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  1. May 21, 2014

    Ivory Coast and Ecuador to return to bond markets

    Two frontier countries with a chequered history of debt defaults are returning to sovereign bond markets just five years...

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    May 20, 2014

    AfDB annual meeting: "You can't eat GDP"

    After a day of upbeat comments on Monday, delegates attending the African Development Bank’s annual meeting are sounding a...

  3. May 19, 2014

    Foreign investment in Africa set to reach record

    Africa will receive its highest flow of foreign investment this year as the continent’s growth accelerates towards levels...

  4. beyondbrics

    May 19, 2014

    Africa’s GDP is vastly understated

    Official statistics put Africa’s GDP at about $1.5tn. But Mthuli Ncube, chief economist at the African Development Bank...

  5. beyondbrics

    May 15, 2014

    IFC issues first Rwandan local currency bond

    Investor appetite for African local currency bonds issued by foreign institutions shows little sign of abating. On...

  6. April 13, 2014

    Africa must invest borrowings wisely

    South of the Sahara desert economic growth has flourished over the past decade. It is a remarkable transformation. Back in...

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    April 8, 2014

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  8. April 7, 2014

    France and Rwanda at loggerheads on 20th anniversary of genocide

    Painstaking efforts to heal the deep divisions between France and Rwanda over French actions during the Rwandan genocide...

  9. FT Photo Diary

    April 7, 2014

    Remembering Rwanda's genocide

    Ben Curtis/AP Performers mark the 20th anniversary of Rwanda’s genocide at a ceremony in Amahoro stadium, Kigali, Rwanda. ...

  10. The A-List

    April 7, 2014

    What we must learn from the horrors of Rwanda

    The 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide is a time for grief, humility and reflection. The scale, speed and viciousness...

  11. April 6, 2014

    Diamond to take control of Rwanda bank

    Bob Diamond has deepened his bet on Africa’s banking sector, announcing on Sunday a deal to buy a controlling stake in a...

  12. April 6, 2014

    Rwanda’s recovery must be secured

    No African president divides opinion quite as sharply as Paul Kagame, nor inspires such contrasting caricatures. He is...

  13. April 6, 2014

    Rwandan genocide: Lingering legacy

    One of Paul’s first memories is being shot at. “My daddy put me over his shoulders. As we were running a soldier took aim at...

  14. April 4, 2014

    Akagera: Rwanda’s beacon of hope

    African sandalwood crackles in the firepit as a potjie fish stew bubbles in the embers. This will be our dinner, eaten under...

  15. April 3, 2014

    We betrayed Rwanda in its hour of desperation – never again

    Twenty years on, the debate about the Rwandan genocide in which up to a million people lost their lives still reverberates....

  16. beyondbrics

    April 1, 2014

    Guest Post: East African Community - an investor magnet

    By Sarah Gelinas, Eaton Vance With five countries, 145m people and an annual GDP of US$110bn, the East African Community...

  17. beyondbrics

    April 1, 2014

    Indonesia elections: hot celebs but few strong women

    “Hot celebs assault on parliament,” reads the headline of a local tabloid in a photograph that Destiya Purna Panca has...

  18. beyondbrics

    March 13, 2014

    Why can't Africa tackle poverty like Asia can?

    The wrong sort of jobs Sub-Saharan Africa has enjoyed rapid growth over the past 20 years but its citizens seem not to share...

  19. February 24, 2014

    Frontier market havens come under threat as frailties appear

    Frontier markets are poised at the extremities of market capitalism, a position that often equates to life on the edge for...

  20. February 19, 2014

    Rwanda signs $24m deal for solar power plant near Kigali

    Rwanda is set to become the first country in east Africa with a utility-scale solar plant after a $24m deal was signed to...

  21. beyondbrics

    January 10, 2014

    Lagarde: no rush for East African single currency

    Lagarde with Henry Rotich, Kenyan finance minister IMF boss Christine Lagarde concludes a trip to Africa trip on Friday,...

  22. January 2, 2014

    Rwandan exile murdered in South African hotel, say police

    A former Rwandan intelligence chief turned dissident, living in exile, was apparently murdered in a hotel room in...

  23. beyondbrics

    December 24, 2013

    Hello 2014: EMs still have room to boom

    The third in our series of guest posts on the outlook for 2014 is by Charles Robertson of Renaissance Capital Two ideas led...

  24. beyondbrics

    December 18, 2013

    East African bond issuers: not having it so easy

    Tapping bond markets is something of a trend for many African countries in the past year, including Gabon this month with a...

  25. December 10, 2013

    Mandela magic has its limits in Africa

    One of the more enduring images of Nelson Mandela’s diplomatic forays across Africa during the 1990s was of the great man...

  26. beyondbrics

    December 6, 2013

    Gabon's $1.5bn eurobond: telling the right story

    Gabon joined the year’s rostrum of sovereign African eurobond issuers on Thursday with a 10 year “soft bullet” issue of...

  27. beyondbrics

    November 28, 2013

    Morocco and eurobonds: just can’t get enough

    Last week it was a Moroccan bank issuing international bonds, and now it’s the government that has global investors in its...

  28. November 27, 2013

    Chinese investment triggers new era of east African rail building

    A century ago, British and French engineers built vast railways through east Africa to export their coffee and tea to...

  29. beyondbrics

    November 20, 2013

    Africa's new leaders: youthful, free-thinking, naive?

    The next wave of policy makers? From Rwanda to Liberia, a new wave of young policy makers are taking up key government posts...

  30. beyondbrics

    November 16, 2013

    Commonwealth: to what extent a club of unfree nations?

    The Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka, a country that still represses civil liberties, has prompted attacks on the attendees...

  31. beyondbrics

    November 13, 2013

    African credit ratings: don't get carried away, says S&P

    African growth is soaring away, as anyone who has looked at the IMF figures can tell you. Meanwhile, governments are able to...

  32. beyondbrics

    November 7, 2013

    Actis: a $220mn Cameroonian power grab

    Actis, a British private equity investor, wants to provide Cameroonians with power. On Thursday it agreed to pay $220mn to...

  33. November 5, 2013

    M23 rebels end uprising in Democratic Republic of Congo

    M23 rebels called an end to a 20-month insurgency in the mineral-rich east of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday...

  34. November 3, 2013

    Sub-Saharan market: High yields fire appetite for African eurobonds

    In October 2007, Ghana became the first sub-Saharan African country outside South Africa for 30 years to issue a...

  35. October 29, 2013

    Congolese army close to victory in 20-month rebellion

    The Democratic Republic of Congo has all but defeated a 20-month rebellion that threatened Kinshasa’s tentative hold on its...

  36. beyondbrics

    October 29, 2013

    World Bank: it's easier to do business in Russia than China

    The World Bank’s annual ease of doing business indicators were published on Tuesday – and they make a pleasant read for...

  37. beyondbrics

    October 28, 2013

    Guest post: Africa's sovereigns should stick to debt plan

    Florian von Hartig of Standard Bank With nearly two months of the issuance calendar remaining until year end, African...

  38. October 8, 2013

    Africa bond issues soar to record sums

    African countries have raised the largest ever amount of hard currency from international capital markets, breaking the...

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