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      Kenya sets fire to 105 tonnes of ivory in biggest ever stockpile burn

      Kenya on Saturday set fire to 105 tonnes of ivory and 1.35 tonnes of rhino horn, a stockpile 10 times larger than the...

    2. April 29, 2016

      How do you save an elephant in Kenya? Feed a cow

      At Loisaba, a 56,000-acre conservancy in central Kenya, they are betting the best ways to save elephants is to fatten...

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    1. Combating Malaria

      Malaria kills more than 400,000 people a year, most of them children in Africa. New we...
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      A whole range of jobs seen as low-skilled and which are poorly paid are increasingly i...
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    1. FT Photo Diary

      April 29, 2016

      Ivory haul

      Traditional Maasai tribesmen beside elephant tusks, part of an estimated 105 tonnes of confiscated ivory to be set...

    2. April 27, 2016

      Kenyans start to roam Silicon Savannah

      The best thing to be said about Kenya’s oilfields may be this: they don’t contain much oil. If the east African country...

    3. 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...

    4. April 25, 2016

      KCB chief urges Kenya banking sector consolidation

      The number of Kenyan banks needs to shrink by about half in the next three years as the sector battles its “worst...

    5. April 24, 2016

      Africa’s anti-malaria net makers face tough market

      Logic would suggest that A to Z Textile Mills is a company in the right place at the right time. This family-owned...

    6. April 23, 2016

      Uganda to export oil via Tanzania pipeline

      Uganda will export its oil to the Indian Ocean via a pipeline through Tanzania rather than building a joint project...

    7. April 21, 2016

      Kenya refuses to hand suspects to International Criminal Court

      The long-running dispute between Kenya and the International Criminal Court intensified on Thursday when Nairobi said...

    8. April 20, 2016

      Kenya’s KCB to manage opening of Chase Bank

      Kenya’s central bank has declared a “new normal” in what it expects of lenders and its own supervision and announced...

    9. April 13, 2016

      International justice has a problem in Africa

      On Saturday, Uhuru Kenyatta, the president of Kenya, will lead his countrymen in triumphant national celebrations. The...

    10. April 13, 2016

      Kenya Airways to seek funds for next stage of restructuring

      Kenya Airways will seek to raise several hundred million dollars in fresh capital in the next step of a restructuring...

    11. April 12, 2016

      Taiwan calls for release of citizens ‘abducted’ by Beijing

      Taiwan has accused China of abducting more than 40 of its citizens from Kenya as cross-strait relations come under...

    12. April 10, 2016

      Kenya steps up support for banks

      Kenya’s central bank offered to extend emergency support on Sunday to any institution that faces liquidity problems...

    13. FT Alphaville

      April 8, 2016

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - Goldihawks and the three doves. - Helicopter bonds as qualitative easing. - A short history of...

    14. April 7, 2016

      African GDP growth sliding towards 17-year low

      Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa could lag behind that of the world as a whole this year for the first time since...

    15. April 7, 2016

      Kenya’s Chase Bank placed in receivership after liquidity squeeze

      Kenya’s central bank on Thursday placed Chase Bank, one of the country’s medium-sized lenders, in receivership after it...

    16. FT Photo Diary

      April 7, 2016

      Bean control

      Quality control workers pick out unsuitable green, unroasted coffee beans from a conveyor belt at Dormans coffee...

    17. Fast FT

      April 7, 2016

      Kenya's Chase Bank placed in receivership

      Kenya’s central bank on Thursday placed Chase Bank, one of the country’s smaller lenders, into receivership after it...

    18. beyondbrics

      April 6, 2016

      Kenya got oil: what next?

      Back in 2012, the news of Kenya’s oil discovery spread fast. Stock markets roared, politicians gushed and the...

    19. April 5, 2016

      International Criminal Court drops charges against Kenya’s Ruto

      The International Criminal Court’s attempt to prosecute senior Kenyan politicians for deadly violence surrounding the...

    20. FT Photo Diary

      April 4, 2016

      Ivory

      A worker carries a tusk as he works with others to move the ivory stockpiles out of a strongroom to the container...

    21. March 30, 2016

      Israel looks to Africa for new allies

      When Israel faced a resolution at the International Atomic Energy Agency last September demanding that it open its...

    22. March 28, 2016

      Kenya athletics fights for its soul

      Kenyan MPs are interrupting their Easter recess on Tuesday to pass urgent legislation that will help one of the world’s...

    23. March 21, 2016

      Oil pipeline dispute strains east Africa relations

      A dispute over the route of a proposed oil pipeline from Uganda to the Indian Ocean is straining relations in east...

    24. March 17, 2016

      Lightbulb moment for M-Kopa

      When Jesse Moore and Nick Hughes decided in 2009 to leave their telecoms jobs and set up a company, they had three...

    25. FT Photo Diary

      March 17, 2016

      Herding cattle

      Turkana men herd cattle, sheep and goats, protecting their livestock from rivals in the dry Turkana region in the north...

    26. March 10, 2016

      A global prize brings glitz to classroom teaching

      Kazuya Takahashi is fairly gloomy about the way his profession is perceived. “People expect too many things from...

    27. March 8, 2016

      Kenya economy under fire from World Bank

      Kenya’s economic growth has failed to keep pace with its peers and the country needs to “step up a gear” if it is to...

    28. March 2, 2016

      In Africa, the numbers game matters

      You might think the job of a statistician is one of the dullest in the world, up there with accounting and chicken...

    29. February 25, 2016

      BAT appoints lawyers to probe bribery allegations

      British American Tobacco has hired lawyers to investigate allegations that it bribed officials in east Africa to...

    30. February 4, 2016

      Kenya a rare bright spot in emerging markets gloom

      Looking for a winner from the oil price slump? Kenya could well be a prime candidate, in the emerging world at least....

    31. February 3, 2016

      Smallholders turn to message service to share farming advice

      Coffee plants belonging to growers on the edges of the Peruvian Amazon basin have been infected with a fungus said to...

    32. Fast FT

      February 1, 2016

      Nigerian naira shows strain after country requests help

      Nigeria, Africa’s top oil producer, has been hurting since the oil price crash began in 2014, but the pain is...

    33. January 28, 2016

      Smart Africa: Kenyan start-up M-Kopa lights remote areas

      In the third part of our series on how technology is transforming Africa, we go from Nigeria — where the increasing...

    34. January 26, 2016

      Smart Africa: Venture capitalists aim to tap mobile tech wave

      Venture capitalists are pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into Africa-focused start-ups as they look to tap into...

    35. Fast FT

      January 21, 2016

      US insurer Prudential Financial makes African bet

      US insurer Prudential Financial has backed LeapFrog, the ‘profit with a purpose’ emerging markets private equity group,...

    36. January 20, 2016

      Kenya threatens to ban Netflix over ‘inappropriate content’

      Netflix’s expansion into 130 new markets has run into trouble, after Kenya branded it a threat to national security and...

    37. Tech blog

      January 20, 2016

      #techFT - Robots march into Davos debate

      Automation and the disruption it will create is a big theme at the World Economic Forum this year; bitcoin’s blockchain...

    38. Fast FT

      January 20, 2016

      Kenya film board brands Netflix a security threat

      Netflix’s rollout to 130 new countries has hit turbulence after Kenya branded it a threat to national security and said...

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