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O O Kenya’s Jua K a li sector is becoming ^ O recognised by the authorities as an increasingly important sector. BRIAN ONYANGO reports from Nairobi.
______________ FEATURE______________ 15 Lome IV: The final countdown begins in acrim ony
SECTOR BY SECTOR
18 Agriculture: Deadly virus threatens Kenyan maize crop
19 Banking & Finance: People's Bank opens in Nigeria
20 Kenyan central bank raises interest rate Energy & M ining: Overseas companies join Ghana gold rush
22 SADCC receives Nordic mining expertise Manufacturing & Technology: Health warning for Ghanaian cigarettes
22 Zambian mugs destined for Malawi 23 Tanzania develops new machine to crush sugar-cane Market Network: Official boost for Kenya’s Jua Kali merchants
35 Hotel group launches African “ green” scheme 36 Transport & Communications: Tanzania moves to relieve bus problems 37 Kenya Airways battles on despite blocked funds
25 Transport crisis impedes Zimbabwe freight
26 Rising costs hit Zimbabwe horticulture
29 Malawi's rail lifeline reopens 29 World air freight traffic to double 30 Air - cargo service serves Tanzania 33 Zambia freight set for new impetus
Q g* In our mmw annual FREIGHT SURVEY, A£?s team of re jK i r te rs trace the latest developments in the sector over the last
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38 Z im babwe: Green oil exploration 38 Zimbabwe ignores the UN ivory ban 40 Ghana: Pamscad provides hope for Ghanaian poor 43 Cape Verde: Project casts a net for fishing potential 44 Swaziland: Denmark invests in coal, with no South Africans in sight
43 Chad: Cotton restructuring
46 Tanzania: Fraud and mismanagement cost the nation dearly
47 Kenya: Inflation creeps up 48 Uganda: Minister throws budget into dustbin 48 Sudan: Famine returns to Darfur and Kordofan 49 Nigeria: Anambra state aims to be “ Africa's South Korea"
_________BOOKS________ 50 Zambia gripped by IMF stranglehold
^ T h e word on everyone’s lips in Ghana is “ W Pamscad. COLLEEN LOWE MORNA reports from Accra on how the scheme is helping the country’s poor.
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