Quartz Expands to Africa

Quartz Africa launches this June.

Quartz, Atlantic Media’s business site, is expanding to Africa. Quartz Africa will go live in June, with Yinka Adegoke editing. Adegoke previously held senior roles at Reuters and Billboard. He’ll lead a team of full-time staffers and freelancers.

Jay Lauf, Quartz’s co-president and publisher, described the expansion as a necessity. “As a global business publication, we have an editorial imperative to cover the most interesting and important developments in the global economy,” explained Lauf. “As a digital and mobile-first publication, Quartz has great commercial potential in Africa.”

Quartz Africa is Quartz’s second international site, following the launch of Quartz India last summer.