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    1. January 29, 2015

      Democratising finance: mobile phones revolutionise access

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

    2. 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...

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    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. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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,...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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:...

    24. beyondbrics

      December 1, 2014

      Uganda joins African wave of GDP rebasing and gets 13 per cent boost

      Uganda has become the latest African nation this year to re-calculate the size of its economy and reveal a much greater...

    25. November 27, 2014

      African Barrick changes name and expands

      Barrick Gold’s UK-listed spin-off has set out expansion plans to try to extend a turnround that has seen it cut costs and...

    26. November 21, 2014

      Nairobi’s booming real estate market

      You’ve got to be quick if you’re planning to snap up property in Kenya’s capital. By the time Edward Burbidge bought a plot...

    27. November 19, 2014

      Kenya police arrest 109 in mosque raids

      MOMBASA – Kenyan police found explosives at three mosques in Mombasa on Wednesday and arrested 109 people on suspicion they...

    28. FT Photo Diary

      November 17, 2014

      Nairobi women against violence

      Simon Maina/AFP A woman takes part in a rally in Narobi, Kenya, to protest against violence towards women. About 200 women...

    29. November 4, 2014

      Nairobi: Silicon Savannah springs to life

      Population 3m Number of millionaires 5,000 Percentage that use mobile money 74 per cent Nairobi’s shiny new malls and snazzy...

    30. November 3, 2014

      Crowdworkers form their own digital networks

      They are the invisible labourers whose toil in the digital economy powers many rising technology companies. Crowdworkers...

    31. October 28, 2014

      Is it ‘game over’ for texting?

      After two decades, the traditional text message would seem to be in terminal decline, thanks to the popularity of instant...

    32. beyondbrics

      October 27, 2014

      Poverty in the Horn of Africa: donors step in

      What links a middle-income powerhouse growing at 5 per cent a year with a failed state limping in with a $2.6bn economy and...

    33. The World

      October 22, 2014

      Rwanda unveils Ebola screening - for Americans

      Woe betide any nation that offends Rwanda’s dignity. The tiny, tech-savvy east African country abhors what it views as the...

    34. beyondbrics

      October 15, 2014

      African local bonds – an untapped opportunity?

      African dollar bonds are increasingly gaining mainstream acceptance as the continent’s brisk economic growth and low...

    35. beyondbrics

      October 10, 2014

      Guest post: frontier market multinationals propel growth

      By Tomás Guerrero, ESADE Business School During 2013, frontier markets’ performance was well above emerging markets. The...

    36. October 9, 2014

      Ebola outbreak points to need for behavioural change

      Mohamed Lamin Turay has seen the dangers of Ebola close up in Sierra Leone and it has only strengthened his resolve to help...

    37. October 9, 2014

      Shoes, sanitation and culture are key in eradicating hookworm in Kenya

      Kapalo Wenslaus grew up in western Kenya where perfect conditions exist for hookworm to flourish. The weather is hot and...

    38. beyondbrics

      October 9, 2014

      Depreciating currencies and EM inflation: watch out

      The IMF has joined a rising chorus of concern over inflation in many big emerging economies. External imbalances that led to...

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