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    1. January 31, 2016

      African Union pulls back from Burundi peacekeeping mission

      The African Union has pulled back from deploying peacekeepers to Burundi to prevent mass bloodshed after fierce...

    2. January 5, 2016

      Paul Kagame should put country before power

      Africa after independence was blighted by a crop of leaders who clung on to power for dear life. Men like Jean-Bédel...

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    1. The New Africa

      China’s slowdown and the end of a commodities boom present many African countries with...
    2. Investing in Rwanda

      President Paul Kagame tells ministers to ‘deliver or die’ as Rwanda presses ahead with...
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    1. January 3, 2016

      US slates Rwanda’s Paul Kagame over decision to run for third term

      The US has accused Paul Kagame, Rwanda’s president, of ignoring a “historic opportunity” to strengthen his nation’s...

    2. December 18, 2015

      African Union will deploy troops in Burundi even if government objects

      The African Union has authorised the deployment of 5,000 troops and police to restore peace to Burundi even if the...

    3. December 18, 2015

      Rwandans back move to allow Paul Kagame to stay in power

      Rwandans have, as expected, voted overwhelmingly to amend the constitution to allow President Paul Kagame to run for up...

    4. FT Alphaville

      December 8, 2015

      When EM $ bond issuance finally slowed down?

      From the latest BIS quarterly review, in particular its bit on dollar credit to EMs (our emphasis): [Fed largesse]…...

    5. December 1, 2015

      BAT accuser to hand evidence of ‘bribery’ to SFO

      A former British American Tobacco employee who has accused the cigarette company over bribery of officials in east...

    6. The World

      November 12, 2015

      Bright lights, growing cities and African statistics

      Economic statistics for sub-Saharan Africa have been criticised for decades as unreliable, complicating efforts to...

    7. November 8, 2015

      Burundi unrest poses threat to whole region, warns Kenya

      Escalating instability in Burundi is threatening regional prosperity, Kenya warned on Sunday, as deadly violence...

    8. beyondbrics

      October 26, 2015

      China's slowdown: an opportunity for Africa to address longstanding economic inefficiencies

      The steady economic growth that Africa has enjoyed over the past decade is now waning. Global commodity prices,...

    9. October 25, 2015

      Congo vote highlights African democracy

      The future of democracy in a swath of Africa has come under the spotlight as voters in the Republic of the Congo went...

    10. August 27, 2015

      Atlas Mara: Diamond in the rough

      You can take your pick of the reasons. A loss of investor interest in Africa. The knock-on impact of lower commodity...

    11. beyondbrics

      July 15, 2015

      Heterogeneity in emerging markets calls for selective approach

      Investing by acronym is popular. It is a trend that has been around for a long time, but the creation of the Brics...

    12. June 25, 2015

      UK court bails Rwanda intelligence chief Karenzi Karake

      Rwanda’s intelligence chief, who was arrested by British police in connection with alleged war crimes, signalled that...

    13. June 23, 2015

      UK arrests Rwandan intelligence chief Karenzi Karake at Heathrow

      Rwanda’s intelligence chief has been arrested in London at the request of Spain, where he is wanted on war crime...

    14. May 14, 2015

      Burundi power struggle imperils regional stability

      Rival groups of soldiers battled for control of Burundi on Thursday after an attempted coup in the tiny landlocked...

    15. May 12, 2015

      Police open fire as Burundi protests mount

      Police opened fire on stone-throwing protesters in Burundi on Tuesday, a day before regional heads of state are due to...

    16. May 7, 2015

      Spirit of enterprise fuels the rise of a Rwandan liqueur brand

      There cannot be many famous drinks named after cows, but if Albert Rudatsimburwa has his way there may soon be five....

    17. May 6, 2015

      Chinese manufacturers look to Rwanda

      Rwanda may be landlocked in central Africa and saddled with prohibitive energy costs, but it has become the latest...

    18. April 27, 2015

      Atlas Mara to extend reach into Rwandan banking

      Atlas Mara, the Africa-focused financial services vehicle spearheaded by former Barclays chief executive Bob Diamond,...

