Kenyatta’s uneasy victory in Kenya

August 16, 2017 News and analysis from Financial Times reporters around the world. FT News is produced by Fiona Symon. President...

Zambian opposition leader freed after state drops treason charge

Zambia’s main opposition leader was released from prison on Wednesday after the government dropped treason charges against him, marking a climbdown in a...

Kenyan opposition leader to appeal election result

Raila Odinga, Kenya’s opposition leader who lost last week’s presidential election to incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta, has announced he will contest the result in...

Kenya warned over NGO crackdown after disputed election

Western governments have warned the Kenyan government over a crackdown against civil society groups, days after President Uhuru Kenyatta was re-elected in a...

The push for faster aid to developing countries

In late September and early October last year Hurricane Matthew smashed through the Caribbean. Winds of up to 145 miles per hour killed...

Robert Mugabe’s wife accused of assault in South Africa

Robert Mugabe’s wife and potential successor as Zimbabwe’s president has been accused of assaulting a woman in South Africa with an electrical cord....

Sierra Leone mudslide leaves hundreds dead and more missing

Sierra Leone’s president Ernest Bai Koroma appealed for “urgent support” on Tuesday and rescue workers warned that hundreds of people were missing after...

Egyptians feel the brunt of austerity drive

Hassan a vegetable trader in Egypt’s economic capital Cairo can no longer get his produce at a stable price. With the recent fuel price hike increasing...

Seven killed in attack on UN base in Mali

Gunmen attacked a United Nations peacekeeping base in the northern Mali city of Timbuktu on Monday, officials said, killing seven people, including five...

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