Zambian president Michael Sata dies at 77

Scott is interim head of state and first white leader in Africa for 20 years

Goldman clash sheds light on Libyan fund

$1bn court case also closely eyed for banking world revelations

Nigeria uses Twitter for Ebola campaign

Vibrant social media spurs community initiative to combat virus

Old Mutual buys Quilter Cheviot for £543m

Bridgepoint to reap return of three times initial investment

Even Cara cannot save luxury bag groups

Gloom at Burberry and Mulberry reflect wider downturn

Nigeria’s global lesson for quashing Ebola

Rapid reaction and co-operation key to controlling outbreak

Jan du Plessis chairman of Rio Tinto who is taking part in a mentoring scheme. Credit: David Parry/ FT
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Rio’s Du Plessis digs in as rival circles

Chairman faces test of mettle against Glencore adversary Glasenberg

Allen & Overy expands into Africa

‘Magic circle’ law firm to launch in Johannesburg

Glencore-Rio Tinto union still a prospect

Rebuffed approach reveals mining group’s acquisitive inclination

Goldman to pay £200,000 costs in LIA case

Bank told to pay costs after withdrawing strike out application

Court hears Libyan case against Goldman

US bank denies claims surrounding nine transactions for LIA

Private equity remains a rarity in pension portfolios

Growth is hampered by regulatory hurdles and trustee reluctance

Expanding financial sector draws interest from investors

Just a quarter of adults in sub-Saharan Africa have formal bank accounts, but bankers are bullish

Nedbank takes stake in Ecobank

Deal raises stakes in battle with Qatar National Bank in push to expand on the continent

Kenya sees GDP grow 25% after revision

East Africa hub economy may be able to apply for commercial loans

London Mining facing financing crisis

Iron ore group struggling with drop in price of mineral

LSE seeks African company listings in UK

Bourse working to attract blue-chips to list in UK

Banking on African growth

Bob Diamond’s new venture is worth backing

Africa’s MTN reinvents itself via music

Mobile operator seeks to transform itself into content provider

‘Emerging Africa’, by Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu

A homegrown guide to an African future. Review by Katrina Manson

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