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    1. June 17, 2016

      Kenya: where lions roam free

      Pashiet Lakina was a young warrior of 22 when he speared the lioness. Although it is a quarter of a century ago now, he...

    2. June 15, 2016

      Kenyan artist collectives foster new talent and fill a funding gap

      From the street, Brush Tu does not look like a centre of any sort of excellence, let alone the venue for a flourishing...

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    1. Future of Fintech

      The awards seek to recognise the companies and projects with the ability to bring last...
    2. Emerging Voices

      Nairobi artists are banding together to avoid dependence on galleries and patrons, whi...
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    1. FT Photo Diary

      June 14, 2016

      Kibera slum protest

      Opposition supporters react in front of a burning barricade they set up in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya, as they...

    2. June 12, 2016

      Kenyan opposition threatens to escalate political protests

      A wave of protests across Kenya’s big cities is threatening to plunge one of Africa’s best performing economies into...

    3. June 6, 2016

      Tamambo, Nairobi

      Where Tamambo Karen Blixen Coffee Garden, Karen Road, Nairobi Plug sockets/WiFi Yes Espresso Ks280 ($2.78) Open...

    4. FT Photo Diary

      June 6, 2016

      Anti-corruption protest in Nairobi

      Demonstrators calling for the disbandment of the national electoral commission over allegations of bias and corruption,...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      June 1, 2016

      Nairobi rally

      A supporter of the opposition Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD), led by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga,...

    6. May 31, 2016

      Kenya’s nascent mining industry set for boom

      Huge bulldozers pushing tonnes of earth off an escarpment into hoppers at Base Resources’ titanium mine near Kenya’s...

    7. May 26, 2016

      Al-Shabaab member found guilty of masterminding 2010 Uganda bombing

      A Ugandan court has convicted a member of the Islamist group al-Shabaab of masterminding a 2010 twin bombing in the...

    8. May 24, 2016

      Kenya’s central bank governor warns on Brexit vote

      Emerging markets will experience such significant uncertainty if the UK votes to leave the EU that the volatility in...

    9. May 23, 2016

      Kenya bucks Africa’s economic trend

      Kenya, one of the best-performing economies in sub-Saharan Africa, on Monday unexpectedly cut its benchmark interest...

    10. FT Photo Diary

      May 17, 2016

      Waiting for demolition

      A man stands in a building earmarked for demolition in the Mathare neighbourhood of Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya’s authorities...

    11. May 17, 2016

      Fintech takes off in Africa as lenders tap mobile technology

      Finca, a US microfinance organisation, and First Access, a New York-based data analytics company, have formed a...

    12. beyondbrics

      May 9, 2016

      Intra-African collaboration is key to global health and local well-being

      In 2009, Bassirou Bonfoh, director of the Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifique (CSRS) in Cote d’Ivoire joined...

    13. May 6, 2016

      Kenya says its 600,000 refugees are no longer welcome

      Kenya said it was no longer willing to host 600,000 refugees living in the country because of concerns over national...

    14. May 3, 2016

      Tullow slides amid oil and minerals rout

      Oil and minerals stocks led the London market to a three-week low on Tuesday, with Tullow Oil a casualty. Both...

    15. May 3, 2016

      IMF cuts Africa growth forecast to 3% in 2016

      Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa will slow to 3 per cent in 2016 as much of the continent reels from low commodity...

    16. April 30, 2016

      Kenya sets fire to 105 tonnes of ivory in biggest ever stockpile burn

      Kenya on Saturday set fire to 105 tonnes of ivory and 1.35 tonnes of rhino horn, a stockpile 10 times larger than the...

    17. April 29, 2016

      How do you save an elephant in Kenya? Feed a cow

      At Loisaba, a 56,000-acre conservancy in central Kenya, they are betting the best ways to save elephants is to fatten...

    18. FT Photo Diary

      April 29, 2016

      Ivory haul

      Traditional Maasai tribesmen beside elephant tusks, part of an estimated 105 tonnes of confiscated ivory to be set...

    19. April 27, 2016

      Kenyans start to roam Silicon Savannah

      The best thing to be said about Kenya’s oilfields may be this: they don’t contain much oil. If the east African country...

    20. April 26, 2016

      Africa’s life expectancy jumps dramatically

      Life expectancy in a swath of African countries since 2000 surged by between 20 and 42 per cent, providing an upbeat...

    21. April 25, 2016

      KCB chief urges Kenya banking sector consolidation

      The number of Kenyan banks needs to shrink by about half in the next three years as the sector battles its “worst...

    22. April 24, 2016

      Africa’s anti-malaria net makers face tough market

      Logic would suggest that A to Z Textile Mills is a company in the right place at the right time. This family-owned...

    23. April 23, 2016

      Uganda to export oil via Tanzania pipeline

      Uganda will export its oil to the Indian Ocean via a pipeline through Tanzania rather than building a joint project...

    24. April 21, 2016

      Kenya refuses to hand suspects to International Criminal Court

      The long-running dispute between Kenya and the International Criminal Court intensified on Thursday when Nairobi said...

    25. April 20, 2016

      Kenya’s KCB to manage opening of Chase Bank

      Kenya’s central bank has declared a “new normal” in what it expects of lenders and its own supervision and announced...

    26. April 13, 2016

      International justice has a problem in Africa

      On Saturday, Uhuru Kenyatta, the president of Kenya, will lead his countrymen in triumphant national celebrations. The...

    27. April 13, 2016

      Kenya Airways to seek funds for next stage of restructuring

      Kenya Airways will seek to raise several hundred million dollars in fresh capital in the next step of a restructuring...

    28. April 12, 2016

      Taiwan calls for release of citizens ‘abducted’ by Beijing

      Taiwan has accused China of abducting more than 40 of its citizens from Kenya as cross-strait relations come under...

    29. April 10, 2016

      Kenya steps up support for banks

      Kenya’s central bank offered to extend emergency support on Sunday to any institution that faces liquidity problems...

    30. FT Alphaville

      April 8, 2016

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - Goldihawks and the three doves. - Helicopter bonds as qualitative easing. - A short history of...

    31. April 7, 2016

      African GDP growth sliding towards 17-year low

      Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa could lag behind that of the world as a whole this year for the first time since...

    32. April 7, 2016

      Kenya’s Chase Bank placed in receivership after liquidity squeeze

      Kenya’s central bank on Thursday placed Chase Bank, one of the country’s medium-sized lenders, in receivership after it...

    33. FT Photo Diary

      April 7, 2016

      Bean control

      Quality control workers pick out unsuitable green, unroasted coffee beans from a conveyor belt at Dormans coffee...

    34. Fast FT

      April 7, 2016

      Kenya's Chase Bank placed in receivership

      Kenya’s central bank on Thursday placed Chase Bank, one of the country’s smaller lenders, into receivership after it...

    35. beyondbrics

      April 6, 2016

      Kenya got oil: what next?

      Back in 2012, the news of Kenya’s oil discovery spread fast. Stock markets roared, politicians gushed and the...

    36. April 5, 2016

      International Criminal Court drops charges against Kenya’s Ruto

      The International Criminal Court’s attempt to prosecute senior Kenyan politicians for deadly violence surrounding the...

    37. FT Photo Diary

      April 4, 2016

      Ivory

      A worker carries a tusk as he works with others to move the ivory stockpiles out of a strongroom to the container...

    38. March 30, 2016

      Israel looks to Africa for new allies

      When Israel faced a resolution at the International Atomic Energy Agency last September demanding that it open its...

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