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    1. beyondbrics

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      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...

    2. 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...

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    1. Nick Butler

      December 15, 2014

      Energy Personality of the Year: Ali al-Naimi

      There were two contenders for this year’s award. The most obvious, and certainly the man who has won the most coverage in...

    2. December 14, 2014

      Africa’s richest tycoon adds another $2bn into Nigeria refinery

      Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest businessman, is increasing the size of his investment in an oil refinery, petrochemical and...

    3. December 11, 2014

      Former military leader Buhari set to challenge Nigeria’s Jonathan

      Muhamadu Buhari, Nigeria’s former military ruler, has emerged as the presidential candidate for the main opposition...

    4. December 8, 2014

      Oil and dollar hammer emerging markets

      Emerging market currencies fell to a 14-year low against the dollar on Monday, hammered by investor appetite for the US...

    5. December 8, 2014

      Risk-exposed frontier markets sell off

      Frontier markets have dipped to a six-month low as falling oil prices and the resurgent dollar weigh on exotic exchanges...

    6. December 3, 2014

      Flow of Opec petrodollars set to dry up

      The flow of Opec petrodollars into global financial markets is set to dry up as the collapse in the oil price delivers a...

    7. beyondbrics

      December 3, 2014

      London morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * Anger as Russia scraps $50bn gas plan | South Stream pipeline decision dismays eastern European states *...

    8. December 2, 2014

      M&A activity hots up in Africa as investors bet on growth

      Concerns on the scale of the Ebola crisis, current levels of political unrest and plunging commodity prices would have sent...

    9. December 1, 2014

      Oil currencies: let them fall

      Brent crude over the past two months: down 28 per cent, in US dollars. It is also down 29 per cent in Kazakh tenge, a fifth...

    10. December 1, 2014

      Boko Haram extremists storm Nigerian city

      Nigerian security forces scrambled to defend Damaturu, the capital of the north eastern state of Yobe on Monday after Boko...

    11. FT Alphaville

      December 1, 2014

      Wanted: Buyer of last resort for commodities

      One of the problems with cartel systems is that when they bust apart they tend to take out not just their own industry but...

    12. 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...

    13. November 28, 2014

      Bomb attacks kill dozens outside mosque in Nigeria

      Multiple bomb blasts have killed dozens as they gathered for Friday prayers outside the central mosque in Kano, northern...

    14. FT Alphaville

      November 28, 2014

      Nigeria's petrodollar exposure

      The consequences of Thursday’s non-Opec cut are understandably harshest for the oil cartel’s weakest members, such as...

    15. FT Photo Diary

      November 28, 2014

      Fighting Boko Harem

      A group of Nigerian traditional hunters and vigilantes gather on vehicles on their way to engage Boko Haram militants in...

    16. beyondbrics

      November 28, 2014

      Guest post: oil price slump to hit indebted African nations

      By Ben Payton, Maplecroft Africa’s booming economic performance over the past decade has seen GDP growth jump from an...

    17. beyondbrics

      November 27, 2014

      Ready or not: oil exporters facing low prices

      “The Ant and The Grasshopper”, one of Aesop’s darker fables, is a cautionary tale about forward planning. An industrious ant...

    18. November 26, 2014

      Carlyle makes first investment in South Africa

      Carlyle, one of the world’s largest private equity groups, has made its first investment in South Africa just days after...

    19. November 25, 2014

      Nigeria devalues currency as oil prices drop

      Nigeria has devalued its currency by nearly 10 per cent and raised interest rates to record levels, in one of the clearest...

    20. November 24, 2014

      Carlyle makes maiden investment in Nigeria

      Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity houses, has made its first investment in Nigeria, spending nearly...

    21. November 23, 2014

      Opec share of US oil imports at 30-year low

      The share of US imports of crude oil from Opec nations are at their lowest level in almost 30 years, underlining the impact...

    22. November 20, 2014

      Oil concerns drive slide in Nigerian naira

      Nigeria’s currency slid as much as 1.9 per cent to a record low of 177.25 per US dollar on Thursday ahead of a crucial...

    23. November 20, 2014

      China rail group signs $12bn Nigeria deal

      A Chinese state-owned rail company has signed the country’s largest overseas contract valued at almost $12bn, the official...

    24. FT Alphaville

      November 18, 2014

      More on Nigeria's fuel problems

      A quick follow-up to our Nigerian fuel scarcity story from Monday, which highlighted the country’s growing exposure to...

    25. November 17, 2014

      Trafigura joins drive to disclose payments

      Trafigura, the world’s third-largest independent oil trader, is signing up to a global transparency drive that will disclose...

    26. FT Alphaville

      November 17, 2014

      Ever naira a fuel scarcity issue for Nigeria

      Nigeria’s fiscal exposure to falling oil prices is amongst the most acute within the Opec group. But as Standard Bank...

    27. November 17, 2014

      Nigeria’s chaotic strategy against Boko Haram is failing

      In Potiskum, a northern Nigerian town, hundreds of schoolchildren last Monday stood on their assembly ground with their...

    28. November 14, 2014

      How some good came of the AO flotation

      Readers may remember that I was unimpressed by the spate of flotations this year, many of which came to market at valuations...

    29. November 14, 2014

      Nigeria: naira-naira land

      The Investment Corporation of Dubai has probably made better-timed investments. In September the ICD paid $300m for a...

    30. November 14, 2014

      Russia braced for ‘catastrophic’ oil plunge

      President Vladimir Putin said Russia is bracing itself for a “catastrophic” slump in oil prices. as the world’s leading...

    31. November 13, 2014

      Nigeria battles looming currency crisis

      Nigeria is fighting to avoid a currency crisis as lower oil prices prompt investors to bet that Africa’s largest economy...

    32. beyondbrics

      November 11, 2014

      Nigerian Stock Exchange CEO: “I’m not expecting a sell-off”

      After enduring 13 days of straight losses, Nigerian stocks have the questionable honour of being the world’s worst...

    33. November 9, 2014

      Appetite for Africa’s untapped riches grows despite many hazards

      It is Africa’s great paradox: the continent is home to a wealth of natural resources and most of the world’s poorest...

    34. November 9, 2014

      Sale of Chi Farms highlights appetite for African food sector

      The sale of one of Nigeria’s top beverages companies is showing that appetite among foreign investors for Africa’s food...

    35. beyondbrics

      November 7, 2014

      Nigeria's currency – calm now, devaluation later?

      Source: Thomson Reuters Nigeria’s central bank on Friday tried to drawn a line under the naira – but the market continues to...

    36. beyondbrics

      November 7, 2014

      Guest post: what can be done about the huge challenges facing education in Nigeria?

      By Wale Tinubu of Oando PLC The tragic case of the more than 250 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in northern Nigeria has...

    37. November 6, 2014

      Nigerian naira follows rouble downward

      Russia’s rouble is not the only currency coming under pressure as oil prices slide. The Nigerian naira on Thursday tumbled...

    38. November 4, 2014

      Africans in China feel scant Ebola panic

      Charles Abior and his family have been doing business in China for more than 40 years, but this debonair Nigerian says he...

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