January 2014 Archives - African Business Magazine

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Soutak: Aziza Brahim

Aziza Brahim, the poet, singer and musician, is passionate about her homeland.…

Tanzania: Who’s laughing now?

For decades, Tanzania, hampered by its former socialist policies, was the butt of jokes within the East African Community.…

Kenya: Mall mania unfazed by terror strike

When terrorists hit Kenya’s trendy Westgate Shopping Mall in the upmarket suburb of Nairobi’s Westlands area in September, it was widely expected that investors would lose their appetite for building suburban malls.…

Nigeria: Labour halts refineries sell-off

The Nigerian government’s plans to sell the nation’s four poorly run refineries to private investors this year has been put on hold following threats by oil workers to go on strike to protest the proposed transfer of ownership.…

China snatches rail contract from slack UK

Ethiopia, like many other African countries, is increasingly turning to the Chinese, rather than the West, to construct its major infrastructure projects, such as railways.…

South Africa: ANC roughed up by Numsa withdrawal

As South Africa’s political forces draw up their battle plans for the national elections later this year, the already embattled ANC suffered a body blow when the largest labour union in the country, the metalworkers, decided to split from the grand alliance that has hitherto delivered victory for the ruling party.…

EAC ‘cheetahs’ ignore ‘tortoise’ Tanzania and Burundi

Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda, which with Tanzania and Burundi form the five-nation East African Community (EAC), appear to have formed a clique within the organisation and are forging ahead with several integration projects from which Tanzania and Burundi have been excluded.…

The money is in the honey

Honey is five times more expensive than oil and demand for this natural product is increasing not only in Africa itself but globally.…