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    1. 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....

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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,...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. January 19, 2016

      It’s #Twitterdown as site suffers global outage

      Twitter experienced a technical problem that resulted in millions of the social network’s users around the world being...

    8. Fast FT

      January 19, 2016

      Twitter hobbled by technical outages

      Twitter experienced a technical problem that resulted in millions of the social network’s users around the world being...

    9. January 18, 2016

      Kenya plans spending cuts to curb surging budget deficit

      The Kenyan government plans to cut spending by 1 per cent of gross domestic product in the next six months as it seeks...

    10. January 15, 2016

      Al-Shabaab attacks Kenyan soldiers in Somalia army base

      The al-Qaeda-linked militant group al-Shabaab has claimed to have killed at least 63 Kenyan soldiers in an assault on...

    11. January 14, 2016

      Kenya tests international appetite for new debt sale

      Kenya is gauging international appetite for new sovereign bonds as investors warn that weakening emerging markets will...

    12. Fast FT

      January 14, 2016

      Kenya to consider second eurobond issue

      Barely two years after making its debut on the international bond market, Kenya is gearing up to test investor appetite...

    13. January 11, 2016

      Tokyo takes on Beijing in Africa, claiming quality over speed

      The eight-lane motorway stretching north for 45km from the heart of Nairobi to the industrial town of Thika was hailed...

    14. January 5, 2016

      Emerging markets teeter on brink of downgrades

      The year has started badly for emerging markets, with Chinese equities tumbling 7 per cent, the Angolan kwanza being...

    15. FT Alphaville

      January 5, 2016

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Tuesday, - An inauspicious start. - Spoof me once, shame on you: Spoof me twice, shame on me. - Some...

    16. December 21, 2015

      The Doha round finally dies a merciful death

      After a death scene so drawn-out it would have done credit to a Victorian melodrama, the curtain has finally come down...

    17. December 16, 2015

      IT tariffs slashed in biggest WTO deal since 1996

      More than 50 members of the World Trade Organisation on Wednesday concluded the biggest tariff-reduction deal in almost...

    18. December 14, 2015

      Hopes fade for Doha trade talks deal as WTO convenes in Kenya

      ​Hopes of a breakthrough in the stalled Doha trade negotiations at a World Trade Organisation gathering this week have...

    19. FT Alphaville

      December 8, 2015

      Kenya's mobile money fraud problem

      Eagle-eyed readers may have spotted this notice in the Financial Times last week (click to enlarge): It’s an open...

    20. FT Alphaville

      December 8, 2015

      When EM $ bond issuance finally slowed down?

      From the latest BIS quarterly review, in particular its bit on dollar credit to EMs (our emphasis): [Fed largesse]…...

    21. December 7, 2015

      Kenya central bank head seeks to weed out ‘bad apples’

      Kenya’s commercial banks and regulator need to reform their “bread and butter” operations if the country is to achieve...

    22. December 7, 2015

      BAT faces more bribery claims in Africa

      British American Tobacco bribed a local official to misreport the impact from a fire at one of its warehouses in...

    23. December 4, 2015

      Lunch with the FT: Richard Leakey

      I have booked a table at Simpson’s-in-the-Strand for noon, opening time at the grand London restaurant, and arrive...

    24. December 1, 2015

      BAT accuser to hand evidence of ‘bribery’ to SFO

      A former British American Tobacco employee who has accused the cigarette company over bribery of officials in east...

    25. November 30, 2015

      Top Kenya athletics officials suspended in graft and doping probe

      The head of Kenyan athletics and two senior colleagues have been suspended over allegations of corruption and...

    26. November 27, 2015

      Pope Francis warns Kenyans on corruption

      Pope Francis has made a plea against corruption, describing it as a “path to death” as he spoke to thousands of young...

    27. FT Photo Diary

      November 27, 2015

      Pope Francis in Nairobi

      Children gasp as they watch a Kenyan Police helicopter fly overhead, while awaiting for the arrival of Pope Francis at...

    28. FT Photo Diary

      November 26, 2015

      Meeting with Pope Francis

      A Catholic sister and a Maasai woman arrive just after dawn in the rain and mud to attend a Mass to be given by Pope...

    29. FT Photo Diary

      November 25, 2015

      Waiting for Francis

      Newspapers carrying headlines about Pope Francis’ visit to Africa are displayed at a news stand in Nairobi on...

    30. FT Alphaville

      November 23, 2015

      What mobile money giveth, it also taketh away

      Mpesa, the digital money system rolled out in Kenya by Vodafone-owned Safaricom, is frequently cited by mobile money...

    31. November 23, 2015

      Africa’s gay activists urge Pope Francis to address intolerance

      When Eric Gitari’s uncle died last year, he went back to his village in Meru, central Kenya, for the burial. But when...

    32. November 20, 2015

      Meet the ancestors: Fossil hunting in Kenya’s ‘cradle of mankind’

      The Turkana Basin in Kenya — the ‘birthplace of humanity’ At first sight, it seems an improbable new tourist...

    33. November 18, 2015

      Kenya seeks to tighten bank supervision with halt to new licences

      The move by Kenya to suspend the licensing of new commercial banks is designed to bolster its supervisory capacity and...

    34. November 18, 2015

      Kenya’s interest rates on hold — but for how long?

      Kenya’s central bank held its main interest rate at 11.5 per cent on Tuesday, citing the stabilising currency,...

    35. The World

      November 12, 2015

      Bright lights, growing cities and African statistics

      Economic statistics for sub-Saharan Africa have been criticised for decades as unreliable, complicating efforts to...

    36. November 10, 2015

      Maersk Oil delivers boost for Tullow with east Africa deal

      Denmark’s Maersk Oil beat several rivals to buy half of Africa Oil’s stakes in five east African oil blocks for up to...

    37. November 8, 2015

      Burundi unrest poses threat to whole region, warns Kenya

      Escalating instability in Burundi is threatening regional prosperity, Kenya warned on Sunday, as deadly violence...

    38. November 5, 2015

      Safaricom bucks economic conditions to report strong growth

      Kenyans’ addiction to mobile phones helped Safaricom, the country’s largest listed company, to post better than...

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