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    1. January 30, 2015

      Rare Mbembe art from Africa at the Metropolitan Museum, New York

      What’s left of a man, scarred by time and etched by erosion, stands watch over a dark gallery. Footless legs brace a...

    2. January 30, 2015

      Literature has liberated Africa’s authors

      When Nelson Mandela was serving 27 years in jail, he discovered a writer in whose presence “the prison walls fell down”. The...

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      Revised data show Nigeria’s economy is growing rapidly with gross domestic product muc...
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    1. January 29, 2015

      Pressure grows for African force to tackle Nigeria insurgency

      Nigeria is under growing international pressure to accept a new African Union force to contain the terrorist insurgency...

    2. FT Alphaville

      January 29, 2015

      Nigeria on the brink

      You can’t find a blunter assessment of the underlying problems facing Nigeria and the naira than that from BCA Research this...

    3. January 29, 2015

      MPs sound alarm over UK public cash links with Nigerian projects

      MPs have accused ministers of allowing public money to be spent on development projects in Nigeria associated with...

    4. January 28, 2015

      Democratising finance: Technology improves access for the masses

      Democratising finance There are two popular perceptions of Nigeria. To many, it is the beating heart of Africa’s growth...

    5. January 27, 2015

      PZ Cussons: navigating Nigeria

      “I’m never naked without St Tropez,” proclaims Kate Moss in a video for PZ Cussons’ premium skin finisher product (a tan in...

    6. January 27, 2015

      Afren shares plunge more than 65% on funding crisis

      Shares in Afren plunged more than 65 per cent on Tuesday after the Nigeria-focused oil group revealed it needed to raise...

    7. beyondbrics

      January 27, 2015

      Guest post: Nigerian banks suffer in the oil storm

      By Peter Leger, Coronation Fund Managers So you thought a six-month break on a desert island looked appealing and spent long...

    8. January 25, 2015

      Tough outlook for Nigeria sets stage for tight presidential race

      A sense of déjà vu accompanies Muhammadu Buhari’s quest to win the presidency in Nigeria’s forthcoming elections, 31 years...

    9. January 22, 2015

      Nigeria national security adviser urges election delay

      Nigeria’s national security adviser has called for the postponement of next month’s elections, saying there is a risk that...

    10. January 22, 2015

      ‘A bit of luck’ halted Ebola, says Bill Gates

      Bill Gates has warned that the world will need to react more quickly next time there is a deadly outbreak similar to Ebola,...

    11. January 21, 2015

      Nigeria introduces tighter curbs on currency

      Nigerian foreign exchange dealers have agreed to introduce a stricter trading curb in order to stem large fluctuations in...

    12. January 19, 2015

      The ‘war on terror’ is going backwards

      The “global war on terror” was shot down in a hail of ridicule. Sceptics scoffed that President George W Bush’s GWOT was not...

    13. January 19, 2015

      Nigeria’s naira sinks to record low on unrest in election run-up

      Nigeria’s naira slumped to a record low on Monday as falling oil prices, political turbulence and escalating violence by...

    14. beyondbrics

      January 16, 2015

      India, Peru and Egypt show acceleration in EM's easing cycle

      Unexpectedly early interest rate cuts in India, Peru and Egypt on Thursday indicate that falling oil prices and gathering...

    15. January 15, 2015

      Satellite images reveal scale of Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria

      Amnesty International has released satellite images showing the shocking scale of destruction wreaked on the Nigerian town...

    16. FT Alphaville

      January 13, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      Sign up here and get the email every morning. The French government said it would deploy 10,000 troops to bolster security...

    17. January 12, 2015

      Afren plunges amid Kurdistan writedown

      Shares in Afren plunged by more than a quarter on Monday after the scandal-hit oil company admitted it had overstated its...

    18. January 12, 2015

      Nigeria decries muted response to Boko Haram outrages

      Boko Haram extremists in Nigeria launched a cross-border assault into Cameroon on Monday, as the stark contrast between the...

    19. January 12, 2015

      Extremist attacks not just in France but in Nigeria and Yemen too

      For the past six days the west’s attention has been transfixed by the murderous attacks in Paris that left 17 people —...

    20. January 12, 2015

      Lower oil sends Nigeria bond yield higher

      Nigeria is weathering a growing economic storm, with the cost of international borrowing surging above neighbouring African...

    21. January 11, 2015

      Cosmopolitan to launch online-only editions in Europe and Africa

      Fifty years after Helen Gurley Brown remade Cosmopolitan as the manual for “fun, fearless females”, the magazine is...

    22. January 10, 2015

      Nigerian forces battle to reclaim Baga from Boko Haram

      Nigerian ground and air forces are battling to reclaim the remote north eastern town of Baga after what Amnesty...

    23. January 9, 2015

      Boko Haram kills more than 100 in northeast Nigeria

      More than 100 people have been killed in a massacre in northeastern Nigeria as the spreading insurgency by Boko Haram...

    24. January 7, 2015

      Royal Dutch Shell agrees £55m Nigeria oil spill settlement

      Royal Dutch Shell is to pay tens of millions of pounds in compensation to 15,000 Nigerian fishermen affected by two huge oil...

    25. January 1, 2015

      Boko Haram insurgency creates humanitarian crisis in Nigeria

      When Boko Haram strikes, it has the effect of a forest fire, driving every living thing before it in a panicked stampede....

    26. December 29, 2014

      The African dream needs to adapt to leaner times

      Sub-Saharan Africa’s emergence from economic torpor and conflict has been underpinned at most times during the past decade...

    27. December 29, 2014

      High-cost oil production not worthwhile

      When the oil world’s most important man says anything, people pay attention. But the usually aloof Ali al-Naimi, Saudi...

    28. December 26, 2014

      Take a stand against the armies of ignorance

      Peshawar? So 2014. So last year. No it isn’t. Peshawar is forever. If the world has any conscience and any courage, the...

    29. December 23, 2014

      Boko Haram blamed for 28 deaths in Nigeria bomb blasts

      At least 28 people were killed in two Nigerian cities on Monday in bomb blasts that have been blamed on a Boko Haram wave of...

    30. December 22, 2014

      China and Africa: two-way trade

      China has a reputation as a reluctant global stakeholder. Born of years of foreign meddling in its affairs and what it...

    31. December 22, 2014

      Nigerian banks: losing steam

      The road to town is riddled with potholes and passes through crowded slums. Not a metaphor for life, but a description of...

    32. December 22, 2014

      Nigerian consumer goods: luxury prices

      Luxury goods are dead. Long live luxury goods. As the sector frets about the decline of the Chinese consumer, Africa is the...

    33. December 22, 2014

      Nigerian capital controls: eye of the needle

      Quiz time. Which country with a currency battered by falling oil prices is likeliest to introduce capital controls first...

    34. December 22, 2014

      Nigerian oil & gas: crude challenges

      A shocking thing happened to Nigeria this year. In July, it dropped off the list of providers of crude oil to the US — the...

    35. December 22, 2014

      Seplat and Afren in talks over oil merger

      Seplat, the Nigerian oil group that listed its shares in London this year, is in talks with rival Afren over the first major...

    36. beyondbrics

      December 19, 2014

      Hello 2015: Africa's digital and mobile revolution

      By Arthur Bastings of Millicom Africa watchers frequently comment on how technological innovation on the continent is...

    37. beyondbrics

      December 18, 2014

      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...

    38. 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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