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February 2013

Chris Bishop
Deep breath everyone, a new year is here; time to get your breath back after another year of squabbles. This continent appears to be riven by squabbles with no end. No names, no pack drill but there are perennial squabbles up and down this beautiful ... Read more
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Africa’s Unassuming Giant
Hakeem Belo-Osagie, veteran entrepreneur worth $400 million, on catching up with Nigeria’s telecom market leaders and the rise of Africa...

The Tide Turns
Namibia’s ruling party has signaled a break with liberation-era politics by electing the pro-business, trade and industry minister Hage Geingob as their next presidential candidate...

The 20 Power Women In Africa
Here are some of the young African women, who have left their footprints on Africa's soil in the last year...

Mining Midas Steps Into Anglo
As the world’s biggest Mining Indaba (February 4-7) gets underway in Cape Town; Anglo American, one of the world’s largest mining companies, will feel the reaction to its new boss, Mark Cutifani...

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The Rionge Person To Ask For A Bribe
She stood up to 17 men demanding a bribe and is now reaping the rewards.

Nigeria’s Nightingale
Nneka sticks her neck out to sing about corruption, oppression and life in Africa, while everyone wants to hear about love.

The Education Of Oprah Winfrey
Rather than abandon her South African school, Winfrey learned from her mistakes—and doubled down on what she believed in.

How They Help
Corporate social investment, aid or charity: whatever name ‘giving’ goes under; businesses are doing it.

Smart Approach
Labor-intensive and bureaucracy-laden identity documents are being replaced by some of the most high-tech biometric and smart card devices around.

Making Money, Making History
Africa’s top stock exchange continued setting off fireworks days into the New Year, reaching yet another milestone.

Why China Can’t Survive Without Africa
China is an important economic player in Africa. Its investments span across many sectors and are not confined to large state-owned companies.

Killer Passes And Presidential Power In The Glory Of ‘96
As the Africa Cup of Nations plays out, FORBES AFRICA looks back on a fairy tale that saw champions born on an emotional, rainy afternoon in Johannesburg.

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