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Articles from African Business (December 1, 2013)

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$1.4bn. 163
$1Om. Brief article 140
$lbn. 141
'Cashgate' scandal ripples widen: a massive scandal, involving millions of dollars and in which civil servants and government ministers are allegedly involved, has infuriated international donors, who have withheld desperately needed support. Masina, Lameck 804
20m. 153
50 Dramatic years. 227
50 years of kenya--risks and rewards. Thorpe, Conrad Statistical data 585
Africa needs 970 new aircraft. Brief article 273
Africa's bandwidth growth leads the world. Statistical data 225
African Governance under scrutiny. Cover story 3479
Aluminium: down but not out: with prices in the doldrums, the aluminium industry has had little cheer of late. But the future may be a lot more positive for Africa's players in this market. Morgan, MJ 1602
Angels at the Summit. Philby, Johnson 157
Backbone of the economy. Kabukuru, Wanjohi Statistical data 826
Call for Nominations Members of the Appeals Panel Disclosure and Access to Information Policy. 427
Can sector survive body bows? Jiwail, Aamera 1535
Cuts with the most sting. Brief article 240
Democratic Republic of Congo Education and health: the state puts its hand in its pocket. Mohamed, Dounia Ben 1307
Film sheds new light on Somali piracy: a gripping new Hollywood movie is based on a true story of piracy on the coast of East Africa, when a US container ship was hijacked and its captain taken hostage. It presents the issues on both sides and is making stars of its Somali actors. However, piracy in all its different forms in East and West Africa remains a deadly menace and adds enormously to the cost of doing business. Alexa Dalby reports. Dalby, Alexa 2718
From thug to business star: While most of Africa's youth keep looking for scarce jobs, a young man in South Africa has shown that with determination, it is possible to surmount almost impossible odds and become a successful entrepreneur. Kunene, Thabo 823
Gordhan ends government spending binge: South Africa's Finance Minister has been swinging the axe and chopping off the huge expenses perks that politicians and top government officials have so far enjoyed. The aim is to claw back the national debt as well as instil some discipline in what many consider reckless spending by the bureaucracy. Tom Nevin gives the details. Nevin, Tom Statistical data 1149
High ambition needs dose of reality. Ford, Neil 1532
How to turn energy windfall into a blessing rather than a curse. Menker, Sara Statistical data 1437
Island of learning: Mauritius aims to become an active player in higher education by providing opportunities for foreign students, targeting mainly African and Asian youth waiting to get into universities. With the number of private tertiary institutions and foreign students increasing, the island is a creating a new economic pillar, expected to contribute about 10% to its GDP by 2025, writes Nasseem Ackbarally from Port Louis. Ackbarally, Nasseem 715
Land rover renews born free support. 685
Laying down the lam for mining companies: as kenya plans to capitalise on the riches of a fledgling mining sector, industry stakeholders are in an uproar over the decision to increase royalties to an internationally unprecedented high. local miners, however, are delighted. report by Aamera Jiwaji. Jiwaji, Aamera Statistical data 1338
Letters to the Editor: win a free annual subscription! Letter to the editor 121
Looking for angels. Fahm, Tunde Letter to the editor 355
More angels. Osiakwan, Eric MK 107
Movement of the people Migration and its consequences. Williams, Stephen Book review 1564
New vision for East African banking: Interview with Dr Charles Kimei, CEO of CRDB Bank, Tanzania. Kimei, Charles Interview 2536
Pausing for breath? 1384
PayPal partners with Equity. 110
Science can help solve South Africa's problems. Brief article 247
Snappy South African commuters zap the apps. Dalby, Alexa Brief article 165
Solar energy made easy--and cheap: A team from the University of Johannesburg mechanical engineering department is showing how solar energy can be mobilised using the most humble of components. Tom Nevin reports on a technological breakthrough that can provide power to millions across the continent. Nevin, Tom 757
Some projects of the applied solar energy group. 647
Sub-Saharan Africa opens first digital planetarium. Brief article 205
The changing nature of power. Viewpoint essay 685
The father of Congolese rumba Born to sing. Kabasele, Joseph Sound recording review 652
Too much wealth in too few hands. Sanusi, Sanusi Lamido 2982
Tourists undeterred by terror attack. Ford, Neil Statistical data 1321
Uhuru Kenyatta--born into leaderdship. Kabukuru, Wanjohi 1553
Water an Sanitation in Africa: water, water everywhere? Ford, Neil 1632
West Africa agrees to integrate. Dalby, Alexa 103
Why sanitation is a good investment. Williams, Chris 1977
Will Ghana shoot itself in the foot through new investment act: in Ghana, small and medium enterprises form 92% of all companies and contribute 70% to GDP but their biggest constraint has been access to finance. A number of measures taken by the government have helped to ease this situation but a new act, argues Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia*, could reverse all the gains made so far. Kuenyehia, Elikem Nutifafa 1157

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