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Articles from African Business (January 1, 2009)

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Africa in 2008-best of times, worst of times; The Commodities Sector. Morgan, M.J. 1368
Africa's "superfruit" arrives in the west: the growing trend for healthy, nature-based products in the developed world, and the more wealthy developing nations as well, is creating a potentially massive demand for some of Africa's traditional health-giving produce. Tom Nevin reports. Nevin, Tom 1340
Africa's Top 100 Banks: Wrong information. Oyima, Henri-Claude Letter to the editor 433
African in 2008-a review: the best of times, the worst of times. Brief article 85
African poverty rates decline--World Bank. Brief article 200
Aluminium project for Ghana. Brief article 111
Big power of small organizations: like many other African countries, Kenya suffers power shortages, and the situation in rural areas is even more difficult than in the cities. Now a small group in Kenya's Central Province has decided it cannot wait for the government's rural electrification programme to make its way to their doorstep. They have decided to take matters into their own hands. Albert Muriuki reports from Nairobi. Muriuki, Albert 1006
British banks rated less sound than Botswana's. Brief article 137
Can't see the noughts for the zeroes. Brief article 98
Fifa promises Africa free radio and TV broadcasts: easy visas, free-to-air African television broadcasts and cheap rate-fixed tickets will open 2010 matches to millions more. Nevin, Tom 1354
From delinquent to Grand Maitre: the Congo colossus. Book review 713
High-tech coup for Botswana. Brief article 167
Industrialise, says Ban Ki-Moon. Brief article 185
It's incompetence that pays! How the World Bank made a mess of things. Souza, Jamai Letter to the editor 376
Kenya and Uganda redraw their borders on Lake Victoria. Brief article 142
Korea plans major food output in Madagascar. Brief article 152
Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity? Versi, Anver 859
Rand slides down steep slope: a number of African currencies have depreciated against the dollar but the South African rand has taken a real tumble. This means that while the country's exports will become cheaper, its imports will become very expensive. This will severely impact projects such as the infrastructure development for the World Cup. Nevin, Tom 1502
Ruling the waves: protecting shipping. Odogu, Ade Letter to the editor 319
Seeds of hope for African power. Ford, Neil 1541
Single tourist visa for East Africa. Brief article 169
Surviving the cold winds of a global storm: the current economic crisis is in a league of its own and few markets, emerging and frontier, will escape the consequences unscathed. But there is light at the end of the tunnel and the future may even become sounder. Siddiqi, Moin 1520
Taking the renewable option. 836
The "if-only" budget: President Umaru Yar'Adua's much-delayed budget reflects the current global economic realities, but was met with general hostility. Adamu Kibla explains why. Kibla, Adamu 1398
The best of times, the worst of times; hanging tough. Versi, Anver 798
The energy sector. Ford, Neil 1806
The financial crisis: Did Africa's economists fail us? Kalepa, Davies Saina Letter to the editor 413
The Telecommunications Sector. 1626
Third spot for Cape Town on global Monopoly board. Brief article 152
Understanding value chains: what determines the price you pay when you buy a product at your local shop? what is the value chain of, say, an African diamond from the point of mining to the sale of a finished piece of jewellery in a store in the US? The answer could be astounding, as M J Morgan explains. Morgan, M.J. 1536
Walking tall: adding a little flavour to life. Versi, Anver 1364
Why Africa needs more tourism; Our East African columnist argues that the surest path to Africa's economic development is through upgrading the tourism sector as it not only provides jobs but can lead to several other benefits as well. Muga, Wycliffe 1185
Why booms go bust; Explaining the world of money. Book review 1813
Working conditions: a lack of attention. Sono, O.B. Letter to the editor 177
Zambezi chiefs warn miners. Brief article 215

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