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  1. 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...

  2. 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,...

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  1. New Trade Routes: Middle East-Africa

    Barriers to business between the Middle East and Africa are led by corruption and red ...
  2. The Millennial Generation 2013

    Part two: voices of a generation. From activists in Egypt to the unemployed in Spain, ...
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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. beyondbrics

    December 31, 2013

    Maritime piracy: not so bad in 2013

    Piracy is one of the shipping industry’s biggest headaches. But it seems to be getting less severe. The number of reported...

  10. December 20, 2013

    US sanctions prominent rights activist for alleged al-Qaeda links

    The Qatari head of a prominent Geneva-based human rights group has resigned after being designated by the US government as...

  11. beyondbrics

    December 4, 2013

    Guest post: grappling with maritime piracy

    By Charles Okeahalam of AGH Capital Tom Hank’s portrayal of Captain Richard Phillips’ encounter with the pirate Abduwali...

  12. November 28, 2013

    Review: Dirty Wars

    Dirty Wars should be more shocking than it is. Richard Rowley’s documentary zones in on the alleged rogue atrocities of...

  13. November 25, 2013

    Tensions rife in Kenya’s ‘Little Mogadishu’ after Westgate attack

    In their night-time raids on parts of Nairobi, police regularly arrest dozens of Somalis at a time. One of them, Faid...

  14. November 25, 2013

    Somali meat exports to Saudi Arabia soar

    There are few business areas in which a failed state might hope to challenge the developed world, but in recent years Somali...

  15. November 18, 2013

    Fresh details of Nairobi mall terror plot emerge

    The massacre in Kenya’s Westgate shopping centre was carried out by a four-man terror cell that rented two properties in...

  16. FT Alphaville

    November 6, 2013

    Just how big is Barclays in MSBs?

    That’s Money Service Businesses — bureaux de change, cheque-cashing services… money remitters. That makes them sound small....

  17. November 5, 2013

    Africa money transfer service wins injunction against Barclays

    Africa’s biggest money transfer company has won an injunction to stop Barclays closing its account. Dahabshiil called the...

  18. November 1, 2013

    Somalia central bank governor resigns after seven weeks

    The central bank governor of Somalia has unexpectedly resigned after seven weeks in the job, citing corruption concerns, in...

  19. October 31, 2013

    On the frontline of war-zone tourism

    Rick Sweeney recently organised a trip for a small group of holidaymakers. The logistics were put in place. They would fly...

  20. October 14, 2013

    Belgian police detain two suspected Somali pirates

    Belgian police have arrested one of the alleged most notorious Somali pirate leaders, suspected of having reaped millions of...

  21. October 13, 2013

    UK plans safe corridor for Somalia payments

    The British government is planning to create a safe corridor for payments to Somalia as money transfer companies in the UK...

  22. October 10, 2013

    West Africa tops world’s maritime crime league

    If anyone was asked to name the hotspot of modern-day sea piracy, they could be forgiven for saying “Somalia”. After all,...

  23. October 10, 2013

    Somalia warns of disaster if Barclays stops money transfers

    Somalia has warned that it will face disaster if Barclays withdraws banking services from the country’s largest money...

  24. The World

    October 9, 2013

    Women of the world's central banks

    Janet Yellen’s nomination for the Fed chairmanship is a significant mark in the history of female central bankery – mainly...

  25. October 7, 2013

    US defends terror suspect raids

    The Obama administration defended on Monday the legality of sending the US military to capture alleged terrorists, after two...

  26. October 7, 2013

    US steps up fight against terrorism in Africa

    Twenty years after a botched commando raid on Mogadishu gave Washington pause for thought over policing African trouble...

  27. October 5, 2013

    US special forces raid terror targets in Libya and Somalia

    US special forces launched twin raids against suspected Islamist militants in north and east Africa on Saturday, in a...

  28. The World

    October 2, 2013

    Reporting back: Katrina Manson on Somaliland

    In our Reporting Back series, we ask FT foreign correspondents to tell us about a recent trip. Katrina Manson, the FT’s east...

  29. September 27, 2013

    No evidence of ‘White Widow’ involvement in Kenya attack

    The name of Samantha Lewthwaite, dubbed the White Widow by the British media, has been widely associated with the massacre...

  30. The World

    September 26, 2013

    In the Picture: Terror in Africa

    Soldiers clear the top floor of the Westgate mall (CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images) As Kenya began three days of national...

  31. September 24, 2013

    Twitter faces a balancing act on controlling content

    When al-Shabaab, the al-Qaeda-affiliated militants in Somalia, wanted to claim responsibility for this week’s attack on a...

  32. beyondbrics

    September 24, 2013

    Guest post: Kenya terror may dent tourism, bolster leaders

    By Clare Allenson of Eurasia Group The attack on Nairobi’s Westgate Mall is a consequence of Kenya’s military presence in...

  33. September 23, 2013

    Q&A: Who are al-Shabaab?

    Somalia’s militant al-Shabaab group has claimed responsibility for the attack on Westgate shopping mall in the Kenyan...

  34. September 22, 2013

    Kenya attacks: fears grow of homegrown jihadis

    The terrorist attack on Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi has been a long time coming. Years’ worth of intelligence – and...

  35. September 22, 2013

    Carnage in Kenya

    The gruesome attack on Nairobi’s Westgate shopping mall, which has claimed the lives of at least 59 people, has struck at...

  36. September 22, 2013

    Attack targets symbol of Kenyan boom

    It is the massacre Kenya had grown tired of fearing – and one that targets the very symbol of the recent social and economic...

  37. September 22, 2013

    Kenyan forces fight to rescue hostages in Nairobi

    Nairobi slideshow Kenya was battling with its worst terrorist attack in more than a decade on Sunday, fighting to free the...

  38. September 17, 2013

    Breakaway Somaliland hopes to become gateway for Horn of Africa

    The wreckage of fighter jets and goats nibbling the grass alongside the newly laid tarmac at Somaliland’s small Hargeisa...

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