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Articles from African Business (January 1, 2010)

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'Vodafonegate' rumbles on: the controversy surrounding the sale of 70% of state-owned Ghana Telecom to Vodafone International continues to rumble on. The sale was made towards the end of the former administration's period in office and had been heavily criticised. Will the deal stick? Stephen Gyasi Jnr unravels the tangled threads of what has been dubbed 'Vodafonegate'. Jnr, Stephen Gyasi 1202
A zero-sum game? Marcel, Rene Letter to the editor 538
Africa bruised, not battered: Africa, in one way or the other, has managed to survive the steepest contraction in global economic activity and trade since the 1930s. Although signs of a recovery are visible, some African countries are still vulnerable to the sluggish economic growth of the developed world and the continuing funding shortfalls. Siddiqi, Moin Country overview 1415
Africa takes full brunt of crisis. Ford, Neil Country overview 2822
Africa's cotton producers to sue US? Brief article 170
African cinema goes commercial. Dalby, Alexa 1709
All in the same boat: Kaye Whiteman reports from Port of Spain on the Commonwealth Business Council Forum meeting held in the wings of the Commonwealth summit. Whiteman, Kaye 1220
Carbon efficiency index. Brief article 134
China bites back at Egypt summit: the fourth Sino-African summit was held at Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, last month. Once again there was a very strong highest-level African presence. Critical issues, such as China's true intentions in the continent and its track record so far, were thrashed out, as Anver Versi and Khadija Sharife report. Versi, Anver; Sharife, Khadija 1383
Cote d'lvoire to cut private sector out of cocoa. Brief article 112
DR Congo receives IMF support. Brief article 98
Econet launches solar handset. Brief article 114
Exxaro calls a halt in South Africa. Brief article 114
Franco: An African legend. 723
Gautrain delivers skills dividends: novel employment and training methods used during the construction of South Africa's Gautrain project have been so successful that the model is now being deployed throughout Southern Africa. Report by Tom Nevin. Nevin, Tom 1182
Hollywood breakthrough for Nigerian duo. 536
Keep up the progress. Assabe-Furie, Ben Letter to the editor 211
Kick out tobacco campaign. Brief article 219
Liberia secures palm-oil investment. Brief article 164
Mining bounces back. Morgan, M. J. 2258
New deal will protect property rights: the signing of a cross-border investment protection agreement between South Africa and Zimbabwe last month marked the close of a sought-after deal that had seemed elusive for nearly a decade. What will this mean for both economies? Barnabas Thondlana reports from Harare. Thondlana, Barnabas 594
New look Sierra Leone sparks investment rush: Sierra Leone, brought to its knees by the decade-long civil war which ended in 2002, is now shifting gear from stabilisation to growth. An international conference in London last month learnt that reforms are transforming this West African country and its mostly untapped potential is generating unprecedented interest from investors. Sarah Rundell reports. Rundell, Sarah 2517
Newmont ponders second Ghanaian mine. Brief article 110
Nonstop would be best. Schumann, Hans Letter to the editor 159
Powering Africa: the new power-generation surge. Report 1095
Satellite technology to aid livestock insurers. Brief article 179
Set down the rules. Kabwe, James Letter to the editor 334
The challenge of global warming: An awesome choice for mankind. Book review 1627
The long road to electrification. 1622
The renewable revolution. 1223
Tussle over future of ivory trade: the conference in March in Doha of the UN's Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) will pit two fiercely opposed African camps against each other. Kenya is leading the campaign to maintain the ban on ivory trade but Southern African countries want the ban lifted. Solomon Mburu reports. Mburu, Solomon Report 705
Water experts to meet in Kampala. Conference notes 181
Which is better? Which is bigger! Dutour, Frank Letter to the editor 99
Win a free annual subscription! 97
Winds of change blowing again. Versi, Anver Editorial 834

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