Malek Bou-Diab, portfolio manager at Bellevue African Opportunities, says structural reforms being carried out by African countries present opportunities for investing in the region, despite some of the political and security tensions that remain.
Nigeria is an economic powerhouse, says Quintin Primo, Capri Capital Partners CEO, sharing his thoughts on investing in Africa amid the ongoing search for kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls, and social unrest.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera discusses a video that has surface allegedly showing the Nigerian girls being held hostage by the group, Boko Haram.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigerian finance minister, says the country has liberalized its power sector with "radical" reforms, and says the government is serious in resolving Nigeria's problems.
Julian Roberts, CEO of Old Mutual, says that despite the recent events, Nigeria remains a country in which the group will continue to invest due to the government's "absolute commitment" to resolve the issues.
Discussing Nigeria's culture of corruption, and the rise in human trafficking there, with Bob Kent, Hafaza International president. "I think the situation in Nigeria going to become increasingly unstable," he says.
As the World Economic Forum kicks off in Nigeria, the nation reels from the mass abduction of hundreds of young girls.
There are new reports of additional kidnappings of school girls in Nigeria, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.
Oscar Onyema, CEO of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, says investors have a strong appetite for investing in Nigeria with a lot of cash "waiting to be deployed".
Anna Rosenberg, associate Sub-Saharan Africa practice leader at Frontier Strategy Group, says South Africans are frustrated by the weak economy ahead of elections which could see the ANC lose their dominant position.
Builds a trading and industrial empire that shows it is possible to create wealth in the region by other means than tapping its rich natural resources.
The crisis in Ukraine is a reminder that the world is unstable, and oil companies must drill in those places nonetheless.
Anna Rosenberg, sub-Saharan Africa analyst at Frontier Strategy Group, discusses what the implications of Nigeria becoming the biggest African economy are for the country and the continent.
David Hauner, head of emerging EMEA economics at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, comments on Nigeria becoming Africa's biggest economy, saying that the service sector is the main reason behind the boost.
These are the people who have had the greatest influence, who caused the most disruption in business over the past 25 years.
The suspension of the Nigerian central bank governor means criticism by the central bank of government policy will no longer be tolerated, says Manji Cheto of Teneo Intelligence. However, it does not necessarily mean the central bank will lose its ability to act independently of government.
Nigeria's president on Thursday suspended the governor of the country's central bank for "financial misconduct".
Central Bank of Nigeria Governor Lamido Sanusi has been suspended by President Goodluck Jonathan for alleged misconduct, CNBC Africa reports.
Arif Naqvi, CEO of Abraaj Group, says Nigeria and Ghana will continue to grow and are good countries to invest in.
Discussing problems in the oil region of Nigeria, with Helima Croft, Barclays head of North American Commodities Research, and Ashley Bendell, Africas Investments Advisors.