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    1. July 28, 2016

      Kenya feels Brexit effect as UK vote threatens Africa trade deal

      Millions of Kenyans’ livelihoods are at risk after Tanzania and Uganda refused to sign a proposed regional trade deal...

    2. July 22, 2016

      A ‘redefined’ safari experience at The Highlands in Tanzania

      It’s not every day you get a whopping 6km-wide volcanic crater to yourself. Well, almost — I’m being escorted by an...

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    1. Investing in Tanzania

      Tanzania has long been seen as a country of unfulfilled promise. But its new president...
    2. Future of Fintech

      The awards seek to recognise the companies and projects with the ability to bring last...
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    1. July 13, 2016

      Infrastructure spending a priority for Tanzania’s new president

      If a key priority for Tanzania, as many experts say, is to upgrade the quality and capacity of its roads and ports and...

    2. July 13, 2016

      Tanzanian president’s tough tactics alienate political opponents

      When John Magufuli became Tanzanian president in November it was widely expected that he would shake up government. He...

    3. July 13, 2016

      Tanzania’s fintech and mobile money transform business practice

      Ramadhani Saidi Gereza is a barometer for the way mobile phone technology is changing Tanzania. The engine oil seller...

    4. July 13, 2016

      Tanzania’s new president promises to shake things up

      For years, the image of Tanzania was that of an economic backwater: a peaceful and stable nation by Africa’s volatile...

    5. July 13, 2016

      Tanzania’s investors call for stability after anti-graft push

      It is easy to find horror stories of doing business in Tanzania. In April, Acacia Mining, a London-listed gold...

    6. July 13, 2016

      Zanzibar — where ‘politics is like a religion’

      In Stone Town, the historic centre of Zanzibar City, people are still talking about politics months after the elections...

    7. July 13, 2016

      Tanzania’s tourism hit by bad news from other African countries

      The two lions whose mating was interrupted by the arrival of more than 100 buffalo in their corner of the 20km-wide...

    8. July 13, 2016

      Tanzania’s farming blighted by lack of modern infrastructure

      When Julius Nyerere wrote the Arusha Declaration, the 1967 statement in which he laid out the principles of African...

    9. July 13, 2016

      Interview with Tanzanian media mogul Reginald Mengi

      The personal website of Reginald Mengi — the tycoon who, over 30 years, has accumulated interests in print and...

    10. July 13, 2016

      Tanzania’s move to market economy inspires quiet success story

      In macroeconomic terms, Tanzania has been a quiet success story. Official calculations of gross domestic product —...

    11. July 7, 2016

      East Africa bets on air travel expansion

      East Africa’s skies are set to become busier after Uganda floated plans to revive its national airline and carriers in...

    12. July 7, 2016

      Africa’s population boom is both danger and opportunity

      Some events, such as the 9/11 terror attacks or Brexit, change the world overnight. Others do so by stealth. Africa’s...

    13. July 5, 2016

      Netanyahu launches diplomatic charm offensive in Africa

      Kenya has promised to “champion” Israel’s rehabilitation in Africa as Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister,...

    14. June 30, 2016

      Tanzania wants foreign-backed telcos to list

      Mobile phone operators in Tanzania backed by Vodafone, Bharti Airtel and Millicom will be forced to list shares on the...

    15. June 27, 2016

      Tanzania’s new president shakes up east Africa’s ‘sleeping giant’

      In a crowded street in Dar es Salaam, where tailors and scrap-iron merchants vie for space with vegetable hawkers,...

    16. June 12, 2016

      Norwegian oil fund’s contingency plans for war

      The $850bn Norwegian oil fund has drawn up contingency plans to protect its assets from extreme political events such...

    17. Fast FT

      June 2, 2016

      Fastjet hit by 'year of change and challenge'

      Turbulence ahead. (Also behind.) Fastjet, the low cost pan-African airline, has reported a pre-tax loss of $21.6m for...

