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AFRICAN BUSINESS Winner of the Diageo 2005 Best Publication award MAY 2007 ISSUE 331 WWW.AFRICASIA.COM

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12 Cover Story Global warming and Africa

42 African Business Leaders Obligations of success

52 Countryfile South Africa 2010: Too much of a good thing

Editorial 11 Home sweet home

Cover Story Global warming and Africa 12 How to avoid disaster 16 What Africa must do 18 Rail it, don’t air it 20 Storm over rainforest clearance

Cityview 24 Private capital better than aid

Energy 26 King coal ponders renewables 28 Delta prepares for trouble 30 Ghana power crisis now critical

Special Report 31 African Development Bank Newsletter

Essay 36 Call for cultural renaissance

Topic Privatisation 40 Hiring out the family silver

African Business Leaders 42 Alex Cummings Obligations of success

Topic 46 Africa and The Middle East: A new front

Countryfiles 50 Nigeria: Different captain, same chart 52 South Africa: 2010 – Too much of a good thing? 54 Tanzania: A steady hand on the tiller 56 East Africa: Fuel pipeline woes 57 East Africa: Trio’s digital revolution 58 Malawi: Privatisation in the right gear

Reviews Books/Music 64 World’s favourite diplomat 66 The Mauritanian minstrel

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