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  1. August 28, 2014

    Kenya votes to reintroduce capital gains tax

    Kenya has voted to reintroduce capital gains tax for the first time in nearly 30 years in a move that potentially could damp...

  2. August 28, 2014

    Kenya intervenes to prop up ailing shilling

    Kenya’s central bank appears to have drawn a line in the foreign exchange market, intervening heavily this week to prop up...

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  1. Kenya at 50

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

    The African Union has labelled 2014 the Year of Agriculture and Food Security, but fro...
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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 24, 2014

    Indonesia falls behind in mobile banking

    Mobile phone banking has already transformed the provision of financial services in emerging markets such as Kenya, Mexico...

  3. August 22, 2014

    Cordon sanitaire tightens around west African states to beat Ebola

    The dystopian vision conjured up in Hollywood scare movies such as Outbreak and Contagion is creeping closer to reality as...

  4. August 21, 2014

    Kuoni profits hit by global turmoil and currency volatility

    Kuoni, the Swiss tour operator, has been hit by political turmoil in some of its popular destinations and the impact of...

  5. beyondbrics

    August 6, 2014

    Guest post: poor data saps Africa’s agricultural potential

    By Sara Menker, CEO and Founder, Gro Intelligence Last week, at a “Solve for X” gathering in Nairobi, I opened my...

  6. 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...

  7. August 5, 2014

    African corporates gain appetite for debt

    When Helios Towers Nigeria needed to raise funds earlier this year, it did not turn to a bank for a loan. Instead,...

  8. August 4, 2014

    Pentagon confronts militant dilemma in Africa

    The hum of US drones is becoming more familiar over African skies. From Nigeria to Somalia, US military presence on the...

  9. July 23, 2014

    Senegal bond sale raises $500m

    Senegal’s return to sovereign bond markets attracted strong investor interest, with the west African nation receiving offers...

  10. July 16, 2014

    Tullow struggles to please locals at its oil discoveries in Kenya

    A clear public commitment to hiring and training local people is a key part of the strategy of Tullow Oil, Africa’s leading...

  11. July 14, 2014

    Capital Club, Nairobi

    Capital Club could not embrace “clubby” and “modern” more self-consciously if it tried. Alongside the art deco lights,...

  12. July 9, 2014

    Developing world blazes trail for 2.5bn with no banking access

    It is a weekday morning and a dozen or so women are gathering in the patio of a house in Xochimilco, a working-class...

  13. 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...

  14. July 7, 2014

    Thousands gather for Kenyan opposition rally

    Kenya’s opposition went ahead with a large protest rally in the centre of Nairobi on Monday, as domestic tensions heightened...

  15. July 6, 2014

    Gunmen kill 22 in Kenya coast attacks

    Al-Qaeda-linked militants have claimed responsibility for overnight massacres along Kenya’s coast – the third such attack in...

  16. FT Photo Diary

    July 2, 2014

    Cargo plane crash in Nairobi

    Dai Kurokawa/EPA Police officers inspect the scene of a plane crash in a suburb of Nairobi, capital of Kenya. All four...

  17. beyondbrics

    June 26, 2014

    Tanzania: foreign investors still shut out

    Source: Thomson Reuters. Click to enlarge Pity Tanzania’s stockbrokers. For the first time in years, it looked as if the...

  18. beyondbrics

    June 26, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * StanChart warns of 20% profit fall | Emerging markets bank says operating profits for the first six months...

  19. The World

    June 20, 2014

    Kenya and UK: lion and buffalo 'locked in combat'

    When the already opaque language of diplomacy turns to allegories, you know you are on even thornier ground than usual. In...

  20. June 19, 2014

    Kenya massacres expose ethnic divisions

    Kenya risks reopening the faultlines that led to a wave of ethnic violence and brought the country to the brink of civil war...

  21. FT Alphaville

    June 17, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - The big freeze on hiring. - PC sales to companies are growing again. - The economic impact of...

  22. The World

    June 17, 2014

    Kenyatta's political manoeuvres play into al-Shabaab's hands

    The Kenyan military says it. The African Union says it. Even al-Shabaab says it. But President Uhuru Kenyatta not only...

  23. June 17, 2014

    Kenya’s tourism industry faces renewed threat from al-Shabaab

    Kenya’s beleaguered tourism industry faced renewed crisis as a fresh wave of attacks on the country’s coastline by...

  24. June 16, 2014

    Kenya’s debut $2bn bond breaks Africa record

    Kenya has raised $2bn from international investors, the largest debut for an African country in the sovereign bond market...

  25. June 16, 2014

    Somalia militants Al-Shabaab behind deadly Kenya attack

    The al-Shabaab jihadi group has claimed responsibility for the killing of at least 48 people in a coastal town in Kenya, the...

  26. June 13, 2014

    Mothers of innovation

    When Molly Melching’s daughter Zoe was 12, she came home asking whether she could be “cut” like her friends. Zoe is American...

  27. June 12, 2014

    Kenya increases size of economy by fifth in statistical revision

    Kenya’s economy is a fifth larger than previously estimated, the government has told foreign investors looking to buy into...

  28. beyondbrics

    June 12, 2014

    Kenya talks the talk but isn't out of the woods

    Henry Rotich, Kenya’s finance minister, said just about everything the country – and foreign investors – wanted to hear on...

  29. The World

    June 10, 2014

    Imam's assassination deepens Kenya's climate of fear

    “If you’re not with them they threaten to kill you”. Sheikh Idris Mohamed, a leading anti-jihadi imam in Kenya’s second city...

  30. June 9, 2014

    The legacy of an African web pioneer

    Imet Carey Eaton only once, at a conference five weeks ago in Switzerland, far from Kenya, where he grew up, lived and built...

  31. 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...

  32. June 6, 2014

    Blog: what motivates entrepreneurs?

    It is often assumed by those who have not started a business that the main reason why someone would become an entrepreneur...

  33. beyondbrics

    June 5, 2014

    UK 'twiplomat' dramatises African twitter surge

    When a self-styled “twiplomat” – a.k.a the UK’s High Commissioner to Kenya – throws a tweet-while-you-eat dinner party for...

  34. June 5, 2014

    Jennifer Riria: The entrepreneur who empowered Kenyan women

    Jennifer Riria is an entrepreneur with a mission. Her career has been focused on transforming the lives of women – and with...

  35. June 4, 2014

    Travel ban fuels radicalism in Kenya’s second city

    No sooner had Joho Hassan, governor of Mombasa, sat down at a seaside restaurant after flying back from a meeting about...

  36. June 4, 2014

    Kenya launches $2bn debut bond roadshow

    Kenya launches its much-delayed attempt to raise a $2bn debut sovereign bond today with a 10-day campaign starting in the...

  37. June 1, 2014

    Kenya pays price over graft scandal to ease bond sale

    It should have been a triumph that would revive Kenya’s status as a favourite with foreign investors. Instead, the country’s...

  38. beyondbrics

    May 20, 2014

    AfDB annual meeting: "You can't eat GDP"

    After a day of upbeat comments on Monday, delegates attending the African Development Bank’s annual meeting are sounding a...

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