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Articles from African Business (July 1, 2012)

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"De-Commoditising" African exports: export development programme. Brief article 220
$2.69 bn. Statistical table 408
$4bn for food security. Brief article 111
AfDB launches African Guarantee Fund for SMEs. Brief article 111
Africa must create jobs for youth. Brief article 216
Africa's bank for trade. Statistical table 890
Africa's joblessness and the China connection. Brief article 273
Alternative ways to measure GDP. Brief article 238
Banking on tourism: Afreximbank construction/tourism-linked relay facility. Brief article 269
Brics. Brief article 130
Budget airlines get easyJet-style boost. 723
Building local stakeholders: African content promotion initiative. Brief article 168
Buying up the world The rush to seize land. Williams, Stephen Book review 1547
Celebrating Africa's success. Okafor, Ogo 668
China Africa trade. Statistical data 730
Chinese vanishing act: six years after the Chinese had been offered a large piece of land on which to establish one of the five special economic zones it says it wants in Africa, nothing of substance has taken place. Both the Mauritian government and people are running out of patience. Nasseem Ackbarally reports from Port-Louis. Ackbarally, Nasseem 923
Corruption battle is not score-settling -- Sata. 372
Dreamliners head for Africa. 565
East Africa leads in innovation. 614
Fairtrade a big hit with small farmers. 341
Fibre optic boosts Africa growth. Brief article 113
First agribusiness fund of funds. Brief article 108
First intercontinental solar-powered flight. Brief article 129
Greece and Niger a sorry tale of unfairness: the severe economic crisis currently gripping Greece and some other European countries is not dissimilar to the situation in Africa in the 1980s. But the global response has been vastly different. 'What is the basis of this blatant unfairness?' Asks our guest columnist (inset). Fofack, Hippolyte 1422
Honey--Ethiopia's liquid gold. Magda, Dominique 1514
How to stop fuel scams in West Africa. Beattie, John Statistical data 2120
How trade developed China. Statistical data 543
International transfers easier. Brief article 140
Iron ore and copper targeted. Brief article 104
Japan renews $1bn AfDB fundin. Brief article 132
Jean-Louis Ekra chairman and president, Afreximbank: the overspill of the credit crisis in the developed world drove a huge new demand for Afreximbank's trade finance products, leading it to develop new partnerships with other multilateral institutions, the Bank's chairman and president says. Interview 1745
Making a clamour on the international stage. Versi, Anver Editorial 757
Moving up the value chain: Africa cocoa initiative. Brief article 262
New light on old darkness? The Nigerian governments decision to announce new more expensive electricity tariffs from the beginning of June has provoked a spate of protests. Nigerians believe this is putting the cart before the horse as the country's power supply remains woeful. Frederick Mordi reports from Lagos. Mordi, Frederick 1504
Oando acquires 40% interest in Nigeria Qua Iboe oil field. Brief article 222
Open Innovation Africa Summit 2012: at the end of May, the second Open Innovation Africa Summit (OIAS) took place in Nairobi. It was organised by mobile phone giant Nokia, grant-management World Bank organisation infoDev, and management consulting group, Capgemini. Sherelle Jacobs was there. Jacobs, Sherelle Conference notes 884
Pill too tough to swallow? Malawi's new President, Joyce Banda's decision to devalue the currency by 48.18% has led to considerable hardships for the ordinary person with prices of essentials rising between 30-40%. The promised economic benefits, writes Lameck Masina from Lilongwe, seem to be receding further into the future. Masina, Lameck 849
Safety in the skies. 811
Smaller is more beautiful: Brazil's aircraft maker Embraer's smaller capacity jets, carrying between 70 and 120 passengers has virtually revolutionised regional air travel in Latin America. It has now set its sights firmly on Africa. Report by Anver Versi. Versi, Anver 823
South Africa to host world's largest telescope: South Africa's bleakest semi-desert area, the Karoo region, is enjoying an unexpected spell in the limelight. It has been selected as the site of the country's largest solar park, it has billions of cubic metres of gas and now, it will be home to the world's largest and most sophisticated telescope--the Square Kilometre Array. Tom Nevin has the story. Nevin, Tom 1300
Street battles over youth jobs: the government's decision to deploy billions of rand to provide jobs for unemployed youth has led to bitter street battles between Cosatu, the national trade union and the opposition Democratic Alliance with Cosatu, surprisingly against the proposal. Tom Nevin explains all. Nevin, Tom 1062
Tamale upgrade to ease pressure on Ghana's Kotoka: an ambitious, $174m project to upgrade the Tamale airport in the northern region of Ghana to international status is to begin later this year. The new airport is expected to stimulate considerable economic activity in the region and boost agricultural exports, among other benefits. Stephen Gysai Jnr reports from Accra. Stephen Gyasi 663
The blossoming of African innovation. Company overview 2681
The foundation of innovation. Zaman, Muhammad 726
The gentle panther Radiance, truth and courage. Williams, Stephen Occupation overview 599
Toughing out short-term turbulenc. Ford, Neil 1009

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