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Libya to export first oil since rebel deal

Apr 15 2014 18:31

The reopened Hariga port is on course for its first export shipment since a deal to end months of closures at its main oil terminals, the National Oil Corp says.


Ghana bans export of scrap ferrous metal

Apr 15 2014 16:25

Ghana has banned the export of ferrous scrap metal immediately in a bid to make more raw material available to sustain the domestic steel industry.


Nigeria tightens security for WEF

Apr 15 2014 14:01

Nigeria is mounting the largest security operation ever for an international summit during the World Economic Forum on Africa, following the rush hour bomb blast.


African troubles hamper SABMiller sales

Apr 15 2014 12:34

SABMiller has posted a modest rise in full-year lager sales volumes following troubles in a number of African markets.


Zim's dangerous optimism

Apr 15 2014 07:46

One good deal only highlights the harm of damaging policies, says Malcom Sharara.


Libya's Zawiya oil port reopens

Apr 13 2014 12:30

Libya's western Zawiya oil port has resumed operations after protesters vacated the entrance to the facilities and the adjoining refinery will restart in about 24 hours.


Egypt facing electricity crunch

Apr 13 2014 12:00

Egypt's minister of electricity and renewable energy says the government will not be able to prevent power cuts this summer.


Nigeria plans to spark agriculture boom

Apr 13 2014 11:17

Can investors get rich by backing Nigerian agriculture? Experts agree that agriculture offers the best chance to generate millions of new jobs quickly.


Africa's fast growth commodity flows

Apr 11 2014 15:29

Africa's booming economic growth gives it an opportunity to shift away from the traditional raw material exports model towards transforming its own commodities.


Angola to grant De Beers diamond licence

Apr 11 2014 10:58

Angola, the world's fourth-largest diamond producer by value, will approve a new concession to De Beers to explore for diamonds.



Gold rush threatens West African cocoa

Apr 11 2014 10:30

Bouafu Kouassi dug a hole on his cocoa plantation in Ivory Coast and found traces of gold, which could transform his life, but it could just destroy his farm.


Ghana hits economic growth roadblock

Apr 11 2014 09:32

After a decade of pumping oil and achieving coveted middle-income status that made it the envy of other African nations, Ghana has hit a roadblock.

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