    19. April 24, 2015

      Rwanda’s farming co-ops reap cash rewards

      The farms of Burera District, in Rwanda’s fertile north, are a jumble of tiny plots. Sorghum, potatoes, maize and...

    20. April 24, 2015

      Rwanda’s vision of an ICT-enabled economy

      Registering a land transfer in an outlying village in Rwanda requires a number of journeys — to the nearest subdistrict...

    21. April 24, 2015

      State-backed corporations vie to dominate Rwanda’s business landscape

      In a battle between the ruling Rwandan Patriotic Front party and the nation’s army, one might be hard-pushed to back a...

    22. April 24, 2015

      Regional linkages top Rwanda’s economic agenda

      Nakumatt, east Africa’s biggest supermarket chain, had high hopes when, in 2011, it opened Rwanda’s largest store in...

    23. April 24, 2015

      Gorillas play lead role while other Rwandan tourism assets lurk in the mist

      At 7am every day, up to 80 early risers gather at the headquarters of Volcanoes national park. There they are briefed,...

    24. April 24, 2015

      Big bets laid on Rwanda’s ambition to become a global conferences hub

      Against the echoey soundtrack of building works, Ali Kashan, project manager of Rwanda’s forthcoming — and long-delayed...

    25. April 24, 2015

      Third-term debate in Rwanda allows little room for opposition

      Late last month Paul Kagame gathered his presidential advisory council, made up of foreign and Rwandan dignitaries, for...

    26. April 24, 2015

      Businesses relocate to Rwanda’s new Special Economic Zone

      On a gate alongside a spotless asphalt road in the city’s new industrial zone, big red capitals spell out the letters...

    27. April 24, 2015

      Rwanda raises power generation objectives

      For a decade or more it has hovered like a tantalising promise — the prospect of meeting a large part of Rwanda’s...

    28. April 24, 2015

      Early days for the Rwanda Stock Exchange

      The Rwanda Stock Exchange, on the first floor of Kigali’s tallest office building, has all the buzz of a railway...

    29. April 24, 2015

      Kagame seeks lasting economic miracle for Rwanda

      Few people could be more aware of the constraints that Rwanda has been working under than President Paul Kagame. Little...

    30. April 12, 2015

      ‘The Killing Compartments’, by Abram de Swaan

      The hope that Auschwitz would act as a warning to future generations has been dashed by the growing list of subsequent...

    31. beyondbrics

      April 2, 2015

      PPP success in Rwanda shows potential for greater self-reliance

      Twenty-one years after its genocide, Rwanda ranks 46th in the world for ease of doing business according to the World...

    32. February 18, 2015

      Sub-Saharan nations line up to sell bonds

      Sub-Saharan Africa is poised to continue last year’s credit binge in spite of repeated warnings about the possible dire...

    33. beyondbrics

      February 13, 2015

      Rwanda stock market wins prize listing

      It might be one of the world’s tiniest stock markets, with only six listed companies, but a seventh addition has just...

    34. beyondbrics

      January 21, 2015

      Guest post: spread of internet transforms Africa

      By Costanza Gallo, TEDxRoma Internet penetration in Africa is transforming business and society – as well as enabling...

    35. December 30, 2014

      Oil slump sours Africa debt sweet spot

      African debt was once a rare sighting on frontier markets, a territory inhabited by only the most adventurous of...

    36. FT Data

      December 19, 2014

      Video feature: Refugees in America

      Parkview Gardens, a short subway ride from the White House, is an unlikely home of the free and the brave. Half of the...

    37. December 12, 2014

      Coming soon: The refugees’ tale

      Ten thousand refugees resettle in America every year — to lives filled with unexpected challenges and difficulties....

    38. November 7, 2014

      Rwandan finds new hope in Australia after the genocide

      Most young expats move to Australia expecting sand, sea and surf. Yet when Rwandan Lily Meszaros arrived down under she...

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