Zimbabwe's leading mobile operator, Econet Wireless, has launched an international debit car in partnership with MasterCard amid promises to turn the country into a cashless society.
- Crystal van Vyk
Protecting copyright and intellectual property rights has the potential to contribute 11 percent to South Africa's gross domestic product, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), has said.
South Sudan will delay the start of gold mining by a year from its planned date in 2016, a senior government official said on Thursday, due to fighting between rival political groups in the world's newest country.
South African pulp and paper maker Sappi's sales into Russia and Ukraine have been affected by the political crisis in the region, its chief executive said on Thursday, as the company posted a return to third-quarter profit.
London-listed oil explorer Afren Plc said its board had temporarily suspended Chief Executive Osman Shahenshah and Chief Operating Officer Shahid Ullah pending an investigation into payments.
- Silvia Antonioli and Jim Regan
Rio Tinto has agreed to sell coal assets it bought through a $4 billion acquisition of Riversdale in 2011 for just $50 million to an Indian joint venture, ending its ill-fated venture in Mozambique's coal sector.
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- South Africa's metal workers return to work after month-long strike
- IMF agrees on $5 billion credit line for Morocco
- South Africa seek AGOA extension ahead of US-Africa summit
- Algeria's Sonatrach replaces CEO