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  1. 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 al-Shabaab,...

  2. 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...

Special Reports

  1. African Farming

    The African Union has labelled 2014 the Year of Agriculture and Food Security, but fro...
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  1. The World

    June 17, 2014

    Kenyatta's political manoeuvres play into al-Shabaab's hands

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

  2. 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 the...

  3. 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 mission...

  4. April 2, 2014

    EU Mission to Central African Republic to deploy within days

    The EU’s mission to war-torn Central African Republic will be deployed within days, despite delays and difficulties in...

  5. FT Data

    April 1, 2014

    21st century sanctions: targeted measures on the rise

    by Andrew Jack From trade embargoes to arms blockades, sanctions have long been an extension of conflict by non-military...

  6. February 16, 2014

    Ethiopia uses electricity exports to drive ambition as an African power hub

    In a region where religious differences often lead to political tension and the threat of violence, there is one area where...

  7. February 7, 2014

    Somalia president fights back on ‘weak leadership’ claim from US

    When former academic Hassan Sheikh Mohamud became president of Somalia in late 2012, his election was hailed as a sign of...

  8. January 21, 2014

    Africa: In search of a green revolution

    The development of higher-yielding cereal seeds and an exceptional expansion in the use of irrigation, fertilisers and...

  9. January 20, 2014

    EU approves deployment and extra aid for Central African Republic

    European foreign ministers have approved a 500-strong EU military mission to assist international forces in quelling unrest...

  10. beyondbrics

    January 19, 2014

    The week ahead: Jan 20-25

    It’s a week of high-level meetings, with Davos, the African Union and LatAm summits all taking place; FMCG-giants Unliver...

  11. January 19, 2014

    EU poised to send forces to Central African Republic

    EU foreign ministers are expected on Monday to approve the deployment of troops to the Central African Republic following...

  12. January 13, 2014

    ICC trial of Kenya’s president being undermined say lawyers

    Lawyers for the victims of Kenya’s 2008 post-election violence have appealed to the International Criminal Court to proceed...

  13. December 4, 2013

    UN set to approve troops for Central African Republic

    The UN is this week set to approve the deployment of thousands of African and French soldiers to restore security in the...

  14. November 25, 2013

    Africa’s new crisis

    In the summer of 2012 France warned its allies that al-Qaeda was taking root in northern Mali and could establish a base for...

  15. November 21, 2013

    Central African Republic on the verge of genocide, France warns UN

    The Central African Republic is “on the verge of genocide”, according to its former colonial master, France, which is urging...

  16. November 15, 2013

    Kenya fails to delay President Kenyatta trial

    Kenya failed to win a year-long delay to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s impending trial for crimes against humanity at the...

  17. October 18, 2013

    ICC rules Kenyatta can miss part of trial

    The International Criminal Court has conditionally excused Uhuru Kenyatta, president of Kenya, from attending all of his...

  18. October 13, 2013

    African states seek immunity from prosecution for serving leaders

    African nations have called for their leaders to be granted immunity even from prosecution for crimes against humanity while...

  19. October 12, 2013

    African nations ask ICC to suspend cases against Kenya and Sudan

    The African Union has ratcheted up its pressure on the International Criminal Court to suspend cases against the leaders of...

  20. October 12, 2013

    AU to call for suspension of ICC cases while leaders are in power

    The African Union is set to ask the International Criminal Court to suspend cases against the presidents of Kenya and Sudan...

  21. October 10, 2013

    UN backs peace plan for African nation

    The United Nations Security Council has given its backing to a plan to stabilise the Central African Republic, opening the...

  22. beyondbrics

    October 6, 2013

    Week ahead: Oct 7-13

    The week ahead in emerging markets: Obama misses out on two high-profile Asia summits, Yum and Cargill report earnings, the...

  23. August 4, 2013

    The dying art of stealing elections, Mugabe-style

    Zimbabwe’s election demonstrates a dangerous trend. If bullets do not fly and heads are not broken, many outsiders, notably...

  24. August 4, 2013

    Odds are against Morgan Tsvangirai to change Zimbabwe’s course

    During a decade in opposition battling the autocratic rule of President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu-PF party, Morgan...

  25. beyondbrics

    August 2, 2013

    New York headlines

    * Zimbabwe election: Mugabe heads for landslide victory * Brazil backs IMF aid for Greece and recalls representative *...

  26. August 2, 2013

    Zimbabwe election: Mugabe heads for landslide victory

    African Union observers on Friday said they were reserving judgment on allegations of electoral fraud in Zimbabwe, as early...

  27. July 16, 2013

    ICC mulls UN sanction for Nigeria over visit by Bashir

    The International Criminal Court in The Hague is considering asking the UN Security Council to sanction Nigeria for allowing...

  28. July 2, 2013

    Hissène Habré, former Chadian dictator, charged with war crimes

    Chad’s former dictator Hissène Habré was charged with war crimes, crimes against humanity and torture in a special court in...

  29. beyondbrics

    June 9, 2013

    Week ahead, June 10-15

    Coming up this week: the US-Islamic Forum in Doha coincides with the fourth Islamic Banking Conference in Kuala Lumpur on...

  30. May 27, 2013

    AU chief accuses International Criminal Court of chasing Africans

    The African Union assembly chairman has accused the International Criminal Court of pursuing cases against Africans on the...

  31. May 25, 2013

    African Union to vote on Kenyatta trial

    Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta, who is indicted for crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court in The...

  32. The World

    May 20, 2013

    Fragile hope for Somalia

      In our Reporting Back series, we ask FT foreign correspondents to tell us about a recent trip. Katrina Manson, the FT’s...

  33. FT Photo Diary

    May 13, 2013

    Burundi soldier

    Tobin Jones/AFP An African Union Mission in Somalia soldier, part of the Burundian contingent to the mission, stands guard...

  34. beyondbrics

    May 12, 2013

    Week ahead: May 13-17

    A look at the week ahead from beyondbrics: IEA publishes its monthly oil report; Bretton Woods 30th annual meeting. Plus...

  35. May 7, 2013

    Somalia needs help to settle debt, says top development official

    International donors must act quickly to help Somalia settle foreign debt arrears and unblock further reconstruction aid if...

  36. May 6, 2013

    Somalia needs a Marshall plan, president says before aid meeting

    Somalia needs its own Marshall plan to recover from decades of poverty, civil war and terrorism, says the country’s...

  37. beyondbrics

    May 2, 2013

    Further reading: underworld

    Thursday’s picks from beyondbrics: India’s underworld; the key to Turkey’s grand vision; western companies should not...

  38. beyondbrics

    April 30, 2013

    Chart of the week: tracking China's investments in Africa

    Much has been written about China in Africa – a relationship that has been described as neo-colonial as China’s appetite for...

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