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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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,...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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,...

  25. 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...

  26. 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,...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. August 23, 2013

    Timbuktu: the day the Islamists came to town

    On the northwestern edge of Timbuktu, where the mud-and-limestone houses give way to the endless sands of the Sahara, sits a...

  34. August 13, 2013

    Keita wins Mali presidential election after rival concedes

    Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won Mali’s presidential run-off after his opponent conceded defeat in a poll meant to restore...

  35. August 9, 2013

    Mali holds presidential run-off

    People in Mali are voting in a presidential run-off on Sunday in which the winner will oversee $4bn in new donor aid to help...

  36. August 2, 2013

    Mali election moves to run-off round

    BAMAKO, Aug 2 – Mali’s postwar election produced no clear winner and Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, the former prime minister, will...

  37. August 2, 2013

    France cuts armed forces as budget squeeze hits military

    France is to cut more than 30,000 defence posts and reduce or delay orders for jet fighters and other equipment as the...

  38. July 28, 2013

    Veterans remain favourites as Malians vote in presidential poll

    Millions of Malians voted for a new president on Sunday in a crucial and controversial poll intended to stabilise the...

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