» Read More
*Need to focus on GDP per capita, World Bank says. *Nigeria needs to improve infrastructure, beware inequality. Nigeria's 2013 GDP was rebased up to an estimated nearly $510 billion- a "pie" one and half times the size of South Africa's, but feeding more than three times as many people.
NAIROBI, March 25- Standard Chartered Bank of Kenya expects east Africa's burgeoning middle class to drive growth in 2014 after it recorded a 16 percent rise in 2013 pretax profit, its chief executive said.
*Jambojet owned by listed airline Kenya Airways. Willem Hondius told Reuters that Jambojet, wholly owned by Kenya Airways, faced red tape, poor infrastructure and protectionist policies, but still promised fares low enough to attract bus travellers into the air for the first time.
NAIROBI, March 12- Kenya has offered Ethiopian companies a chance to raise funds and trade their shares on the Nairobi bourse in a move that could give them access to capital without compromising Addis Ababa's closed economy policy.
NAIROBI, March 6- Kenyan entrepreneur Ayisi Makatiani scrapped his first effort to launch a private equity fund 10 years ago because his pitch to invest in Africa couldn't raise enough cash to make it work.
NEW YORK, Feb 23- BuzzFeed has come a long way from cat lists. This month one of its journalists was on the ground in Kiev reporting on the crisis in Ukraine, and last December it published an in-depth article on a Chinese dissident living in Harlem, New York.
*Ethiopian Airlines plane had been bound for Rome. GENEVA, Feb 17- Swiss authorities detained the hijacker of an Ethiopian Airlines flight that was forced to land at Geneva's international airport on Monday, airport police said, adding that passengers and crew were safe.
GENEVA, Feb 17- A hijacked Ethiopian Airlines flight landed at Geneva's international airport on Monday, but it was not immediately clear who had seized the plane or if any demands had been made.
GENEVA, Feb 17- A hijacked aircraft landed at Geneva's international airport early on Monday, an airport spokesman said without giving details of the flight.
NAIROBI, Feb 14- A resignation letter by Somalia's central bank governor sent from Dubai has thrown Western donors into a quandary over supporting a government they need to fight al Qaeda's local allies.
BEIJING, Feb 11- China's efforts to help resolve a conflict in South Sudan mark a "new chapter" in Beijing's foreign policy that will seek to engage more in Africa's security, China's top envoy to the continent said.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta says security forces have finally defeated a small group of terrorists after four days of fighting at a Nairobi mall.
Nick Anthony, COO at S4Si, discusses the situation in Kenya where the terrorist group Al-Shabaad is enacting a "campaign of terror" and advises investors against pulling out from Kenya.
Kenya's Interior Ministry is saying it is in control of Westgate Mall, and in other news, there are reports President Obama will shake hands with the new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the UN General Assembly. CNBC's Mary Thompson reports.
Explosions and gunfire erupted today at the upscale shopping center in Nairobi where terrorist invaded this weekend. NBC's Rohit Kachroo reports the latest details.
NBC's Ron Allen reports the Kenyan government is claiming they have the hostage situation under control. There have been episodes of gun fire and explosions throughout the day.
NBC's Ron Allen reports at least 68 people are dead and 170 injured in an attack on a mall in Kenya.
Sporadic gun fire and explosions were still heard in the Nairobi mall throughout the night as government forces moved to "more aggressive position" reports NBC's Rob Allen from Nairobi.
Beatrice Gachenge, CNBC Africa, reports on the terrorist attack at an upscale mall in Kenya.
As emerging markets continue to fall from grace, their less high-profile frontier peers are stealing some of the spotlight. Interested, but not sure where to look next? Click ahead to see which frontier markets are the top performers.