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  1. 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 the...

  2. 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 stagnation, the...

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  1. 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 civil war...

  2. 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 pay...

  3. 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...

  4. June 6, 2014

    On foot through Ethiopia’s forgotten land

    A trek to the ancient cliff churches of Tigray Gebre, our guide, was getting exasperated. “It’s easy,” he said. “Women come...

  5. May 20, 2014

    African bonds lose honeymoon feeling

    Few statistics better show the rise of Africa over the last decade than the sharp increase in the number of countries in the...

  6. May 12, 2014

    Ethiopia receives first sovereign rating

    Ethiopia has received its first sovereign credit rating from the top global agencies, a step that opens the door for a...

  7. 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...

  8. March 16, 2014

    Africa hits a bump on the road to prosperity

    Data Lab: sub-Sahara African growth faces bumps in the road South of the Sahara, economies have flourished over the past...

  9. March 10, 2014

    Oxford study warns developing countries against dam projects

    An ill-advised splurge on large dams across the developing world is likely to saddle countries with big debts, according to...

  10. February 16, 2014

    Ethiopia uses electricity exports to drive ambition as an African power hub

    In a region where religious differences often lead to political tension and the threat of violence, there is one area where...

  11. January 29, 2014

    East Africa on security alert after Kenya blasts

    East African countries have put their security forces on alert after a spate of blasts in Kenya raised fears of more...

  12. January 5, 2014

    South Sudan peace talks begin in Ethiopia

    Warring parties in South Sudan have held the first face-to-face meeting since fighting started three weeks ago, raising...

  13. beyondbrics

    December 31, 2013

    Private equity in Africa: warming up for 2014

    Africa’s private equity industry, with the exception of South Africa, is at a phase of relative infancy and has its share of...

  14. December 26, 2013

    South Sudan crisis: Kenyan president arrive in Juba to mediate

    African mediators trying to broker a peace deal between warring parties in oil-rich South Sudan have held “constructive and...

  15. beyondbrics

    December 18, 2013

    MAF plans malls, ski slopes, for sub-Saharan Africa

    Majid Al Futtaim, the malls operator that brought an indoor ski slope to Dubai, is seeking to double revenues over the next...

  16. December 10, 2013

    Workforce skills: Better training in poor nations builds hope

    Birhanu Sendek has seen multiple “brain drains” from the medical school where he taught in Ethiopia. On graduation, many...

  17. November 27, 2013

    Chinese investment triggers new era of east African rail building

    A century ago, British and French engineers built vast railways through east Africa to export their coffee and tea to...

  18. Material World

    November 7, 2013

    Another bid for e-tail immortality: TOM's Marketplace

    There’s a new competitor in the etail space, with a relatively original hook. This is, of course, the brass ring of on-line...

  19. beyondbrics

    November 2, 2013

    The Weekender, November 2

    The week in emerging markets, including our most read, five things we have learned and some long reads for the weekend. Plus...

  20. beyondbrics

    October 30, 2013

    Ethiopia private equity: where Schulze goes, others follow

    Addis Ababa: hello PE When I heard about the US investor, Gabriel Schulze, who’d gone out on a limb and started up...

  21. October 30, 2013

    Portrait of a frontier investor

    No sooner had US investor Gabriel Schulze moved to China to gain a foothold in the world’s most promising untapped markets...

  22. beyondbrics

    October 15, 2013

    Guest post: why China's slowdown won't put the brakes on Africa's growth

    By Andrew Brown of Emerging Capital Partners Last week the International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicted a further drop in...

  23. October 12, 2013

    African nations ask ICC to suspend cases against Kenya and Sudan

    The African Union has ratcheted up its pressure on the International Criminal Court to suspend cases against the leaders of...

  24. October 7, 2013

    World Bank raises forecast for Africa growth

    The World Bank has raised its economic outlook for sub-Saharan Africa next year, saying that “strong domestic demand”...

  25. beyondbrics

    October 6, 2013

    Week ahead: Oct 7-13

    The week ahead in emerging markets: Obama misses out on two high-profile Asia summits, Yum and Cargill report earnings, the...

  26. The World

    October 2, 2013

    Reporting back: Katrina Manson on Somaliland

    In our Reporting Back series, we ask FT foreign correspondents to tell us about a recent trip. Katrina Manson, the FT’s east...

  27. September 18, 2013

    Study highlights scale of African doctors ‘brain drain’

    The number of African doctors working in the US soared by almost two-fifths over a decade, according to a study showing the...

  28. September 17, 2013

    Breakaway Somaliland hopes to become gateway for Horn of Africa

    The wreckage of fighter jets and goats nibbling the grass alongside the newly laid tarmac at Somaliland’s small Hargeisa...

  29. beyondbrics

    September 17, 2013

    [video] Ethiopia's big Nile dam battle

    The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will be the largest hydroelectric power plant in Africa when completed, delivering...

  30. FT Photo Diary

    August 28, 2013

    Arriving on the Wings of a Dove

    Oliver Weiken/EPA Ethiopians kiss the ground after disembarking a plane at Ben Gurion airport, outside Tel Aviv. According...

  31. August 5, 2013

    Obama presses for US-Africa trade pact to be renewed

    President Barack Obama is mounting an early push to extend a trade pact with sub-Saharan African countries set to expire in...

  32. beyondbrics

    July 24, 2013

    EM internet speed: closing the gap

    Anyone who has surfed the web in places like Marrakech or Jakarta knows that internet speed in many developing countries...

  33. beyondbrics

    July 16, 2013

    [video] Ethiopia's big Nile dam battle

    The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will be the largest hydroelectric power plant in Africa when completed, delivering...

  34. beyondbrics

    July 10, 2013

    Ethiopia: we live in WTO hope

    Bullish comments from Ethiopia on Wednesday about its chances of World Trade Organisation membership. The foreign ministry...

  35. June 19, 2013

    Water: Battle of the Nile

    The master of ceremonies was not holding back. “Now is the time for our renaissance!” he boomed. “[This is] part of the...

  36. beyondbrics

    June 19, 2013

    Africa: commodity exchanges catch on

    Checking prices When Ethiopia set up its commodity exchange in 2008, few observers foresaw the demand it would generate. But...

  37. June 17, 2013

    Warburg Pincus backs Africa oil and gas explorer Delonex Energy

    Private equity firm Warburg Pincus is leading a group of investors committing up to $600m to a new Africa-focused oil and...

  38. June 10, 2013

    Egypt’s PM raises stakes over Ethiopia’s new dam on the Nile

    Egypt’s premier has described his country’s access to its share of the river Nile as a matter of “national security” and...

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