Youth employment threatened by slowdown

ILO urges governments to redouble efforts to support young people

West leads direct investment into Africa

China’s priorities are elsewhere — Europe and the US are the continent’s biggest investors

Taiwo Shemede reading in school with his class mates in the absence of a teacher. He attends Lagos City High school in Yaba area where he is in SSS2F.
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Fiction: New chapter in Nigerian literature

World-class writers are gaining international attention

Fiction: Multilingual mastery

At work with translators, publishing’s unsung heroes

FT Africa Summit 2015 at Claridge's. Picture shows Godwin Emefiele, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria. PHOTOGRAPH BY DANIEL JONES 2015 07815 853503

Nigeria central bank chief firm on naira

Godwin Emefiele defends decision not to further devalue currency

Commodities crisis spurs calls for reform

FT summit says continent’s energy sector must be firmed

Place to Eat, Da Vinci's restaurant in Juba, South Sudan
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Da Vinci Lodge, South Sudan

Busy Nile restaurant with crocodile on the menu

Kenya casual labourers work at a construction site in Nairobi on May 13, 2014
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Reality check as boom time ends

The slowdown in China is affecting the whole continent

Oil price crash and US dollar spike are causing pain

The continent’s growing exposure to the global market has left it vulnerable

Nigeria's president Goodluck Jonathan, center-left, and opposition candidate Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, center-right, hug and shake hands after signing a renewal of their pledge to hold peaceful "free, fair, and credible" elections, at a hotel in the capital Abuja, Nigeria Thursday, March 26, 2015
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More peaceful transfers of power are badly needed

Tentative breakthroughs are offset by false starts and backsliding

East Africa set to grow despite endemic problems

In the short term, currencies are depreciating while businesses struggle with high lending rates

Deprivation fuels and sustains threat to continent

Marginalisation is partly to blame for pockets of extremism

Ties with China are about more than just raw materials

Trade and investment have been just as important as exporting resources

Energy deficit poses biggest threat to growth

New head of the African Development Bank explains his flagship project

Dollar crisis sees flagship investment lose its fizz

South Sudan’s hard currency shortage means stocks have run dry as food insecurity rages

Illegal trade is the elephant in the room

How would I explain to my children how we let the last of these animals die, writes Prince William

Ex Nigerian oil minister arrested in UK

Diezani Alison-Madueke has been linked to African country’s oil-related scandals

German move to seize offices for migrants

Hamburg city council vote allows commandeering of empty blocks

Buhari defends delays to naming cabinet

President calls on Nigerians to become more law abiding

Strong Kenyan GDP allays concerns

Country remains one of Africa’s bright spots