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So the entry of yet another form of competition, in the form of the three-wheelers, has been anything but welcome. The tuk-tuk-style vehicles with their low operating costs, manoeuvrability and the cheapness of their fares, could deal the minibus business a serious blow – as they have done in other parts of the world, especially in Asia.

http://africanbusinessmagazine.com/africa-within/countryfiles/malawi-three-wheels-better-four/#sthash.Sq5ln9eX.dpuf

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Weekend reading,

Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama began 2015 with a promise that the power crisis that the nation has been facing for over two years would finally come to a conclusive end during the year.

Read more here: http://africanbusinessmagazine.com/africa-within/countryfiles/ghana-president-mahama-turns-power-prayer/#sthash.FiSEGUel.dpuf

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Sub-Saharan African countries are progressing in leaps and bounds in terms of ease of doing business, with the continent accounting for five of the top 10 most-improved regulatory environments for doing business worldwide. A number of African countries are implementing multiple reforms in the space of a year.  

http://africanbusinessmagazine.com/finance/business/africa-tops-business-ease-reforms/#sthash.ifTbhPAw.dpuf

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Global research has revealed the highly sobering and often terrifying impact of our economic activities on both the natural as well as the human environments we depend on. An all-round sustainable approach to living and working is no longer just an option – it is essential. Is Africa becoming more sustainable?

Find out here: http://africanbusinessmagazine.com/finance/markets/sustainability-now-name-game/#sthash.pL5wza2e.dpuf

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South Africa is improving its infrastructure and business environment as it strives to become the pre-eminent hub for commercial investment into the rest of the African continent, says Charlotte Maponya, the chairperson of Brand South Africa.

http://africanbusinessmagazine.com/profiles-and-interviews/interviews/south-africa-competitiveness-cooperation/#sthash.eXms0fDU.dpuf

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Conventional wisdom dictates that the pioneer in an industry, the ‘first-mover’ will have larger market share than latter entrants. It is also expected that such pioneers will continue to dominate the industry until a new player introduces an innovation that pulls the rug from under the market leader’s feet.

Read how M-Net West Africa intends to challenge Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) network.

http://africanbusinessmagazine.com/arts-and-culture/media/spreading-african-tv-film-magic/#sthash.iiYjqsuD.dpuf

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Kordjé Bedoumra running for presidency of the African Development Bank (AfDB). We asked, 'what new ideas will you bring so that the Bank can help play an active role in the transformation of the continent?'

Read Kordjé Bedoumra answer and more here:

 http://africanbusinessmagazine.com/profiles-and-interviews/interviews/kordje-bedoumra-minister-finance-budget-chad/#sthash.NAs0u8Gn.dpuf

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#Nigeria: #Politics.

It would be a mistake, however, to think that the APC has just relied on negative campaigning to make its electoral case. What distinguishes the two parties, according to Lai Mohammed, is that the APC formulates policies after listening to the people.

Stephen Williams speaks to Al Haji Lai Mohammed

http://africanbusinessmagazine.com/profiles-and-interviews/profile/nigeria-al-haji-lai-mohammed-national-public-secretary-apc/#sthash.P5lXmSlx.dpuf

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#Malawi: Feeling the pinch of a shrinking kwacha

Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe said although the rate at which the currency has been depreciating is shocking, the fall is not a strange scenario in Malawi. He cited the devaluation of the kwacha in 2012, when the country removed the currency’s peg to the US dollar. The currency slid from 168 kwacha to the dollar to 460.

Read more here: http://africanbusinessmagazine.com/finance/currency/feeling-pinch-shrinking-kwacha/#sthash.S9vWO1Du.dpuf

#Malawi: Little sachets of evil?

The Malawian government is facing down pressure from civil society to ban the sale of cheap and potent sachets of liquor, which campaigners believe is contributing to problems in health and education.

http://africanbusinessmagazine.com/africa-within/countryfiles/malawi-little-sachets-evil/
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