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    1. October 19, 2014

      Might makes right in a new era of piracy

      The New Pirates: Modern Global Piracy from Somalia to the South China Sea, by Andrew Palmer, IB Tauris, £22.50 The release...

    2. 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...

    Special Reports

    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. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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,...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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,...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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....

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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,...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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