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African Banks: Fitter, faster, more profitable

JEAN-CLAUDE COUTAUSSE/FEDEPHOTOBanks in Africa's most competitive environments are streamlining their operations, shoring up their procedures and training their employees to adapt to changing local and international environments

Last Updated on Friday, 01 June 2012 17:17

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The Bronze Venus

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Last winter, the Ghanaian-born Edward Enninful styled nine black women for a photo shoot titled "Black Allure" for Vogue Italia. This was the second time that this publication was dedicating a whole issue to black women who purvey apparel and other luxury wares for a living.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 October 2011 17:20

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Should Africa spend money on high-speed train lines?

French president Nicolas Sarkozy travelled to Morocco in late September as construction began on a new high-speed line linking Casablanca with Rabat and Tangiers. Businessmen and politicians want to know if it is a step in the right direction or a white elephant.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 October 2011 15:32

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Libya: Who owns the revolution?

Photo/ AUDE OSNOWYCZ FOR JA

Triumphant forces celebrate the fall of Gaddafi but the interim regime has to negotiate the road to elections with an array of regional and religious factions

Last Updated on Monday, 24 October 2011 17:58

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South Africa's hysteria over mass marketing techniques

Makro is one of the low-margin, high-volume discount stores in the Massmart empire/photo/Reuters

South Africans worry that the arrival of Walmart will mean the arrival of American retailing practices – including category management

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 October 2011 19:14

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Turkey: An enlarged sphere

Since the fall of Egypt's Hosni Mubarak, Turkey has wasted no opportunities to step into the limelight of Middle Eastern politics. Now it's asserting itself as the moral leader in the region.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 October 2011 18:05

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