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    1. 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 Ghent-based...

    2. 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...

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    1. Combating Neglected Diseases

      While nobody questions the horror of the Ebola epidemic sweeping west Africa, the deat...
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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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 the...

    4. March 19, 2015

      The Gunman — film review

      When someone writes an illustrated guide to the 100 Top Bad Films of All Time it may well include, with an accompanying...

    5. February 11, 2015

      Apple says overtime by employees at suppliers rose in 2014

      Employees at Apple’s suppliers worked more overtime in 2014 than the previous year as it geared up manufacturing for a...

    6. January 27, 2015

      DR Congo urged to honour mining code

      The Democratic Republic of Congo is jeopardising billions of dollars of potential investment by seeking to rewrite the...

    7. January 20, 2015

      Congo: ‘Katumbi will decide the election’

      Moise Katumbi has two of the biggest jobs in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He is the governor of Katanga, a mineral-rich...

    8. December 26, 2014

      Seasonal appeal 2014

      North Kivu, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, has been plagued by violence for the past two decades. More than...

    9. December 9, 2014

      Strengthen the ICC to address its imperfections

      In the 12 years since it was established in The Hague, the International Criminal Court has suffered a number of setbacks...

    10. November 14, 2014

      ‘Congo Calling’, BBC4

      The orchestra eventually known as the Kinshasa Symphony was profiled in a famous 2010 documentary: founded in 1994 by an...

    11. November 7, 2014

      Fever-Tree fizzes on Aim debut

      Fever-Tree, purveyors of premium tonic water and other mixers to the discerning gin drinker, enjoyed a champagne corklike...

    12. November 6, 2014

      Randgold clears debt as west and central Africa output hits high

      Randgold has declared itself debt free after paying back its revolving credit facility while quarterly production across its...

    13. November 4, 2014

      Africans in China feel scant Ebola panic

      Charles Abior and his family have been doing business in China for more than 40 years, but this debonair Nigerian says he...

    14. November 3, 2014

      Britain ranked most prosperous major EU country

      Britain is the most prosperous major EU country, according to research ranking nations on eight indicators, including...

    15. October 23, 2014

      Commodities: A partial pump primer

      Few economic forces are more important than commodity prices. When they rise they transfer riches and power from consumers...

    16. October 20, 2014

      African economic growth under threat from Ebola, warns IMF

      A number of “increasingly potent” risks are threatening to disrupt sub-Saharan Africa’s growth, including the Ebola outbreak...

    17. October 9, 2014

      Ebola outbreak points to need for behavioural change

      Mohamed Lamin Turay has seen the dangers of Ebola close up in Sierra Leone and it has only strengthened his resolve to help...

    18. FT Alphaville

      October 6, 2014

      GlenTinto - fact or fiction

      You’ve seen the story. Now here’s some reaction. Via the natural resources desk at BofA Merrill Lynch: GLEN/RIO? 6 reasons...

    19. October 1, 2014

      Power of the ‘mummies’ key to Nestlé’s strategy in DR Congo

      Hervé Barrère is an amiable Tahitian with an easy smile and a flair for Congolese dance. He also has an eye for the “mummies...

    20. September 8, 2014

      Congo renews push for Grand Inga dam, an African white elephant

      On a wooden stake planted in Africa’s equatorial forest, a small hand-painted sign reads: “Here will be erected the water...

    21. September 5, 2014

      Sierra Leone plans national ‘lockdown’ to halt Ebola

      Sierra Leone is preparing a four-day nationwide “lockdown” in an effort to contain the Ebola epidemic that has killed more...

    22. September 1, 2014

      Kwilu Bar, Kinshasa

      Where: Gombe WiFi: Yes Plug sockets: Yes Price of an espresso: $3 Open: Sun-Thurs, 5pm-2am; Fri -Sat, 5pm-4am Privacy...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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 ...

    33. 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....

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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