Nigeria to suspend duties on some food imports for 150 days

The move is part of the government’s policy to limit inflation, which has climbed to more than 40% year on year, and spur growth

Nigeria pips rivals in bid to host Africa Energy Bank

The continent’s top oil producer beat Algeria, Benin and Ghana for the rights to the multilateral lender

Congo soldiers sentenced to death for fleeing battle

Runaways detained after stealing goods from shops

Ethiopia to get $10.5bn in aid if talks succeed

Long-running negotiations with IMF and World Bank aim to alleviate debt burden

Egypt’s president appoints new finance minister in cabinet shake-up

New finance minister Ahmed Kouchouk led negotiations with the IMF

Kenyan activists to rethink protest strategy

Activists say the violence is the work of ‘goons’ hired to discredit legitimate demonstrators

Dozen companies show interest in Namibia oil discovery

Galp’s Mopane discovery is estimated to hold at least 10-billion barrels of oil and gas equivalent

Protesters across Kenya demand resignation of Ruto

Riot police fire teargas at protesters in Nairobi, while demonstrations erupt in other cities across the country

IMF revises up Ghana’s growth forecast

Move reflects West African nation’s improved economic stability

Kenya’s tax bill turmoil complicates IMF cash, could boost borrowing costs

Kenya had reached a staff-level agreement with the IMF before the tax bill was abandoned

Suspected suicide bombers kill 18 in Nigeria

Separate attacks on a wedding, a funeral and a hospital in the town of Gwoza

Dozens beaten, some arrested after Zimbabwe opposition leader denied bail

Prominent politician and 78 supporters are charged with holding illegal gathering

WATCH: Kenya backs down on tax hikes after deadly unrest

Business Day TV spoke to Rich Management CEO Aly-Khan Satchu

Police fire tear gas as protests continue after Kenya withdraws tax hike bill

Police block off streets leading to the presidential palace as demonstrations persist even after the president withdraws tax hike bill

Kenya president withdraws finance bill after at least 23 killed in nationwide protests

William Ruto sends bill back to parliament after at least 23 people die in clashes

MIA SWART: SA should step up to help the people of Sudan

Based on the number of civilian deaths and the number of internally displaced people, now at 9-million, Sudan is Africa’s biggest crisis