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Articles from African Business (June 1, 2009)

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A call for leadership. Rungaro, Jai Letter to the editor 243
A world Vieux. Rock, Koroboro Sound recording review 702
Africa to grow by 2%. Brief article 134
African ports thrive despite economic gloom: almost every sector in every country is suffering from the ongoing global economic crisis. Factories are being closed, GDP forecasts downgraded and belts tightened. Yet the African port sector is one of the few genuine examples of optimism, growth and new investment. Neil Ford reports. Ford, Neil 1444
Aid flows to Africa under threat as world recession bites: since the 2002 Monterey Consensus, global aid to developing countries has been rising, but the severity of Western governments' financial woes could put a brake on future Official Development Assistance (ODA) flows, otherwise known as aid. Siddiqi, Moin 1445
Angola, Senegal invest in new refineries. Brief article 161
Beira Corridor. 1089
Business responding to the TB challenge. Kamble, Shaloo Puri 703
Capital flight concerns. Gauvin, Akin Letter to the editor 239
Carbon emissions provoking food shortages. Brief article 152
Corridor will boost trade income. Brief article 165
East African leaders end property standoff. Brief article 158
Encourage domestic investment. Beru, Hastings Letter to the editor 242
Ensuring Africa's voice is heard: African Business spoke to the Africa Director of the WEF, Katherine Tweedie, about this year's programme, which again promises to be invigorating and varied in terms of coverage. Interview 992
Ghana's economy wobbles: the Ghanaian economy is not totally immune to the effects of the global economic downturn although its impact has been relatively limited, reports Stephen Gyasi Jnr from Accra. Gyasi, Stephen, Jr 623
I am not a great man--I am a man of the people. Hewitt, Malcom Interview 3094
Indigenisation law triggers mining dispute: following the collapse of commercial agriculture, after the 2000 land redistribution, the country is now setting out on a path to redistribute ownership of companies that exploit the country's munificent resources--among others. M J Morgan reports on the controversy this move has aroused. Morgan, M.J. 1390
Investment how to cut the cost of Africa's cross-border transport: it costs 60% more to transport an item in Africa than it does for the same item over the same distance in the US or the UK. Most of this expense is caused by unnecessary red tape and ends up costing African economies billions in lost efficiency and investment. What can be done? Asks Omari Issa. Issa, Omari 1268
Journeys to inspire walking tall. Versi, Anver 1597
Kibaki blasts Comesa telecom efforts. Brief article 115
Landmark ruling allows apartheid victims to sue multinationals: in one of the most significant legal rulings in the post-apartheid history of South Africa, victims of the apartheid regime have finally received the green light from a US judge to sue multinational corporations that knowingly aided and abetted the apartheid regime. The implications of this ruling are colossal, not only for Africa but globally. Khadija Sharife reports. Sharife, Khadija 1916
Maputo to host 2011 All-Africa Games. Brief article 163
New rapid rail system for Kenya. Brief article 132
Piracy is 'killing' Ghana music industry: the Ghanaian economy is not totally immune to the effects of the global economic downturn although its impact has been relatively limited, reports Stephen Gyasi Jnr from Accra. Gyasi, Stephen, Jr 1345
Politicians impaled by the satirist's pen: comedians and cartoonists had a ball poking fun at South African politicians in the run-up to the general elections. Tom Nevin reports. Nevin, Tom 1050
Ports: Pointe-Noire's new container port construction launched. 484
Retrieving our wealth. Rufaro, Tendai Letter to the editor 241
SADC ready for single payment settlement system. Brief article 174
Snouts in the trough: The notion of entitlement. Book review 1677
South Africa's key corridor solutions: Transnet plans to upgrade five key corridors and ensure that rail capacity talks to ports capacity. Tom Nevin reports. Nevin, Tom 1804
South African wine floods EU. Brief article 88
Telling it like it is, internet style. N'gong, Justin Letter to the editor 248
The democratic privilege. Vinckle, Craig Letter to the editor 168
The myth of Africa's skills drain: while we tend to complain that professionals such as nurses are being lured by better salaries to work in Europe and the US while they are desperately needed at home, it now appears that these same professionals are not being offered jobs in their home countries despite the obvious demand for their services. Why is this so? Muga, Wycliffe 1473
The other side of the coin. Versi, Anver Editorial 792
The Zuma era begins a practical, pragmatic cabinet: President Zuma has revealed a pragmatic approach in naming his new cabinet. His creation of new ministries, splitting of others and the individuals he has appointed has been broadly welcomed both in South Africa and abroad. Farhiya Ali Ahmed, reporting from Johannesburg, has the details. Ahmed, Farhiya Ali Cover story 1445
Unscrambling Africa: one of the thorniest problems in Africa today, the issue of land reform and all its economic and political implications, was the theme of the last African Presidential Roundtable held in Berlin, Germany. African Business editor Anver Versi was invited to attend this usually closed event. Here are his reflections. Versi, Anver Conference notes 1335
Vital North-South Corridor gets green light: Lusaka was the venue for perhaps the most important conference on African logistics to date. The high-level gathering, which included presidents and international institutions, came to grips with proposals to raise funding of some $2bn to undertake a massive logistical infrastructure project, the North-South Corridor. M J Morgan reports. Morgan, M.J. 1317
We will battle global crisis on equal terms--AfDB: this year, the African Development Bank's annual meeting focused on the critical issue of the continent's response to the current global economic crisis. It drew its largest-ever participation and arrived at some vital decisions in a bid to steady the continent in the face of the economic storms. Anver Versi was there. Versi, Anver Conference notes 1251
WEF--implications of the global economic crisis for Africa: with government and business leaders arriving in Cape Town for this month's World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF-Africa) summit, Omar Ben Yedder provides a preview of what will be one of Africa's most crucial meetings of recent times. Yedder, Omar Ben Conference news 1303
Who are the real victims? Neuman, Pierre de Letter to the editor 279
World bank triples health spending in Africa. Brief article 111
Zuma--the man inside: just who is the real Jacob Zuma? This biography of Zuma by Jeremy Gordin slays some myths but raises others, as one of the most controversial and charismatic leaders in Africa takes over at the helm of one of the South's biggest and strongest economies. Williams, Stephen Book review 1752

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