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    1. 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,...

    2. 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,...

    Special Reports

    1. Combating Neglected Diseases

      While nobody questions the horror of the Ebola epidemic sweeping west Africa, the deat...
    2. The New Africa

      From Senegal to Kenya and from Morocco to Mozambique, Africa is enjoying an era of eco...
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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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,...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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....

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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,...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. October 22, 2014

      Africa bond rally halts amid Ebola fear

      The rally in African debt markets has come to an abrupt halt as countries in the west of the continent battle to...

    29. October 9, 2014

      Environmental and educational efforts lead assault on trachoma

      Some diseases are devastating because of their symptoms, some because of their outcome. Blinding trachoma is both:...

    30. October 5, 2014

      Inequalities mar Africa’s rise

      From Senegal to Kenya and from Morocco to Mozambique, Africa is enjoying an era of economic promise that has survived...

    31. October 5, 2014

      Africa starts to become master of its own destiny

      Africa’s economy has grown fourfold since the turn of the millennium, with sub-Saharan Africa outperforming the rest of...

    32. October 3, 2014

      Sacred Rivers, BBC2

      That we take presentation in serious documentaries for granted is illustrated on Sunday by a brace of fascinating...

    33. FT Photo Diary

      September 26, 2014

      Turkana smiles

      Goran Tomasevic/Reuters A Turkana boy stands inside a hut in Napak village in northwestern Kenya inside the Turkana...

    34. August 27, 2014

      Nespresso smells opportunity in helping small coffee growers

      The chief executive of Nespresso has high hopes for coffee from South Sudan, part of the area in east Africa from where...

    35. August 5, 2014

      Ghana tarnishes ‘Africa rising’ story

      The world has become used to the idea of Africa being on the march. In the past decade, after two decades of...

    36. July 10, 2014

      Calls grow for sanctions against leading figures in South Sudan

      Western and regional diplomats are pushing to secure support for UN sanctions against key figures in South Sudan’s...

    37. beyondbrics

      July 7, 2014

      Out of Africa: mobile phone banking surges in EM

      Increasing numbers among an estimated 2.5bn “unbanked” people in poorer countries are turning to their mobile phones to...

    38. beyondbrics

      June 9, 2014

      Africa the big prize for Abraaj private equity group

      After a deal-making spree in Africa in 2013 that included investments in Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire and Kenya, private equity...

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