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Articles from African Business (February 1, 2005)

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Title Author Type Words
AB guide to African currencies. Illustration 504
Africa's image: perceptions matter. Allan, Daniel A. Letter to the Editor 825
African bourses: top performances reveal hidden potential; African bourses, shielded from the sort of global turbulence that has affected more mature stock exchanges, have performed exceptionally well. But, Moin Siddiqi says, South Africa apart, there is still plenty of room to improve. Siddiqi, Moin 1584
African currencies: your Somali rates are wrong. Letter to the Editor 380
Air Senegal builds on success: with more passengers, more revenues and more routes, Air Senegal International is continuing to grow at a rapid rate. Stephen Williams talked to the company's CEO Farid Senhaji about recent developments. Williams, Stephen Interview 1573
Another 'wall of death': human spirit alive and well. Bassett, Hilary Letter to the Editor 281
Aspirin: The Remarkable Story of a Wonder Drug. Book Review 417
Basil D'Oliveira; Cricket and Conspiracy: The Untold Story. Book Review 338
Buying fever hits Lagos as state unbundles housing: the property market in Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos, has been buzzing since more than 1,000 housing units in the fashionable Ikoyi area were released by the state for sale to the public. Ola Sheyin has the story. Sheyin, Ola 1429
Cocaine kings target Kenya: the seizure, on Kenya's tourist-paradise coastline, of the largest ever drugs haul in Africa has confirmed worries that sophisticated drug smugglers from South America have targeted this East African country as a base for their operations. Veseley, Milan 1473
Commodities: Zim economy claws back. Brief Article 145
Cough cure breakthrough: chocolate--the best medicine. Brief Article 156
Currencies: rand joins the CLS club. 111
Development: Sierra Leone bank defies the odds. Brief Article 99
Dogs of War bite their own tails. Versi, Anver 885
Economy continues impressive performance: Tanzania, once the 'poor man' of East Africa, continues to chalk up impressive economic growth rates on the back of a boom in gold mining. Neil Ford argues that being broad-based, Tanzania's growth level is likely to be sustained over the near future. Ford, Neil 1444
Egypt enters ranks of world's top gas producers: Egypt's oil production has been steadily declining but a 20-year plan and substantial investment in the gas sector should more than compensate for the oil production loss. Egypt could, in fact, become the world's sixth largest LNG producer by the end of this year. Ford, Neil 1346
Fertility treatment: US would-be 'moms' shop for South African eggs. Brief Article 333
Fighting eats up vast economic potential: DR Congo, one of the largest countries in the world, is slowly gearing itself up for national elections in about five months' time. In the meanwhile, fighting among a bewildering variety of interest groups is holding back real economic progress. Neil Ford reports. Ford, Neil 1357
Formula One to roar again in Africa: South Africa has been given the green light to stage Formula One races from 2008 onwards. The financial and publicity benefits for the country will be enormous--but the issue of tobacco sponsorship may throw a spanner in the works. 986
Fowl idea: the Eglu-what every discerning bird should have. Brief Article 313
Giant aircraft will boost military muscle: a multibillion rand order for the Airbus A400M troop and equipment air carriers means SA can intervene in trouble spots in sub-Saharan Africa quickly and effectively. But there are those who say the money could have been better used in other sectors. Tom Nevin reports. Nevin, Tom 1414
GM leads to eco suicide. Jones, Steve Letter to the Editor 461
Gold fever in Kakemega: with the world gold price nudging $400 an ounce, and widespread drought affecting many parts of western Kenya, the lure of the precious metal is back in full force--and this time it is local Kenyans that are benefiting. Milan Vesely reports. Vesely, Milan 1440
Industry backlash over cheaper drugs: faced with a rising demand for medical drugs from the country's poor, the government of South Africa put a clamp on the retail prices of medications--leading to a howl of protest from the pharmaceutical industry. The matter is now with the country's highest court. Tom Nevin reports. Nevin, Tom 1390
Investment: FDI heads for Uganda. Brief Article 117
Investments: S Africa to boost African trade. Brief Article 117
King's Brazil visit opens up new trade horizon: King Mohammed VI's first ever visit to Brazil at the tail end of last year is already yielding positive economic results. A free-trade agreement between Latin-American and Arab trading blocks is also on the cards. Faycal Belhassan reports. Belhassan, Faycal 1518
Live now, pay later. Versi, Anver Cover Story 4747
Mining: 'encouraging' gold strike in CAR. Brief Article 122
New world order? Henry's wonderful tree-saving calendar. Brief Article 269
Prize letter: win a free annual subscription! 98
Resources: carvers depleting Africa's forests. Brief Article 108
Revealing the rivalries: memoirs of a dissenting UK minister. Book Review 1610
Scram from Kenya! From Colony to Republic. Brief Article 271
Seizing the airwaves: tune in if yu Rankin'. 781
Telecoms: mobile market finder for Kenya farmers. Brief Article 298
Terror code puts extra burden on African ports: the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS) was created last year out of fears of a 9/11-type terrorist attack on US ports. However, implementing the code is expensive, but ignoring it means losing US trade. How can African ports cope? Neil Ford analyses the code and its impact. Ford, Neil 1322
The Globalization Gap. Brief Article 238
The GM controversy: flabbergasted by theory. Stossel, Thomas P. Letter to the Editor 434
The Search for Nefertiti: The True Story of an Amazing Discovery. Book Review 567
Trade: 2005 PTA target for India, SACU. Brief Article 115
Transport: growth hurt by decrepit rail systems. Brief Article 130
Troubled Telkom Kenya finds S African suitor: despite government pledges, the privatisation of Kenya's only fixed-line telecoms provider, Telkom Kenya, has proved problematic. But, as Derek Otieno reports, a suitor for the troubled corporation may be now be waiting in the wings. Otieno, Derek 1527
Virgin enters Nigeria: one of the world's most flamboyant entrepreneurs, Britain's Richard Branson, has now turned his attentions to Nigeria with the setting up of Virgin Nigeria airlines--a de facto national carrier. But, Neil Ford reports, route disputes with the US could darken the skies somewhat. Ford, Neil 1405
Voters stay away but Frelimo romps home: apathy characterised the presidential and legislative elections in Mozambique. These are sure signs, says Tom Nevin, that the public is losing confidence in the ability of the ruling party, Frelimo, to deliver on its promises. Nevin, Tom 1142
Winners readership survey. 86

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