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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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      Malaria kills more than 400,000 people a year, most of them children in Africa. New we...
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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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,...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. November 23, 2015

      Girls’ education in Africa boosted by pioneering alert technology

      Camfed, the campaign for female education in Africa, needs to know when one of its sponsored pupils fails to attend...

    20. October 29, 2015

      Tanzania ruling party wins election despite acrimony

      Tanzania’s Chama Cha Mapinduzi will extend its tenure as Africa’s longest-ruling party, after its candidate John...

    21. October 28, 2015

      Tanzania uncertainty after Zanzibar vote annulled

      Tanzania, one of east Africa’s fastest-growing and most politically stable nations, has entered unprecedented political...

    22. beyondbrics

      October 26, 2015

      China's slowdown: an opportunity for Africa to address longstanding economic inefficiencies

      The steady economic growth that Africa has enjoyed over the past decade is now waning. Global commodity prices,...

    23. August 21, 2015

      In Tanzania with Africa’s last hunter-gatherers

      Mwapo started whistling: a sweet, piercing melody that rose and fell, with shades of Vivaldi’s “Spring”. From somewhere...

    24. The Exchange

      August 5, 2015

      Barack Obama visits Africa, makes it a homecoming

      You could sum up Barack Obama’s fourth visit to Africa as US president in four loaded words: history-making, China,...

    25. July 30, 2015

      Cecil puts $1bn game hunting industry in crosshairs

      When Cecil, the world’s most famous lion, died — 40 agonising hours after a US dentist shot him — he was lucky enough...

    26. July 24, 2015

      Waiting for Gado

      Of the many legal writs served on Godfrey Mwampembwa and his employers, surely the most high profile comes from Kenya’s...

    27. July 13, 2015

      Cheap oil endangers poorer nations’ switch to renewable energy

      After oil prices started edging back up above $100 a barrel at the start of this decade, a Canadian gold mining company...

    28. FT Photo Diary

      July 2, 2015

      Training rats to find land mines

      A rat searches for land mines and unexploded ordnance during a training session in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The Cambodian...

    29. June 18, 2015

      DNA breakthrough helps in fight against elephant poachers

      DNA technology has identified two hotspots of elephant poaching in Africa. Scientists hope the evidence will enable...

    30. MBA blog

      June 12, 2015

      School's not out for summer

      We concluded our last first-year class in late April and thus internship season has been upon us for a few weeks now....

    31. FT Photo Diary

      June 4, 2015

      Pre-school at Nyarugusu refugee camp

      Children at Fortunata pre-school in The Nyarugusu refugee camp, Tanzania. The International Rescue Committee EU...

    32. May 24, 2015

      Fastjet looks south to expand cut-price flights in Africa

      You can see why Fastjet got its name but Slowjet would have been more accurate. Last week the low-cost African airline...

    33. May 14, 2015

      Rival factions fight for control of Burundi

      Rival factions of the army fought for control of Burundi on Thursday morning after forces loyal to President Pierre...

    34. May 13, 2015

      General claims overthrow of Burundi leader

      A high-ranking general in the Burundian army on Wednesday said he had overthrown the president after weeks of street...

    35. May 12, 2015

      Police open fire as Burundi protests mount

      Police opened fire on stone-throwing protesters in Burundi on Tuesday, a day before regional heads of state are due to...

    36. FT Photo Diary

      May 7, 2015

      Tanzania flooding

      Pedestrians pay for piggy-back rides across flooded Morogoro Road in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on Thursday ...

    37. April 29, 2015

      Ophir descends as Kulczyk offloads stake

      Ophir Energy was a faller on Wednesday as the UK market had its worst day in more than a month. Poland’s Kulczyk...

    38. 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,...

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