Ghana's national oil firm expects to pump 190,000 barrels of crude per day by the end of 2016 and is set to tap markets again to raise more capital, the head of Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) said on Thursday.
- Dasmani Laary
Twelve labour unions, including public health and education sector workers, have declared a nationwide sit-down strike, over what they refer as "government's failure and undue delay" in paying part of their pension contributions into a private account.
- Feisal Omar and Abdi Sheikh in Mogadishu
The Somali government's grand vision for Mogadishu port under its new Turkish managers sees modern container ships replacing wooden dhows, new cranes easing the back-breaking work of porters and a surge in state revenue as traffic rises.
Nestle has no plans to close any of its eight factories or curb output in cocoa and coffee-rich West and Central Africa because of Ebola, but is ready to adapt if it spreads, the Chief Executive of the world's largest food company said this week.
- Aaron Ross in Kinshasa (Reuters)
The Democratic Republic of Congo's focus on maximising short-term tax revenues risks squandering long-term mining prospects, the chief executive of one of its largest mining investors warned on Wednesday.
- Crystal Oderson in Cape Town
South Africa has slashed its growth forecast to 1.4% for 2014 amid a warning that the economy has reached a 'turning point.'
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- Zimbabwe mobile operators to slash rates
- Lesotho: Cyril Ramaphosa seeks dialogue
- IMF warns African countries over Eurobond borrowing
- Uganda says oil revenue possible alternative to Chinese cash for railway
- Rwanda plans another Eurobond issue