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    1. beyondbrics

      16 hours ago

      Guest post: power reform shines a light on Nigerian stocks

      By Henry S. D’Auria and Christine Phillpotts, AllianceBernstein Nigeria is Africa’s biggest economy and one of the world’s...

    2. FT Alphaville

      October 22, 2014

      Burn rates, oil sovereign edition

      How long does it take for an oil-exporting nation to burn through its cash reserves as it waits for oil prices to turn...

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    1. Investing in Nigeria

      Revised data show Nigeria’s economy is growing rapidly with gross domestic product muc...
    2. Nigeria: Energy 2013

      Hopes rise in battle to beat power deficit...
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    1. The World

      October 22, 2014

      Rwanda unveils Ebola screening - for Americans

      Woe betide any nation that offends Rwanda’s dignity. The tiny, tech-savvy east African country abhors what it views as the...

    2. beyondbrics

      October 21, 2014

      Guest post: the imminent collapse of Nigeria's power privatisation is a good thing

      By Timi Soleye of CRYO Gas Seated on the dais at an investment conference in one of Lagos’s posher hotels are the luminaries...

    3. October 20, 2014

      Nigeria saw off Ebola but fraud and Boko Haram plague country

      Nigeria has had many battles on its hands this year but only one resounding victory: against Ebola. By Monday, six weeks had...

    4. October 20, 2014

      African economic growth under threat from Ebola, warns IMF

      A number of “increasingly potent” risks are threatening to disrupt sub-Saharan Africa’s growth, including the Ebola outbreak...

    5. October 19, 2014

      Release of kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls in the balance

      Top Nigerian officials have taken a gamble by declaring a ceasefire with Boko Haram extremists and heralding a deal to free...

    6. October 19, 2014

      Nigerian Twitter campaign informs the world about Ebola

      Lawal Bakare broke a world record last year when he corralled 200,000 school children in Lagos into brushing their teeth at...

    7. October 17, 2014

      Nigeria agrees ceasefire with Boko Haram

      Nigeria has reached a ceasefire agreement with Boko Haram and secured a deal for the release of 219 schoolgirls held by the...

    8. beyondbrics

      October 15, 2014

      African local bonds – an untapped opportunity?

      African dollar bonds are increasingly gaining mainstream acceptance as the continent’s brisk economic growth and low...

    9. October 15, 2014

      Muhammadu Buhari declares Nigerian presidential bid

      Nigeria’s former military ruler, Muhammadu Buhari, has formally launched a fresh attempt to return to power in elections in...

    10. October 15, 2014

      Frieze Masters: show-stoppers

      Despite the presence of such important names as Rembrandt and Picasso, many of the most powerful and moving works of art at...

    11. October 13, 2014

      Nigeria’s hard-earned lesson for quashing Ebola

      When Liberian development consultant Patrick Sawyer collapsed in the arrivals hall of Lagos airport with the symptoms of...

    12. October 11, 2014

      Chinese workers among 27 Boko Haram hostages freed in Cameroon

      YAOUNDE, Oct 11 – Twenty-seven hostages seized by suspected militants from Boko Haram in Cameroon this year, including 10...

    13. October 10, 2014

      Theo Danjuma’s art collection at Frieze London

      Art collector Theo Danjuma slips easily into the booth upstairs in the trendy Electric House in Notting Hill Gate, London,...

    14. October 9, 2014

      Hope and gloom clash at IMF meetings

      “Uneven and brittle” have been Christine Lagarde’s two buzzwords for describing the global recovery, as she presides over...

    15. October 8, 2014

      Ebola is one of several risks facing west Africa

      Global equity and debt markets and international policy makers are awaking to the economic implications of the Ebola...

    16. October 8, 2014

      Saudi Arabia absorbs lower oil prices

      As the price of Brent crude continues its seemingly relentless slide – down more than 20 per cent since a mid-June high of...

    17. FT Data

      October 8, 2014

      Datawatch: A new G7

      by Gavin Jackson and Keith Fray On Tuesday the International Monetary Fund released its latest World Economic Outlook. A...

