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MOROCCO SPECIAL

THE CASE FOR DEVELOPMENT

• Nigeria Chinagets railway rolling • SouthAfrica ChristoWiese,Monopoly money • São Tomé Bigplansforasmallisland www.theafricareport.com

N° 89•APRIL 2017

Nana Akufo-Addo

Aman inahurry

Taking overacountry held back by debt andgraft, Ghana’snew president promisestobreak with the old colonial economy, and pledges freesecondary schooling forall

INTERNATIONAL EDITION

Algeria550 DA•Belgium €5.90•Canada CA$ 7.95•DRCongo US$9• Denmark 60 DK•DOM8€• Ethiopia 90 Birr•France€5.90 Germany €5.90• Ghana GH¢ 10•Italy€5.90•Kenya KES410•Morocco 40 DH•Netherlands €5.90•Nigeria 800 NGN•Norway NK 70 Portugal€5.90•Rwanda RWF 6,000•Sierra Leone LE 15,000•South AfricaR40 (tax incl.)•Spain €5.90•Sweden SEK 70 Switzerland 9.90 FS•Tanzania TZS 10,000•Tunisia5.4 DT•Uganda UGX 10,000•UK£4.50•United States US$6.95•Zambia 48 ZMW Zimbabwe US$4• CFACountries 3,500FCFA•Euro Zone €5.90

GROUPEJEUNE AFRIQUE

INTERVIEW Christo Wiese: Monopoly money www.theafricareport.com

Ghana Aman in a hurry

Nigeria China gets railway rolling

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The case ordevelopment

N° 89•APRIL 2017

INTERVIEW Zweli Mkhize: Perfectly placed for power should others stumble www.theafricareport.com

Ghana Aman in a hurry

Nigeria China gets railway rolling

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The case for development

N° 89•APRIL 2017

KENYA

The ThirdMan

Can Mudavadi break into the OdingaKenyatta show?

EASTAFRICA EDITION

Algeria550 DA•Belgium €5.90• CanadaCA$ 7.95•DRCongo US$9• Denmark 60 DK•DOM8€•Ethiopia90Birr•France €5.90 Germany€5.90•Ghana GH¢ 10•Italy €5.90• Kenya KES410•Morocco40DH•Netherlands €5.90• Nigeria 800 NGN•NorwayNK70 Portugal €5.90•RwandaRWF 6,000•Sierra Leone LE 15,000•South Africa R40 (tax incl.)•Spain €5.90•SwedenSEK 70 Switzerland 9.90 FS•Tanzania TZS 10,000•Tunisia 5.4DT•UgandaUGX 10,000•UK£4.50•UnitedStates US$ 6.95•Zambia 48 ZMW Zimbabwe US$4•CFA Countries 3,500FCFA•Euro Zone €5.90

GROUPEJEUNE AFRIQUE

Christoffel Wiese

Monopoly Money

The great salesman

The great salesman has built ShopRite into an African empire

GROUPEJEUNE AFRIQUE

SOUTHERN AFRICA EDITION

Algeria550 DA•Belgium€5.90•Canada CA$ 7.95•DRCongo US$9•Denmark 60 DK•DOM8€•Ethiopia90Birr•France €5.90 Germany€5.90•Ghana GH¢10•Italy €5.90•Kenya KES410•Morocco 40 DH•Netherlands€5.90•Nigeria 800 NGN•NorwayNK70 Portugal €5.90•RwandaRWF 6,000•Sierra Leone LE 15,000•South Africa R40 (tax incl.)•Spain €5.90•SwedenSEK 70 Switzerland9.90 FS•Tanzania TZS 10,000•Tunisia5.4 DT•Uganda UGX 10,000•UK£4.50•UnitedStates US$ 6.95•Zambia 48 ZMW Zimbabwe US$4•CFA Countries 3,500FCFA•Euro Zone €5.90

06 EDITORIAL

Open up theWorldBank 08 LETTERS 10 THEQUESTION

BRIEFING 12 SIGNPOSTS 14 INTERNATIONAL 16 PEOPLE 18 OPINION

ElnathanJohn, on Howtobe black in Berlin 22 CALENDAR

FRONTLINE 24 MOROCCO

Thejoined-upkingdom Morocco has trodasteady growth path underpinned by strong statestructures

POLITICS 32 GHANA

PresidentNanaAkufo-Addo Ghana'scampaigner-in-chief nowhas thepower to bring the changeshehas long called for 36 INTERVIEW

Ghana's financeminister KenOfori-Atta 38 KENYA

Nasapreparesfor lift-off 40 PROFILE

ANCtreasurer general Zweli Mkhize 42 ANANSI

From Geneva,withlove

COUNTRYFOCUS 43 SÃOTOMÉEPRÍNCIPE

Ahub to buildadream on The government hopesChinese money will help to turn it into aCentral African business hub 46 INTERVIEW

PrimeMinister, PatriceTrovoada

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Bigger berths,longer runways 56 TOURISM

Welcomingthe neighbours

BUSINESS 62 PROFILE

ChristoWiese OneofSouth Africa's richest business leaderstalks abouthis commercial successesand failures 67 OPINION

Ralph Mathekga, on BEEing and nothingness 68 TRADE

When Nigeria sneezes, Benincatchesacold 70 INTERVIEW

Paystack's SholaAkinlade 72 PROFILE

Egypt'sSherifEl-Helw

DOSSIER LOGISTICS 74 Take theAtrain

Nigeria’shigh-speed Kaduna-Abuja railroad 78 EGYPT

Silk Road versus Suez 80 AIRLINES

Taking theAfricanroute

ART&LIFE 82 PHOTO ESSAY

Women of thesmoke Hidden stories of thecharcoal workersofCoted'Ivoire 86 ART

At theCape Town ArtFair 88 TRAVEL

MeanderinginMaputo, fromthe white sands to thesignature seafood 89 LIFESTYLE

Kenyan quartet SautiSol 90 DAYINTHE LIFE

Cameroonian IT expert René Ngako talks abouthis dreamsand regrets

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