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    1. 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,...

    2. 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...

    Special Reports

    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. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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 &...

    14. January 29, 2015

      Democratising finance: mobile phones revolutionise access

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

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. December 5, 2014

      International Criminal Court drops charges against Uhuru Kenyatta

      The International Criminal Court has withdrawn charges against Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta for alleged crimes against...

    29. December 2, 2014

      Kenyan president fires minister after Islamists kill 36 non-Muslims

      Islamist extremists killed 36 non-Muslim quarry workers in northern Kenya early on Tuesday, prompting Kenya's president to...

    30. December 2, 2014

      Kenya’s target for initial oil production faces obstacles

      When Tullow Oil started exploration work in Kenya’s South Lokichar Basin in 2011, it paid land-use fees of Ks8,000 ($89) per...

    31. December 2, 2014

      Terrorism takes its toll on Kenya’s traveller numbers

      Jake Grieves-Cook was managing Block Hotels in Kenya in 1980, when a bomb blamed on the Popular Front for the Liberation of...

    32. December 2, 2014

      Kenya’s economy must improve to provide much needed jobs

      At a recent investment conference in Nigeria, Michael Power, an Investec strategist, made a somewhat undiplomatic statement,...

    33. December 2, 2014

      Kenya’s ambitious infrastructure projects will improve links with neighbours

      The Indian labourers who started building the Kenya-Uganda Railway in 1895 faced disease, harsh terrain and the famous...

    34. December 2, 2014

      Kenyan dairy farmers aim to raise yields and process more milk

      “There’s nothing as good for the inside of a man as the outside of his cow,” says Tim Chesire as he gazes out over a field...

    35. December 2, 2014

      Textiles sector in Kenya gears up to take a larger share of world market

      For Fakhruddin Amiji, who has the largest apparel factory in Kenya, the key to success is pretty simple. “All they need is...

    36. December 2, 2014

      Spectre of Westgate looms as al-Shabaab threat grows

      For the first time in Kenya’s history, a president has taken to wearing military combat fatigues. The move might amount to...

    37. December 2, 2014

      Investors seize on opportunities of expanding private universities in Kenya

      Dressed in a white lab coat and handling a set of artificial teeth she has just crafted, Brandina Wanjau personifies a new...

    38. December 1, 2014

      Olepolos Country Club, Nairobi

      Where: Ngong Hills WiFi: No Plug sockets: Yes Price of a coffee: K sh 70 (48p) Open: Sat, Sun; 10am – late Privacy points:...

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