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    The next big rights revolution

    Yusuf, a 10-year-old in Tanzania, went to school in his wheelchair. That counted as a success: many African children who...

  2. April 15, 2014

    Carlyle closes sub-Saharan Africa fund at $698m

    The Carlyle Group has closed its maiden private equity fund targeting sub-Saharan Africa at $698m, 40 per cent above target,...

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  1. Investing in Tanzania

    Business leaders think growth would be stronger with less bureaucracy...
  2. Doing Business in Tanzania 2012

    Companies are keen to establish early-mover advantage in a country that is set to ride...
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  1. beyondbrics

    April 1, 2014

    Tanzania: no rush for reform

    When Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete steps down next year he hopes to have completed the first of three phases in a plan...

  2. beyondbrics

    April 1, 2014

    Guest Post: East African Community - an investor magnet

    By Sarah Gelinas, Eaton Vance With five countries, 145m people and an annual GDP of US$110bn, the East African Community...

  3. FT Alphaville

    March 31, 2014

    Mobile money and the UK aid conundrum

    Putting a financial value on aid is tricky. Case in point, Monday’s FT editorial on the UK’s overseas development budget:...

  4. beyondbrics

    March 28, 2014

    Consumers, Nigeria are focus for Africa PE funds

    South Africa, the African continent’s largest economy, had better take note. West Africa, an area that includes Nigeria, has...

  5. March 20, 2014

    Ophir confident of African success despite Gabon dry well

    Ophir Energy placed faith in its largest annual drilling programme this year after the Africa-focused oil explorer said a...

  6. March 16, 2014

    Africa hits a bump on the road to prosperity

    Data Lab: sub-Sahara African growth faces bumps in the road South of the Sahara, economies have flourished over the past...

  7. beyondbrics

    March 13, 2014

    Why can't Africa tackle poverty like Asia can?

    The wrong sort of jobs Sub-Saharan Africa has enjoyed rapid growth over the past 20 years but its citizens seem not to share...

  8. March 7, 2014

    Mobiles aid Africa’s women farmers

    Mobile airtime is as precious to Lucia Njelekele as the chicks that are her livelihood. The poultry farmer relies on her...

  9. March 5, 2014

    Ophir Energy hires adviser as head of M&A

    Ophir Energy has appointed one of its external banking advisers to its own in-house team. Data Sandroshvili, previously part...

  10. beyondbrics

    March 3, 2014

    Africa's elite leap up the global billionaire rankings

    Forbes publishes its Billionaire rankings today, tracking the trials and tribulations of the world’s richest – the 1 percent...

  11. February 19, 2014

    Cement group Lafarge upbeat on global demand

    Lafarge said that demand in the emerging markets would pick up sharply this year and make progress in Europe, as the cement...

  12. 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...

  13. February 12, 2014

    African Barrick Gold cuts reserves

    African Barrick Gold slashed its gold reserves by almost a quarter in response to lower prices but said it expected a...

  14. February 9, 2014

    Statoil: Norwegian would

    Woulda, coulda, shoulda. Oil exploration is about opportunities seized or missed. Statoil, Norway’s state oil company, has...

  15. beyondbrics

    February 6, 2014

    Africa: getting riskier

    Africa is looking increasingly risky for investors and global supply chains. Or at least, that’s the judgement of the latest...

  16. beyondbrics

    January 28, 2014

    Davos wrap: EM winners (Mexico) and losers (Brazil)

    It would be exaggerated to call Davos the “money Oscars”, as Jon Stewart did on the Daily Show. But this year, WEF...

  17. beyondbrics

    January 25, 2014

    Davos 2014: what EM private equity investors are thinking

    On Friday evening in Davos, Paul Kagame, Nouriel Roubini and Carlos Ghosn discussed the next steps for emerging markets. Do...

  18. beyondbrics

    January 21, 2014

    Low uranium prices take toll on African exploration

    Shares in Paladin rose after the miner announced the sale of a 25 per cent stake in its Namibia uranium mine to the China...

