Uganda needs to create favourable conditions for local businesses seeking to supply the oil industry if Ugandans are to benefit from the country's oil industry.
- Silvia Antonioli and Ed Stoddard in Johannesburg
Miners Aquarius and Impala said on Friday they are seeking clarity from Zimbabwe's government over a proposed 15 percent export tax on unrefined platinum which, if enforced, would slash their margins.
Tanzania needs urgently to deal with its growing fiscal deficit to boost economic growth, which is expected to reach 7 percent this year, the World Bank said on Thursday.
Ghana's new oil fields are on schedule to start production next year as development has passed the half-way stage, lead operator Tullow Oil said on Thursday.
- Chijioke Ohuocha in Lagos
Nigeria expects economic growth this year of 5.54 percent, down from an estimated 6.23 percent for 2014, after the government trimmed expenditure because of the oil price slump, the statistics office said on Thursday.
- Nicholas Norbrook
China and the African Union (AU) have signed a landmark agreement to foster rapid industrialisation of the continent ahead of a weekend summit that opens in Ethiopia at the weekend.