    18. October 7, 2014

      Nigeria shows that Ebola is not unstoppable

      When the Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer arrived at Lagos airport on July 20, he immediately collapsed. Rushed to hospital,...

    19. October 6, 2014

      African leaders warn on Ebola threat to continent’s economies

      African officials on Monday warned the continent was being stigmatised by the Ebola outbreak, adding there was a risk the...

    20. October 5, 2014

      More African companies seek listings

      South Africa may have lost its title as Africa’s largest economy to west African powerhouse Nigeria, but it outstrips the...

    21. October 5, 2014

      Targeted actions to improve position of African women are paying off – but slowly

      There was a telling moment, early in Bola Adesola’s high-flying banking career, when the value of a woman’s perspective...

    22. October 5, 2014

      Inequalities mar Africa’s rise

      From Senegal to Kenya and from Morocco to Mozambique, Africa is enjoying an era of economic promise that has survived war...

    23. October 5, 2014

      Failure of political systems is biggest threat to African renaissance

      The last time there was this level of sustained optimism about Africa was when the continent’s many parts began breaking...

    24. The World

      October 3, 2014

      The Boko Haram Hydra

      Abubakar Shekau has been killed and resurrected so many times now he is using up his proverbial nine lives . The leader of...

    25. beyondbrics

      October 2, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * China backs HK leader over tear gas move | Beijing accuses protesters of creating ‘chaos’ * Nedbank set to...

    26. beyondbrics

      October 2, 2014

      Victim of shale revolution, Nigeria stops exporting oil to US

      Nigeria has become the first country to completely stop selling oil to the US due to the impact of the shale revolution – an...

    27. October 1, 2014

      Nigeria claims success against Boko Haram

      Nigeria is “turning the tide” against Islamist extremists, President Goodluck Jonathan said on Wednesday after a string of...

    28. The World

      October 1, 2014

      International alarm grows as Ebola virus spreads

      The news that a patient with the Ebola virus is receiving treatment in an American hospital is making headlines in the US....

    29. September 30, 2014

      Kenya sees economy grow 25% after statistical revision

      Kenya has been newly classified a middle-income country after a statistical reassessment increased the size of its economy...

    30. September 29, 2014

      Afren gains on stakebuilding by SAPetro

      Stakebuilding by a neighbour put Afren in focus on Monday. South Atlantic Petroleum of Nigeria, a privately held oil...

    31. September 28, 2014

      Political risk is now a growth industry in its own right

      Brandishing colour-coded maps and complex scoring systems and boasting an array of top-level government contacts, political...

    32. September 28, 2014

      London Stock Exchange to pursue African company listings

      The London Stock Exchange is launching an aggressive attempt to increase the number of listings of African companies in the...

    33. September 26, 2014

      Banking on the growth of African consumers

      Regular readers will know that I think that the adventurous among you should be driving yourselves crazy working out the...

    34. September 25, 2014

      Ebola is yet to be truly confronted

      All humanitarian crises become more costly and complex to manage the longer they are left unchecked. The Ebola epidemic...

    35. September 24, 2014

      India’s tough trade talks stance wins few friends in poor nations

      When India scuppered a World Trade Organisation deal in July New Delhi defended the decision to blow up years of...

    36. September 24, 2014

      Africa’s MTN reinvents itself via music

      Tiwa Savage, a star of the UK’s X-factor television show; Praiz, an up-and-coming soul musician; and Davido, a popular...

    37. September 23, 2014

      A ravenous Ebola epidemic that the world could have stopped

      Daniel Drezner, a politics professor at Tufts University, once wrote about what would happen if zombies rose from the dead...

    38. September 21, 2014

      ‘Emerging Africa: How the Global Economy’s Last Frontier Can Prosper and Matter’, by Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu

      Hailing Africa’s glowing fortunes has become standard for anyone keen to flirt with the “frontier”. But the old clichés –...

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