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In this issue….

Agribusiness

Infrastructures

Environment & Renewable

Telecoms & ICT

Mining & Energy

New Investment & Trade

Interview of the Month

The China–Africa business connection: An interview with the CEO of Standard Bank, Jacko Maree describes his experiences working with a Chinese investor—the giant Industrial and Commercial Bank of China.

Country Stats:

Cameroon.

Capital: Yaounde
Area: 476,000 sq km
Total Population 2009: 19.5 Million
Urban Population 2009: 57.60%
Female Population 2009: 50.01%
GDP 2009: US$ 24 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2008: US$ 1,150
Inflation Rate 2009: 1.9%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000) 2009: 36.41%
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1) 2007: 0.523
Membership Date: 10/09/1964
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2009): UA 944.1 Million

Source: Africa Development Bank

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Edward West

Johannesburg — THERE has been a large positive shift in global investment perceptions towards agriculture in Africa, driven by the global race for resources and food.

In addition, many African countries have reformed their economies and have now opened the doors to foreign investment in agriculture.

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The Swaziland government has acquired a ginnery for the processing of cotton for local farmers, who serve both the domestic and export markets. The ginnery is currently operational and needs a financial and technical partner to invest alongside Swazi farmers in the following:

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