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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  2. Combating Malaria 2013

    Progress runs alongside fear that an infectious disease claiming 660,000 lives a year ...
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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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 *...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. October 29, 2013

    Congolese army close to victory in 20-month rebellion

    The Democratic Republic of Congo has all but defeated a 20-month rebellion that threatened Kinshasa’s tentative hold on its...

  22. beyondbrics

    October 15, 2013

    Africa: Ibrahim Index highlights security fears

    If the Westgate crisis wasn’t enough to show that security is still a major issue for even Africa’s most advanced economies,...

  23. beyondbrics

    October 2, 2013

    Mali: Randgold tax saga goes to arbitration

    No-one likes a large tax bill, especially in arrears. London-listed Randgold and Mali’s government are heading for...

  24. beyondbrics

    September 25, 2013

    Paraguay's growth obsession

    Paraguay’s new president, the tobacco magnate Horacio Cartes, admits to having an “obsession”: his country’s economic growth...

  25. beyondbrics

    September 7, 2013

    The Weekender, September 7

    The Weekender is back! Featuring: our top 10 most read; five things we have learned; and the week in one chart:this week,...

  26. beyondbrics

    September 6, 2013

    DR Congo joins the B3 club

    A safer bet than Greece The Democratic Republic of Congo might not be on many fixed income investors’ radars at the moment,...

  27. September 5, 2013

    West steps up diplomatic drive to resolve eastern DR Congo crisis

    Western nations have dispatched senior envoys to a security summit in Africa’s Great Lakes region in a bid to prevent last...

  28. August 14, 2013

    ENRC gives files from ex-law firm Dechert to fraud investigators

    Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation said that an initial batch of documents from Dechert, its former law firm, had been...

  29. beyondbrics

    August 9, 2013

    African oil: new producers, new data

    Africa’s extractive industry has its fair share of challenges, but that hasn’t stopped the oil industry from charging ahead....

  30. beyondbrics

    July 29, 2013

    Six natural resources trends to look out for in Africa

    When it comes to natural resources in Africa, coverage tends to focus on the problematic (see Rio in Mozambique), the...

  31. July 17, 2013

    A Season in the Congo, Young Vic, London – review

    Aimé Césaire’s play about the life and death of Patrice Lumumba, first prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the...

  32. FT Photo Diary

    July 16, 2013

    Congolese army detains suspected spy

    Phil Moore/AFP A man accused by the Congolese Army of being a spy of rebels of the M23 movement is tied and taken away on...

  33. July 15, 2013

    Italian senator told to quit after likening black minister to ape

    A senior Italian opposition politician who likened the country’s first black cabinet minister to an orang-utan is facing...

  34. beyondbrics

    July 7, 2013

    Week ahead, July 8 - 12

    Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria visits China as Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan departs; the UN Security Council is busy debating...

  35. July 4, 2013

    Frankfurt to launch joint business school in Kinshasa

    The Frankfurt School of Finance and Management is set to join the small, but growing number of business schools developing...

  36. June 27, 2013

    Private passions: Heart of brightness

    As a child in Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ariane de Rothschild did not have toys. Their absence was not a...

  37. June 16, 2013

    Mining: Fight against mineral rights abuse is high on agenda

    The problems of tackling the corruption that has often followed the development of mining and oil concessions in developing...

  38. June 16, 2013

    Green fund aims to harvest greenbacks

    The first agroforestry investment vehicle of its kind is to be listed in Luxembourg within weeks. Moringa, a Sicar...

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