Tanzanian cola targets poorer consumers

New drink is latest homegrown offering to take on market leader

The Fragile Middle: Tanzania’s cola wars

Katrina Manson reports from Dar es Salaam on a fizzing sector

Rising inequality weighs on African consumers

Fragile Middle: Retailers see sales slow as jobless growth and inequality bite

Rebasing highlights Nigeria’s inequalities

Africa’s newest giant must do more for investors and its struggling millions, writes Tolu Ogunlesi

Barclays reaches deal on Somalia services

Money transfer group Dahabshiil wins time to find replacement bank

Africans face $2bn ‘remittance supertax’

Costs are higher than global average, says think-tank

Beny Steinmetz
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Steinmetz unit’s Guinea deal ‘corrupt’

Government expected to cancel Simandou rights after inquiry

Nigerian blast leaves more than 70 dead

Islamist group Boko Haram likely to be suspects

The developing world’s fragile middle class

Data show 2.8bn people in the developing world sit just above the poverty line, at risk of slipping back as economic growth in emerging markets slows

Mauritania battles Islamic extremism

Conservative society is a fertile recruiting ground

Public divided as ‘pit bull’ grills Pistorius

Fascination with trial cuts across race and class

How Nigeria rewrote its growth story

GDP is not perfect but it is our best measure of prosperity

Alarm over sub-Saharan Africa food supply

Rising fertility rates and low productivity cause shortages

Twelve days in southern Africa

Twenty years after the end of white rule, South Africa and its neighbouring states Namibia and Angola face a second great struggle – for progress, prosperity and a better future for all. The region has come far but it must go further – and faster. By Lionel Barber

UN to deploy 12,000 troops in CAR

Security Council approves mission to deploy in September

Prospects for Mauritania improve but there is still a way to go

A period of stability has brought growth and greater openness, but social fractures may undermine the effort

Nouakchott sees value in courting foreign backers of all stripes

Diplomatic relations finally offer a way forward

Kenya to lift GDP by 20 per cent

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Banding together to repel northern invaders has logic

Woolworths in A$2.15bn David Jones deal