Solar to citrus: Africa's top business news

STORY: Here are five business stories making headlines in sub-Saharan Africa this week.

West Africa-based solar energy provider PEG Africa has been bought by Bboxx, the UK-based power company said on Tuesday (September 6).

The acquisition, for which the financials have not been disclosed, gives Bboxx access to new markets in Senegal, Ivory Coast, Ghana and Mali.

Also in energy, Nigeria will send more liquified natural gas to Europe by next winter, its oil minister has said.

While Europe is seeking alternatives to Russian gas, Timipre Sylva said security issues are delaying deliveries at the moment.

But he said Nigeria will build a new pipeline through Algeria to Europe, at an estimated cost of more than $10 billion.

More pipelines are also coming to several Central African countries after they agreed to set up an oil and gas network and hub infrastructures.

Backers say the scheme, which would link 11 countries by 2030, will strengthen energy supply and reduce dependence on imports of refined products.

The countries include Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Gabon, Chad, Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo and Congo Republic.

The World Bank's private investment arm IFC said on Thursday (September 8) it plans to inject $160 million in equity into Safaricom Ethiopia.

The deal is designed to help Safaricom Ethiopia, which began phased operations in August, fund its capital expenditure.

And finally South Africa, one of the world's biggest citrus exporters, has halted shipments of Valencia oranges to the European Union from areas affected by a fungal disease, the citrus growers association said on Wednesday (September 7).

The decision is a blow to the $1.73 billion sector, which has already been grappling with high costs for fuel, fertilizer and shipping.