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AfricanBusiness (fo rm e r ly A frican Developm en t es tab lis hed 1968) published m onthly by IC Magazines Ltd.

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IC Magazines Ltd. are also publishers of: NewAfrican, The Middle East, Al-lktissad Al-Arabi, Middle East Travel, Middle East Transport, Gulf States Newsletter, Saudi Arabia Newsletter, Nigeria Newsletter, The Middle East Yearbook, New African Yearbook, Traveller's Guides to the Middle East and Africa, International Business Opportunities.

Group Publisher: Ahmed Afif Ben Yedder ru D i is n e r . Miaan nannery

Editor: Sean Moroney

Managing Editor: Alan Rake

Art Director: Christopher Laver

Editorial Assistants: Lesley Bonner, Katharine Butt CORRESPONDENTS Botswana: Jean Rowton, Cameroon: Bisong Etahoben, Francophone Africa: Mario Sampaio, Gambia: M. D. N'Jie, Ghana: Kumah Drah, Kenya: Leo OderaOmolo, Liberia: Bill Frank Enoanyi, Mauritius: Teklall Gunesh, Nigeria: Peter Ajayi, Sylvester Osaji. Malawi: Robert Kalemba, Sierra Leone: Eben Davies. Sudan: Alfred Taban, Swaziland: Norman Sowerby, Tanzania: Abdulla Suleiman, Uganda: Charles Harrison, Zambia:

Sylvester Chiposa, Zimbabwe: Trevor Grundy. CONTRIBUTORS

4 News, analysis, comment on economic events

FEATURES 16 Australia’s conflict of interests in Africa

17 Europe/Africa road link 18 Libya’s export payments crisis 22 Samir Amin on Africa’s economic choices


24 Gabon: Mineral prospects 25 Lesotho: Development Plan

29 Sierra Leone: Fishing industry 31 Mozambique: Foreign oil participation 32 Kenya: Food production 33 Senegal: Dakar free zone


34 Shagari curbs the economy; State government debts

35 Import bills; Ondo State broadcasting; Bank fraud

Gunnell, Tony Hawkins, Tony Hodges, Derek Ingram, Andrew Lycett, John Madeley, Roger Murray, Jimoh Omo-Fadaka, Shamlal Puri, Howard Schissel, Robert Shaw, Alan Urbach, Ruth Weiss. CIRCULATION Circulation Manager: Mike Cooper Promotions Manager: Helen Perry Sales/Administration: Maria Solieri Subscriptions: Lisa Blande ADVERTISING

COMPANY NEWS 37 Elf in Africa 38 Barclays 39 Standard Bank Sierra Leone; Fraser in Lesotho 40 BAT Kenya; Z im babwe’s Bindura Nickel;

DEG in Kenya 41 Yugoslav tractors for Uganda; Nigeria Tobacco Company; Shoe battle in Sierra Leone; Brazil’s Braspetro 42 TV in Swaziland; DRG South Africa; Shell and BP

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African Business is distributed monthly to exer.i jtivrr b u r e a u o f c i r c u l a t i o n 1 m d | in government, business, and industry in Africa. © 1982 CC Magazines Limited


43 Coal in Z im babwe 44 Uganda Coffee Board; Cocoa price problems 45 Rubber relations; Kenya coffee; Commodities briefs 46 Commodities Focus: Uganda’s commodity revival 49 West African iron ore; Burundi phosphates; 50 US sugar quotas; Copper prospects; Tin Pact

LABOUR 51 EEC Labour code; Labour briefs


52 Concise guide to key publications


57 Contents list


77 Euroloans to Africa 83 Rural Banking expands - from the top down Country reviews: 85 Z im babwe; Nigeria; 88 Malawi; Zambia; 91 Ghana; 93 Uganda; Kenya; 95 Francophone

Africa; 97 Sudan; Egypt; 99 BADEA annual report;

100 African Development Bank; BEAC: BCEAO


101 News update, sector by sector

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