Army stages coup in Lesotho

Prime minister takes refuge in South Africa

Kenya set to bring back capital gains tax

Nairobi move could hit booming property market

South Africa to issue maiden sukuk

Plans for sharia compliant sovereign bond as early as next month

WHO warns 20,000 at risk from Ebola

GSK-led consortium to speed up vaccine trials

China deals cash blow to Mugabe

Zimbabwean president fails to secure bailout from staunch ally

Kenya intervenes to prop up shilling

Falling exports and tourism leave currency near low

Impala Platinum profits hit by strike

Mining group more confident as car sales increase

Seplat Petroleum Development Company workers on one of their faciulities in Nigeria

Locals tap oil majors’ Niger delta retreat

Homegrown companies taking growing share of country’s assets

Shell nears sale of Nigeria oilfields

$5bn deal with domestic buyers is double initial estimates

End the ‘illegality industry’ at borders

Migration has become a funding stream for defence and border forces, says Ruben Andersson

South Africa output rises 0.6 per cent

Libya’s neighbours call for international help

Fears that lawlessness could spill into other countries

Mozambique agrees end to clashes

Government and former rebel group sign peace pact

Ebola piles pressure on iron ore miners

Output set to suffer for UK miners amid financial difficulties

London doctors prepare for Ebola patient

Royal Free Hospital to treat Briton as epidemic worsens in west Africa

Cordon tightens around Ebola states

Effort to stem spread of virus as hysteria grows

Deranged killers who pose as terrorists

The disturbed and the deluded swell the ranks of a black-clad army

Liberia police fire guns at Ebola protest

South Africa’s four big banks downgraded

Moody’s says move reflects ‘lower likelihood of systemic support’

MSF criticises global Ebola response

International help for west African states is ‘non-existent’