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Articles from African Business (March 1, 2011)

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A South African herb that may rival Prozac: remember the anti-weight-gain herb Hoodia used by the San people of South Africa? Now, an even more exciting discovery could take the world of antidepressants by storm. The herb, found in the same regions as Hoodia, seems to be nature's answer to depression and anxiety. The global market is enormous but so are the legal and regulatory hurdles. Dr Sean Carey* reports. Carey, Sean Industry overview 1842
A time of highs and lows. 1901
Africa can profit from new French policy. 677
Africa's first private satellite launched. Brief article 159
African airlines unite against international competition. Brief article 124
African chemistry to blossom? Brief article 178
Angola awakens. 2263
Bamboo to replace vanishing forests: with its forests shrinking, Kenya is turning to new sources to replace its tree stock. Bamboo, once a protected plant, is the cornerstone of a campaign to increase forest cover and start a new bamboo-based industry. Solomon Mburu reports. Mburu, Solomon 548
Days of thunder dawn of true democracy? 3794
Eastern Africa joins the club. 896
Giant trade bloc ready for launch: Southern African leaders are close to fusing the SADC, Comesa and the EAC into one giant free-trade area. Will this bring about greater regional economic cohesion? asks Tom Nevin. Nevin, Tom 1275
ICT development to boost learning. Brief article 120
Kenya geothermal to top energy sources. Brief article 150
King red leads base metals boom: Africa's base metals are enjoying a new boom thanks mainly to China's seemingly insatiable appetite and increasing demand from other BRIC nations. MJ Morgan reports. Morgan, M J 1364
Maritime banditry: Defeating the pirates. Williams, Stephen Book review 1524
Mozambique energy underpins rapid growth. 1549
Murder shows up cracks under the surface: Mauritius, often described as a holiday paradise, suffered a severe blow to its reputation following the highly publicised murder of a European visitor on her honeymoon. Was this a one-off tragedy, or are there darker undercurrents below the surface? Nasseem Ackbarally investigates. Ackbarally, Nasseem 1461
Nervous times for Tunisian and Egyptian hydrocarbons? 666
Nigerian elections enter the gladiators: the Nigerian general elections, slated for 9th April, this year gather momentum as the presidential flag bearers of the various political parties emerge. Frederick Mordi and Anver Versi look at the intrigues surrounding the emergence of some of the candidates and profile the leading aspirants. Mordi, Frederick; Versi, Anver 2285
Nurturing domestic capital markets: over the past few years, an increasing number of African countries have joined the trend of issuing national bonds which are globally marketable. This is a vital addition to Africa's capital markets, but more needs to be done if the full benefits are to be reaped. Siddiqi, Moin 1301
Prime time for Lusophone Africa. 1471
Rwanda SE becomes Africa's latest stock exchange. Brief article 198
Rwanda to review media restriction laws. Brief article 135
Skittish rand causes exasperation: the value of the rand, which has been yo-yoing for little apparent reason, is causing consternation among planners. Tom Nevin seeks the views of a cross section of the population on what impact this will have on the economy. Nevin, Tom 1851
South Africa's mining rights to go online. Brief article 155
Strong African traditions: The Garifuna troubadour. Williams, Stephen Sound recording review 643
Tomorrow is another country: the world's newest state, South Sudan, will come into being officially on 9th July, following an overwhelming vote for sessession from the North. But as Richard Seymour and Anver Versi report, enormous challenges still lie ahead. Seymour, Richard; Versi, Anver 1793
UK government. Brief article 187
Unravelling the secrets of corruption. Versi, Anver 803
We will avoid the oil curse--Ghana. Nevin, Tom 880
World Bank sharpens African focus. Brief article 178
Zim diamonds cleared for export. Brief article 113

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