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    1. February 9, 2016

      Ethiopian land protests put down with deadly force

      A dispute that started over a football field has evolved into one of the biggest challenges to the Ethiopian state...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      January 20, 2016

      Leap of faith

      Faithful jump into the waters of the Fasilides Bath as part of a ceremony in which the waters are blessed by the priest...

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    1. The New Africa

      China’s slowdown and the end of a commodities boom present many African countries with...
    2. Combating Neglected Diseases

      While nobody questions the horror of the Ebola epidemic sweeping west Africa, the deat...
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    1. January 7, 2016

      Ethiopian industry: still banking on China

      China’s slowing economy and the turmoil on its stock and foreign exchange markets have reverberated around the world...

    2. FT Alphaville

      December 8, 2015

      When EM $ bond issuance finally slowed down?

      From the latest BIS quarterly review, in particular its bit on dollar credit to EMs (our emphasis): [Fed largesse]…...

    3. December 7, 2015

      Le Bafena, Djibouti

      The tiny port and city state in the Horn of Africa teems with outside influences. The US, France, Japan — and soon...

    4. The World

      November 12, 2015

      Bright lights, growing cities and African statistics

      Economic statistics for sub-Saharan Africa have been criticised for decades as unreliable, complicating efforts to...

    5. November 10, 2015

      Maersk Oil delivers boost for Tullow with east Africa deal

      Denmark’s Maersk Oil beat several rivals to buy half of Africa Oil’s stakes in five east African oil blocks for up to...

    6. 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...

    7. beyondbrics

      September 24, 2015

      Ensuring that the Sustainable Development Goals are not a missed opportunity

      The UN summit to agree the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) takes place against a depressing background. Seemingly...

    8. September 24, 2015

      EM debt sale plans revived as Fed holds

      Governments in some of the world’s poorest countries are rushing to sell billions of dollars of debt as the US Federal...

    9. September 5, 2015

      BBC plans daily news broadcasts into North Korea

      The BBC plans to broadcast a daily news bulletin into North Korea, as part of a renewed strategy of countering state...

    10. August 5, 2015

      A gatecrasher at Obama’s African homecoming

      With every one of President Barack Obama’s trips to Africa, he has seemed keen to make a historic statement. His debut,...

    11. The Exchange

      August 5, 2015

      Barack Obama visits Africa, makes it a homecoming

      You could sum up Barack Obama’s fourth visit to Africa as US president in four loaded words: history-making, China,...

    12. July 28, 2015

      Obama criticises Africa’s ‘strongmen’ who refuse to leave office

      Barack Obama launched a searing attack on African presidents who refuse to step down at the end of their terms, as he...

    13. July 27, 2015

      Barack Obama urges Ethiopia to improve political freedoms

      Barack Obama has praised Ethiopia for its efforts to combat militant Islamist groups in east Africa, but urged the...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      July 27, 2015

      A presidential parade

      U.S. President Barack Obama (C) reviews a marsh band during a welcome ceremony at the National Palace in Addis Ababa,...

    15. July 26, 2015

      Africa is more ready to make than it is to consume

      As US President Barack Obama tours east Africa, with hopes high for an ac­companying increase in investment in the...

    16. July 24, 2015

      The Ethiopia paradox

      In the heart of Addis Ababa’s old Italian quarter is a wood-clad restaurant resembling a private members’ club. In one...

    17. July 21, 2015

      Obama makes a return to his Kenyan roots

      Barack Obama’s trip to Kenya and Ethiopia this week marks something of a watershed for Africa. If his predecessors...

    18. July 12, 2015

      Global leaders must back broader growth tactics

      Thirty years ago, Band Aid used music to raise money and attention around the world to tackle famine in Ethiopia....

    19. July 12, 2015

      Business of saving the poor arrives in Addis Ababa

      At first glance Power of Nutrition looks like any modern-day charity with a laudable raison d’être. By 2020 it wants to...

    20. June 24, 2015

      UK ministers fear effect of Calais migrants on referendum debate

      Television footage of migrants trying to conceal themselves in British cars near the UK border is an image that...

    21. June 23, 2015

      Jamaica hedges against higher oil price

      Wall Street is urging developing world governments and large oil importing nations to use financial derivatives to lock...

    22. June 16, 2015

      Sub-Saharan Africa debt boom comes to an end

      A credit boom in sub-Saharan Africa that has fuelled an expansion in infrastructure projects across the region is...

    23. May 27, 2015

      The African desert yields up some exciting new ancestors

      A fossil named Lucy has long been a beguiling and emblematic skeleton in the cupboard of human evolution. This...

    24. May 22, 2015

      Repressive Ethiopian ruling party set for easy poll victory

      Ethiopia’s ruling party is expected to secure an easy victory in elections this weekend, underlining its vice-like grip...

    25. May 6, 2015

      Chinese manufacturers look to Rwanda

      Rwanda may be landlocked in central Africa and saddled with prohibitive energy costs, but it has become the latest...

    26. April 26, 2015

      Ethiopia predicts record $1.5bn overseas direct investment in 2015

      Foreign direct investment into Ethiopia will reach a record $1.5bn this year, on the back of successful efforts by the...

    27. beyondbrics

      April 8, 2015

      Crunch meeting in July to decide finance for world's poor

      Global gabfests on international development are an easy target for ridicule, given that some of them contribute little...

    28. beyondbrics

      March 13, 2015

      Guest post: EM investors need Ethiopia on their shortlist

      By Anders Heede of BDO Many emerging markets, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, have seen solid GDP growth in the past...

    29. March 5, 2015

      Difret — film review

      Difret, from Ethiopia, tackles, strongly and simply, a kindred subject half a world away. How badly does a world...

    30. beyondbrics

      February 24, 2015

      Ethiopia plans to revive biodiesel production

      Ethiopia is an unlikely setting for a revived “food versus fuel” debate. As a country once overwhelmed by famine, it...

    31. January 16, 2015

      Ethiopian prince was brought to England

      Sir, The Ethiopian prince Alemayehu mentioned in James Jeffrey’s interview with the British ambassador to Ethiopia...

    32. January 16, 2015

      Leopard skin implies an ambassadorial victory

      Sir, James Jeffrey’s profile of the British ambassador to Ethiopia, Greg Dorey, and his residence (House & Home,...

    33. January 9, 2015

      UK’s ambassador to Ethiopia on Africa’s new emerging market

      To enter the ambassador’s residence in the British embassy compound in Addis Ababa is to immerse oneself in the history...

    34. January 4, 2015

      Pope Francis chooses 20 cardinals from across the globe

      Pope Francis has appointed 20 new cardinals from 18 countries in a clear move by the pontiff to diversify the College...

    35. December 4, 2014

      Investors pile into Ethiopia’s $1bn debut debt sale

      Ethiopia has become the poorest country ever to tap the global sovereign bond market, paying a relatively low yield of...

    36. December 2, 2014

      Ethiopia issues unfamiliar investor warning over war and famine

      Every country tapping the global sovereign bond market details the dangers investors face in its prospectus, often in a...

    37. November 25, 2014

      Ethiopia plans first sovereign bond sale

      While activist Bob Geldof worries whether Africans know Christmas is coming in his new charity single, the...

    38. beyondbrics

      October 24, 2014

      Ethiopia should wake up and smell the coffee

      Ethiopia, Africa’s biggest coffee producer, will benefit from unusually dry weather in Brazil that has lowered the...

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