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    1. May 24, 2015

      Fastjet looks south to expand cut-price flights in Africa

      You can see why Fastjet got its name but Slowjet would have been more accurate. Last week the low-cost African airline said...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      May 1, 2015

      Somali refugees in Kenya

      Somali refugees peer over a thisle fence in a neighbouring compound at Hagadera sector of the Dadaab refugee camp, north of...

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    1. Kenya at 50

      Kenya’s consumer-driven economy could soon be balanced by resource discoveries, while ...
    2. Investing in Kenya

      The government of Uhuru Kenyatta is hoping to transform Kenya’s promising $53bn divers...
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    1. April 29, 2015

      Kenya crackdown on Shabaab militants threatens to backfire

      In the three weeks since the deadliest attack yet by al-Shabaab Islamist militants on Kenyan soil, authorities in Nairobi...

    2. beyondbrics

      April 13, 2015

      Africa rush to Eurobond issuance raises spectre of new debt relief

      The rush by African sovereigns to issue in the Eurobond market is creating problems. When interest rates in the US...

    3. April 8, 2015

      Mourning Kenyans point to militant threat closer to home

      At a mortuary in Nairobi, the families of the victims of last week’s terror attack on Garissa university are still waiting...

    4. FT Photo Diary

      April 7, 2015

      Kenya University attack

      Kenyan students, some wearing black shirts to represent mourning, hold candles as they march in memory of the victims of the...

    5. April 6, 2015

      Kenyan air force strikes al Shabaab camps in Somalia

      The Kenyan air force has destroyed two al Shabaab camps in Somalia, it said on Monday, in the first major military response...

    6. April 4, 2015

      Five arrested over Garissa college attack

      A Kenyan official says that five people have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the attack on Garissa University...

    7. April 3, 2015

      Kenya attack underlines al-Shabaab’s strength

      The murder by al-Shabaab militants of at least 147 Kenyans has served as a reminder of the Islamist group’s ability to...

    8. April 2, 2015

      Jihadis kill 147 in raid on Kenya university campus

      Nearly 150 people have been killed in an attack by Islamist militants on a Kenyan university near the border with Somalia,...

    9. beyondbrics

      April 1, 2015

      Nigeria’s elections – Africa’s shining moment

      The All Progressives Congress (APC), led by former military leader General Muhammadu Buhari, has won Nigeria’s presidential...

    10. beyondbrics

      March 24, 2015

      bb review: is Nigeria really the most attractive frontier market?

      “Buy when there’s blood in the streets,” Baron Rothschild once famously said. Applying that wisdom to emerging markets,...

    11. March 22, 2015

      The scramble for African private equity deals

      In New York or London it is hard to walk 10 metres without coming across a Starbucks or a rival coffee shop, but in...

    12. March 15, 2015

      Kenya targets architects of Anglo Leasing corruption scandal

      The biggest corruption scandal to hit Kenya in the past decade has re-emerged, threatening to fell the architects instead of...

    13. beyondbrics

      March 10, 2015

      Guest post: Zanzibar and Tanzania vie over oil reserves

      By Angela Mndolwa and Shah Jahan Khandokar, Norton Rose Fulbright Huge natural gas discoveries in East Africa, attracting...

    14. March 10, 2015

      OkHi: an alternative way to verify physical address

      What do ambulances and Amazon have in common? They both rely on being able to locate a physical address. Citizens of wealthy...

    15. March 5, 2015

      GE and Philips scan Africa medical market

      Judging by the long and determined-looking queue waiting to meet Samuel Were in London last week, executives from medical...

    16. beyondbrics

      March 5, 2015

      Guest post: how long will I live?

      By Wolfgang Fengler of the World Bank For a good part of my life I have been an expat, working and living with my family in...

    17. February 27, 2015

      Why flowers in UK vases are causing tensions in Kenya

      Late winter and early spring is the most important time of year for the UK floristry business. Valentine’s Day marks the...

    18. February 16, 2015

      Actis to set up $1.9bn renewable business in Africa

      Actis, the UK-listed private equity group, is to set up a $1.9bn renewable energy business in Africa, in an attempt to tap...

