Business in Africa - April 2003

CONTENTS:

NIGERIAN WHY AFRICAN LEADERS FAIL
As the New Partnership for Africa’s economic development (Nepad) gains currency, questions are being raised about the quality of Africa’s political leadership. Most African leaders have let the continent down in the struggle to improve the material well-being of its people. Only a few African leaders since independence have demonstrated skills of development on the ground, says Professor Ali A. Mazrui. In this special report, we examine the types of leadershipin Africa and ask if the current crop of leaders can move the continent forward.

ALGERIA’S RECOVERY PLAN
Violent uprisings, political dissent and lingering socialist economics. DIANNA GAMES reports back after a recent visit to Algiers.

LIFE AFTER WAR
Luanda, a place of relative safety during the 30-year civil war, is bursting at the seams with approximately four million inhabitants, placing a burden insurmountable on the city.

KYOTO HAS FAILED THE POOR
One of the greatest failures of the last 50 years has been the ability to lay the foundation stones of public health in the developing world – hygiene, sanitation and water supply.

OBASANJO’S REPORT CARD
ROSE UMOREN provides excerpts from her unique insight into Obasanjo’s government and life in Nigeria.

MALAWI
Trial and error
Malawi is pursuing economic recovery facing many challenges and opportunities

BANKING
African opportunities
Throughout Africa, the banking sector is identifying new markets and strategies


INFOTECH
Spatial information management
Spatial technology offers commercial companies strategic and decision making benefits

MANAGEMENT
Capital focus

How unlocking the capital trapped in a company can alleviate the need for foreign investment


MOTORING
Gallic expansion

French car manufacturers have their eyes set on Africa

Sportscar feast

The CAR MAGAZINE team’s pick of the latest sportscars


 

WHY AFRICAN LEADERS FAIL
As the New Partnership for Africa’s economic development (Nepad) gains currency, questions are being raised about the quality of Africa’s political leadership. Most African leaders have let the continent down in the struggle to improve the material well-being of its people. Only a few African leaders since independence have demonstrated skills of development on the ground, says Professor Ali A.Mazrui.

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ALGERIA’S RECOVERY PLAN

 

 

Violent uprisings, political dissent and lingering socialist economics. DIANNA GAMES reports back after a recent visit to Algiers.

Read more...

 
LIFE AFTER WAR

 

 

Luanda, a place of relative safety during the 30-year civil war, is bursting at the seams with approximately four million inhabitants, placing a burden insurmountable on the city.

Read more...

 
KYOTO HAS FAILED THE POOR

One of the greatest failures of the last 50 years has been the ability to lay the foundation stones of public health in the developing world – hygiene, sanitation and water supply.

Read more...

 
OBASANJO’S REPORT CARD
ROSE UMOREN provides excerpts from her unique insight into Obasanjo’s government and life in Nigeria.

Read more...

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