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    1. November 27, 2014

      Growing insecurity in Mali tests France’s Sahel task force

      It is a cold statistic that speaks of the increasing instability of one of the hottest regions of the world, the semi-desert...

    2. November 17, 2014

      Paris Photo photography fair – report

      “This is the best photo fair in the world – if you’re shopping,” an American gallery owner said to me on Saturday, the...

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    1. November 6, 2014

      Libya’s supreme court rules elected government is illegal

      Libya’s highest court on Thursday invalidated the June elections that voted in the country’s internationally recognised...

    2. October 31, 2014

      Small-cap Week, November 1

      Chipmaker Imagination Technologies was among the week’s worst small-cap performers amid worries it has been failing to win...

    3. October 31, 2014

      Burkina Faso coup threatens western campaign against Islamists

      The protests that on Friday ended the rule of Burkina Faso’s long-serving president may have seemed like another African...

    4. September 9, 2014

      Boko Haram opens new front against Nigerian forces

      A son of Olusegun Obasanjo, the former Nigerian president, has been shot and injured in an attempt by government forces to...

    5. August 7, 2014

      Randgold maintains production guidance after Q2 results

      Randgold Resources has maintained full-year production guidance of 1.14m-1.2m ounces across its portfolio of African gold...

    6. 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...

    7. Nick Butler

      August 3, 2014

      Egypt's looming energy crisis

      A protester waves the Egyptian flag (Getty) After a decade of introspection, Europe is being forced to confront the...

    8. The World

      July 25, 2014

      Fear of flying – is there anything you can do?

        Part of the wreckage of MH17 that broke up over eastern Ukraine After three fatal airline disasters in a week, coming just...

    9. FT Alphaville

      July 25, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE How to forward a new golden age: A guest post by Carlota Perez, Centennial Professor of...

    10. July 25, 2014

      Investigators begin work at Air Algérie crash site in Mali

      Investigators have begun combing the wreckage of an Air Algérie airliner that crashed in Mali on Thursday killing all 118...

    11. July 11, 2014

      ICE at pains to take cotton global

      Almost monthly, commodity exchanges announce plans for a new futures contract. Not all of them work. Some take forever to...

    12. The World

      May 23, 2014

      Empty symbolism of UN's blacklist of Boko Haram

        Nigerian teachers at a rally in Lagos protesting against the abduction of 200 schoolgirls and the killing of 173 of their...

    13. The World

      May 18, 2014

      The war on terror moves to Africa

      Onlookers at an explosion in Nairobi (Getty) Join the dots from this week’s news stories and you get a picture of an African...

    14. May 17, 2014

      Britain offers Nigeria military advisers as Boko Haram plan emerges

      PARIS, May 17 – Britain offered on Saturday to send advisers to help the Nigerian military organise its efforts to fight...

    15. April 25, 2014

      Gold miner and the metal itself help in fight against malaria

      When AngloGold Ashanti began a malaria control programme at its gold mine in Obuasi in the Ashanti region of southwest Ghana...

    16. April 13, 2014

      Mauritania ‘vulnerable’ to increase in Islamic extremism

      Sitting cross-legged on a red rug, imam Hamden Tah is mulling over modernity. “Every merchandise has an ideology,” says the...

    17. April 9, 2014

      Salif Keita, Barbican, London – review

      Forget, for a moment, all that business about the Golden Voice of Mali, or indeed, depending on who you ask, the Golden...

    18. March 17, 2014

      Cotton origins picked for world futures contract

      Cotton grown on five continents will underpin a new futures market for the fibre as the US loses its central role as a...

    19. beyondbrics

      February 6, 2014

      Africa: getting riskier

      Africa is looking increasingly risky for investors and global supply chains. Or at least, that’s the judgement of the latest...

    20. February 3, 2014

      Randgold looks in vain for African opportunities

      Randgold is considering buying up or partnering with cash-strapped smaller gold miners and will maintain exploration in...

    21. beyondbrics

      January 10, 2014

      Lagarde: no rush for East African single currency

      Lagarde with Henry Rotich, Kenyan finance minister IMF boss Christine Lagarde concludes a trip to Africa trip on Friday,...

    22. December 17, 2013

      French seek permanent EU defence fund

      Plunged into its second African military mission in under a year, France is showing increasing frustration at what it sees...

    23. beyondbrics

      December 3, 2013

      Hungary on the upswing but corruption remains a problem [updated with government response]

      Hungary has been pumping out the positive spin on economic news for over a year now. Back then it was surely premature, but...

    24. December 2, 2013

      Hollande’s robust foreign policy at odds with domestic reticence

      For the second time in less than a year, hundreds of French combat troops are on their way to intervene in a messy conflict...

    25. November 25, 2013

      Africa’s new crisis

      In the summer of 2012 France warned its allies that al-Qaeda was taking root in northern Mali and could establish a base for...

    26. beyondbrics

      November 25, 2013

      Bali cotton talks: African producers still unhappy

      The formal World Trade Organisation gathering in Bali in early December already has some strongly positive news – a global...

    27. beyondbrics

      November 22, 2013

      Morocco: BMCE races Fed with record eurobond

      With the prospect of Fed tapering looming increasingly large on the horizon, emerging market entities have been scrabbling...

    28. November 7, 2013

      Randgold applauded for jump in output

      Randgold shares jumped more than 6 per cent as the FTSE 100 listed gold miner hit higher grade reserves at its flagship...

    29. November 4, 2013

      Western donors pledge $8bn in aid for the Sahel region

      Africa’s Sahel region is to receive more than $8bn in aid from the EU and World Bank after the donors said economic...

    30. November 2, 2013

      French journalists killed in Mali

      BAMAKO, Nov 2 – Two French journalists snatched by gunmen in the northern Malian town of Kidal on Saturday have been killed,...

    31. FT Data

      October 31, 2013

      UK tops global league table for open data

      Tim Berners-Lee (c) Getty New research from Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s World Wide Web Foundation and the Open Data Institute...

    32. beyondbrics

      October 15, 2013

      Africa: Ibrahim Index highlights security fears

      If the Westgate crisis wasn’t enough to show that security is still a major issue for even Africa’s most advanced economies,...

    33. beyondbrics

      October 2, 2013

      Mali: Randgold tax saga goes to arbitration

      No-one likes a large tax bill, especially in arrears. London-listed Randgold and Mali’s government are heading for...

    34. The World

      September 26, 2013

      In the Picture: Terror in Africa

      Soldiers clear the top floor of the Westgate mall (CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images) As Kenya began three days of national...

    35. September 19, 2013

      Mali success fails to help François Hollande on Syria

      François Hollande flew to Mali on Thursday to help celebrate the most striking success to date of his 16-month-old...

    36. September 5, 2013

      France’s François Hollande takes risk backing action on Syria

      When John Kerry, US secretary of state, spoke warmly of France as Washington’s “oldest ally” following President François...

    37. August 30, 2013

      France remains ‘ready’ to punish Assad despite British vote

      France woke up on Friday to find itself in the unusual position of standing alone on the apparent brink of a military...

    38. FT Photo Diary

      August 27, 2013

      At the hairdressers

      Joe Penney/Reuters Local resident Aminata Diarra looks in a mirror as she gets her hair done next to a clothing store...

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