The Total-operated Saphir-1XB exploration well on Block CI-514 proved the presence of liquid hydrocarbons in the deep offshore west of Ivory Coast.
Namibia's central bank kept its main lending rate unchanged at 5.5 percent for the seventh straight time on Wednesday, saying economic growth was expected to continue in 2014 while inflation would remain at sustainable levels.
Nigerian annual consumer price inflation edged up in March to 7.8 percent from 7.7 percent in February as food prices rose, the statistics bureau (NBS) said on Monday.
Kenya will rebase its gross domestic product and release the data in September, which is likely to have the effect of increasing its GDP, now about $37 billion a year, the statistics office said on Friday.
Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) is seeking $1 billion to fund its plan to become an independent operator in seven years and will also seek to build an oil trading desk with its partner Unipec, chief executive Alex Mould said.
Uganda's coffee exports in March rose by 11.9 percent year-on-year to 348,423 60-kg bags, helped by end-of-season stockpile clearance, a source at the state agency said on Friday.