Nigeria’s former oil minister named in US bribery complaint

US prosecutors on Friday moved to seize $144m in assets including a 200-foot yacht and a Manhattan condominium one block from Central Park,...

South Africa suspends contentious mining charter

South Africa’s government has suspended a contentious new charter for the country’s beleaguered mining industry, less than a month after it was introduced.Mosebenzi...

Five elections tell the diverse tale of democracy in Africa

Five African presidents with a collective 90 years of leadership under their belt are meant to hold elections in the next five months....

Fertiliser mines row leaves EU between a rock and a hard place

Brussels’ proposal was seemingly unobjectionable: that the EU should cut the amount of a toxic metal in fertilisers to protect consumers. But this...

IMF presses Congo to break political impasse

The IMF has told the Democratic Republic of Congo that it will probably be unable to help bail out the economy unless the...

China backs economic power with political muscle in Africa

One of the two Chinese peacekeepers killed in South Sudan last year was a former cucumber farmer from Sichuan province, the other a...

US decision on Sudan sanctions hangs in the balance

Donald Trump is due to revoke sweeping economic sanctions on Sudan permanently on Wednesday, but divisions running through his administration, a bipartisan political...

China’s new silk road gets off the mark

With its placid waters, expansive lakeside villas and towering mountains, the plush resort of Yanqi Lake offers an unassuming location from which to launch...

McKinsey drawn into South Africa’s Gupta business scandal

McKinsey has been drawn into the scandal around South Africa’s powerful Gupta business family after revealing that a partner who allegedly misrepresented the...

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