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    1. FT Photo Diary

      May 20, 2015

      Looking for work in Cape Town

      A pickup truck moves off after loading unemployed builders and painters from South Africa and Zimbabwe from a roadside for...

    2. May 19, 2015

      Signs look dire for Zimbabwe economy

      On May 1 — Labour Day — one of President Robert Mugabe’s top officials took to Twitter to offer a bleak assessment for...

    Special Reports

    1. African Farming

      The African Union has labelled 2014 the Year of Agriculture and Food Security, but fro...
    2. Southern Africa Mining 2012

      The region has not made the most of what should have been a rosy period...
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    1. May 12, 2015

      The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, Signature Theatre, New York — review

      “They do not see us,” says Nukain, an old man at the heart of The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, the new Athol Fugard play...

    2. April 28, 2015

      China rail group signs $5.5bn in Africa deals

      A Chinese state-owned rail company has signed $5.5bn worth of contracts in Africa, in the latest sign that the country’s...

    3. beyondbrics

      April 20, 2015

      Zimbabwe's equity markets feeling effects of economic malaise

      Academics and market practitioners often agree that, in the long run, a country’s equity market tends to reflect its broader...

    4. March 1, 2015

      What Robert Mugabe’s ‘birthday bash’ celebrates

      Since its contested election victory in July 2013, the main business of Zimbabwe’s Zanu-PF government has been not to rescue...

    5. January 30, 2015

      Zimbabwe’s Mugabe becomes African Union chairman

      Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s divisive president, assumed the chairmanship of the African Union with an acceptance speech that...

    6. January 30, 2015

      Literature has liberated Africa’s authors

      When Nelson Mandela was serving 27 years in jail, he discovered a writer in whose presence “the prison walls fell down”. The...

    7. December 9, 2014

      Mugabe dismisses vice-president and eight ministers

      Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s veteran president, fired his deputy and eight cabinet ministers on Tuesday following months of...

    8. December 7, 2014

      Grace Mugabe named as head of Zanu-PF women’s league

      President Robert Mugabe’s wife has been elevated to a senior position in Zimbabwe’s Zanu-PF as Africa’s oldest leader...

    9. beyondbrics

      November 28, 2014

      Zimbabwe ducks wage bill pledge in new budget

      Nobody expected more than a status quo budget from Zimbabwe finance minister Patrick Chinamasa when he presented his plans...

    10. November 27, 2014

      Robert Mugabe tightens his grip on power in Zimbabwe

      Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s veteran president, is tightening his vicelike grip on the country’s politics as his ruling Zanu-PF...

    11. November 5, 2014

      ‘Gucci Grace’ Mugabe steps into Zimbabwe politics

      Grace Mugabe does not hide her displeasure about one of the frontrunners eventually to succeed her husband, Robert Mugabe,...

    12. beyondbrics

      November 3, 2014

      Zimbabwe ponders the struggle to industrialise

      As the world’s least industrialised region with a youthful and fast-growing workforce, African policymakers have for decades...

    13. November 3, 2014

      Notebook: India is a nation in need of a trade deal with itself

      It was easy to calculate road trip times when we lived in the wide open spaces of southern Africa. The rule of thumb was to...

    14. The A-List

      September 3, 2014

      The contested ties between asset prices and QE

      The development of economies can to some extent be predicted. For example, when an economy has recently been growing at a...

    15. August 28, 2014

      No blank cheque for Robert Mugabe from China

      Robert Mugabe left China on Thursday without the unconditional support he had sought from Beijing to keep Zimbabwe’s...

    16. FT Alphaville

      August 26, 2014

      Bob's back

      8am on Wednesday sees a resumption of trading in Atlas Mara Co-Nvest, the cash shell that Bob Diamond floated in London last...

    17. June 13, 2014

      From Zimbabwe to Portugal: sculptor Toin Adams

      When a pregnant Toin Adams looked out of her window in east London in 2002 and saw drug addicts outside she knew it was time...

    18. beyondbrics

      May 23, 2014

      A new frontier: Africa's "explosive" homebrew market

      In the 1980s Yvonne Chaka Chaka released a hit single called Umqombothi, the Xhosa word for homebrew beer. The song...

    19. May 2, 2014

      Rochester appoints UCLA marketing professor as business dean

      The Simon school at the University of Rochester has appointed UCLA marketing professor Andrew Ainslie as its next dean. Prof...

    20. April 27, 2014

      Zimbabwe opposition in disarray

      Zimbabwe’s main opposition party is in disarray after a faction in the Movement for Democratic Change said at the weekend it...

    21. April 14, 2014

      Diamond’s deal for African bank reveals sanctions twist

      An African bank being bought by the former chief executive of Barclays is helping a Zimbabwe bank under US financial...

    22. April 8, 2014

      Diamond steps up charge into Africa

      Bob Diamond has grand plans for African banking. The former Barclays chief executive says his flurry of recent deals in...

    23. FT Alphaville

      April 1, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Tiger hunting on fiscal cliffs: David flags the recent anti-corruption, anti-vice...

    24. March 31, 2014

      Bob Diamond re-enters world of banking

      Bob Diamond is going back to the ABC of banking. But he is adding a Z – Zimbabwe. In an announcement that may have been...

    25. March 21, 2014

      Michael Buerk returns to Zimbabwe

      He looks like an Old Testament prophet even though his fiery chariot is an elderly, single-engined Cessna. White-haired,...

    26. 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...

    27. March 11, 2014

      China, trade, aid and Africa

      Not long ago China’s engagement in Africa was vilified in Europe and the US. Beijing was criticised for co-operating with...

    28. March 10, 2014

      George Saunders wins Folio Prize with ‘Tenth of December’

      A US short story writer has won a new literary prize that sparked a fierce debate over the “dumbing down” of the UK’s best...

    29. 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...

    30. beyondbrics

      February 23, 2014

      The week ahead, Feb 24-28

      The week ahead in emerging markets: some big EM GDP numbers out, including India, Brazil and South Africa; HSBC results; and...

    31. beyondbrics

      January 31, 2014

      Zimbabwean currency? Take your pick of 9

      The bad old days of hyperinflation In a week where currency after currency in the emerging markets have been battered, it’s...

    32. The World

      January 23, 2014

      Reporting back: Equatorial Guinea

      In our Reporting Back series, we ask FT foreign correspondents to tell us about a recent trip. Javier Blas, the FT’s Africa...

    33. January 21, 2014

      Zimbabwe: Farmers face slow recovery

      In 2013, 13 years after the launch of President Robert Mugabe’s fast-track land reform programme, Zimbabwe’s farmers...

    34. beyondbrics

      January 21, 2014

      Zimbabwe's SWF: a quarter of not much

      Zimbabwe’s proposed sovereign wealth fund – gazetted in Harare last week – is unlikely to have a material impact on private...

    35. January 13, 2014

      Levin reshaped UBM by lucrative shift into exhibitions

      In eight years, David Levin has transformed UBM from a UK-focused media conglomerate centred on magazine and television...

    36. January 3, 2014

      Top 2014 destinations, picked by travel industry leaders

      Iran Thirty-five years after it dropped off the tourist map, Iran may be set to return to the top of “must-visit” lists for...

    37. 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....

    38. December 8, 2013

      Stand by the ICC

      Eleven years ago the International Criminal Court was established to prosecute individuals for genocide, war crimes and...

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