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    1. April 29, 2016

      Waking up to sleeping sickness

      It is night in the small town of Masi-Manimba, 300km east of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In the...

    2. April 24, 2016

      Conditions conspire against DRC malaria control effort

      Floribe Sefu, the chief of Kimeso, a remote and dusty village in the Bandundu province of the Democratic Republic of...

    3. FT Photo Diary

      April 22, 2016

      Nyaragongo volcano

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    4. April 22, 2016

      Democratic Republic of Congo signs deal to protect rainforest

      The Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday signed a landmark $200m deal with donors to help the African nation protect...

    5. March 30, 2016

      Three births: a global investigation into maternal health and child mortality 

      The day a baby is born in the developing world will be the most dangerous of its life — and can be just as perilous for...

    6. FT Photo Diary

      March 24, 2016

      Nguesso supporters celebrate

      Supporters of newly re-elected Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso celebrate his victory in Brazzaville after the...

    7. March 21, 2016

      ICC finds Jean-Pierre Bemba guilty in Central African Republic rampage

      The International Criminal Court has for the first time convicted a commander of a military force both for the crimes...

    8. Fast FT

      March 18, 2016

      Eni CEO: Cut costs, but don't fire 'competent people'

      Eni, the Italian oil and gas company, is planning to boost production by 3 per cent through 2019 even as it cuts costs...

    9. Fast FT

      March 8, 2016

      Two dead after Glencore mining accident

      Two workers have died and a rescue operation is under way to find five others missing after a land slip at a...

    10. Fast FT

      March 8, 2016

      FTSE 100 miners propping up the index again

      It’s familiar territory for the heavyweight mining stocks on the UK stock market. Falls for the shares of the large...

    11. Fast FT

      March 8, 2016

      Glencore: seven unaccounted for at Congo mine

      Glencore has said seven people are currently unaccounted for at a mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo, after what...

    12. February 12, 2016

      Refugee from war in Africa who became a storyteller in Australia

      As a young boy, Future D Fidel witnessed something he had never seen before. It was 1996 and Kazimia, his small village...

    13. February 8, 2016

      Randgold Resources plays down prospect of big acquisitions

      Randgold Resources, the UK-listed gold miner, is tempering expectations that it is poised to make a big acquisition,...

    14. January 29, 2016

      Supply chain scrutiny intensifies for battery materials

      The digital revolution is supposed to be as transformative as the Industrial Revolution before it. But there is one...

    15. January 3, 2016

      US slates Rwanda’s Paul Kagame over decision to run for third term

      The US has accused Paul Kagame, Rwanda’s president, of ignoring a “historic opportunity” to strengthen his nation’s...

    16. December 18, 2015

      Rwandans back move to allow Paul Kagame to stay in power

      Rwandans have, as expected, voted overwhelmingly to amend the constitution to allow President Paul Kagame to run for up...

    17. December 6, 2015

      COP21: Nicaragua refuses to make climate pledge at Paris talks

      It has been a while since the 6m people of Nicaragua did much to attract global attention. But the Central American...

    18. December 3, 2015

      China and Africa: trade relationship evolves

      Xi Jinping, the Chinese leader, is in South Africa for this week’s triennial Forum on China-African Cooperation amid...

    19. November 1, 2015

      Eurasian Resources Group seeks to draw a line under scandals

      Two years ago, Benedikt Sobotka was given a daunting task: clean up Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation. When in...

    20. October 27, 2015

      African growth feels the strain from China’s slowdown

      A collapse in commodity prices, emerging market volatility and the slowdown in China mean that sub-Saharan Africa is...

    21. October 25, 2015

      Congo vote highlights African democracy

      The future of democracy in a swath of Africa has come under the spotlight as voters in the Republic of the Congo went...

    22. October 7, 2015

      Kongo: Power and Majesty, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York — review

      Kongo: Power and Majesty, at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, snakes its seductive way through 500 years of west...

    23. FT Alphaville

      September 24, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Thursday, - There will be unicorn tears. - Krugman, cautiously: “China still seems to me not big enough to...

    24. September 21, 2015

      Zinc at five-year low as stocks rise

      Zinc fell to a five-year low on Monday on fears about rising stocks and waning demand in China. Zinc for delivery in...

    25. The Exchange

      September 17, 2015

      Glencore aftershocks will reach the sovereign debt markets

        Glencore’s decision last week to cut its dividend, sell off assets and scale back its mineral production in an effort...

    26. September 9, 2015

      Metals climb on plans for output cuts

      Industrial metals continued their ascent on Wednesday, with aluminium, zinc and lead playing catch-up with copper,...

    27. September 8, 2015

      Glencore deals mining blow to African copper producers

      Glencore’s move to suspend operations at mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia has dealt a significant...

    28. September 7, 2015

      Glencore looks to cut debt by $10bn and issue up to $2.5bn stock

      Glencore announced plans to slash its $30bn debt pile by shelving dividends, selling assets and raising fresh equity,...

    29. September 7, 2015

      Glencore: ’chute first, questions later

      The difference between skydiving and plunging to the ground — thrill or terror — is just a bit of silk. Commodity...

    30. September 7, 2015

      Copper shines on Glencore output cut plan

      Copper prices were lifted after Glencore, the commodities trader and miner, announced production cuts as part of its...

    31. September 2, 2015

      ERG taps China for more than $2.5bn of new project financing

      Eurasian Resources Group, owner of ENRC, has secured more than $2.5bn in financing from Chinese banks for new projects...

    32. August 7, 2015

      Congolese art at Fondation Cartier

      Fondation Cartier’s showcase of Congolese art The Democratic Republic of Congo has become an exemplar of Africa’s...

    33. July 31, 2015

      Health experts hail Ebola breakthrough

      Public health experts have hailed a “turning point” in the fight against Ebola, after preliminary results for an...

    34. June 8, 2015

      Coup Fatal, Les Ballets C de la B, Sadler’s Wells, London — review

      Alain Platel’s Coup Fatal, which had its UK premiere at Sadler’s Wells last weekend, began life in 2008 when his...

    35. May 27, 2015

      Zijin Mining: happy to help

      What do you do if you have access to cheap money? Look for things to buy, of course. Chinese companies have been on an...

    36. April 22, 2015

      Companies fall short on conflict minerals reporting, says Amnesty

      The majority of companies that have to file reports to the US financial regulator on their use of minerals mined in the...

    37. April 17, 2015

      Activist Elliot squares up to Alliance Trust

      Buenos Aires, Congo, and now, Dundee. For employees of Elliott, the US hedge fund famed for aggressive and ruthless...

    38. April 16, 2015

      World Bank: Stress test

      In the muddy waters of the Congo, where the river speeds into what are known as the Inga Rapids, sits what some see as...

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