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    1. April 6, 2015

      Kenyan air force strikes al Shabaab camps in Somalia

      The Kenyan air force has destroyed two al Shabaab camps in Somalia, it said on Monday, in the first major military response...

    2. April 4, 2015

      Five arrested over Garissa college attack

      A Kenyan official says that five people have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the attack on Garissa University...

    3. April 3, 2015

      Kenya attack underlines al-Shabaab’s strength

      The murder by al-Shabaab militants of at least 147 Kenyans has served as a reminder of the Islamist group’s ability to...

    4. April 2, 2015

      Jihadis kill 147 in raid on Kenya university campus

      Nearly 150 people have been killed in an attack by Islamist militants on a Kenyan university near the border with Somalia,...

    5. beyondbrics

      March 10, 2015

      Guest post: Zanzibar and Tanzania vie over oil reserves

      By Angela Mndolwa and Shah Jahan Khandokar, Norton Rose Fulbright Huge natural gas discoveries in East Africa, attracting...

    6. FT Photo Diary

      March 4, 2015

      Moving in Mogadishu

      Somali refugees carry their belongings after their temporary shelters were destroyed by Somali soldiers on Wednesday at the...

    7. February 22, 2015

      A mutual embrace will protect Turkey and Europe amid extremism

      Will rising Islamophobia in Europe provide Turkey with its entry ticket to the EU? Recep Tayyip Erdogan seems to think so....

    8. February 11, 2015

      Yemen rebels seize US embassy equipment

      Rebels in Yemen seized vehicles owned by the US government on Wednesday after American diplomats closed the embassy and fled...

    9. 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...

    10. December 2, 2014

      Kenyan president fires minister after Islamists kill 36 non-Muslims

      Islamist extremists killed 36 non-Muslim quarry workers in northern Kenya early on Tuesday, prompting Kenya's president to...

    11. December 2, 2014

      Spectre of Westgate looms as al-Shabaab threat grows

      For the first time in Kenya’s history, a president has taken to wearing military combat fatigues. The move might amount to...

    12. FT Photo Diary

      November 18, 2014

      Fish for market

      Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images Porters carry a shark (left) and a marlin to the local market in Hamarweyne near the port...

    13. November 16, 2014

      Pirates, cyber crime and case studies

      The film Captain Phillips, inspired by the true story of the hijacking of a container ship and the kidnapping of its captain...

    14. November 13, 2014

      Regulation: Banks count the risks and rewards

      Every week, roughly $1bn is sent out of the US by people helping to support their families in other countries – mostly in...

    15. beyondbrics

      October 27, 2014

      Poverty in the Horn of Africa: donors step in

      What links a middle-income powerhouse growing at 5 per cent a year with a failed state limping in with a $2.6bn economy and...

    16. October 19, 2014

      ‘The New Pirates’, Andrew Palmer

      The release in late September of hostage Michael Scott Moore almost three years after the journalist was captured by Somali...

    17. September 17, 2014

      Somalia to rewrite contracts in response to corruption concerns

      Somalia is cancelling or renegotiating a series of high-profile contracts ranging from oil exploration to port operations as...

    18. September 11, 2014

      Doubts raised over US use of Somalia strategy in Isis campaign

      Somalia once represented a foreign policy humiliation for the US. So many Somalis were surprised that the US campaign...

    19. September 6, 2014

      Al-Shabaab confirms US strike killed leader

      Al-Shabaab, Somalia’s al-Qaeda-linked jihadi group, confirmed on Saturday that their leader, Ahmed Godane, was killed in a...

    20. September 2, 2014

      US military launches air strike on al-Shabaab extremists in Somalia

      US military forces have attacked al-Qaeda-linked Islamists in Somalia in an air strike aimed at the leader of al-Shabaab,...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. July 7, 2014

      Thousands gather for Kenyan opposition rally

      Kenya’s opposition went ahead with a large protest rally in the centre of Nairobi on Monday, as domestic tensions heightened...

    24. July 6, 2014

      Gunmen kill 22 in Kenya coast attacks

      Al-Qaeda-linked militants have claimed responsibility for overnight massacres along Kenya’s coast – the third such attack in...

    25. beyondbrics

      June 12, 2014

      Kenya talks the talk but isn't out of the woods

      Henry Rotich, Kenya’s finance minister, said just about everything the country – and foreign investors – wanted to hear on...

    26. 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...

    27. FT Alphaville

      May 14, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Wednesday, - No one (important) wants faster growth. - What the Economist forgot in its history of financial...

    28. FT Photo Diary

      May 12, 2014

      Eyes on survival

      Aris Messinis/AFP A group of migrants from Somalia that survived an accident in the Aegean Sea last week, arrive at the port...

    29. April 16, 2014

      Barclays and remittance group reach deal on Somalia services

      Barclays has defused a legal row with Africa’s biggest remittances provider by agreeing to keep its account open for a...

    30. beyondbrics

      March 20, 2014

      The curious tale of the world-beating Somali shilling

      Here’s a pecuniary peculiarity to rival Bitcoin – the world strongest currency over the past 12 months belongs to a small,...

    31. March 9, 2014

      China’s YouTube taps surge in online viewership

      When Zhang Xinyu and Liang Hong started talking about getting married, they did what any rich, brave and crazy...

    32. February 23, 2014

      We all have a role to play in ending the ivory trade

      Seventy-two boxes – that is all that was left of 100 African elephants, killed for their tusks. Confiscated from an office...

    33. February 21, 2014

      Militants attack presidential compound in Somalia

      Jihadi militants stormed the Somali presidency on Friday in one of the most high-profile attacks on Mogadishu in recent...

    34. The A-List

      February 21, 2014

      How to define al-Qaeda as it continues its rise

      An intense debate has broken out among western law enforcement officials, intelligence agencies and academics about who or...

    35. February 7, 2014

      Somalia president fights back on ‘weak leadership’ claim from US

      When former academic Hassan Sheikh Mohamud became president of Somalia in late 2012, his election was hailed as a sign of...

    36. beyondbrics

      February 6, 2014

      India tourism: set for visa-on-arrival big boost?

      Visa? Tick. India’s long-awaited plan to extend the option of a visa on arrival to more tourists was finally confirmed this...

    37. January 29, 2014

      East Africa on security alert after Kenya blasts

      East African countries have put their security forces on alert after a spate of blasts in Kenya raised fears of more...

    38. beyondbrics

      January 15, 2014

      Maritime piracy: better, in parts

      Maritime piracy has fallen to its lowest level for six years, according to figures released on Wednesday by the...

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