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    1. August 25, 2016

      They Drink it in the Congo, Almeida Theatre: ‘Unfocused’

      The title of Adam Brace’s latest play comes from a 1980s advertising slogan for the tropical juice drink Um Bongo;...

    2. August 21, 2016

      Week Ahead Political Diary: Talks on shape of Europe post-Brexit

      The leaders of Germany, France and Italy will on Monday meet to discuss the future of the EU in a post-Brexit world....

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    1. August 19, 2016

      South Sudan opposition leader flees to DRC, UN says

      South Sudan’s opposition leader and former vice-president Riek Machar has fled to the Democratic Republic of Congo...

    2. Fast FT

      August 8, 2016

      Republic of Congo set to cure bond default

      One of the briefest sovereign defaults in history? The Republic of Congo today made a belated but full interest payment...

    3. Fast FT

      August 4, 2016

      Randgold: Q2 was 'one of the toughest in years'

      Not such a golden quarter for Randgold Resources. Mark Bristow, chief executive of the FTSE 100 gold miner, said the...

    4. Fast FT

      August 2, 2016

      Republic of Congo in default amid crude slump — S&P

      The Republic of Congo is in default on its international debts after missing an interest payment on $478m of bonds due...

    5. July 7, 2016

      Eni: A pipeline to profit

      On June 4, Claudio Descalzi, the chief executive of Eni, Italy’s largest oil and gas company, took a short drive in an...

    6. July 7, 2016

      Africa’s population boom is both danger and opportunity

      Some events, such as the 9/11 terror attacks or Brexit, change the world overnight. Others do so by stealth. Africa’s...

    7. beyondbrics

      July 5, 2016

      Getting Silicon Valley behind development: first, change its attitudes

      On my way to the second morning of the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), I took an Uber. Originally from...

    8. July 3, 2016

      UK awards extra funds for SFO probe into ENRC’s mining deals

      The UK’s Serious Fraud Office has won special government funding to pursue its investigation into Eurasian Natural...

    9. May 26, 2016

      China plays long game on cobalt and electric batteries

      As China Molybdenum announced it was buying one of Africa’s largest copper mines earlier this month one thing was soon...

    10. May 25, 2016

      Rwanda’s leader is both Solomon and Saddam

      You get the feeling that nothing moves in Kigali, Rwanda’s prim and tidy capital, without Paul Kagame’s say-so. On the...

    11. May 19, 2016

      Congo opposition leader charged with hiring mercenaries

      Moise Katumbi, the most popular opposition leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo, was charged on Thursday with...

    12. Fast FT

      May 16, 2016

      Freeport biggest gainer on S&P 500

      Copper miner Freeport-McMoRan led the S&P 500 higher on Monday after analysts at Cowen & Co boosted their price target...

    13. May 15, 2016

      Private equity faces China challenge in key mining assets

      Private equity will find it increasingly difficult to compete with Chinese companies in bidding for strategic mining...

    14. May 9, 2016

      Freeport-McMoRan declines after mine stake deal

      Copper miner Freeport-McMoRan was the biggest decliner on the S&P 500 after the company said it was selling its stake...

    15. Fast FT

      May 9, 2016

      Freeport to sell Congo copper mine for $2.65bn

      Freeport McMoRan has struck a deal to sell its stake in a vast Congo copper mine to China Molybdenum (CMOC) for $2.65bn...

    16. May 5, 2016

      Police surround home of DRC opposition politician Moise Katumbi

      Police surrounded the home of one of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s richest and most popular opposition politicians...

    17. Fast FT

      May 4, 2016

      Randgold bullish on gold as profits grow

      Randgold Resources has posted a 19 per cent increase in first quarter profits having described 2015 as “one of the best...

    18. April 29, 2016

      Openings: Papa Wemba, the late great legend of African music

      If I were better at organising things, one of the greatest legends of African music would have sung after my wedding. I...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. FT Photo Diary

      April 22, 2016

      Nyaragongo volcano

      A particial view of the Nyaragongo volcano taken from Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo     ...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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,...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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