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Articles from African Business (May 1, 2005)

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"" the online version of Al Jazeera. 786
AB guide to African currencies. Illustration 504
Africans in the US--second wave migrants outdo African-Americans: some 50,000 Africans, hoping to make new and better lives for themselves, enter the US every year. Ironically, they appear to be overtaking, in achievement terms, the first wave of African migration to the US during the era of the slave trade. Milan Vesely reports from Fort Worth, Texas, US. Vesely, Milan 1623
Agriculture basks in the sunlight: Kenya's agriculture sector has enjoyed one of its best periods with surpluses recorded in almost every segment. This has meant healthy profits for agro-based industries. Derek Otieno reports from Nairobi. Otieno, Derek 723
Aid: Canada doubles contribution. Brief Article 111
Ailing ports get management tonic: Nigeria is finally tackling the chronic problem of poor and inadequate port facilities with a degree of determination. It plans to build new ports and simultaneously tender the management of existing ports to the private sector. Neil Ford reports. Ford, Neil 1374
Airlines: fines could cripple SAA. 110
Angola Under the Portuguese. Book Review 320
Attention turns to debt capital as source of finance: a few African countries (excluding S Africa) have taken the first steps to encourage the creation of debt capital markets though the issuing of bonds. Moin Siddiqi explains what these securities are and how the system works. Siddiqi, Moin 1359
Business: tendering made easy on-line. Brief Article 226
Corruption issues: commission omission. Tendai, Alibi Letter to the Editor 208
Cote d'Ivoire: the federation option. Allan, Daniel A. Letter to the Editor 499
Diamond production on the rise: the state's diamond corporation, Endiama, is about to begin its own independent production as part of a general strategy to double the volume of diamonds mined. Neil Ford reports. Ford, Neil 856
Energy: regional power pool for S Africa. Brief Article 103
Ethiopia: an alternative view. Baroda, H. Letter to the Editor 808
EU declares African goats illegal migrants: our guest columnist this month describes how his plans to make himself a livestock billionaire came unstuck. Mohammed, Ahmed Column 1689
Expunging colonialism: S Africa rids itself of apartheid names. Brief Article 91
First LNG plants give gas new lease of life. 346
Geopolitics: how Africa should deal with the world. Brief Article 119
Hi-tech observation: accident alert for the elderly. 184
Histories of the Hanged: Britain's Dirty War in Kenya and the end of Empire. Book Review 344
Irrigation: if it never rains, Accurain pours. Brief Article 184
Irrigation: water purification site for sore eyes. Brief Article 112
Is Anglo spurning South Africa? Is Anglo American, once South Africa's strongest commercial pillar, looking to dig up its roots and settle in a foreign land? Tom Nevin reports on how South Africa's contribution to this giant multinational seems to be decreasing by the day. Nevin, Tom 1737
Justice, African style: Africa has taken a giant step forward in running its own affairs--it has asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague to stay out of its conflicts. Instead, it wants to set up its own system of justice for war and human rights crimes. Vesely, Milan 1623
Majors play the waiting game: western oil companies have lost no time in re-establishing themselves in Libya's oil-rich offshore fields but the majors are still playing a waiting game. Neil Ford has the story. Ford, Neil 1077
Maritime: South Africa wants more of its seas. Brief Article 106
Mobiles boost economic growth: the use of mobiles is not only growing faster in Africa than anywhere else in the world, it is having a disproportionate impact on economic growth. Neil Ford wonders if the private sector approach to telecommunications can be replicated in other sectors of the economy. Ford, Neil 1504
Natural medicine: pomegranate HIV/Aids fighter. Brief Article 161
No Fixed Abode: A Jewish Odyssey to Africa. Book Review 180
Nutrition: creepy-crawlies to the rescue. Brief Article 201
On the carpet. Cover Story 8245
Pension plans: Nujoma's golden handshake. Brief Article 133
Pest problem: make money--put a toad in the hole. Brief Article 242
Prize letter: win a free annual subscription! 98
Regional integration: bridge the Zambezi gap, says Botswana. Brief Article 114
Rise of the 'third-way' investor: Neil Ford describes the rise and increasing influence of a new type of investor in Africa's crucial power sector--companies like Globeleq, which are owned by the British government but run like a commercial firm. Ford, Neil 1487
Robo-Wars: and in the war against dirt ... Brief Article 190
Robo-Wars: science fiction becoming fact. Brief Article 115
Screamer, schemer, seducer ... How Wolfensohn re-shaped the Bank. Book Review 1629
Security expected to uplift economy. 561
Sudan. Book Review 143
Ten years of decline. Brief Article 292
The War Magician: The Man who conjured Victory in the Desert. Fisher, David Brief Article 282
Tiptoeing magic: Africa's most popular group. 852
Trade: India promises Africa closer links. Brief Article 112
Transport is off the rails: it is no use sitting on valuable natural resources if you cannot get them to market because of transport snags. Tom Nevin tells the story of how the government and the private sector got together to solve a major logistical problem. Nevin, Tom 974
Turning citizens into stakeholders: a new mutual fund has been created to allow ordinary citizens to buy shares in the country's remaining parastatals. Herald Tagama reports from Dar es Salaam. Tagama, Herald 542
Under African Skies: Modern African Stories. Brief Article 156
White Gold. Book Review 241
Women honour Wade, Mbeki: African women's long struggle to achieve gender parity will come under the spotlight this month during one of the continent's most important awards presentations. Anver Versi reports. Versi, Anver 739
Zimbabwe must look ahead. Versi, Anver Editorial 917

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