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RPT-South Africa blocks arms sales to Saudi and UAE in inspection row

25 Nov 2019

JOHANNESBURG, Nov 22 South Africa is blocking arms sales to countries including Saudi Arabia and the UAE in an inspections dispute, endangering billions of dollars of business and thousands of jobs in its struggling defence sector, according to industry officials.

South Africa blocks arms sales to Saudi and UAE in inspection row

23 Nov 2019

JOHANNESBURG South Africa is blocking arms sales to countries including Saudi Arabia and the UAE in an inspections dispute, endangering billions of dollars of business and thousands of jobs in its struggling defense sector, according to industry officials.

South Africa blocks arms sales to Saudi and UAE in inspection row

22 Nov 2019

JOHANNESBURG, Nov 22 South Africa is blocking arms sales to countries including Saudi Arabia and the UAE in an inspections dispute, endangering billions of dollars of business and thousands of jobs in its struggling defence sector, according to industry officials.

UPDATE 2-Ghana sells 200,000 tonnes of cocoa with farmer premium

12 Nov 2019

* Ghana, Ivory Coast introduced $400 per tonne premium for farmers

Africa must quadruple power investment to supply electricity for all, IEA says

08 Nov 2019

JOHANNESBURG African countries will need to quadruple their rate of investment in their power sectors for the next two decades to bring reliable electricity to all Africans, an International Energy Agency (IEA) study published on Friday said.

African debt stabilising but region faces headwinds - IMF

18 Oct 2019

* Despite stabilisation, several states still debt distressed

Congo Republic president's adviser awarded oil licenses at heart of Eni probe

10 Oct 2019

JOHANNESBURG/MILAN A Congolese presidential advisor played a key role in awarding oil licenses now at the heart of a corruption probe by Italian authorities that has engulfed energy giant Eni SpA and the family of its chief executive.

Congo Republic president's adviser awarded oil licenses at heart of Eni probe

10 Oct 2019

JOHANNESBURG/MILAN A Congolese presidential advisor played a key role in awarding oil licenses now at the heart of a corruption probe by Italian authorities that has engulfed energy giant Eni SpA and the family of its chief executive.

VW gambles on ride-hailing to break through African roadblocks

26 Sep 2019

JOHANNESBURG/KIGALI When Volkswagen's Africa boss Thomas Schaefer set out to conquer the continent, he quickly realised he needed more than a flashy new product. He needed a new business model. | Video

South African defence firm RDM's turnover hurt by export headaches - CEO

04 Sep 2019

CAPE TOWN, Sept 4 Months of delays in export approvals will hurt Rheinmetall Denel Munition's (RDM) turnover this year and could force the South African defence firm to halt production this month, its chief executive told Reuters.

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