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Articles from African Business (July 1, 2004)

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A dying business: Zambia's new farmers. Gomes, Pacitor Letter to the Editor 362
AB guide to African currencies. Illustration 499
Africa can launch final assault against Aids: one of the most effective ways of fighting the spread of HIV/Aids and mitigating its effects on people's lives is through specific work place policies. The private sector is already deeply involved but the public sector is lagging far behind. Anver Versi attended a groundbreaking seminar, convened to tackle this issue, in Dar es Salaam. Here is his report. Versi, Anver 2505
Africa can seize share of IT outsourcing market: outsourced IT labour has proved a massive boon to developing countries like India and the Philippines. Can Africa grab a share of this growing and lucrative market? Bianca Wright describes why experts think it can. Wright, Bianca 1470
African currencies show resilience: one of the most surprising aspects of international finance has been the resilience of African currencies despite global foreign exchange volatility. Siddiqi, Moin 1636
African leaders gather to measure progress: last month's WEF Africa Economic Summit was a huge success. Omar Ben Yedder reports from Mozambique. Yedder, Omar Ben 2371
An unstable triangle: the recent legislative elections in the three main islands that comprise the Comoros were expected to restore a measure of calm in the restive Indian Ocean nation. But, Neil Ford reports, tensions persist. Ford, Neil 1761
Celtel and KenCell in mega deal: Celtel International, known as Mobitel International until the beginning of this year, has entered into an historic agreement with one of the two major mobile operators in Kenya, KenCell. Adam Jones has the details. Jones, Adam 1087
Contemporary South Africa. Brief Article 183
Credits to flow to small businesses: one of the biggest constraints faced by small and medium sized companies in Nigeria is the lack of access to credit. However, new banking regulations aimed at weeding out weak institutions are creating a stronger financial sector, which in turn will enable a greater diversity of credit. Ford, Neil 1851
Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable. Brief Article 196
Democracy: name the day, Angola told. Brief Article 130
Development: uneven progress in global poverty relief. Brief Article 127
Diplomacy: Israel closes SA trade office. Brief Article 135
Energy: answer 'blowin' in the wind'. Brief Article 100
Finance: don't dictate our budget--Uganda. Brief Article 117
Food security: plough more money into agriculture. Brief Article 127
Growth fetish. Brief Article 175
Heads Up: How to Anticipate Business Surprises and Seize Opportunities First. Book Review 212
Investment: foreign investors favour Angola. Brief Article 130
Land reform masks power struggle: Zimbabwe's contradictory statements on land nationalisation caused a great deal of confusion inside and outside the country. Was this in fact, Tom Nevin speculates, the starting signal for a power struggle to take over from Robert Mugabe? Nevin, Tom 1583
Media reaction: the Abu Ghraib disgrace. Sassine, Karel Letter to the Editor 225
Mobile moans: doubts over telecoms. Angira, George Letter to the Editor 513
Nigeria telecoms: the good old days? Akin, Alex Cameron Letter to the Editor 365
People-smuggling capital of Africa: the port of Bossaso in the Republic of Puntland has developed into a major transit point for smuggling people from all over the developing world into the Gulf states and Europe. The operators care little about the lives of their 'customers' and the country has few resources to deal with this international crime. Milan Vesely reports. Vesely, Milan 1435
Plan of Attack. 312
Privatisation is dead--official: after a fierce internal battle within the ANC alliance, the trade unions and the communist party appear to have won the first round and forced the government to abandon, at least for the time, its privatisation plans. Tom Nevin explains. Nevin, Tom 1453
Prize Letter: win a free annual subscription! Letter to the Editor 98
Riding the storms: Anver Versi was appointed African Business editor in 1994. This coincided with massive changes in Africa's modern history and also in the way news was transmitted and distributed. Here Versi describes how African Business itself changed in order to adapt to the new demands. Versi, Anver 6469
S Africa counts World Cup gains: in 2010, South Africa will become the first African country to host the World Cup. But apart from international prestige, what benefits lie in store for the ordinary citizen? Ford, Neil 1653
South African business schools fail test: thousands of business students in South Africa have been rocked by the announcement from the country's education authorities that their MBA certificates may not be worth the paper they are printed on. now, Tom Nevin reports, shrapnel from this decision has been flying in all directions. Nevin, Tom 1148
Swirling Constitution undercurrents: last year President Kibaki promised Kenyans a new constitution by June 30, 2004. The draft has been completed and passed but the issue has opened deep fissures within the ruling coalition. There is talk of a public referendum. Alnoor Amlani provides the details. Amlani, Alnoor 1398
That winning feeling. Versi, Anver 894
The big mix: Tunisian star's global stance. Sound Recording Review 712
The Great Trek north: in an uncanny echo of the Great Trek of 1836, white farmers from Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa are moving north--some going as far as Nigeria. The host governments hope to benefit from the skills of these farmers and the farmers want somewhere safe to settle. Is it a deal made in heaven? Tom Nevin reports. Nevin, Tom 1635
The price dilemma: while there are a few African winners from the current high prices of oil, there are many more losers--those countries that import oil to fuel their economies. Ford, Neil 1701
The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron. Book Review 557
Thoughts of Yoweri Museveni: over the two days that he attended the ADB's annual meetings in Kampala at the end of May, Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni spoke twice, both times pertinently, on the problems and challenges facing Africa. President Museveni inspired and made us laugh--but how effective are the Ugandan leader's policies? Asks Omar Ben Yedder. Yedder, Omar Ben 1369
Transport: SA's tardy trains in court. Brief Article 105
US money-transfer clampdown dismays immigrants: African and other developing world immigrants have used the tried and tested hawala system to send money back to their families for decades. Now they are under the cosh as US authorities clamp down in a bid to dry up funds for terrorists. Vesely, Milan 1489

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