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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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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. 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,...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. May 19, 2014

    Foreign investment in Africa set to reach record

    Africa will receive its highest flow of foreign investment this year as the continent’s growth accelerates towards levels...

  30. beyondbrics

    May 19, 2014

    Africa’s GDP is vastly understated

    Official statistics put Africa’s GDP at about $1.5tn. But Mthuli Ncube, chief economist at the African Development Bank...

  31. May 16, 2014

    Twin blasts in Nairobi kill at least 10 and injure 70

    At least 10 people were killed and 70 injured when two blasts hit the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Friday, underlining the...

  32. beyondbrics

    May 15, 2014

    London morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Erdogan faces public anger on mine visit | Prime minister promises full investigation as he seeks to contain...

  33. beyondbrics

    May 14, 2014

    Kenya extends payment on $600m loan as eurobond is delayed again

    Kenya is extending a $600m syndicated loan due for repayment on Thursday by three months, following an eleventh-hour...

  34. FT Alphaville

    May 14, 2014

    The real fragile five

    Morgan Stanley invented the “fragile five” last year as a way to spot the pressure points in emerging markets with US...

  35. May 12, 2014

    Safaricom’s pre-tax profits up 37%

    Safaricom, Kenya’s biggest telecoms operator, has recorded a 37 per cent rise in pre-tax profit in its 2013 fiscal year,...

  36. May 9, 2014

    Warring South Sudan leaders agree truce

    The leaders of the warring factions in South Sudan have signed a truce, to come into force within 24 hours, in their first...

  37. beyondbrics

    May 8, 2014

    "Risk averse" Nigerian banks lag behind peers

    The past five years have been a time of change for Nigeria’s banks but not all of it for the good. In a recent report on the...

  38. May 2, 2014

    Frontier markets ahead as Qatar and UAE ‘promoted’

    Emerging markets have had a torrid time since the US Federal Reserve hinted at reducing monetary stimulus a year ago. But...

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