Barclays has been quietly rebuilding its presence on the continent, seeking to leverage its strong brand to win high net worth individuals and provide an outlet for its corporate clients on the lookout for investment opportunities in one of the world’s last frontier markets.

Barclays left the continent in 2016 when it sold its majority stake in Absa, ending more than 100 years of history on the continent as part of a strategic shift to focus on its core UK and US markets...

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