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    1. July 26, 2016

      Ethiopia seen as hottest market for exporters

      Ethiopia is likely to be one of the fastest growing markets for western exporters in the next five years, while...

    2. July 20, 2016

      Reaching for the stars is a worthy ambition for Africa

      By 2030, Nigeria wants to send an astronaut into space. You would have thought with all the problems it has here on the...

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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. July 17, 2016

      The post-Brexit pain is yet to come for the emerging world

      The impact of the Brexit vote on emerging markets is probably not at the forefront of many people’s minds, but given...

    2. 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...

    3. June 16, 2016

      Ethiopia 6-month crackdown leaves at least 400 dead

      Ethiopia’s six-month crackdown on protests in its Oromia region left more than 400 people dead, thousands injured and...

    4. May 16, 2016

      Africa has to go through its own industrial revolution

      Capitalism is failing Africa. A relatively small number of entrepreneurs have prospered on the continent in the past...

    5. May 3, 2016

      IMF cuts Africa growth forecast to 3% in 2016

      Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa will slow to 3 per cent in 2016 as much of the continent reels from low commodity...

    6. April 27, 2016

      Ethiopia hands dissident 9-year jail term

      An Ethiopian court has handed down a nine-year jail sentence to a leading dissident from the restive region where the...

    7. April 26, 2016

      Africa’s life expectancy jumps dramatically

      Life expectancy in a swath of African countries since 2000 surged by between 20 and 42 per cent, providing an upbeat...

    8. Fast FT

      April 20, 2016

      Heineken tops forecasts as Chinese New Year helps

      Heineken raced ahead of expectations in the first quarter, topping forecasts in every region but particularly in China...

    9. beyondbrics

      April 11, 2016

      Oman: Iran's best friend in the Gulf

      The sultanate of Oman appears set to play a key role in Iran’s efforts to reintegrate into the regional and global...

    10. March 21, 2016

      Centamin warns 2016 will be crucial for west African exploration

      Centamin warned that this year would be crucial for its west African gold exploration plans as it saw lower earnings...

    11. Fast FT

      March 21, 2016

      Centamin lifts divi despite profit slide

      Centamin, the Egypt-based but London listed gold miner, suffered a chunky decline in pre-tax profit in 2015, as gold...

    12. March 1, 2016

      The Great Land Rush: Ethiopia — The billionaire’s farm

      Open this in your browser for the full multimedia experience As an orchestra of mosquitoes and crickets greeted the...

    13. February 29, 2016

      Marxists’ gifts to the markets

      Business leaders and stock market investors tend not, as a rule, to be staunch supporters of hardline communism. But...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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]…...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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,...

    26. 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,...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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,...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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....

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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