Ethiopia predicts record investment

Low costs and supportive policies lure foreign manufacturers

Atlas Mara to expand Rwandan banks stake

Bob Diamond-led venture in talks with Banque Populaire du Rwanda

Oil delta dilemma for Nigeria’s leader

President-elect has uphill task to unify Niger region

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Week in Review, April 18

Indian tax, financial fines, global gym deals and Yahoo-Microsoft revise search deal

Brait buys 80% of Virgin Active for £682m

CVC more than doubles its investment in health clubs group

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Old Mutual names Bruce Hemphill as chief

Julian Roberts to be replaced by Standard Bank executive

Nigeria urged to sell down oil assets

New president will find it hard to pay for pledges

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Old Mutual’s mixed bag needs a tidy-up

South Africa-focused group should demerge or sell its UK wealth management business

North Americans chase AngloGold mine

US and Canadian miners retreat to more stable home turf

Srinivasan "Venkat" Venkatakrishnan
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Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan, AngloGold CEO

The gold mining boss does not shy away from tough decisions

Afren appoints veteran Linn as chief

Talks are ongoing to conclude a recapitalisation plan

Kenya strikes al Shabaab camps in Somalia

First major military response since Kenyan university massacre

Muhammadu Buhari’s democratic rebirth

Nigeria’s new president once ruled by force but has won the consent of his compatriots

Buhari faces daunting task in Nigeria

Relief and jubilation greet the peaceful victory of Gen Buhari but economic challenges await

DPI closes Africa fund at $725m

Decade of high growth and record of returns attracts investors

Eskom chairman steps down

Zola Tsotsi resigns ‘in the interest of the company’

Soldiers of fortune fight Boko Haram

Mercenaries engage in battle against the Nigerian terrorist group

Afren investors’ stake cut after swap

Deal allows Africa-focused oil explorer to raise $300m

GSK to sell Aspen stake for almost £574m

UK group retains 6.2% share of South African generic drugmaker

South African power utility suspends CEO

Economic growth affected by persistent outages

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