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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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,...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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....

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. January 24, 2014

    LGBT youth suffer isolation and intolerance

    When Dan Savage put up a YouTube video in 2010 in reaction to the suicide of Billy Lucas, a teenager in Indiana who was...

  23. beyondbrics

    January 23, 2014

    Davos 2014: debunking two of Africa's growth myths

    Africa needs infrastructure above everything else, but doesn’t have enough finance. True? Not quite, perhaps. Prior to a...

  24. January 20, 2014

    Hain Celestial eyes UK food brands after Tilda acquisition

    Smaller British food brands with a global appeal are next on the shopping list for Hain Celestial Group, after the New...

  25. January 15, 2014

    Tullow Oil: hidden depths

    Here is a cautionary tale from the oil and gas industry. Tullow Oil’s business model is predicated on discovering 200m...

  26. 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,...

  27. January 8, 2014

    Sudan’s president backs Salva Kiir against rebels

    Khartoum’s government has rarely made common cause with South Sudan, its former foe that seceded after decades of bitter...

  28. December 29, 2013

    British Asian entrepreneurs fight to transmit their zeal

    These days when Danny Jatania returns to Leicester, he likes to eat cassava chips at his favourite Indian restaurant. Like...

  29. beyondbrics

    December 19, 2013

    Africa: who's got the power?

    You tell a lot by a country’s electricity supply – in fact, some people prefer it to GDP when it comes to assessing China....

  30. beyondbrics

    December 18, 2013

    East African bond issuers: not having it so easy

    Tapping bond markets is something of a trend for many African countries in the past year, including Gabon this month with a...

  31. 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...

  32. December 10, 2013

    Mandela magic has its limits in Africa

    One of the more enduring images of Nelson Mandela’s diplomatic forays across Africa during the 1990s was of the great man...

  33. 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...

  34. November 27, 2013

    Chinese investment triggers new era of east African rail building

    A century ago, British and French engineers built vast railways through east Africa to export their coffee and tea to...

  35. beyondbrics

    November 16, 2013

    Commonwealth: to what extent a club of unfree nations?

    The Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka, a country that still represses civil liberties, has prompted attacks on the attendees...

  36. beyondbrics

    November 13, 2013

    African credit ratings: don't get carried away, says S&P

    African growth is soaring away, as anyone who has looked at the IMF figures can tell you. Meanwhile, governments are able to...

  37. 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...

  38. beyondbrics

    November 5, 2013

    New York headlines

    * China bank shares find favour again * Asia markets mixed approaching China plenum * M23 ends its rebellion in DR Congo *...

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