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    1. August 23, 2015

      World’s poor start to bank on a better future

      Campaigners for years have been battling to get the world’s poor better access to banking, arguing that something as...

    2. beyondbrics

      August 19, 2015

      How the US Fed may affect African currencies

      By Neville Mandimika, Atria Africa Since Ben Bernanke suggested that the US Federal Reserve was starting to consider...

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    1. MBA blog

      August 16, 2015

      MBA Challenge profile - Shield

      Shield is one of six teams shortlisted to compete in the final of this year’s FT MBA Challenge. The challenge aims to...

    2. August 14, 2015

      Should I leave the UK following changes to non-dom rules?

      I moved to London from Nairobi with my family 13 years ago to take a senior position with a bank. My family has...

    3. 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,...

    4. 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,...

    5. July 31, 2015

      Worming our way to the truth

      It was one of the most influential economics studies to have been published in the past 20 years, with a simple title,...

    6. July 30, 2015

      Tullow boosted by takeover potential

      Tullow Oil edged above a 10-year low on Thursday after Goldman Sachs tipped the African explorer as a likely takeover...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. July 26, 2015

      Obama attacks corruption and ‘bad’ traditions in Kenyan homeland

      US President Barack Obama spoke out against tribalism, corruption and “bad traditions” in an impassioned speech to his...

    10. July 25, 2015

      Obama says Kenya must tackle corruption and human rights

      Kenya must tackle corruption and human rights if it is to ensure economic growth and secure the country from terror...

    11. July 24, 2015

      Kenyan expectations sky high for Barack Obama visit

      Holed up at his home surrounded by maize and cockerels in Nairobi’s unpaved suburbs, an old man gazes at pictures of...

    12. July 24, 2015

      Postcard from . . . Kenya

      The evening before the Lewa marathon we decide to drive part of the course to get a feel for the terrain. The route...

    13. beyondbrics

      July 24, 2015

      Obama's Kenya visit: no big deal... and why the ordinary nature of it signals progress

      “Obama’s three day visit will mark a historic moment in Kenya’s 52 year history as it is the first time a sitting US...

    14. July 24, 2015

      Waiting for Gado

      Of the many legal writs served on Godfrey Mwampembwa and his employers, surely the most high profile comes from Kenya’s...

    15. July 23, 2015

      Where Barack Obama treads US business plans to follow

      Barack Obama’s first visit to Kenya as US president is not only significant because of his family roots. When the son...

    16. July 22, 2015

      US pledges to help Nigeria tackle Boko Haram terrorists

      The US and Nigeria are to work more closely to tackle the Boko Haram extremist threat in west Africa as part of efforts...

    17. 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...

    18. July 21, 2015

      The Africans who go it alone to cut risk, not increase it

      When the most powerful person in the world attends a start-up conference in east Africa you know that entrepreneurship...

    19. FT Alphaville

      July 15, 2015

      Mpesa: the costs of evolving an independent central bank

      We started this post before a Greek deal rendered the discussion of a digital parallel currency moot. Nevertheless,...

    20. FT Photo Diary

      July 6, 2015

      Kenyan anti-gay march

      Kenyan anti-gay activists led by church leaders and mempers of parliament shout slogans in front of the Supreme Court...

    21. FT Alphaville

      July 3, 2015

      Financial technology, sustainability & Trichet on our sci-fi future

      We’ve rushed straight from Camp Alphaville’s big data, AI and debt sustainability conversations to Paris to take part...

    22. beyondbrics

      July 2, 2015

      Democratisation and the investment consequences for frontier markets

      March 28 this year was a date for the history books. It marked the first time the Nigerian presidential election had...

    23. FT Photo Diary

      June 23, 2015

      Fire ravages Gikomba market in Nairobi

      A young boy carrying metal to sell walks past destroyed buildings after a fire burnt through part of Gikomba market,...

    24. June 17, 2015

      Circumcision device challenges China copycat image

      China’s leaders have long lamented a perceived lack of innovation in the country but, according to the World Health...

    25. June 16, 2015

      Nestlé cuts Africa workforce as middle class growth disappoints

      Nestlé, the biggest food and drinks company, is cutting 15 per cent of its workforce across 21 African countries...

    26. June 15, 2015

      Q&A: Why has the ICC struggled to make its mark?

      A South African court’s travel ban on Sudan’s visiting president has reignited debate over fragile international...

    27. June 10, 2015

      Barclays Africa set to expand with stake in Kenyan insurer

      Barclays Africa has struck a deal to acquire a controlling stake in Kenya’s First Assurance as it aims to expand its...

    28. June 1, 2015

      Walmart lines up for slice of Kenyan retail

      Even as Walmart raced to open its first store in Kenya, there were snags. The retailer was forced to import the...

    29. 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...

    30. 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,...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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