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  1. July 10, 2014

    Calls grow for sanctions against leading figures in South Sudan

    Western and regional diplomats are pushing to secure support for UN sanctions against key figures in South Sudan’s civil war...

  2. FT Photo Diary

    May 30, 2014

    Trudging through South Sudan camp

    Andreea Campeanu/Reuters A girl in South Sudan displaced by her country’s conflict carries a boy through a camp for...

  3. May 20, 2014

    Millions of South Sudanese at risk of famine, UN warns

    More than a third of South Sudan’s population, 4m people, will be on the edge of starvation by the end of the year as...

  4. beyondbrics

    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...

  5. 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...

  6. May 15, 2014

    IEA says Opec oil supply could fall short

    Opec, the oil-producing cartel, will need to increase production significantly in the second half of the year in order to...

  7. beyondbrics

    May 13, 2014

    Uganda: back in the IMF's good books

    It might be behind schedule by several years and tax wrangles when it comes to pumping out its prodigious oil finds, but...

  8. May 12, 2014

    Fresh fighting in South Sudan highlights need for monitors

    South Sudan witnessed fresh fighting around key oil towns on Monday despite a ceasefire agreed only three days ago,...

  9. May 9, 2014

    Warring South Sudan leaders agree truce

    The leaders of the warring factions in South Sudan have signed a truce, to come into force within 24 hours, in their first...

  10. April 21, 2014

    Hundreds dead in South Sudan massacre

    Hundreds of civilians were killed after rebels in South Sudan captured an oil town in the north of the country, the UN said...

  11. FT Photo Diary

    April 9, 2014

    Lessons in Juba

    Andrei Pungovschi/AFP Students take notes during an English language class at the Juba Nabari Primary School, in Juba on...

  12. March 30, 2014

    ‘A Poisonous Thorn in Our Hearts’, by James Copnall

    A Poisonous Thorn in Our Hearts: Sudan and South Sudan’s Bitter and Incomplete Divorce, by James Copnall, Hurst,...

  13. FT Photo Diary

    March 5, 2014

    Rebel soldier South Sudan

    Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Malakal, Upper Nile State 650 km from Juba, is under the controlled of rebels...

  14. FT Photo Diary

    February 27, 2014

    Surviving in South Sudan

    JM Lopez/AFP A South Sudanese woman rests on a bed together her son in a IDP camp for the Nuer ethnic group inside the...

  15. FT Photo Diary

    February 26, 2014

    In search of something to drink

    JM Lopez/EPA A boy makes his way over a gully in his search for fresh water in the internally displaced person (IDP) Tomping...

  16. February 24, 2014

    South Sudan’s factions vie for control of oilfields

    Warring factions in South Sudan are battling for control of the country’s dwindling oil production in a sign both sides have...

  17. February 16, 2014

    Ethiopia uses electricity exports to drive ambition as an African power hub

    In a region where religious differences often lead to political tension and the threat of violence, there is one area where...

  18. February 13, 2014

    South Sudanese rebel leader appeals for international support

    The leader of South Sudan’s rebels has called for international support to oust Ugandan forces from the country, saying...

  19. FT Photo Diary

    February 7, 2014

    Boating in South Sudan

    Goran Tomasevic/Reuters Civilians and rebel fighters aboard a boat on the Sobat river in Ulang, Upper Nile state, South...

  20. The World

    February 2, 2014

    The African Union: access all areas

    On catching sight of Sudan president Omar al-Bashir, I was so intent on my head-down enterprise to keep pace with him and...

  21. January 28, 2014

    Dangers remain after South Sudan ceasefire

    No two South Sudanese will agree on what exactly triggered the violence that began on December 15 in Juba and has spread...

  22. January 23, 2014

    Scepticism surrounds South Sudan ceasefire agreement

    Representatives of South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and his rival, the sacked vice-president Riek Machar, signed a...

  23. January 19, 2014

    World diary: January 20 – January 26

    • Companies week ahead • Economic Outlook: Chinese Chinese GDP growth likely to have slowed in final quarter • See a full...

  24. January 19, 2014

    China and Japan scramble for Africa

    China and Japan have sparred over disputed islands in the East China Sea. They have clashed over visits to a shrine in Tokyo...

  25. January 17, 2014

    Peace in our time

    When war broke out in August 1914, crowds in Trafalgar Square cheered. In Germany, even the liberal novelist Thomas Mann...

  26. January 15, 2014

    Sudan: Rage against the regime

    On the dusty brick walls of Shambat, a middle-income district in Khartoum’s industrial area, pro-government forces have...

  27. FT Photo Diary

    January 15, 2014

    South Sudan's displaced children

    Andreea Campeanu/Reuters Children displaced by the fighting in Bor county stand on the side of a boat in the port in...

  28. January 14, 2014

    Democracy is hard to introduce if there is no liberty

    From Mr Gregory Shenkman. Sir, Your leader “New constitution, old restoration” (January 13) focuses on the meaning of...

  29. January 14, 2014

    Hundreds reported drowned fleeing South Sudan fighting

    More than 200 South Sudanese have drowned in the White Nile while fleeing fighting in the city of Malakal, the army has...

  30. January 13, 2014

    ICC trial of Kenya’s president being undermined say lawyers

    Lawyers for the victims of Kenya’s 2008 post-election violence have appealed to the International Criminal Court to proceed...

  31. January 10, 2014

    Africa is new battleground for global hotel industry

    Africa is becoming the new battleground for global domination among hotel groups. Just as the Middle East was for several...

  32. FT Photo Diary

    January 9, 2014

    Fleeing the fighting in South Sudan

    Nichole Sobecki/AFP People unload their few belongings on Thursday at Minkammen, South Sudan. Hundreds of civilians fleeing...

  33. January 8, 2014

    Sudan’s president backs Salva Kiir against rebels

    Khartoum’s government has rarely made common cause with South Sudan, its former foe that seceded after decades of bitter...

  34. January 6, 2014

    South Sudan’s unravelling exposes naivety of foreign cheerleaders

    South Sudan’s independence had many midwives. Not least of these were the millions of Southern Sudanese who voted to break...

  35. January 5, 2014

    South Sudan peace talks begin in Ethiopia

    Warring parties in South Sudan have held the first face-to-face meeting since fighting started three weeks ago, raising...

  36. January 4, 2014

    South Sudan peace talks face delay

    ADDIS ABABA, Jan 4 – Mediators said it was now unclear if South Sudanese rebels would start face-to-face peace talks with...

  37. FT Photo Diary

    January 2, 2014

    Displaced in South Sudan

    Ben Curtis/AP One of the few to have a mosquito net, a displaced family who fled the recent fighting between government and...

  38. January 1, 2014

    South Sudan delegates arrive in Ethiopia for talks

    Delegates representing South Sudan’s government and rebels arrived in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, on Wednesday for...

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