Africa: a new world on an age-old continent - with 54 countries, almost 12 million square miles of surface area, close to 2,000 languages and a population of more than one billion. Some people associate the "cradle of mankind" with unaccustomed cultures and a chequered past; others espy enormous potential for growth and economic development - and they´re becoming the first movers in cleverly capitalising on those opportunities. With this current issue of ceo Magazine, we want to bring you up to speed on the multiplicity, richness and potential of Africa. To that purpose, we´ve interviewed representatives from the fields of art, commerce, music, film and digitisation and asked them to relate their success stories as well as their interpretations of the relationship between Africa and Switzerland. Read the ceo Magazine online here. Download the ceo Magazine as PdF here. Get your own printed copy via email@example.com.