West leads direct investment into Africa

China’s priorities are elsewhere — Europe and the US are the continent’s biggest investors

Commodities crisis spurs calls for reform

FT summit says continent’s energy sector must be firmed

Kenya casual labourers work at a construction site in Nairobi on May 13, 2014
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Reality check as boom time ends

The slowdown in China is affecting the whole continent

Ebola website displayed on a laptop

Homegrown solutions will help continent thrive online

Entrepreneurs say there is no point in waiting for global groups to take an interest

Militancy and infighting lead to fears of instability

Industrial unrest is an increasing concern for companies in South Africa

SABMiller; Ghana; Eagle Beer
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From slavers to accountants: looters in Africa

Arcane practices and abuse by multinational companies continue apace

Dollar crisis sees flagship investment lose its fizz

South Sudan’s hard currency shortage means stocks have run dry as food insecurity rages

Nairobi exchange confident on listings

St Paul’s fundraising closely watched as investors seek overseas exposure

Traders price Glencore bonds like junk

Concern over ability to manage debt pile amid commodity downturn

Hitachi to settle ‘improper payments’ case

Japanese group to pay $19m over power plant contracts

Kellogg faces uphill battle in Africa

Oil price fall and weakening naira have hurt consumer spending

Discovery and HLI unite for genetic tests

Partnership lays foundations for encouraging better lifestyles

Nigeria needs a new policy on oil

Leaders have concentrated on rewarding their supporters even as the bounty has diminished, writes Kingsley Moghalu

Nigeria’s central bank chief under fire

Economists say Emefiele’s policies are mistimed and jeopardise country’s growth prospects

Randgold and AngloGold in Ghana tie-up

Groups to revive Obuasi mine at a cost of $1bn

Nigeria to renegotiate oil contracts

Move comes as Africa’s top crude producer attempts clean-up

S African group eyes UK shoe chain Office

Truworths is country’s latest company aiming overseas

Nigeria lifts oil tanker ban

President demands guarantee of no ‘illegal activity whatsoever’

SA car exports at stake in meat dispute

Washington says barriers could cost Pretoria preferential access

Anglo sells lossmaking platinum mines

Deal with Sibanye further reduces group’s ties to South Africa


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