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    1. February 18, 2015

      Sub-Saharan nations line up to sell bonds

      Sub-Saharan Africa is poised to continue last year’s credit binge in spite of repeated warnings about the possible dire...

    2. February 17, 2015

      Sanctions-hit Russian group wins $4bn Uganda refinery deal

      Uganda has awarded a controversial $4bn oil refinery project to the subsidiary of a Russian state conglomerate with a heavy...

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    1. February 16, 2015

      Actis to set up $1.9bn renewable business in Africa

      Actis, the UK-listed private equity group, is to set up a $1.9bn renewable energy business in Africa, in an attempt to tap...

    2. beyondbrics

      February 13, 2015

      Rwanda stock market wins prize listing

      It might be one of the world’s tiniest stock markets, with only six listed companies, but a seventh addition has just...

    3. February 12, 2015

      Falling crude price hits prospects for east Africa

      Launching a university course to train future oil executives looks bold given the crash in global crude prices but Kenya is...

    4. beyondbrics

      January 14, 2015

      War in South Sudan threatens economic devastation

      As South Sudan’s war drags into the beginning of its second year, campaigners are warning of the economic risks of a...

    5. beyondbrics

      December 19, 2014

      Tanzania joins Africa's great GDP revision

      Tanzania has become the third east African country in as many months to discover the size of its economy is bigger than...

    6. beyondbrics

      December 17, 2014

      For-profit school chains educate Africa's poor

      It’s a few minutes into Marion Akinyi Onginjo’s social studies lesson at Bridge International Academy Gicagi in Nairobi and...

    7. beyondbrics

      December 3, 2014

      Guest post: cheap oil may change India's destiny

      By Amit Bhandari, Gateway House Petroleum prices touched a new four -year low of $72.5 per barrel after the Organization of...

    8. beyondbrics

      December 1, 2014

      Uganda joins African wave of GDP rebasing and gets 13 per cent boost

      Uganda has become the latest African nation this year to re-calculate the size of its economy and reveal a much greater...

    9. beyondbrics

      November 15, 2014

      Guest post: China is blocking G20 progress against corruption

      By David McNair, the ONE Campaign As the G20 leaders meet in Australia to discuss economic growth, the elephant in the room...

    10. November 13, 2014

      Africa oil industry refocuses priorities as price falls and setbacks bedevil groups

      For executives at the African oil industry’s annual get together last week, the traditional party atmosphere proved...

    11. beyondbrics

      October 24, 2014

      Ethiopia should wake up and smell the coffee

      Ethiopia, Africa’s biggest coffee producer, will benefit from unusually dry weather in Brazil that has lowered the output...

    12. beyondbrics

      October 22, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * Israeli MP calls for new Palestine models | Naftali Bennett says notion of Palestinian state next to Israel...

    13. October 21, 2014

      Uganda turns east: Chinese money will build infrastructure says Museveni

      Uganda is counting on China to provide $10bn to build much of its infrastructure backbone because Beijing offers the...

    14. beyondbrics

      October 15, 2014

      African local bonds – an untapped opportunity?

      African dollar bonds are increasingly gaining mainstream acceptance as the continent’s brisk economic growth and low...

    15. September 25, 2014

      Accountants: your country needs you

      Recruitment fairs, tax incentives and even large Eiffel Tower replicas are some of methods governments and companies are...

    16. September 6, 2014

      Al-Shabaab confirms US strike killed leader

      Al-Shabaab, Somalia’s al-Qaeda-linked jihadi group, confirmed on Saturday that their leader, Ahmed Godane, was killed in a...

    17. August 1, 2014

      Gorillas and volcanoes in the DR Congo

      It is hard to say which is the more memorable experience – to stand on a volcano’s peak at night and watch a lava lake...

    18. August 1, 2014

      Uganda court overturns anti-gay legislation

      A Ugandan court has overturned controversial anti-gay legislation that carried life imprisonment for some homosexual acts,...

    19. July 28, 2014

      Q&A: Why the Ebola outbreak is causing such concern

      Ebola spreads West Africa is grappling with the worst-ever outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. Once confined to rural...

    20. July 25, 2014

      ‘All Our Names’, by Dinaw Mengestu

      Born in Addis Ababa in 1978, Dinaw Mengestu moved to the US with his mother and sister when he was two years old to join his...

    21. 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...

    22. June 22, 2014

      Ashish Thakkar: Bob Diamond’s African partner

      When he was 15 years old, Ashish Thakkar told his parents that he wanted to leave his school in Uganda to build a business....

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. March 14, 2014

      ‘Thirty Girls’, by Susan Minot

      Thirty Girls, by Susan Minot, Fourth Estate £16.99, 400 pages A work of fiction built upon factual terrain, Susan Minot’s...

    27. 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...

    28. March 5, 2014

      The west lays itself a trap over Uganda’s anti-gay laws

      Poor Yoweri Museveni. Like a bear in a cage, goaded and provoked by jeering onlookers, he cuts a sorry figure. The ageing...

    29. 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...

    30. February 28, 2014

      Uganda risks western backlash over anti-gay law

      In 1886, King Mwanga II in what is now Uganda burnt to death Christian missionaries who opposed his homosexual predilection...

    31. February 27, 2014

      Uganda’s currency falls after president signs anti-gay law

      Uganda’s central bank intervened for a second day to shore up its currency on Thursday as the financial risks of its...

    32. 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...

    33. beyondbrics

      February 10, 2014

      Uganda and oil companies: everyone happy?

      Uganda’s government has been locked in a long-standing battle with companies over the development of its 3.5bn barrels of...

    34. FT Photo Diary

      February 10, 2014

      Nairobi protest against Uganda gay stance

      Ben Curtis/AP Kenyan supporters of gay and lesbian rights wear masks as they protest outside the Uganda High Commission in...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. January 24, 2014

      Gay writer brings  hope amid  Africa clampdown

      In the past week, globally renowned Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina has received promises of bottles of whisky, flamboyant...

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