  19. January 21, 2014

    Polymetal and African Barrick lift gold production

    Two of the UK’s mid-tier listed gold miners lifted output last year and mitigated the impact of the lower prices that have...

  20. beyondbrics

    January 10, 2014

    Lagarde: no rush for East African single currency

    Lagarde with Henry Rotich, Kenyan finance minister IMF boss Christine Lagarde concludes a trip to Africa trip on Friday,...

  21. beyondbrics

    December 12, 2013

    Guest post: Assessing Kenya's 50 years of independence

    By Kevin Daly of Aberdeen Asset Management Kenya’s path from uhuru – the word given to independence from the Swahili for...

  22. beyondbrics

    November 28, 2013

    Morocco and eurobonds: just can’t get enough

    Last week it was a Moroccan bank issuing international bonds, and now it’s the government that has global investors in its...

  23. November 14, 2013

    Ophir Energy: Dar es gas

    Ophir Energy has been fishing for a partner to play alongside it in the alluring waters off east Africa. On Thursday it...

  24. November 14, 2013

    Temasek unit snaps up Africa LNG blocks from Ophir Energy for $1.3bn

    Singapore on Thursday made a bold move to secure supplies of liquefied natural gas for energy-hungry Asian economies after...

  25. beyondbrics

    November 6, 2013

    Tanzania gas: here comes the state

    Tanzania has been riding the wave of the east African gas boom, with national natural gas reserves estimated at 40tn cubic...

  26. beyondbrics

    November 5, 2013

    Nigeria: GTB joins Africa debt party

    It’s already been a record year for African bonds, despite the emerging market sell-off, and the list of 2013 issuers has...

  27. beyondbrics

    October 28, 2013

    Guest post: Africa's sovereigns should stick to debt plan

    Florian von Hartig of Standard Bank With nearly two months of the issuance calendar remaining until year end, African...

  28. October 25, 2013

    Ophir in talks to sell down Tanzanian gas stake

    Shares in Ophir Energy jumped 10 per cent Thursday after the Africa-focused oil and gas group confirmed it was in talks to...

  29. October 18, 2013

    Fastjet touches down in Johannesburg

    A Fastjet flight from Tanzania touched down at Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International airport on Friday, marking a start...

  30. beyondbrics

    October 15, 2013

    Guest post: why China's slowdown won't put the brakes on Africa's growth

    By Andrew Brown of Emerging Capital Partners Last week the International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicted a further drop in...

  31. October 6, 2013

    Fastjet navigates tough African terrain

    Africa is often described as aviation’s final frontier. Fierce protectionism, bureaucracy and a lack of infrastructure have...

  32. September 30, 2013

    Family businesses in Tanzania take on international giants

    Come 10am on a Saturday, 64-year-old Said Salim Bakhresa is not off enjoying the leisure pursuits of an ageing...

  33. September 30, 2013

    Three issues loom over Tanzania’s political scene

    For the first time in 52 years of single-party rule since Tanzania won independence, the electorate faces real choices and...

  34. September 30, 2013

    Scepticism over size of $1bn funding plan

    A decade ago, Tanzania and foreign debt were well worn topics among officials discussing the country’s economic outlook....

  35. September 30, 2013

    Donor-backed initiative to speed up Tanzania reforms

    When one of Tanzania’s leading businessmen needed to discuss a worrying shift in government policy, he set off for a senior...

  36. September 30, 2013

    Gold diggers find themselves in a deep hole

    Nothing portrays better the crisis engulfing Tanzania’s mining sector than the plight of African Barrick Gold, the...

  37. September 30, 2013

    Infrastructure: Power and port projects will ease Tanzania’s energy supply and congestion

    The cylindrical sections of gas pipeline stacked on trucks beside the quay symbolise the greatest failing – and promise – of...

  38. September 30, 2013

    Statist ways hold back Tanzania’s progress

    Tanzania’s very decent annual growth rate masks many ills. At 7 per cent this year, and on average throughout the past...

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