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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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