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

A paradox lies behind President Obama’s visit to a Nairobi start-up summit, says Stephan Chambers

Anglo American master

Anglo delays decision on platinum mines

Group misses own informal deadline to put forward 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

supermarket group Choppies

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

Probe stepped up into Steinmetz and BSGR

Investigators visit Guinea to interview witnesses as part of inquiry into mining deal

SABMiller counters Zambia water threat

Availability of the lifeblood of brewing core to growth

PE in Africa — much money, few prospects

Raising funds is easier than finding investment targets

Nigeria’s oil bill: back to square one

New administration restarts reforms from scratch after sacking board of national oil company

S Africa sells Vodacom stake to help Eskom

Utility faces a financing gap of more than R200bn

Naspers looks beyond Tencent success

South African group plans to build a global ecommerce business


More FT Twitter accounts