Aid agencies must get food to close to 3 million people by July to avert a famine in Africa's Lake Chad region caused by drought, chronic poverty and Islamist insurgents Boko Haram, the United Nations said on Friday as it launched a funding appeal.
South Africa's Liberty Holdings will acquire a 75% stake in a Nigerian long-term insurer for $12m, the company said on Friday, after reporting a 38% decline in earnings.
South African lender Barclays Africa asked for forgiveness on Thursday for its role in rigging the local currency, a scandal that has raised questions over the dominance of four big local banks.
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