Monthly Archives: February 2007

So what are hedge funds?

  So what are hedge funds? Money TalkBy Robert Brown Watson Wyatt Unlike banks, building societies, insurance companies or stockbrokers, there are no mentions of hedge funds in the Yellow Pages. And it is highly unlikely you will find one … Continue reading

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US warship monitors pirates

  US warship monitors pirates A US warship is heading towards the Somali coast where a United Nations-chartered cargo ship was hijacked by pirates, say aid officials. UN staff say the hijacked ship, the MV Rozen, is at anchor after … Continue reading

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A shoulder to cry on

  A shoulder to cry on By Angus Crawford BBC News in Swaziland In Swaziland in southern Africa one in 10 households is run by a child. Society has been hollowed out by HIV and Aids. Zandile is very grateful … Continue reading

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Challenges facing Africa’s entrepreneurs

  Challenges facing Africa’s entrepreneurs Africa is often seen as a high-risk place to do business, but the continent is increasingly becoming a hospitable destination for investors. Typical view of Africa? South Africa is the region’s powerhouse At the start … Continue reading

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African hearts return to start firms

  African hearts return to start firms By Orla Ryan Accra, Ghana Marie Claire’s daughter wanted to bring the family back to Africa Haitian cook Marie Claire Rimpel is tired after a long day at her new restaurant, The Caribbean. … Continue reading

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African trade fears carbon footprint backlash

African trade fears carbon footprint backlash By Victoria Averill Nairobi, Kenya How green are Kenya’s exports? "What is global warming?", asks Samuel Mauthike, a small scale vegetable farmer in Kirinyaga, Kenya’s central province, as he crouches down compressing the moist … Continue reading

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Somali widow turns to khat trade

  Somali widow turns to khat trade By Mohamed Olad Hassan BBC News, Mogadishu Amina Haji Mumin’s husband was killed by a stray bullet during inter-clan clashes in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, five years ago. Widow Amina Haji Mumin sells khat … Continue reading

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