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    1. February 8, 2016

      Randgold Resources plays down prospect of big acquisitions

      Randgold Resources, the UK-listed gold miner, is tempering expectations that it is poised to make a big acquisition,...

    2. January 29, 2016

      The Inventory: Rokia Traoré

      Malian musician Rokia Traoré, 42, often sings in the Bambara language of her home country but is also influenced by...

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    1. January 20, 2016

      US urges Arab nations to boost fight against Isis

      US defence secretary Ashton Carter called on Arab countries to contribute more to the military campaign against Isis as...

    2. December 15, 2015

      Saudi Arabia and allies establish anti-terror military body

      Saudi Arabia has unveiled a “military alliance” of Muslim nations to fight “terrorism,” another sign of the...

    3. November 22, 2015

      Why does Mali have a terror problem?

      A week after the co-ordinated terror attacks on Paris claimed by Isis, Islamist militants in the west African nation of...

    4. November 20, 2015

      Mali hotel siege ends with many dead

      Mali hotel attack Islamist gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Mali’s capital Bamako on Friday, leaving more than 20...

    5. November 20, 2015

      François Hollande, France’s unlikely commander-in-chief

      At 9.47pm on Friday November 13, French striker Olivier Giroud scored the first goal in a friendly football match...

    6. November 16, 2015

      Philadelphia Orchestra/Nézet-Séguin, Verizon Hall, Philadelphia — ‘Stirring’

      With the world premiere of One Land, One River, One People by the trumpet player known as Hannibal, the Philadelphia...

    7. October 9, 2015

      How a desert nomad from Mali found his oasis in northern France

      When the fancy takes him and when he has the time, Moussa Ag Assarid walks around the French city of Angers sporting...

    8. October 5, 2015

      Timbuktu leads resistance as heart of Islamic learning

      In their rush to lay waste to cultural heritage, Islamist militants have destroyed irreplaceable treasures, from the...

    9. September 27, 2015

      Cultural ‘war crime’ suspect sent to International Criminal Court

      An Islamist militant, from an al-Qaeda-linked group in Mali suspected of destroying historic buildings, has been sent...

    10. August 18, 2015

      Amadou and Mariam, Boomtown Fair, Winchester, UK — review

      Boomtown Fair is an immersive public art project disguised as a festival. In fields near Winchester, southern England,...

    11. August 8, 2015

      Mali hotel siege hostages freed

      BAMAKO, August 8 — Malian security forces on Saturday stormed a hotel used by UN staff and freed four hostages held...

    12. FT Data

      March 12, 2015

      Open data in Burkina Faso

      This is a guest post by Liz Carolan, International Development Manager at the Open Data Institute Literally translated...

    13. February 9, 2015

      Randgold raises dividend as it eyes acquisitions

      Randgold Resources became the first blue-chip London miner to raise its dividend this year as it predicted...

    14. February 6, 2015

      Songhoy Blues, Winchester Discovery Centre, UK — review

      “Without music,” cried Aliou Touré as Songhoy Blues walked on stage, “life is not possible.” When Islamist rebels took...

    15. FT Photo Diary

      January 27, 2015

      At the pump Rio de Janeiro

      A worker prepares to fill a car at a gas station close to Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Reuters...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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