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      Dollar shortage highlights Zimbabwe’s deepening economic woes

      The queue outside the Harare branch of CABS bank stretches to at least 60 people, as Zimbabweans patiently wait to...

    2. June 12, 2016

      Norwegian oil fund’s contingency plans for war

      The $850bn Norwegian oil fund has drawn up contingency plans to protect its assets from extreme political events such...

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    1. Fast FT

      May 26, 2016

      Tough going in Africa: Atlas Mara swings to Q1 loss

      Atlas Mara, the African investment vehicle co-founded by ex-Barclays chief Bob Diamond, has delivered on its warning at...

    2. May 11, 2016

      Bad times send African borrowers back to the IMF

      Zimbabwe stands ready to print its own version of the US dollar and to sell wildlife from its game reserves to raise...

    3. May 5, 2016

      Zimbabwe to print ‘bond notes’ to tackle cash shortage

      Seven years after ditching its currency as hyperinflation gripped the country, Zimbabwe plans to print “bond notes”, in...

    4. May 4, 2016

      ‘Continental Shift’, by Kevin Bloom and Richard Poplak

      Continental Shift is not a book you would turn to for answers, at least not simple ones. Instead of a pat thesis about...

    5. April 26, 2016

      Africa’s life expectancy jumps dramatically

      Life expectancy in a swath of African countries since 2000 surged by between 20 and 42 per cent, providing an upbeat...

    6. FT Data

      April 21, 2016

      Experts raise alarm over rise in "open data inequality"

      While the UK can cheer for being nominated for the second year in a row the most open country in the world for data...

    7. March 14, 2016

      HSBC freezes at least $87m in accounts linked to China’s Sam Pa

      HSBC has frozen more than $87m in accounts linked to a Chinese tycoon behind several multibillion-dollar deals in...

    8. FT Photo Diary

      March 14, 2016

      Eastview School

      Primary students take lessons under a makeshift classroom due to a lack of proper classrooms at the Eastview School in...

    9. March 2, 2016

      In Africa, the numbers game matters

      You might think the job of a statistician is one of the dullest in the world, up there with accounting and chicken...

    10. March 1, 2016

      Robert Mugabe ally Joice Mujuru launches Zimbabwe opposition party

      Joice Mujuru, a former Zimbabwean vice-president, formally launched an opposition party on Tuesday to challenge Robert...

    11. February 22, 2016

      Mugabe era draws to a close but it will be no ordinary succession

      For much of January, Harare, the charming if somewhat faded capital of Zimbabwe, was awash with rumour. While Robert...

    12. February 17, 2016

      Even good leaders should know when to quit

      Like many African leaders, Yoweri Museveni preached democracy even as he was seizing power through the barrel of a gun....

    13. February 8, 2016

      Zimbabwe to press ahead with controversial indigenisation scheme

      Zimbabwe is pressing ahead with a controversial scheme to put foreign businesses under the majority control of black...

    14. January 27, 2016

      Isolated Zimbabwe close to striking landmark deal with west

      Zimbabwe is close to striking a landmark deal with western multilateral institutions that would see it clear billions...

    15. January 25, 2016

      Zimbabwe swaps hyperinflation for deflation with use of US dollar

      Zimbabwe, a country once so gripped by the madness of hyperinflation that the central bank could no longer afford paper...

    16. 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...

    17. January 13, 2016

      Taking down Rhodes’s statue would be a futile gesture

      Next month, Oriel College, Oxford begins a six-month “listening exercise” before deciding whether to remove a statue of...

    18. MBA blog

      January 11, 2016

      First year versus second year at Wharton business school

      One of my favourite experiences so far in the second year of my MBA is being a leadership fellow for the first-year...

    19. December 22, 2015

      Zimbabwe to use China currency in bid to cement Beijing ties

      Zimbabwe will encourage the use of China’s currency to pay for anything from groceries to tourist curios as president...

    20. December 16, 2015

      Barclays: out of Africa

      Imagine you were building a bank from scratch. Start with retail banking. A credit card operation comes next — it...

    21. December 3, 2015

      Travel discoveries and disappointments of 2015

      Martin Fletcher Discovery: A wild retreat, Scotland Call me a Puritan, but I hate spending money on excessive luxury,...

    22. FT Photo Diary

      December 1, 2015

      A Zimbabwean welcome

      Chinese President Xi Jinping and Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, watch a performance by Zimbabwean traditional...

    23. November 27, 2015

      China seeks own navy facility in Djibouti

      China’s navy is seeking a firmer foothold in Africa as the military confirmed it was in talks to open a logistics...

    24. 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...

    25. October 28, 2015

      Beijing starts to press its own narrative on the world

      Perhaps somewhere in our universe of infinite possibilities there is a planet on which Robert Mugabe, who has presided...

    26. 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...

    27. October 12, 2015

      US dentist who killed Cecil the lion will not face prosecution

      The US dentist and game hunter who triggered an international outcry when he killed Zimbabwe’s most famous lion, known...

    28. FT Alphaville

      September 3, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Thursday, - Gross, context available upon click: “But now let’s go small: ants, snails, worms. Feelin’...

    29. FT Alphaville

      August 21, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - Musings on Thomas Malthus, the Hellenistic Age, the loyal-spirit great kings of Iran 550-330...

    30. beyondbrics

      August 19, 2015

      How the US Fed may affect African currencies

      By Neville Mandimika, Atria Africa Since Ben Bernanke suggested that the US Federal Reserve was starting to consider...

    31. 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...

    32. July 30, 2015

      Cecil the lion, Walter the dentist and the new face of a hunter

      So Walter the dentist now has at least a sense of what it must have been like to be Cecil the lion even if he will make...

    33. July 30, 2015

      Walter Palmer alone is not to blame for Cecil the lion’s death

      The killing of the majestic lion called Cecil by Walter Palmer, a Minnesota dentist, has been condemned throughout the...

    34. July 29, 2015

      Man Booker longlist released for 2015

      US novelists outnumber Britons for the first time on the 2015 longlist for the Man Booker prize, the UK’s leading award...

    35. beyondbrics

      July 9, 2015

      The Milk Index and minimum wages in Africa

      A few weeks ago I wrote a piece for beyondbrics about what milk can tell us about the fair valuation of African...

    36. June 30, 2015

      No vote means isolation, Europe warns Greeks

      European leaders have warned Greeks that Sunday’s vote on the international bailout is a referendum on membership of...

    37. FT Data

      June 19, 2015

      A modern Greek tragedy – the crisis years in context

      Keith Fray and Valentina Romei During the six years from 2007 to 2013 the annual output of the Greek economy fell by...

    38. June 12, 2015

      Zimbabwe ditches ‘worthless’ currency for the US dollar

      One of the few central banks to make 1920s Germany look like a period of monetary prudence and stability is finally...

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