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    1. September 14, 2014

      Leadership lesson from Kofi Annan

      Kofi Annan offers up the first lesson in leadership. In business, diplomacy and life, “Knowledge is power. Information is...

    2. beyondbrics

      May 29, 2014

      "Africa Rising" - but can it duck the commodity curse?

      Following Nigeria's example? The International Monetary Fund’s “Africa Rising” conference opened in Maputo with gushing...

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    1. G8 Summit 2013

      Old alliance gives west a chance for final stand...
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    1. May 21, 2014

      Food for thought: Michael Schmidt scoops photography prize

      Michael Schmidt has won the 2014 Prix Pictet, a global award for photography and sustainability, with a series of images on...

    2. May 14, 2014

      UN Syria envoy Brahimi to step down

      Lakhdar Brahimi, the UN special envoy to Syria, is stepping down from his role having failed to find a peaceful solution to...

    3. May 7, 2014

      Africa loses $20bn a year on fishing and logging

      Sub-Saharan African countries lose roughly $20bn a year in illegal fishing and logging, according to a report by the Africa...

    4. December 6, 2013

      Africans must walk to freedom in Mandela’s memory

      Nelson Mandela led a singular life of sacrifice, dignity and political genius that brought about the peaceful end of one of...

    5. June 16, 2013

      Havens crackdown: Momentum builds for tax transparency

      The 2013 summit has the potential to go down in history as “the turning point in the battle against tax evasion and...

    6. June 14, 2013

      Mine deal adds to scrutiny of ENRC

      A gold mine linked to employees of troubled miner Eurasian Natural Resources Corp, the FTSE100 miner, was sold for 18 times...

    7. beyondbrics

      May 16, 2013

      Africa's rising food imports

      A rising middle class, expanding population and stagnant local agricultural production are driving up Africa’s food imports....

    8. FT Alphaville

      May 10, 2013

      The 6am Cut London

      Asian stocks were higher, particularly in Japan where the Nikkei soared nearly 3% and the Topix headed for a new multi-year...

    9. April 17, 2013

      UN Syria envoy wants to step down

      The UN and western powers are trying to convince Syria envoy Lakhdar Brahimi to remain in the job, after he expressed an...

    10. December 6, 2012

      US warning on Syrian chemical weapons

      The US has evidence that the Syrian government is considering using chemical weapons in its war with rebel forces, defence...

    11. December 4, 2012

      Kenya alliance seeks to see off Kenyatta

      Two rival political alliances have lined up ahead of Kenya’s March 2013 elections, setting the scene for a tightly contested...

    12. November 30, 2012

      Rescue team

      The jagged six-inch scar on Joseph’s right leg is ugly evidence of the four years he spent as a child slave. A couple of...

    13. October 29, 2012

      Syrian ceasefire crumbles amid clashes

      An internationally backed ceasefire in Syria’s bloody civil war lay in tatters on Monday, a day after President Bashar...

    14. October 24, 2012

      Doubts emerge over Syria truce claims

      The Syrian regime has agreed to a short ceasefire over an imminent Muslim holiday, the UN peace envoy said on Wednesday,...

    15. October 16, 2012

      Peace prize sets off an unseemly scuffle

      No sooner had the EU been awarded its Nobel Peace Prize on Friday than Brussels descended into what it does best: an...

    16. October 5, 2012

      The art of peace

      Interventions: A Life in War and Peace, by Kofi Annan with Nader Mousavizadeh, Allen Lane, RRP£25/Penguin, RRP$36, 400 pages...

    17. September 11, 2012

      Mideast renews effort to stop Syrian war

      Leading Middle Eastern countries have launched a fresh effort to stop Syria’s deepening civil war, as a top defector from...

    18. September 10, 2012

      Assad and rebels draw UN fire

      The UN human rights chief has attacked both Syrian rebels and regime forces over “devastating” abuses, as Middle Eastern...

    19. September 9, 2012

      UN envoy for Syria to visit Iran

      Lakhdar Brahimi, the new UN-Arab League envoy for Syria, will visit Iran, a staunch ally of Syrian President Bashar...

    20. August 19, 2012

      Assad makes first appearance since bombing

      Syrian President Bashar al-Assad performed prayers in a Damascus mosque marking the start of the Muslim Eid holiday on...

    21. August 16, 2012

      Syria instability risks engulfing Lebanon

      The political fallout from a kidnapping spree has provided one of the clearest signs yet that instability in Syria could...

    22. August 10, 2012

      Syrian rebels prepare Aleppo fightback

      ALEPPO, Syria, Aug 10 – Rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces in Aleppo said they were preparing a new...

    23. beyondbrics

      August 10, 2012

      London headlines

      * Gu Kailai declared ‘main perpetrator’ * Yahoo’s $4bn reversal? Alibaba cash may stay put * UN urges US to cut ethanol...

    24. August 7, 2012

      StanChart will not be the last bank to be stung by the US

      Standard Chartered, a British bank, has found itself on the receiving end of a bluntly worded message: do business with...

    25. August 5, 2012

      Forces in Aleppo face war of attrition

      Heavy fighting shook the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Sunday as the escalating civil war showed fresh signs of...

    26. August 4, 2012

      Syria reaches oil deal with Russia

      MOSCOW, Aug 3 – Syria has reached an agreement with ally Russia to secure much-needed fuel as a delegation of ministers sent...

    27. August 4, 2012

      Rebels clash with army near Aleppo TV station

      ALEPPO, Syria, August 4 – Syrian forces clashed with rebels around Aleppo’s television and radio station on Saturday,...

    28. August 3, 2012

      Mortars kill 20 in Damascus

      Mortars killed at least 20 people in a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus, activists said on Friday, as the UN...

    29. The A-List

      August 3, 2012

      Syria’s slow-motion demolition

      Syria’s civil war is deepening. Rebel forces have struck in the heart of Damascus, killing defence and security officials...

    30. beyondbrics

      August 3, 2012

      Further reading: judonomics

      Friday’s picks from the BB team: Dilma Rousseff lays down the law to Brazilian industry from the Olympics; Kofi Annan writes...

    31. August 2, 2012

      Russia must switch course on Syria

      Bashar al-Assad must step down as leader of Syria. To the outsider that might sound like a simple statement of the obvious....

    32. August 2, 2012

      My departing advice on how to save Syria

      Aleppo is under siege and the prospect of the loss of thousands more civilian lives in Syria is very high. The UN has...

    33. August 2, 2012

      Annan quits as UN envoy to Syria

      Kofi Annan has resigned as a peace envoy to Syria, declaring that the increasing militarisation of the conflict and...

    34. July 22, 2012

      ‘The Last Hunger Season’

      The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change, by Roger Thurow, Public Affairs,...

    35. July 20, 2012

      It is time to look beyond Assad

      In squabbling over its stance towards Bashar al-Assad’s murderous regime, the international community has laid bare how far...

    36. July 19, 2012

      Veto fuels acrimony over Syria

      Russia and China vetoed a UN resolution on Thursday that would have threatened sanctions on Syria, prompting acrimonious...

    37. July 18, 2012

      Blast strikes at heart of Assad regime

      The enemies of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad struck at the heart of his regime on Wednesday when a bomb exploded in the...

    38. July 17, 2012

      Israel says Assad losing grip on Syria capital

      Israel’s military intelligence chief said Damascus was slipping from President Bashar al-Assad’s grasp, as Syrian rebels...

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