2014 has witnessed a spate of major insurance deals in sub-Saharan Africa

Old Mutual offices in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa

Following are some purchases or expansion plans by South African and European insurers in sub-Saharan Africa announced in the past three months.

Nov 28 – French insurer AXA buys control of Nigeria‘s fourth-largest insurer, Mansard Insurance

Nov 27 – Launch of One Re, London-based but Africa-focused reinsurance company (www.onere.com)

Read more: Factbox – Recent insurance deals in sub-Saharan Africa | Reuters.