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N° DE COMMISSION PARITAIRE 0310 K 89343 Mensuel: Novembre 2008 Déépôôt léégal

Contents

November 2008 ISSUE 347 WWW.AFRICASIA.COM

14 Cover Story The Global Finance Crunch

Editorial 13 Reminder – government is a public servant

Cover Story The Global Finance Crunch 15 Can Africa Survive? 16 From hobgoblin to fairy godmother 17 Turmoil to hit energy build? 20 High-tec rescues gem cutters 22 Anatomy of the global crisis

View from the City 26 Private Equity flocking to Africa

Trends 28 What will Obama do for Africa?

Event 47 2008 African Banker Awards

Letter from East Africa 50 When it pays to be poor (sometimes!)

Special Report Energy 32 Credit Crunch shadow over African boom 34 North Africa: targeting European markets 36 Gulf of Guinea: Changing fortunes 38 East Africa: joining the party 40 CDMs: Africa’s energy development lifeline

Media 52 More local content, broadcasters told

Topics 54 How big a hole has Mbeki left? 62 Jumping the technology gap

2010 World Cup Watch 64 Blatter finger-wagging causes offence

Spotlight 66 Pirates rule the waves

Countryfiles 68 South Africa: Sasol hit with huge fines 71 Kenya: Nairobi’s housing boom 72 Malawi: Mutharaika’s reforms find favour

Reviews Books/Music 70 Oil and Politics in the Gulf of Guinea 72 The Vodoun Effect