Muhammadu Buhari’s supporters in Kaduna state celebrate as he is declared winner of Nigeria’s presidential polls in March
©Benedicte Kurzen/NOOR

Africa: a special issue

William Wallis kicks off our special report on the changes sweeping the continent with a piece on what’s next for Nigeria after a dramatic year for Africa’s largest economy

Food & Drink

Illustration by Ingram Pinn of a hand carrying a bunch of grapes ©Ingram Pinn
‘Black economic empowerment brands focus export efforts on Scandinavia where monopolies are positively disposed towards helping their cause’
– Jancis Robinson
Moroccan chicken salad ©Andy Sewell
Until I came across this dish, I had not found a chicken salad I really liked
– Rowley Leigh
Victor Wanyama, Vera Songwe, Boniface Mwangi, Robtel Neajai Pailey, Trevor Noah and Ayan Mahamoud
©Getty; Sven Torfinn/Panos Pictures; Kate Lloy

25 Africans to watch

The FT’s Africa team picks the continent’s rising stars

The Black Rose bar, a hangout for Addis Ababa’s trendy youth.
©Nichole Sobecki

The Ethiopia paradox

This poor, landlocked country has a restrictive, authoritarian regime. It also has astonishing growth and China’s invaluable support

Mac Maharaj in Durban, June 2015
©Charlie Shoemaker

Interview: Mac Maharaj

He spent 12 years in prison with Nelson Mandela. How does the ANC stalwart rate his party in power?

Gado

Waiting for Gado

East Africa’s corrupt have everything to fear from the pen of this provocative satirist

Shoprite, Cairo Road: Ruth Kamanga, 30, is a cashier and has been with the company for five years
©Alexia Webster

Africa’s supermarket shopping revolution

For middle-class Africans, supermarkets have transformed the way they shop, replacing traditional outdoor markets and street vendors

Ibrahim el-Salahi, "Reborn Sounds of Childhood Dreams I”, 1962-1963
©Tate Collection

Art without labels

The concept of African art may raise difficult questions but the work speaks for itself — attracting a growing number of buyers, both local and international

Andrew England get’s a lesson in bowling from former South African cricket bowler Makhaya Ntini at the Buffalo City Pavilion
©Charlie Shoemaker

Fast bowling with Makhaya Ntini

The retired South African paceman teaches the art of seam and swing — and the need to strut like a model

Christelle Vougou and staff
©Luc Gnago

‘I opened my first restaurant three months after a war ended’

Launching a restaurant in Ivory Coast’s biggest city Abidjan so soon after the conflict, ‘people looked at us like we were crazy’, says Christelle Vougo

Emmanuel Jal
©Maarten de Boer

Emmanuel Jal

‘Politics destroyed my home and my childhood, politics made me a refugee’

Multimedia

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Traders hawk their goods in a crowded vegetable market in Ethiopia's capital of Addis Ababa ©Nichole Sobecki The Ethiopia paradox

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Pick n Pay: Beauty Mwansa, 40, a fashion designer, comes twice a week to buy groceries ©Alexia Webster Africa’s supermarkets

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Andrew England get’s a lesson in bowling from former South African cricket bowler Makhaya Ntini at the Buffalo City Pavilion ©Charlie Shoemaker Fast bowling with Makhaya Ntini

EDITOR’S CHOICE

william wallis

Illustration by Luis Grañena of a globe showing the African continent ©Luis Grañena Here comes Africa

Olusegun Obasanjo

©Shonagh Rae My African utopia
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