Afren suspends executives over payments

Osman Shahenshah, Afren chief executive

Move by FTSE 250 group follows review by law firm

BG warns over Egyptian operations

Post-tax profit in first half up 9% to $2.4bn

Leveraged loans expand in southern Africa

Trade body prepares framework for transactions across region

Oando sales Nigerian oil deal

Deal points up rise in homegrown Nigerian oil groups

Savannah Petroleum to float on Aim

Niger-focused oil and gas company seeks to raise £29m

French man jailed in Guinea mining case

Frederic Cilins guilty of obstruction of justice in US

Amplats eyes South African mines sell-off

Rustenberg site earmarked for portfolio shake-up after strikes

PwC looks to tap rise of Africa

Professional services firm eyes ‘huge capacity for growth’

a Tullow oil rig in Turkana county, northern Kenya

Tullow struggles to please locals at its oil discoveries in Kenya

Job skills can be a hurdle in developing countries

Amplats warns of earnings destruction

Platinum miner warns of worst-case decline of 96%

Bharti Airtel strikes telecom towers deal

Helios to acquire 3,100 strong network in four African countries

Libya oil exports to rise as ports reopen

Export hopes have helped to lower Brent price

SABMiller to sell $1.1bn hotel stake

Drinks group to divest holding in South Africa’s Tsogo Sun

Oil explorers hit rock bottom

Exploration and production companies lose their lustre

Banco Espírito Santo aims to calm concerns

Volatile trading hits Portuguese bank amid management changes

Sibanye Gold weighs up move into platinum

Anglo American’s mines are the likely acquisition targets

Espírito Santo loses family ties

Upheaval hits influential business dynasty

Rothschild fund turns focus to Africa

Fund seeks high-return projects with long-term view

Israeli deal with BG worth $30bn in pipeline

Preliminary agreement on supplying gas in Egypt

Woolworths bids for Lew’s Country Road stake

Move aimed at clearing way for A$2.2bn David Jones takeover

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