US forces target al-Shabaab in Somalia

Operation comes in wake of prison attack by Islamist militants

Lesotho leaders agree to reopen parliament

Appeal for calm after apparent attempted coup

South Africa’s Bidvest mulls London IPO

Potential listing follows flurry of African flotations in UK

Great place to meet Kinshasa

Kwilu Bar, Kinshasa

This late-night haunt draws bankers, businessmen and posers

Lesotho PM and deputy hold talks in Pretoria

S Africa summons rivals after coup attempt in kingdom

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

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 is now a funding stream for defence and border forces

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