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    1. July 7, 2016

      East Africa bets on air travel expansion

      East Africa’s skies are set to become busier after Uganda floated plans to revive its national airline and carriers in...

    2. MBA blog

      June 20, 2016

      MBAs hear views on how Africa can accelerate growth

      Africa, home of some of the world’s most impressive wildlife, is a beautiful continent with breathtaking scenery. But...

    Special Reports

    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. May 25, 2016

      Rwanda’s leader is both Solomon and Saddam

      You get the feeling that nothing moves in Kigali, Rwanda’s prim and tidy capital, without Paul Kagame’s say-so. On the...

    2. May 16, 2016

      Africa has to go through its own industrial revolution

      Capitalism is failing Africa. A relatively small number of entrepreneurs have prospered on the continent in the past...

    3. May 13, 2016

      Delivery drones take flight in Rwanda

      The world’s first commercial drone delivery services are to start in Rwanda as two companies use preprogrammed,...

    4. May 3, 2016

      IMF cuts Africa growth forecast to 3% in 2016

      Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa will slow to 3 per cent in 2016 as much of the continent reels from low commodity...

    5. April 26, 2016

      Re-run of 1980s-style default wave ‘unlikely’

      The commodity price slump will not lead to a 1980s-style rash of sovereign defaults, despite obstacles blocking the...

    6. April 26, 2016

      Africa’s life expectancy jumps dramatically

      Life expectancy in a swath of African countries since 2000 surged by between 20 and 42 per cent, providing an upbeat...

    7. April 23, 2016

      Uganda to export oil via Tanzania pipeline

      Uganda will export its oil to the Indian Ocean via a pipeline through Tanzania rather than building a joint project...

    8. March 30, 2016

      Israel looks to Africa for new allies

      When Israel faced a resolution at the International Atomic Energy Agency last September demanding that it open its...

    9. March 27, 2016

      Justice at last for victims of Radovan Karadzic

      The conviction of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity in...

    10. beyondbrics

      March 8, 2016

      Poverty is sexist: where life is toughest for girls

      Poverty is sexist. When a girl lives in poverty, every aspect of her life will be harder than that of a boy. It’s a...

    11. February 17, 2016

      Even good leaders should know when to quit

      Like many African leaders, Yoweri Museveni preached democracy even as he was seizing power through the barrel of a gun....

    12. February 16, 2016

      Former UN secretary-general Boutros Boutros-Ghali dies at 93

      Boutros Boutros-Ghali, the former secretary-general of the UN who clashed bitterly with the Clinton administration, has...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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]…...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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,...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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....

    31. 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...

    32. 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,...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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,...

    38. 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...

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