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Articles from African Business (June 1, 2013)

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$1.26bn. Brief article 119
$100m to help youth go digital. Brief article 117
$4.5bn. Brief article 111
13m Nigerians to get smart ID cards. Brief article 102
500m. Brief article 121
A desert voice: for a nation in crisis. Williams, Stephen Sound recording review 687
Addis plays the long game: over the last five years, Ethiopia's diplomatic engagement with its East African neighbours appears to have taken on a new urgency with wide-ranging agreements on transport corridors and energy sharing. But, as Wanjohi Kabukuru reports, this is just one plank of Ethiopia's carefully worked-out master plan to sustain its double-digit growth. Kabukuru, Wanjohi 1205
Afreximbank deepening African trade: from hotels to cocoa processing plants, airliners to mining services, two decades after its creation, Afreximbank continues to partner with African companies and governments to build larger, deeper and more diverse economies for the continent. Company overview 666
Africa's coming crash--and how to avoid it: Africa is on an economic, political and social high as never before and the projections are for a better tomorrow than today. But what if things turn topsy-turvy? What if commodity prices crash or China goes down the pan? Richard Walker assesses the black swans that could derail Africa's growth and suggests ways to avoid it. Walker, Richard 2273
Africa's Top 250 Companies African business' annual rankings. Cover story 11297
African aviation progress is not enough: Africa's aviation sector is hanging in there, but only just. Increased competition from large international carriers, higher than average operating costs and the unwillingness to open up African skies to all African airlines despite long-standing pledges to do so are hamstringing the continent's carriers. Can a breakthrough be achieved? Ford, Neil 3887
Ambitious expansion plan for Ghana's Tema port: Tema is the most important entry port in Ghana, handling around 70% of total maritime cargo to and from the country. But the volume of throughput now far exceeds the port's handling capacity, leading to long queuing for ships and slower trade. But, Francis L Sackity reports from Accra, plans are afoot to rapidly expand the port. Sackity, Francis L. 993
Around Africa this month. Brief article 250
Cameroon realising its potential. 936
Can Africa be the workshop of the word? Versi, Anver Editorial 776
Can Africa make the big switch? Ford, Neil 1406
Crowdsourcing--the power to change lives: there is no shortage of innovation and ideas in Africa. Now, the global reach of the internet is making possible an equally innovative solution for getting finance to small and medium-sized businesses in Africa--crowdsourcing. Richard Seymour has the details. Seymour, Richard 1303
European pensioners fell to South Africa: with many European countries struggling to keep their heads above water, South Africa seems to be the new Promised Land for pensioners and those who have retired. A good exchange rate and relatively low house prices add to the attraction. Nevin, Tom 1332
Fly factory wins innovation award. Brief article 102
Global aid figures must be reassessed. Brief article 243
Gold tumbles but platinum steadies: gold, which had risen some 400% between 2000 and 2011 alone, saw its biggest drop in 30 years in mid April but platinum, after a period out in the cold, is rallying. Report by MJ Morgan. Morgan, M.J. 656
How Afreximbank is redefining the African business landscape. 979
Investors brush off Boko Haram violence. Mordi, Frederick 1327
Japan & Cameroon. 561
Jean-Louis Ekra: Chairman and President, Afreximbank. Ekra, Jean-Louis Interview 679
Malaria is no match for African students. Brief article 212
New database reveals China's projects. Brief article 233
One ocean one airline? Currently, airlines belonging to the five Indian Ocean islands are struggling to survive against international carriers. Is forming a regional airline the solution? This was the nub of the discussion during the first Indian Ocean Commission Conference on connectivity held in Port-Louis last month. Ackbarally, Nasseem Conference news 1205
Plug the gaps in Africa's growth, economists warn. Brief article 227
South Africa turning greener: South Africa is one country that has already taken the bull by the horns and plotted its electricity generation for the next 20 years, through an Integrated Resources Programme in which renewable energy takes pride of place. However, in the meanwhile, King Coal rules. Nevin, Tom 870
South Africa's energetic renewables programme. 525
Strangest deliveries for DHL. Brief article 104
Tanzania to be major minerals force. Brief article 127
Transforming the economy. 1323
Turkey boosts African presence. Brief article 240
Uhuru's great expectations: president Uhuru Kenyatta's newly announced cabinet promises a bouquet of skills, with its 18-strong membership's wide and varied experience in the worlds of business, banking, diplomacy and academia taking priority over that of career politicians. For the first time, two powerful portfolios go to women. Wanjohi Kabukuru reports from Nairobi. Kabukuru, Wanjohi 1490
Use Africa's $60bn remittances to power industrialisation: remittances from Africans in the diaspora are now estimated at around $60bn annually. While these help millions of Africans in their day-to-day needs, a proper harnessing of this resource could well see the continent on its next development stage--industrialisation. Duale, Abdirashid 1206
Zambia, Zim want more from mining. 334

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