    19. February 16, 2015

      Healthcare prevention holds the key

      When smokers who had become pregnant checked in with one of Glasgow’s maternity clinics two years ago, doctors made them an...

    20. February 15, 2015

      Falling oil price adds spurt to Kenyan grassroots

      Kenyan farmer Anne Lidonde will plant more spinach than usual this year — and it is all thanks to the collapse in global oil...

    21. beyondbrics

      February 13, 2015

      Rwanda stock market wins prize listing

      It might be one of the world’s tiniest stock markets, with only six listed companies, but a seventh addition has just...

    22. February 12, 2015

      Falling crude price hits prospects for east Africa

      Launching a university course to train future oil executives looks bold given the crash in global crude prices but Kenya is...

    23. beyondbrics

      February 10, 2015

      Guest post: Africa's role in addressing China's dominance of rare earths

      By Ian Coles of Mayer Brown Mining professionals are gathered in Cape Town this week for Indaba, one of the largest mining...

    24. beyondbrics

      February 5, 2015

      International law firms try to crack Kenyan market

      When some of the world’s biggest law firms start circling your borders, you know your country’s on the up and up. Baker &...

    25. January 29, 2015

      Democratising finance: mobile phones revolutionise access

      Democratising finance: Mobile moneyThe simple technology behind mobile payments is revolutionising access to finance for...

    26. beyondbrics

      January 21, 2015

      Guest post: spread of internet transforms Africa

      By Costanza Gallo, TEDxRoma Internet penetration in Africa is transforming business and society – as well as enabling the...

    27. FT Photo Diary

      January 19, 2015

      School children stand up for their playground

      Schoolchildren from the Lang’ata Road primary school flee tear gas in Nairobi, Kenya after breaking a wall that had been...

    28. December 22, 2014

      SFO gets first conviction of company for foreign official bribes

      The UK’s top anti-corruption body has secured its first conviction against a corporation for bribing foreign officials. A...

    29. beyondbrics

      December 19, 2014

      Tanzania joins Africa's great GDP revision

      Tanzania has become the third east African country in as many months to discover the size of its economy is bigger than...

    30. beyondbrics

      December 18, 2014

      Private schools abound in Africa’s slums but financing is scarce

      “They’re coming up every morning, just like churches,” Peter Kari, a father of two living in Nairobi’s Kawangware slum, says...

    31. December 18, 2014

      Kenyan politicians brawl over security bill

      Mayhem erupted in Kenya’s parliament on Thursday as the government sought to pass a security bill that its opponents say...

    32. FT Photo Diary

      December 17, 2014

      Nairobi building collapse

      Rescue workers gather around a collapsed building in Makongeni area of Nairobi, Kenya. Several people were feared trapped or...

    33. beyondbrics

      December 17, 2014

      South Sudan: action needed to avert "catastrophe"

      As if South Sudan hasn’t enough to contend with, now it has the reprove of the usually buttoned-up IMF. Following a review...

    34. beyondbrics

      December 17, 2014

      For-profit school chains educate Africa's poor

      It’s a few minutes into Marion Akinyi Onginjo’s social studies lesson at Bridge International Academy Gicagi in Nairobi and...

    35. December 16, 2014

      Aim company gains cross-listing in Kenya

      A small oil services company is to become the first from the UK’s Alternative Investment Market to gain a full cross-listing...

    36. FT Photo Diary

      December 12, 2014

      Madaraka Day in Kenya

      Part of the crowd holding Kenyan flags cheer as Kenyan President arrives at the Nyayo National Stadium Nairobi, Kenya on...

    37. FT Photo Diary

      December 10, 2014

      Pokot womanhood ceremony

      More than 100 Pokot girls wearing traditional jewellery take part in an initiation ceremony marking the passing into...

    38. December 9, 2014

      Strengthen the ICC to address its imperfections

      In the 12 years since it was established in The Hague, the International Criminal Court has suffered a number of setbacks...

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