    18. May 31, 2016

      Kenya’s nascent mining industry set for boom

      Huge bulldozers pushing tonnes of earth off an escarpment into hoppers at Base Resources’ titanium mine near Kenya’s...

    19. May 26, 2016

      Al-Shabaab member found guilty of masterminding 2010 Uganda bombing

      A Ugandan court has convicted a member of the Islamist group al-Shabaab of masterminding a 2010 twin bombing in the...

    20. May 11, 2016

      Hunter on his game: a Hadza tribesman in Tanzania’s Rift Valley

      Benja looked puzzled. He paused at the oddity of being asked about his home. It was a curious concept. Then his face...

    21. beyondbrics

      May 9, 2016

      Intra-African collaboration is key to global health and local well-being

      In 2009, Bassirou Bonfoh, director of the Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifique (CSRS) in Cote d’Ivoire joined...

    22. May 6, 2016

      Serengeti: the track less beaten

      Studying the cycles of the Serengeti, nearly 6,000 sq miles of protected plains, hills and savannah in north-western...

    23. May 3, 2016

      IMF cuts Africa growth forecast to 3% in 2016

      Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa will slow to 3 per cent in 2016 as much of the continent reels from low commodity...

    24. April 24, 2016

      Africa’s anti-malaria net makers face tough market

      Logic would suggest that A to Z Textile Mills is a company in the right place at the right time. This family-owned...

    25. April 24, 2016

      Mobile phone data help contain human spread of malaria

      Namibia is one of the driest places on earth, with large tracts of its often desert landscape having less than 50mm of...

    26. April 23, 2016

      Uganda to export oil via Tanzania pipeline

      Uganda will export its oil to the Indian Ocean via a pipeline through Tanzania rather than building a joint project...

    27. Fast FT

      April 19, 2016

      Primark's US debut and stronger sugar market lifts ABF

      Associated British Foods, the owner of Primark and a motley crew of other businesses including Twinings tea and Ryvita,...

    28. April 3, 2016

      Off Grid Electric lights a safer path for Tanzanians

      You could call it a lightbulb moment. Erica Mackey had relocated from the US after graduating from the University of...

    29. March 29, 2016

      US aid agency cancels $470m Tanzania aid project

      A US government aid agency has cancelled a $470m aid project in Tanzania in protest over perceived suppression of...

    30. Fast FT

      March 24, 2016

      Petra sells 'exceptional' pink diamond for $15m

      A little bit of sparkle before Easter. Petra Diamonds says it has recently recovered what it describes as an...

    31. March 21, 2016

      Oil pipeline dispute strains east Africa relations

      A dispute over the route of a proposed oil pipeline from Uganda to the Indian Ocean is straining relations in east...

    32. Fast FT

      March 7, 2016

      FastJet shares drop 45% after profit warning

      Shares in FastJet, the low cost African airline, have slumped 45 per cent in early morning trading on Monday after it...

    33. February 21, 2016

      StanChart accused over $100m African ‘dirty debt’

      Standard Chartered bought a $100m “dirty debt” and used it to demand compensation from an African government despite...

    34. Fast FT

      February 8, 2016

      ABF looks to buy out African sugar business

      Associated British Foods, the UK company that combines a sugar business with low cost clothing retailer Primark, has...

    35. Fast FT

      January 18, 2016

      Fastjet expands route network across Africa

      Fastjet, the African budget airline which warned in December that sales would be lower than forecasts in 2015 and again...

    36. Fast FT

      December 22, 2015

      FastJet: revenues to be lower in 2015 and 2016

      It’s not a great end to the year for FastJet, the low-cost African airline, which is warning that tough conditions in...

    37. December 18, 2015

      A different take on the safari in Tanzania

      To get to Tongweland in the remote reaches of western Tanzania means flying almost two hours from Arusha, the country’s...

    38. November 30, 2015

      Standard Bank to pay $25m to settle bribery case

      The British arm of South Africa’s Standard Bank will pay a $25.2m fine to settle accusations of bribery as part of the...

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