Atlas Mara: Diamond in the rough

Shares in former Barclays chief’s African venture are struggling

Cobalt exits Angolan fields for $1.8bn

Oil explorer is at the centre of a US corruption investigation

Nigeria’s NNPC taps private sector

Senior appointments include direct hires from Total and Shell

Nigeria oil industry awaits Buhari plan

President’s strategy unclear despite arrival of new NNPC boss

Glencore to resume South Africa mining

Government lifts licence suspension but supply dispute continues

Afren employees at the Ebok Field Development, located offshore Nigeria

Afren investors set to be wiped out

Falling oil price and mountain of debt drag group down

Glencore halts work at South Africa coal mine in contract row

Optimum pit in bankruptcy proceedings over dispute with Eskom

Diageo and Heineken end S African tie-up

Drinks companies terminate deal to concentrate on own strategies

Fate of former dictator Gaddafi’s family

Surviving members include his widow who sought sanctuary in Oman

US business set to follow Obama footsteps

Big private equity firms join companies showing more interest

The Africans who go it alone to cut risk

Stephan Chambers on Obama’s visit to a start-up summit in Nairobi

Anglo delays decision on platinum mines

London-listed group will miss its own informal deadline to put forward a plan for assets

Small-cap Week, July 18

Imagination Tech, 32Red, Rurelec and New World Oil and Gas featured

S Africa’s bumpy road to global growth

Multinationals are more likely to use their competitive advantage

African ventures look to wider horizons

Local companies are aiming to enter markets across Africa

Mobile technology widens its reach

E-commerce, entertainment and rapidly growing retail platforms have potential for development

A new generation leads the way

Start-ups are thriving and helping to change perceptions of business

Ivorian leader’s stepson defends cocoa role

Loic Folloroux dismisses allegations that government policies favour him

Starbucks to open in South Africa

US coffee chain taps growing appetite for global brands

Doubts over S Africa equity market power

Stock exchange does not track wider economy, analysts say

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