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UPDATE 2-South Africa's power cuts expected to end Friday as generators return online

Oct 17 2019

* Government to reveal energy plan on Friday (Recasts with Eskom acting CEO comments)

Equatorial Guinea says currency caps will hurt Gulf of Guinea energy prospects

Oct 10 2019

CAPE TOWN New currency controls enforced by the Bank of Central African States (BEAC) could ruin the oil and gas industry in the Gulf of Guinea and "destroy" Equatorial Guinea's economy, the country's oil minister told Reuters on Wednesday.

UPDATE 2-Senegal pushes oil licensing round back

Oct 09 2019

CAPE TOWN, Oct 9 Senegal has delayed the launch of an oil and gas licensing round due on Wednesday until Nov. 4 as contract documents still need to be finalised, oil minister Mahamadou Makhtar Cisse said.

Archbishop Tutu hails Prince Harry and Meghan as caring couple while baby Archie beams

Sep 26 2019

CAPE TOWN, South Africa Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu hailed Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan as "genuinely caring" people when the royal couple visited the former archbishop along with their four-month-old son Archie in Cape Town on Wednesday. | Video

Harry and Meghan dance with youth mentors, visit Cape Town mosque

Sep 24 2019

CAPE TOWN Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan danced with a group of mentors who teach vulnerable youngsters from townships to swim and surf, then visited South Africa's oldest mosque in Cape Town on Tuesday, the second day of their Africa tour. | Video

UK's Harry and Meghan start South African tour in Nyanga township

Sep 23 2019

CAPE TOWN Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan started their tour of South Africa on Monday in a township known as the country's "murder capital". | Video

South Africa tries to contain 'Afrophobia' fallout as riots upstage summit

Sep 05 2019

CAPE TOWN South Africa promised on Thursday to tackle the prejudice fuelling a wave of deadly riots and xenophobic attacks, as international anger over the violence overshadowed a pan-African economic conference in Cape Town.

Nigeria boycotts Africa economic summit over anti-foreign riots

Sep 04 2019

CAPE TOWN Nigeria said on Wednesday it would boycott an Africa economic summit in Cape Town, intensifying a diplomatic row after a series of deadly attacks on foreigners in South African cities.

Zimbabwe plans talks on foreign debt arrears in early 2020: finance minister

Sep 04 2019

CAPE TOWN Zimbabwe plans to start talks in early 2020 on clearing arrears on its international debt, Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube said, as it seeks to rebuild confidence in an economy ravaged by high inflation and shortages of hard currency and basic goods.

South Africa's Eskom may need more bailouts if funding plan fails

Aug 28 2019

CAPE TOWN The South African government may be forced to inject more money into state power firm Eskom by the end of March if the struggling utility fails to meet its borrowing plan, a Treasury official told parliament on Wednesday.

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