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  1. September 19, 2014

    Luxury heavyweights eye Africa’s newly affluent

    Sub-Saharan Africa was dismissed for decades by the luxury industry, and has attracted the attention of international...

  2. September 19, 2014

    Cocoa market hit by Ebola fear factor

    The Ebola fear factor has hit the cocoa market. The spread between near-term and later-dated futures contracts has...

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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. FT Photo Diary

    September 17, 2014

    Nigeria searches for survivors

    EPA Nigerian rescue workers search through rubble of the guesthouse that collapsed on September 12 at the Synagogue Church...

  2. beyondbrics

    September 15, 2014

    Kenya at risk from higher interest rates, lower tea and tourism revenues

    Kenya’s big twin deficits will become a heavier burden when higher US interest rates push up borrowing costs, Renaissance...

  3. September 11, 2014

    Eni chief executive under investigation over $1bn Nigerian oil deal

    Claudio Descalzi, chief executive of Eni, is under investigation in an international bribery case stemming from the $1.1bn...

  4. 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 to...

  5. beyondbrics

    September 9, 2014

    Guest post: Africa's time is now for hesitant US corporates

    President Obama’s US-Africa Business Summit in August drew a top-notch group of African heads of state, business leaders,...

  6. September 5, 2014

    Sierra Leone plans national ‘lockdown’ to halt Ebola

    Sierra Leone is preparing a four-day nationwide “lockdown” in an effort to contain the Ebola epidemic that has killed more...

  7. September 5, 2014

    Boko Haram gains ground around Maiduguri

    Inhabitants of the largest city in Nigeria’s north east are braced for a possible assault by Boko Haram extremists after...

  8. September 5, 2014

    In the face of Ebola a little panic is a healthy thing

    The outbreak of a new strain of the deadly Ebola virus in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and now Nigeria and Senegal has...

  9. beyondbrics

    September 5, 2014

    Bringing banking to the poor: a job worth doing

    India made headlines last week with its ambitious plan to open bank accounts for every household within 12 months. But India...

  10. September 5, 2014

    Bob Diamond’s Atlas Mara raises stake in Union Bank of Nigeria

    Bob Diamond has increased his bet on the African banking industry, by having his Atlas Mara venture pay $270m to increase...

  11. September 4, 2014

    IHS pays $2bn to buy MTN telecoms towers

    IHS, the African mobile infrastructure group, will double the size of its business following a $2bn deal to acquire more...

  12. August 29, 2014

    Afren cuts guidance and issues qualified accounts

    Shares in Afren fell sharply again on Friday as the Nigeria-focused oil group cut production guidance and was forced to...

  13. August 29, 2014

    Week in Review, August 30

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Burger King’s Canada deal reignites tax...

  14. August 27, 2014

    Locals tap oil majors’ Niger delta retreat

    Royal Dutch Shell’s planned sale of some of its Nigerian oilfields to domestic buyers for $5bn highlights the rising...

  15. August 27, 2014

    Oil auction may end well for Shell, badly for Nigeria

    It is decent of Nigerian operators to offer a Shell-led consortium top dollar for its onshore oil. Many locals have been...

  16. August 27, 2014

    Shell-led group close to selling Nigeria oilfields for $5bn

    A Royal Dutch Shell-led consortium is close to selling several Nigerian oilfields for about $5bn to domestic buyers, as...

  17. August 24, 2014

    London doctors prepare for Ebola patient as crisis worsens in west Africa

    Medics at a London hospital were preparing on Sunday to treat a British healthcare worker who contracted Ebola in Sierra...

  18. August 22, 2014

    Cordon sanitaire tightens around west African states to beat Ebola

    The dystopian vision conjured up in Hollywood scare movies such as Outbreak and Contagion is creeping closer to reality as...

  19. August 19, 2014

    Shoprite: still not on sale

    Owning Shoprite is a play on, first, a rebound in South Africa’s resource-driven economy and, second, the African consumer....

  20. August 19, 2014

    Drama in treacherous territory

    Colonialism is a fraught subject for drama. Any attempt to put it onstage will meet with a swarm of questions – not least...

  21. August 14, 2014

    Moody’s warns Ebola virus could damage west Africa economies

    Moody’s Investors Service has warned that “beyond the tragic loss of life” the Ebola virus could wreak “significant”...

  22. August 10, 2014

    Guinea shuts borders in bid to halt Ebola

    CONAKRY, Aug 9 – Guinea closed its borders with Sierra Leone and Liberia on Saturday in a bid to halt the spread of an Ebola...

  23. August 10, 2014

    Ex-BG Group chief executive joins InterOil

    Chris Finlayson, the former chief executive of BG Group, has found a new home as chairman of InterOil, the New York-listed...

  24. August 8, 2014

    World Health Organisation declares Ebola international emergency

    The World Health Organisation has declared the largest Ebola outbreak on record an international emergency but stopped short...

  25. August 6, 2014

    The Ebola virus that saps Liberia’s economic recovery

    The outbreak of Ebola that began in west Africa and has claimed victims as far east as Nigeria will darken the lives of...

  26. August 5, 2014

    Ghana tarnishes ‘Africa rising’ story

    The world has become used to the idea of Africa being on the march. In the past decade, after two decades of stagnation, the...

  27. August 5, 2014

    African corporates gain appetite for debt

    When Helios Towers Nigeria needed to raise funds earlier this year, it did not turn to a bank for a loan. Instead,...

  28. 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...

  29. August 3, 2014

    G4S powers up robotic security

    It’s not exactly RoboCop. But it is a robot security guard – and it could be patrolling office floors within just 10 years,...

  30. August 3, 2014

    US-Africa oil trade wanes after shale revolution

    There used to be a joke in the oil industry that you could walk from the US to Nigeria without getting your feet wet – just...

  31. August 1, 2014

    Kidnap attack shows an expanding Boko Haram now targeting Cameroon

    The family of Amadou Ali, Cameroon’s vice-prime minister, was ready to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the holiday marking the end of...

  32. August 1, 2014

    Women in Business – Onyanta Adama, MBA student

    Onyanta Adama is an MBA student at Lagos Business School in Nigeria and team leader of Ripple, one of the teams shortlisted...

  33. August 1, 2014

    Chevron boosted by strong crude demand

    Chevron, the second-ranked US oil major by market capitalisation, delivered improved quarterly earnings of $5.7bn as strong...

  34. FT Photo Diary

    July 31, 2014

    Down and out in Glasgow

    Andrew Winning/Reuters Ifeoma Nwoye of Nigeria is carried away by her coach after she lost her women’s freestyle 55kg...

  35. July 31, 2014

    Key dates in 400-year history between US and Africa

    It is in recognition of the changing times that the White House has invited 50 African heads of state, alongside hundreds of...

  36. July 31, 2014

    Investor, by their writedowns so shall you know them

    You can tell a lot about a company by its exceptionals. The extent to which businesses recognise these recurrent one-offs in...

  37. July 29, 2014

    Cost cutting pushes up profits at PZ Cussons

    Currency weakness wiped £12m off sterling profits at PZ Cussons, the maker of Imperial Leather and St Tropez tanning lotion,...

  38. July 28, 2014

    Borders closed to tackle Ebola outbreak

    West African nations have imposed travel restrictions in a last-ditch attempt to stop the worst ever outbreak of Ebola, a...

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