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  1. August 29, 2014

    Sounds of Kinshasa: music, dance and culture are a lifeline in Congo

    An energetic pelvis, clad so tight in orange velour that the material rumples at the groin, is jerking forward with...

  2. August 7, 2014

    Randgold maintains production guidance after Q2 results

    Randgold Resources has maintained full-year production guidance of 1.14m-1.2m ounces across its portfolio of African gold...

Special Reports

  1. Special Report: Boldness in Business 2012

    Seven success stories are honoured in this year’s awards...
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  1. August 5, 2014

    US considers partnership with China in developing world

    US president Lyndon Johnson famously remarked of FBI director J Edgar Hoover that it was “probably better to have him inside...

  2. August 5, 2014

    Beijing invites US to link up over Africa

    China has invited the US to co-operate in financing and building infrastructure in Africa and other parts of the developing...

  3. August 1, 2014

    Gorillas and volcanoes in the DR Congo

    It is hard to say which is the more memorable experience – to stand on a volcano’s peak at night and watch a lava lake...

  4. July 31, 2014

    Key dates in 400-year history between US and Africa

    It is in recognition of the changing times that the White House has invited 50 African heads of state, alongside hundreds of...

  5. July 29, 2014

    Ebola stirs noise while silence greets other killers

    The Ebola virus, which has struck more than 1,000 people in three African countries since May, can kill as many as...

  6. July 28, 2014

    Q&A: Why the Ebola outbreak is causing such concern

    Ebola spreads West Africa is grappling with the worst-ever outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. Once confined to rural...

  7. June 11, 2014

    Germany to tighten arms export rules

    Germany is preparing to tighten regulation of the country’s arms industry after exports to countries outside the EU reached...

  8. FT Photo Diary

    June 11, 2014

    Seleka fighter

    Goran Tomasevic/Reuters A Seleka fighter stands in a village close to the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo ...

  9. May 25, 2014

    The role of forests in cutting carbon

    Last September the world’s climate change experts presented the latest scientific evidence of the extent of global warming....

  10. beyondbrics

    May 22, 2014

    Energy in Chile: new tank, new policy

    It’s not often a country’s president flies more than 1,000 miles to inaugurate a gas storage tank – more of a job for the...

  11. May 21, 2014

    Brazil in deal to fund Amazon reserve

    The Brazilian government and donors including the World Wildlife Fund announced on Wednesday an agreement to finance the...

  12. beyondbrics

    May 21, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Investors hang on despite Thai turmoil | Key stock index up 8% this year despite long-running political...

  13. May 20, 2014

    Congo to world: pay us $1bn to save our rainforests ... or else

    The Democratic Republic of Congo has a message for the world: pay us to protect a section of rainforest nearly as big as...

  14. 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...

  15. May 2, 2014

    My journey back to Ebola ground zero

    “Get on that plane now! You know, they are crazy here!” shouts the manager of Kin Avia, a rare charter airline in the...

  16. April 21, 2014

    Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2014, The Photographers’ Gallery, London – review

    This annual exhibition has tended to polarise opinion among members of the various photographic tribes. But this time there...

  17. April 8, 2014

    Copper output surge adds to price pressure

    A surge in mine production could send copper prices down to $6,000 a tonne later this year – a level last seen in the...

  18. The A-List

    April 7, 2014

    What we must learn from the horrors of Rwanda

    The 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide is a time for grief, humility and reflection. The scale, speed and viciousness...

  19. April 6, 2014

    Rwandan genocide: Lingering legacy

    One of Paul’s first memories is being shot at. “My daddy put me over his shoulders. As we were running a soldier took aim at...

  20. beyondbrics

    March 19, 2014

    Copper's decline sends Zambian kwacha into tailspin

    The Zambian kwacha has been one of the weakest currencies against the US dollar this year, losing more than 8 per cent of...

  21. beyondbrics

    March 12, 2014

    China slowdown clouds sub-Saharan Africa outlook

    In a world of shrinking liquidity, sub-Sahara African governments are finding little room to manoeuvre in stimulating their...

  22. March 5, 2014

    EU plans voluntary rules on conflict mineral imports

    The EU on Wednesday proposed voluntary rules to prevent European companies importing conflict minerals, saying America’s...

  23. February 3, 2014

    Randgold looks in vain for African opportunities

    Randgold is considering buying up or partnering with cash-strapped smaller gold miners and will maintain exploration in...

  24. December 19, 2013

    Glencore Xstrata increases stake in African copper mine

    Glencore Xstrata has spent $430m to raise its stake in an African copper mine in a sign of the commodity group’s increasing...

  25. November 22, 2013

    Serious Fraud Office continues probe into ENRC

    The UK’s Serious Fraud Office announced that it had launched a criminal investigation into “allegations of fraud, bribery...

  26. November 18, 2013

    Pricing shift in $2bn-a-year cobalt market sets post-Libor trend

    When politicians fret about price benchmarks, they are unlikely to be thinking about cobalt. But the niche market for the...

  27. November 14, 2013

    Rokia Traoré, Royal Festival Hall, London – review

    For her latest album, Beautiful Africa , Rokia Traoré turned to the production skills of John Parish, best known for...

  28. beyondbrics

    November 13, 2013

    African credit ratings: don't get carried away, says S&P

    African growth is soaring away, as anyone who has looked at the IMF figures can tell you. Meanwhile, governments are able to...

  29. November 12, 2013

    Une saison au Congo, Les Gémeaux, Sceaux, France – review

    For those growing up in the French Antilles, as I did for a few years, Martinican writer Aimé Césaire was revered as a...

  30. November 7, 2013

    Randgold applauded for jump in output

    Randgold shares jumped more than 6 per cent as the FTSE 100 listed gold miner hit higher grade reserves at its flagship...

  31. beyondbrics

    November 5, 2013

    New York headlines

    * China bank shares find favour again * Asia markets mixed approaching China plenum * M23 ends its rebellion in DR Congo *...

  32. November 5, 2013

    M23 rebels end uprising in Democratic Republic of Congo

    M23 rebels called an end to a 20-month insurgency in the mineral-rich east of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday...

  33. beyondbrics

    November 5, 2013

    India's Airtel continues Africa push with deal in Congo

    Airtel, India’s largest mobile operator by sales, is continuing its expansion into Africa. On Tuesday, it announced plans to...

  34. beyondbrics

    November 5, 2013

    London headlines

    * Asia markets slip on fears of slower China growth * China plans to prove the sceptics wrong * Moocs matter more in...

  35. November 4, 2013

    Swiss investigate Congo gold bought by biggest refiner

    Swiss authorities have opened a criminal investigation into one of the country’s biggest gold refiners to determine whether...

  36. beyondbrics

    November 4, 2013

    DRC dam: key for reviving the nation

    South Africa’s new energy treaty with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has prompted talk about the mother of all...

  37. FT Photo Diary

    November 1, 2013

    War games in Congo

    Junior D. Kannah/AFP/Getty Children play on a burned tank in Kimbumba in the Democratic Republic of Congo. On Wednesday...

  38. October 30, 2013

    Eni forecasts fall in 2013 oil and gas production

    Eni, Italy’s state-controlled oil and gas group, said it sees production falling in 2013 mainly because of “geopolitical...

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