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Articles from African Business (April 1, 2010)

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A demand for action. Mujuru, Enid Letter to the editor 113
Accenture, over 30 years in Africa. Company overview 712
Africa's 'a farm in every garden' revolution gathers pace: an agricultural revolution, launched silently in suburban Africa, now seems to have taken off in a big way. It involves poor residents in Africa's sprawling urban spaces growing their own organic produce and selling the surplus. Tom Nevin reports on this quiet revolution. Nevin, Tom 1202
Africa's largest iron-ore mine restarts. Brief article 176
Africa's Top 250 companies. Company rankings 4318
Banks sustain Nigerian domination. Statistical table 844
Benefits to flow as East Africa removes trade barriers: by June this year, goods and services should flow freely among the five nations that now make up the East African Community. The enlarged trading bloc will also offer investors and manufacturers a much bigger market and it will have increased international negotiating clout. But, as Sarah Rundell reports, there can be many a slip between theory and practice. Rundell, Sarah 1277
Black gold: The world's biggest business. Book review 1634
Botswana, Malawi are the stars. Company rankings 792
Capitalising on a new global tourism trend: a growing new trend in global tourism where visitors are accommodated in private homes, allowing them to share in local lifestyles and also providing welcome additional income to citizens, is about to take off in Kenya. Solomon Mburu has the details. Mburu, Solomon 982
Confusion over Nigeria and Niger boosts oil price. Brief article 161
Disputes and uncertainty mar Zim's brilliant potential: Zimbabwe continues to both fascinate and frustrate. Its full mining potential has hardly been touched and ongoing disputes over ownership and certification, added to the impact of sanctions, continue to disrupt production. M J Morgan examines the key issues. Morgan, M.J. 1573
Diversify for stability? Mwana, David Letter to the editor 150
Egypt fights back. Company rankings 903
Eskom--between a rock and a hard place: South Africa's energy monopoly Eskom says it has enough power to meet demand until next year--but, after that, it is 'fingers crossed' for the country's business and domestic consumers. The solution, argues Tom Nevin, is for Eskom to break with tradition and look for outside providers. Nevin, Tom 1514
FDI into Africa the iron is hot: it took a recession of near-depression proportions to bring to light a phenomenon few on either side of the north-south divide previously seemed aware of: Africa is now the investment destination of choice. While some investors are still blinded by stereotypes and preconceptions, the savvy are moving in numbers to a continent whose real potential has hardly been touched. Tom Nevin reports. Nevin, Tom 1690
Fisheries research network launched. Brief article 199
Geothermal to supply Kenya grid. Brief article 173
Hands off our mines. Motsitsi, Cash Letter to the editor 143
How do African companies fare in the world? Comparing Africa's top 25 against leaders in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Statistical table 2399
Joseph Stiglitz time to reinvent the global economy. Yaiche, Hichem Ben Interview 2265
Kenya, Mauritius still lead. Survey 894
Kingdom's trade caravan heads south: Morocco, the North African kingdom, wants to expand its trade and investments to the rest of the continent. It has launched an ambitious 'African Exports Caravan' to not only sell its products but also its expertise. The country's minister for foreign trade, Abdellatif Mazouz, explains what the campaign is all about to Isabelle Dana. Dana, Isabelle Interview 1229
Let's excise corruption once and for all. Versi, Anver Editorial 821
Madagascar gains IFAD assistance. Brief article 129
Malawi, Zambia win 'sizeable' US funds. Brief article 189
Managing the revenues. Kibour, Elizabeth Letter to the editor 174
Mining rebounds strongly: Zambia's mining sector, which recorded a marked slowdown in 2008-09 in the wake of the global economic crisis that led to the closure of some mining operations, has now embarked on an upswing. Nawa Mutumweno reports from Lusaka. Mutumweno, Nawa 1249
Nepad: looking for a silver lining? Everyone thought Nepad was a terrific idea, but not many knew exactly what it was or what it did. After just eight years, the initiative has lost its free-range status and is being integrated into the African Union. Is this the end of yet another great African dream? Tom Nevin reports. Nevin, Tom 1476
New entrants. Company rankings 779
Nigeria to overtake South Africa. Brief article 114
NNPC seeking capital for JVs. Brief article 168
Optimism reflects strength of African bounce-back. Nevin, Tom Survey 966
Rebranding Nigeria--what really counts, packaging or product? It's Africa's biggest democracy and most populous nation. It is renowned for its rich culture and entrepreneurial 'can-do' people who make no secret of their aspiration to become the continent's economic powerhouse. Yet Nigeria's image has taken a pounding in recent years. Sarah Rundell reports on an ambitious campaign to rebrand the country. Rundell, Sarah 1056
Robust recovery for African companies. Company rankings 2000
Senegal to build nuclear plant. Brief article 155
South Africa leads climate change talks. Conference news 307
Squeezing energy from hot rocks and coconut oil: Mauritius is bent on exploring every possibility of producing energy, since it has no oil, no natural gas or coal. It has already developed energy from the sun, the wind and bagasse, and the search goes on, writes Nasseem Ackburally from Port Louis. Ackburally, Nasseem 1368
Stock values benefit from recovery. Company rankings 893
Sudan inaugurates north-south railway. Brief article 157
Superpower Africa. Tukur, Bamanga 941
The BRICs, not the first world, spearhead global recovery: although the world is well on its way to recovery following the global economic crisis, poorer nations in Africa, and elsewhere, can expect a rough ride as donor commitments reduce. Africa's best strategy in the near future is to look to the emerging markets, rather than their traditional trading partners, for essential growth. Siddiqi, Moin 1295
The independence issue. Sarbor, Jose Letter to the editor 155
The Marabout and the Griot: Ali's last bow. Sound recording review 671
UK returns Egyptian treasures. Brief article 162
West African farmers go organic. Brief article 208

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