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Articles from African Business (March 1, 2017)

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"We were able to substitute paternalism with partnership": Rosa Whitaker, architect of the African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA), explains her bold vision of US trade and investment in Africa. Williams, Stephen Interview 1413
Brand Africa 100 methodology: the BA100 was developed by Brand Leadership, in collaboration with Kantar TNS, Geopoll and Brand Finance. Schmitz, Ollie; Chenne, Karin Du; Sauvage-Mar, Matthieu 815
Building Africa's Green economy: green growth can be low risk and high return, but many constraints slow the pace of change. Thomas, David Cover story 2413
Built for Africa: Samsung, this year's most admired brand, tailors its products to meet the specific needs of its consumers. Interview 954
Ethiopia's US diaspora: saviour or menace? Some say Ethiopians abroad are giving their compatriots a voice but others accuse them of fuelling unrest in the country. Jeffrey, James 1107
From food basket to basket case? Uganda's food shortage flags the need for urgent reform in the agricultural sector. Ojulu, Epajjar 976
Global brands entrench their positions in Africa. 2539
InfraCredit: unlocking capital to build infrastructure: Nigeria's Infrastructure Credit Guarantee Company (InfraCredit) will encourage much-needed investment. Raji, Rafiq 780
Lower rates of growth forecast for Angola: a big jump in oil prices would fix Angola's government finances, but this looks unlikely at present. Ford, Neil 995
Mixed fortunes for African retail: the revenues of the region's biggest retailers continue to grow, even if lower commodity prices have slowed some developments. Ford, Neil 2191
Morocco is reminding us that the North is also part of Africa: ending the disconnect between North and sub-Saharan Africa would boost trade, raise investment and foster pan-Africanism. 477
Numbers. Brief article 194
Planting our future. Brief article 109
Plummeting oil revenue hits Lusophone prospects: commentators are increasingly pessimistic about the Angolan and Mozambican economies. Ford, Neil 1040
Record investment to propel Guinea's bauxite boom: the Africa Finance Corporation is part of a consortium financing a new mine in Guinea in the largest foreign investment since the Ebola crisis. Versi, Anver 956
Security-first African Union chief seeks to prove relevance: the AU's new commission chief, Chad's Moussa Faki Mahamat, is seen as a potential boost for security efforts across the continent. Thomas, David 1093
Sino-African e-commerce takes off: Chinese entrepreneurs are launching e-commerce sites dedicated to cross-border trade with Africa. Sarkar, Sudeshna 859
South Africa budget: economy to grow at 1.3% this year on improved outlook. Statistical data 492
Sparking investment through greater transparency: Africa's middle-market companies represent a big opportunity, but potential investors need clearer data. Cohen, Greg Statistical data 570
Tricky times for Mozambique: problems with loan repayments, falling gas prices and insecurity are damaging Mozambique's hopes of climbing out of poverty. Ford, Neil 1050
Understanding the African investment challenge: the next five years look strong for African economies, but investors need to take more interest in particular cities and countries if they are to succeed. Hersov, Rob 785
Will Nigeria's pension funds take on the infrastructure gap? Nigeria's infrastructure needs investment, and pension funds are now better placed to provide it. Raji, Rafiq 860

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