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    1. Fast FT

      January 28, 2016

      Zika virus 'spreading explosively' - WHO

      The Zika virus, which has been associated with an increase in the birth of babies with abnormally small heads, is...

    2. January 26, 2016

      The hunt for Zika’s link to the lost children of the Americas

      The photographs of the Brazilian babies, their small, distorted faces peering out from the laps of their parents are...

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    1. January 25, 2016

      Tips on how to change your diet to improve your health

      A century ago, the vast majority of deaths were caused by infectious diseases. In the developed world that is no longer...

    2. January 21, 2016

      Dominic Ongwen, Ugandan militia leader, faces calls to stand trial in ICC

      A senior commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army, a Ugandan militia, should be put on trial for keeping sex slaves,...

    3. Fast FT

      January 15, 2016

      FX stress pushes SABMiller out of South Sudan brewery

      SABMiller has been forced to call time on its brewery in south Sudan, after its business in the African nation – like...

    4. December 21, 2015

      World Bank cancels $265m Uganda road project

      The World Bank has taken the rare step of cancelling a $265m road project in Uganda amid allegations of mismanagement...

    5. December 7, 2015

      BAT faces more bribery claims in Africa

      British American Tobacco bribed a local official to misreport the impact from a fire at one of its warehouses in...

    6. FT Photo Diary

      November 25, 2015

      Waiting for Francis

      Newspapers carrying headlines about Pope Francis’ visit to Africa are displayed at a news stand in Nairobi on...

    7. November 23, 2015

      Africa’s gay activists urge Pope Francis to address intolerance

      When Eric Gitari’s uncle died last year, he went back to his village in Meru, central Kenya, for the burial. But when...

    8. November 15, 2015

      Team VIP wins FT MBA Challenge of 2015

      One in five children in Uganda miss being vaccinated against preventable diseases: it is a huge problem but how to...

    9. November 10, 2015

      Maersk Oil delivers boost for Tullow with east Africa deal

      Denmark’s Maersk Oil beat several rivals to buy half of Africa Oil’s stakes in five east African oil blocks for up to...

    10. 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,...

    11. October 25, 2015

      Africa third terms: Who stays, who goes

      Protesters braved tear gas and gunfire on the streets of the Congolese capital Brazzaville ahead of Sunday’s referendum...

    12. October 25, 2015

      Congo vote highlights African democracy

      The future of democracy in a swath of Africa has come under the spotlight as voters in the Republic of the Congo went...

    13. September 3, 2015

      Refugee crisis is not only about Europe

      As this week’s chilling images remind us, global attention on the millions of refugees fleeing Syria has largely...

    14. August 28, 2015

      MBA teams focus on immunisation in Uganda

      There’s more to life than money, they say, and today’s MBA students want to invest their skills in social innovation...

    15. MBA blog

      August 28, 2015

      MBA Challenge profile - iVaccinate My Child

      iVaccinate My Child is one of six teams shortlisted to compete in the final of this year’s FT MBA Challenge. The...

    16. MBA blog

      August 26, 2015

      MBA Challenge profile - Onwards & Upwards

      Onwards & Upwards is one of six teams shortlisted to compete in the final of this year’s FT MBA Challenge. The...

    17. MBA blog

      August 23, 2015

      MBA Challenge profile - VIP

      VIP (Vaccinate International Programme) is one of six teams shortlisted to compete in the final of this year’s FT MBA...

    18. MBA blog

      August 21, 2015

      MBA Challenge profile - Evolve

      Evolve is one of six teams shortlisted to compete in the final of this year’s FT MBA Challenge. The challenge aims to...

    19. MBA blog

      August 16, 2015

      MBA Challenge profile - Shield

      Shield is one of six teams shortlisted to compete in the final of this year’s FT MBA Challenge. The challenge aims to...

    20. MBA blog

      August 13, 2015

      MBA Challenge profile - Pragati Rescue

      Pragati Rescue is one of six teams shortlisted to compete in the final of this year’s FT MBA Challenge. The challenge...

    21. July 30, 2015

      Tullow boosted by takeover potential

      Tullow Oil edged above a 10-year low on Thursday after Goldman Sachs tipped the African explorer as a likely takeover...

    22. July 21, 2015

      The Africans who go it alone to cut risk, not increase it

      When the most powerful person in the world attends a start-up conference in east Africa you know that entrepreneurship...

    23. June 22, 2015

      Human rights group hits out at World Bank

      The World Bank does too little to protect local opponents of its projects from political and physical retribution by...

    24. June 17, 2015

      Circumcision device challenges China copycat image

      China’s leaders have long lamented a perceived lack of innovation in the country but, according to the World Health...

    25. 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...

    26. April 23, 2015

      Time has come to cast net wider as pesticide resistance grows

      The humble lightbulb is not often counted among the tools used to fight infectious disease. But, as questions hang over...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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