GHANA - Government has reached an agreement with some local banks to restructure legacy debts of State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) in the energy sector.
KENYA - A longstanding dispute between seven foreign gold mining companies and the Tanzanian government over payment of corporate tax has been settled, with the companies now agreeing to pay.
KENYA - The Kenya Petroleum Refineries Limited plant will be converted into a storage facility as the country gears up for commercial oil production, ending debate on the fate of the only oil refinery in the region.
GHANA - The oil and gas policy developed by National Democratic Congress (NDC), seeking to boost transparency in the energy field, holds prospects to accelerate the passage of the Right to Information (RTI) bill into law, an expert says.
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe Platinum Holdings (Zimplats) parent company Impala Platinum Holdings (Implats) says it expects its basics earnings per share (EPS) to decline by 30 percent in the half year to December 2015 due to the decline in international metal prices.
BOTSWANA - Anglo American, a globally diversified mining business has revealed its plans to sell its iron ore, coal and nickel units as part of a sweeping strategic overhaul to cope with commodities disorders.
WEST AFRICA - Oil firms have put major projects in West Africa on hold because of low prices, as they have across the globe, but when the market finally picks up, development is likely to recover much more slowly in the region than elsewhere.
ZAMBIA - Deposits of phosphate which is a mineral used in the production of fertiliser have been discovered on Nkhombwa Mountain in Isoka district, Zamphos Minerals Resources Limited (ZMRL) geologist Tapuwa Muthetwa has said.
ZAMBIA - Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) has earned US$195.5 million in revenue during the third quarter of 2015, following a slight increase in copper production.