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    1. March 10, 2016

      Resurgent al-Shabaab puts African Union force on back foot

      When a US air strike destroyed an al-Shabaab training camp in northern Somalia last weekend, reportedly killing 150 of...

    2. March 7, 2016

      Air strike kills 150 al-Shabaab militants in Somalia, US says

      A US military air strike has killed more than 150 fighters at a training camp in northern Somalia run by the...

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    1. 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...

    2. Fast FT

      January 27, 2016

      Brazil suffers biggest drop in corruption index

      It may be difficult to believe, given an official report suggesting President Vladimir Putin probably authorised the...

    3. January 22, 2016

      Al-Shabaab militants strike Somali capital

      More than 20 people were killed during an eight-hour siege at a popular beachfront restaurant and hotel in the Somali...

    4. FT Photo Diary

      January 20, 2016

      Somali commando training

      Members of the Somali military parade after attending a commando training exercise at the United Arab Emirates military...

    5. January 15, 2016

      Al-Shabaab attacks Kenyan soldiers in Somalia army base

      The al-Qaeda-linked militant group al-Shabaab has claimed to have killed at least 63 Kenyan soldiers in an assault on...

    6. December 18, 2015

      Migrants cross marks MacGregor’s exit from the British Museum

      Neil MacGregor has marked his last day as director of the British Museum with the acquisition of a bare wooden cross...

    7. December 15, 2015

      Saudi Arabia and allies establish anti-terror military body

      Saudi Arabia has unveiled a “military alliance” of Muslim nations to fight “terrorism,” another sign of the...

    8. beyondbrics

      December 10, 2015

      The EU’s Africa Trust Fund must the beginning, not the end, of global investment to tackle migration

      This week, the EU and World Bank met to discuss development financing as a means of tackling some of the root causes of...

    9. FT Photo Diary

      December 2, 2015

      Lost in migration

      A woman shouts as stranded migrants from Somalia protest in front of the border fence, demanding to cross the...

    10. FT Photo Diary

      November 20, 2015

      Mogadishu Cathedral

      A woman walks past a section of Mogadishu Cathedral that was built by Italian authorities, in Mogadishu, Somalia. The...

    11. October 6, 2015

      Nuruddin Farah: ‘I write about Somalia to keep it alive’

      The first time someone attempted to ban Nuruddin Farah from writing he was nine years old. It happened again, twice,...

    12. August 8, 2015

      Somalia corruption probe: minister asked Lord Howard for funding

      A Somali minister wrote to Michael Howard last year requesting “financial support” from the UK oil company which is...

    13. August 4, 2015

      Pirate attacks jump in Southeast Asia

      Pirate attacks in Southeast Asia hit a 12-year high in the first six months of 2015, according to data from the...

    14. August 3, 2015

      Anti-fraud agency probes Soma payments to Mogadishu

      The UK Serious Fraud Office is examining payments made by a UK-based oil explorer to the government of war-ravaged...

    15. June 26, 2015

      Peace and prehistory in Somaliland

      On the road to the Arabian Sea, the surface of the desert looked like a dinosaur’s hide: desiccated, calloused,...

    16. May 24, 2015

      Migrant journeys end in fetid Libyan detention centres

      Angesom Taeame’s journey stretched more than 4,000km along treacherous roads manned by unscrupulous bandits and across...

    17. FT Photo Diary

      May 18, 2015

      Celebrating Somaliland

      A girl sporting a sticker with the national flag colours on her face participates in a street parade to celebrate the...

    18. May 12, 2015

      Frontier investor Mohammed Hanif: bored by ‘normal’ markets

      Every time Mohammed Hanif finds himself in Heathrow Terminal 3, he steadies his eyes on the floor outside WH Smith....

    19. April 29, 2015

      Kenya crackdown on Shabaab militants threatens to backfire

      In the three weeks since the deadliest attack yet by al-Shabaab Islamist militants on Kenyan soil, authorities in...

    20. April 21, 2015

      EU gears up to take the fight to people smugglers

      When pirates were terrorising vessels in the waters off Somalia, the EU laid aside its traditional reliance on “soft...

    21. The World

      April 21, 2015

      Europe's migrant crisis in five numbers

      EU officials have come under renewed pressure to take action against flotillas of migrants from Africa following the...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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,...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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