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MALAWI WORKING HARD TO MEND OVERSEAS FINANCIAL REPUTATION AFTER ‘CASHGATE’ SCANDAL



MALAWI’S government is working furiously to win back international donor support suspended over a multi-million euro corruption scandal involving dozens of officials and ministers close to the country’s leader, Joyce Banda, southern Africa’s first female president. Bill Corcoran reports from Lilongwe.…

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BOTSWANA’S FIRST PRIVATE UNIVERSITY EYES INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXPANSION



Botswana’s first private university, the Malaysian-owned Limkokwing University of Creative Technology (Limkokwing Botswana), has continued to flex its muscles in this diamond-rich Southern Africa nation, taking advantage of a fast growing tertiary education sector. Botswana’s college and university student (aged 18-24) enrollment has grown from 11.4% in 2007/08 to 16.4% in 2012, or 46,613 students.…

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MALAWI GOVERNMENT WELCOMES AGOA’S EXTENSION, BUT DOMESTIC CLOTHING SECTOR IS DECLINING



The Malawian government has welcomed the United States’ decision to restore preferential treatment to sub-Saharan African clothing and textile companies under the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). However, it says serious challenges have undermined the sector’s ability to take advantage of a provision in existence since 2000.…

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AFRICA GEARS UP FOR IMPROVED CORPORATE GOVERNANCE



A SALUTARY lesson learnt by the western world since the financial meltdown in 2008, is that there is no easy formula for ensuring economic growth. Despite the resilience of the United States and European institutions, markets and skills, restarting the economic engine has proved sluggish.…

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AFRICA CONGRESS OF ACCOUNTANTS SEEKS TO IMPROVE CONTINENT'S TRANSPARENCY, ACCOUNTABILITY



EXPERTS representing accounting bodies from around the world urged accountants in Africa to help reduce corruption and mismanagement in their governments through effective bookkeeping and auditing, as the continent moves towards sustainable growth. The 2nd Africa Congress of Accountants (ACOA) gathered in Accra, the capital of Ghana, from May 14-16.…

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LEAD PAINTS STILL WIDESPREAD IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA



IF there is one paint ingredient that marketers agree should be left off the label, it has to be lead. General and scientific opinion agrees this metal causes health problems and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), working with the UN Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) has embarked on plans to eliminate architectural and household lead paints in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2020.

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SOUTH AFRICA PAINTS INDUSTRY RECOVERS FROM PAINFUL RECESSION



SOUTH Africa’s paint and coatings industry is expected to increase in value from 560.0 million in 2009 to USD712.47 million in 2016, according to market analysts Frost & Sullivan. But the sector has faced tough times since the global financial crisis hit in 2008, and is only now recovering from the recession that hit South Africa as a result, and that recovery has been slow.…

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CONCERN OVER CHINESE CLOTHING AND TEXTILE DOMINANCE GROWS IN AFRICA



BY WACHIRA KIGOTHI, IN NAIROBI, AND WANG FANGQING, IN SHANGHAI

China’s powerful clothing and textile industry is looking for continued growth in sub-Saharan Africa, whose local manufacturers and brands are worrying about how to deal with the competition.

According to William Gumede, a senior research fellow at the University of Witwatersrand’s school of public and development management in South Africa, Chinese domination of Africa’s textile markets and its industry has promoted significant job losses.…

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SOUTH AFRICAN RARE EARTHS DEPOSITS BEING EYED FOR EXPLOITATION



BY BILL CORCORAN, IN CAPE TOWN

SOUTH Africa has deposits of rare earth elements (REEs) to rival that of Australia, and the country is poised to take advantage of this increasingly strategic resource, according to Mintek, the government’s mineral technology organisation.…

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SUGAR OFFERS AFRICAN BIOFUEL PRODUCERS A FEEDSTOCK - BUT DEVELOPMENT WILL BE CHALLENGING



BY BILL CORCORAN, IN CAPE TOWN; MOHAMMED YUSUF, IN NAIROBI; AND KEITH NUTHALL

A BOOK launched at last December’s Durban international climate change conference has focused on the growing potential for sugar to be a biofuel feedstock in Africa. ‘Bioenergy for Sustainable Development and International Competitiveness:

The Role of Sugar Cane in Africa’ was written by 44 authors representing 30 organisations in 16 countries and was published by Routledge.…

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