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  • 1:54 art fair: Defining the African identity   Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    1:54 art fair: Defining the African identity

    Touria El Glaoui, founder of the 1:54 art fair, discusses how she felt it was her duty to create a platform for African artists, but adds that it is hard to define an "African artistic practice".

  • Changing the perceptions of African art   Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Changing the perceptions of African art

    Christoper Spring, curator of the African galleries at the British Museum, explains why he hopes his exhibition will change people's perception of African art and show the diversity present in the continent.

  • The importance of African art to political expression

    Artist Peju Alatise discusses how art is important for everyone to be heard, and explains the thinking behind her work displayed at the 1:54 art fair.

  • African art is investable and fast-growing: Bonhams   Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    African art is investable and fast-growing: Bonhams

    Giles Peppiatt, director at Bonhams, says the contemporary African art market is small but fast-growing.

  • Qalaa's new structure is 'the right strategy': Founder

    Originally a private equity group, Qalaa is now an investment holding company. Ahmed Heikal, chairman and founder of Qalaa Holdings comments on the transformation.

  • Why Qalaa is selling non-core assets   Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Why Qalaa is selling non-core assets

    Qalaa will divest a number of its non-core assets over the next five years and reinvest the money into the five key sectors it is now focusing on, says Ahmed Heikal, chairman and founder of Qalaa Holdings.

  • Africa has a 'very welcoming attitude': Qalaa founder

    Africa has a "very welcoming attitude" says Ahmed Heikal, chairman and founder of Qalaa Holdings, outlining the four key factors that make the continent an attractive place to invest in.

  • Where should you invest in Africa?   Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Where should you invest in Africa?

    Some African countries are "extremely interesting" says Ahmed Heikal, chairman and founder of Qalaa Holdings. He also explains how Qalaa deals with corruption, violence and Ebola.

  • Investing in Africa: Managing the risks   Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Investing in Africa: Managing the risks

    Ahmed Heikal, chairman and founder of Qalaa Holdings, outlines what the risks are when investing in Africa which stretch from the political landscape to the financial sector.

  • Can Africa have a continental railway system?   Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Can Africa have a continental railway system?

    Ahmed Heikal, chairman and founder of Qalaa Holdings, comments on the valuation of African assets on building a "connected Africa".

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