Britain's first deferred prosecution agreement (DPA), a new type of plea deal, was approved by a judge on Monday in a case about bribery of Tanzanian officials by executives of South Africa's Standard Bank.
- Marc Jones
Emerging markets face another wave of ratings downgrades next year, with Brazil at risk of a cut to junk and the Africa/Middle East region potentially given a 'negative outlook', Fitch Ratings' top sovereign analyst said in an interview.
- Desmond Kokim
The United Nations has refused to make changes to a previously negotiated agreement for a unity government in Libya, despite complaints from both parties.
- TJ Strydom and Tiisetso Motsoeneng
South African mobile phone firm MTN Group said Nigeria has pushed back a Monday deadline for it to pay a $5.2 billion fine for failing to cut off unregistered SIM cards until talks with authorities have concluded.