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  1. July 28, 2014

    Q&A: why the latest Ebola outbreak is causing such concern

    What is Ebola? The Ebola virus causes a severe illness in humans that has a fatality rate of up to 90 per cent. There is no...

  2. 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...

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    Seven success stories are honoured in this year’s awards...
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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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....

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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 *...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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,...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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,...

  37. 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,...

  38. 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...

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