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    1. beyondbrics

      July 20, 2016

      To save South Sudan, put it on life support

      South Sudan marked its fifth anniversary as a state this month not with celebrations but with rival armed factions...

    2. July 11, 2016

      African states launch passport to closer integration

      They are calling it Africa’s answer to Brexit. Even as Britain’s decision to leave the EU threatens the very fabric of...

    Special Reports

    1. Investing in Nigeria

      Nigeria remains dependent on oil for hard currency earnings, and the economy, until re...
    2. The New Africa

      China’s slowdown and the end of a commodities boom present many African countries with...
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    1. July 5, 2016

      Netanyahu launches diplomatic charm offensive in Africa

      Kenya has promised to “champion” Israel’s rehabilitation in Africa as Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister,...

    2. May 30, 2016

      Chad’s Habré found guilty of atrocities

      Hissène Habré, the former president of Chad, has been convicted of crimes against humanity, the first time an ex-leader...

    3. May 26, 2016

      Al-Shabaab member found guilty of masterminding 2010 Uganda bombing

      A Ugandan court has convicted a member of the Islamist group al-Shabaab of masterminding a 2010 twin bombing in the...

    4. April 21, 2016

      Kenya refuses to hand suspects to International Criminal Court

      The long-running dispute between Kenya and the International Criminal Court intensified on Thursday when Nairobi said...

    5. March 10, 2016

      Resurgent al-Shabaab puts African Union force on back foot

      When a US air strike destroyed an al-Shabaab training camp in northern Somalia last weekend, reportedly killing 150 of...

    6. March 7, 2016

      Air strike kills 150 al-Shabaab militants in Somalia, US says

      A US military air strike has killed more than 150 fighters at a training camp in northern Somalia run by the...

    7. January 31, 2016

      African Union pulls back from Burundi peacekeeping mission

      The African Union has pulled back from deploying peacekeepers to Burundi to prevent mass bloodshed after fierce...

    8. January 28, 2016

      Amnesty International accuses Burundi of mass graves cover-up

      Burundian security forces buried dozens of victims of their crackdown against opposition supporters in mass graves last...

    9. January 23, 2016

      UN warns Burundi to rein in violent security forces

      The Burundian government must rein in its security forces perpetrating violence in the country and engage its opponents...

    10. January 21, 2016

      Dominic Ongwen, Ugandan militia leader, faces calls to stand trial in ICC

      A senior commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army, a Ugandan militia, should be put on trial for keeping sex slaves,...

    11. January 15, 2016

      Al-Shabaab attacks Kenyan soldiers in Somalia army base

      The al-Qaeda-linked militant group al-Shabaab has claimed to have killed at least 63 Kenyan soldiers in an assault on...

    12. December 18, 2015

      African Union will deploy troops in Burundi even if government objects

      The African Union has authorised the deployment of 5,000 troops and police to restore peace to Burundi even if the...

    13. November 25, 2015

      Ambitious plans promise surge in African commerce

      When the US, Japan and 10 other economies recently sealed the deal on a vast new Pacific Rim trading bloc, they made...

    14. November 13, 2015

      Q&A: What’s next for Burundi?

      In the past several months, more than 240 people have died and 200,000 have fled amid violence triggered by Burundi...

    15. November 12, 2015

      UN in sanctions threat to Burundi over violence

      The UN Security Council on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution warning Burundi that it faced the imposition of...

    16. FT Photo Diary

      October 13, 2015

      Guarding supplies

      A soldier from the African Union (AU) peacekeeping force stands guard at the site where a cargo plane carrying supplies...

    17. September 29, 2015

      China to set up 8,000-strong peacekeeping force

      China will create an 8,000-strong peacekeeping “police squad” that could be deployed at short notice on UN peacekeeping...

    18. July 28, 2015

      Obama criticises Africa’s ‘strongmen’ who refuse to leave office

      Barack Obama launched a searing attack on African presidents who refuse to step down at the end of their terms, as he...

    19. July 27, 2015

      Barack Obama urges Ethiopia to improve political freedoms

      Barack Obama has praised Ethiopia for its efforts to combat militant Islamist groups in east Africa, but urged the...

    20. June 26, 2015

      Peace and prehistory in Somaliland

      On the road to the Arabian Sea, the surface of the desert looked like a dinosaur’s hide: desiccated, calloused,...

    21. June 25, 2015

      South Africa reviews ICC membership in the wake of Bashir storm

      The South African government will review its membership of the International Criminal Court following a storm of...

    22. June 15, 2015

      Wanted Sudanese leader ‘flies out of South Africa’

      Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir flew out of South Africa on Monday in spite of a court order barring him from leaving...

    23. June 15, 2015

      Q&A: Why has the ICC struggled to make its mark?

      A South African court’s travel ban on Sudan’s visiting president has reignited debate over fragile international...

    24. June 14, 2015

      Sudan leader Bashir barred from leaving South Africa

      A South African court issued a temporary order on Sunday blocking Omar al-Bashir, Sudan’s president, from leaving the...

    25. June 14, 2015

      Africa sets deadline for free-trade area as regional blocs come together

      For years African leaders have been touting the dream of greater continental integration, with a vision of people and...

    26. March 3, 2015

      Turkey’s regional ambitions evaporate along with friendships

      “We do not care about being alone in the world . . . What we care about is what our people think about us.” So said...

    27. January 30, 2015

      Zimbabwe’s Mugabe becomes African Union chairman

      Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s divisive president, assumed the chairmanship of the African Union with an acceptance speech...

    28. January 29, 2015

      Pressure grows for African force to tackle Nigeria insurgency

      Nigeria is under growing international pressure to accept a new African Union force to contain the terrorist insurgency...

    29. January 28, 2015

      Africa agency to offer insurance against Ebola

      An African Union agency that is offering the continent’s first insurance against natural disasters is developing cover...

    30. beyondbrics

      January 14, 2015

      War in South Sudan threatens economic devastation

      As South Sudan’s war drags into the beginning of its second year, campaigners are warning of the economic risks of a...

    31. October 5, 2014

      Targeted actions to improve position of African women are paying off – but slowly

      There was a telling moment, early in Bola Adesola’s high-flying banking career, when the value of a woman’s perspective...

    32. October 5, 2014

      Africa starts to become master of its own destiny

      Africa’s economy has grown fourfold since the turn of the millennium, with sub-Saharan Africa outperforming the rest of...

    33. beyondbrics

      October 3, 2014

      Guest post: Ghana and Zambia dichotomy is cautionary tale

      By Kevin Daly, Aberdeen Asset Management Africa is set to be a focus of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and...

    34. September 2, 2014

      US military launches air strike on al-Shabaab extremists in Somalia

      US military forces have attacked al-Qaeda-linked Islamists in Somalia in an air strike aimed at the leader of...

    35. FT Photo Diary

      August 15, 2014

      Somali patrol

      Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP Somali soldiers patrol in Wadajir district South of capital following heavy fighting as Somali...

    36. The World

      June 17, 2014

      Kenyatta's political manoeuvres play into al-Shabaab hands

      The Kenyan military says it. The African Union says it. Even al-Shabaab says it. But President Uhuru Kenyatta not only...

    37. FT Photo Diary

      April 30, 2014

      Journey to Chad

      Siegfried Modola/Reuters A sick girl rests on the lap of her mother, as another woman washes her baby, by the side of...

    38. April 3, 2014

      CAR peacekeeping efforts dealt blow as Chad pulls out troops

      Chad announced on Thursday that it was withdrawing its 850 soldiers from a 6,000-strong African Union peacekeeping...

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