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      South Sudan: action needed to avert "catastrophe"

      As if South Sudan hasn’t enough to contend with, now it has the reprove of the usually buttoned-up IMF. Following a review...

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      December 16, 2014

      Reporting Back: South Sudan

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

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    1. December 14, 2014

      South Sudan braces for more conflict as leaders fail to agree peace

      Chinese construction workers are welding the final floor of the Juba’s tallest building — a $22m project with a rooftop...

    2. December 11, 2014

      South Sudan’s displaced people

      Nomi Ayour Malek had travelled to South Sudan’s capital, Juba, to buy clothes as Christmas presents for her children when...

    3. 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...

    4. October 5, 2014

      Inequalities mar Africa’s rise

      From Senegal to Kenya and from Morocco to Mozambique, Africa is enjoying an era of economic promise that has survived war...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      September 26, 2014

      Turkana smiles

      Goran Tomasevic/Reuters A Turkana boy stands inside a hut in Napak village in northwestern Kenya inside the Turkana region...

    6. September 16, 2014

      South Sudan orders foreign workers to leave

      South Sudan has issued an unprecedented directive giving all foreign workers a month to leave their jobs to protect “the...

    7. August 27, 2014

      Nespresso smells opportunity in helping small coffee growers

      The chief executive of Nespresso has high hopes for coffee from South Sudan, part of the area in east Africa from where the...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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,...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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,...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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