Frenchman gets 2 years in U.S. prison for role in Guinea mine scandal 07:44 GMT

(Reuters) - A former adviser to mining giant BSG Resources was sentenced in New York federal court on Friday to two years in prison for obstructing a criminal probe in connection with a bribery investigation in Guinea.  Full Article

South Africa's Cell C to invest in network after restructuring debt Friday, 25 Jul 2014 

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African mobile operator Cell C aims to free up cash to invest in network expansion, its chief financial officer said on Friday, a day after the company said it was looking to restructure 160 million euros ($215 million)of debt.  Full Article  

Zimbabwe slashes 2014 growth forecast to 3.1 pct: letter to IMF Friday, 25 Jul 2014 

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe has cut its 2014 growth forecast to 3.1 percent from 6.1 percent, in line with projections from the IMF, the finance minister and central bank governor said in a letter to the monetary fund seen by Reuters.  Full Article  

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