Libya warns shipowners over oil deals

‘Unauthorised’ attempts by rival factions to export crude

MTN enlists Holder to fight $3.9bn fine

Lawyer pleads South African telecoms group’s case with Nigeria

Angola pledges tighter bank regulation

Central bank governor says country has sufficient foreign reserves

Coca-Cola buys stake in Nigeria’s CHI

African juice maker investment is bet on fast-growing population

South Africa raises interest rates

Economy on brink of recession while inflation expected to pass 6%

Anglo American outlines 4,000 job cuts

Miner’s restructuring comes amid continuing commodities downturn

Nigeria eyes ‘100% mobile-first market’

Smartphones blast past gold watches as the essential accessory

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Kenyan start-up M-Kopa lights remote areas

Pay-as-you-go solar kits free residents from state grid

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Tencent in Africa bid to disrupt Facebook

Rival messaging service to take on WhatsApp in growing market

Big-data tools transform African business

Products give investors and other stakeholders access to vital knowledge

Funding of $19m for ‘Netflix of Africa’

Mobile movie app iROKOtv to create original content and expand

Amplats warns of losses after writedowns

Mining group struggles as world commodities markets founder

Four tech tycoons shaking up African infrastructure

Homegrown entrepreneurs design digital products with a local focus

War costs Libya $68bn in oil revenues

Lost production after oilfield shutdowns and port disruptions

Gold miners offer respite to investors

Analysts say precious metal groups are in relatively good shape

Tokyo takes on Beijing in Africa

Japanese projects are well regarded, but China is a tough and nimble competitor

Libya stands at critical juncture

After oil exporter’s descent into violence, hopes are pinned on prospect of a new government

South Africa: Self-inflicted wounds

The global slowdown has hit the economy but critics blame political mis-steps by Zuma for wider malaise

Ethiopia industry: still banking on China

Officials say investment will keep flowing, despite China’s slowdown

Libya seeks help guarding oil against Isis

National producer fears key installations will fall into militants’ hands as shelling continues

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