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AFRICABIZ VOL 2 - ISSUE: 126
April 15 - July 14, 2012
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Dear visitor and international investor,


We warmly welcome you, if this is your first visit to Africabiz Online - The ultimate newsletter on trading and investing in 49 sub-Saharan African countries. If you are a regular and faithful reader, welcome back.

- CONNECTING THE DOTS ABOUT THE SOCIAL AND POLITICAL CHAOS SPREADING THROUGOUT AFRICAN COUNTRIES

In a previous delivery here available, the main reason for NATO member-states's onslaught on Libya, from March 2011 to November 2011, had been exposed. That is, to topple an African regime that was relentlessly promoting the setup of the United States of Africa, and taking steps to strengthening the economic (and political) independence of the black continent.

The military onslaught and the subsequent regime change in Libya was a strategically planned move to regain control of Africa political and economic development process, to stop Chinese growing economic influence - in order to maintain the black continent as a subservient client to Europe and America, as it had been successfully implemented over five centuries running

This unbelievable military onslaught on a sovereign state, at the beginning of this 21rst century, had been executed in strict application of Dr. Lothrop Stoddard's doctrine established in 1920, in the book titled, The Rising Tide of Color against White World Supremacy, warning the “white” world of the coming powerful development of the non-”white” world, and of the “white” world’s coming loss of rank.


The invasion of Libya had been a success as the country is now in shambles, and chaos is everywhere. That was Nato's PLAN A.

PLAN B - establishing a puppet regime, run by the rag-tag rebels who fought together with NATO to topple the Jamarahiya regime, is not succeeding as planned.

Indeed, quite eight months after victory was declared by NATO and the rebels, the puppet regime is in big trouble controlling its several factions, which are fighting each others in violent clashes. Not to forget the resistance to the invasion that is feverishly organizing itself to regain control.

- CHAOS SPREADING THROUGHOUT THE CONTINENT

So, as above briefly exposed, NATO's PLAN A, that is destroying Libya and replace stability by chaos is working just fine as planned in Paris, Brussels, London, Berlin, Rome and Washington. Not only in Libya, but also in surrounding African countries where chaos is spreading day by day.

Indeed, during the eight-month long Nato's bombings spree of Libya, from March 2011 to November 2011, Libyan army's arsenals had been ransacked and sold around not only to Libyan rebels, but also to rebels groups in surrounding countries. Kalachnikov riffles, portable anti-aircrafts SAMs missiles, grenades propellers and other kinds of lethal arms are now in the hands of the Islamist fighters roaming the Sahelian region - Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Northern Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, and Somalia.

Consequently one is witnessing rebels attacks on Mali, Niger, Northern Nigeria - and the resurgence of fighting in Sudan and Somalia. The case of Mali is dramatic, as per the date of this writing the rebel group -- National Movement for the Liberation of the Azawad (MNLA) took control of the Northern part of Mali and declared independence on April 6, 2012. In Northern Nigeria, the rebels/Boko Haram are creating havoc.

Let us connect more dots. Apart from Libya, which country has the financial resources to take the lead to implementing Gaddafi vision for Africa as here explained?

Nigeria of course, which garners billions of revenues from oil exploitation. So, is it a coincidence that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) advised Nigeria, on February 29, 2012, to remove subsidies to gasoline, and raise taxes - knowing perfectly that such a move would trigger strikes and riots? Indeed, riots and strikes did happened.

The IMF even advised Nigeria to devalue the national currency - Naira. Advise rejected by the Nigeria's central bank governor Lamido Sanusi, who declared that the IMF's advise is not based on sound economic logic - as the price of petrol is rising worldwide. You would notice, viewing and listening to governor Lanusi that he revealed Nigerian authorities made counter-proposals that were ignored by the IMF, which went forward to publishing its own views.

You certainly heard about Kony 2012 video posted on March 5, 2012 by the charity invisible children, that went viral on the Internet and viewed by more than 100 millions.

For the majority of Kony 2012's viewers, who have a faint knowledge of the wild disinformation existing on the international political scenery, Kony 2012 is describing the dramatic plight of Ugandan/African children-soldiers forced to fight in civil wars throughout the continent.

Therefore, Kony 2012's video had drawn the support of celebrities including George Clooney and Angelina Jolie, but provoked criticisms from the many international activists who know what is really happening behind the curtain. Particularly, they think Kony 2012 is oversimplifying a really intricate conflict, and not making clear that Kony was driven out of Uganda several years ago.

Isn't it strange that the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) which created havoc in Northern Uganda in the late 1980s, which leader, Kony, is supposed dead by now - as he had not been seen or heard of since at least 7 years, is, in this year 2012 taken as example to describe the plight of children-soldiers? Why now in 2012 and not before in the 1990s?

Several alternative media editorials smelt rat and think that Kony 2012 was a Psy-Ops, to prepare western countries's public opinion for so-called humanitarian interventions in African countries, to cover up other agenda, that is controlling African natural resources and stop Chinese economic inroad inside Africa.

Currently, on this April 14, 2012 there are calls from all sides of children organizations in the States for Congress to take action against LRA.

And guess what? A Congressman had already introduced a drafted Kony Resolution on March 12, 2012. A legislation to authorize more regional forces for Africa on humanitarian grounds, opening up a larger AFRICOM invasion of the continent closely on the heels of the viral KONY 2012 video. Got it? This is connected to the invasion of Libya. Spare sometimes to listen to the above linked video.

So you see, the invasion and destruction of Libya was just the beginning. Western nations's PLAN A as above described is to create havoc in African countries, in order to take back the control of African development process that is seriously challenged by China economic successes in Africa.

Now the last dot to connect. You have heard about the BRICS - The group of the world's five emerging economic powerhouses, known as BRICS, comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

The BRICS heads of states had a landmark meeting on March 29, 2012 in India. Several political decisions had been taken by Brics's leaders about the international flash points such as Syria. They express their opposition to external intervention into the Syrian crisis.

The most important decision taken at said meeting, however, is to setup a Brics's developing bank, to take the international financial control from the IMF and the World Bank. An outstanding move to challenge the "supremacy" of the United States's dollar as the current predominant international currency.

Four days before the beginning of India's Brics meeting, on March 25, 2012, South African authorities announced the decision to back Chinese renminbi as an international currency.

And what happened? On March 28, 2012, on the eve of the opening of India's Brics meeting, Standard & Poor (S&P) downgraded South Africa economic outlook. A coincidence? Maybe, maybe not.

The reason put forward by S&P to downgrade South Africa's economic future reads as follows: The South African government failure to dent a 24% unemployment rate and the uncertainty ahead of the ruling party - the African National Congress (ANC) conference scheduled for December 2012, to elect its leaders for the coming 5 years.

These are, in Africabiz Online's opinion far-fetches arguments. The unemployment rate in South Africa is a well known fact since the end of the apartheid regime 18 years ago. So why single out that now to downgrade the economic future of South Africa? Particularly when the government is taking all necessary measures to improve the economic situation.

As for the uncertainty the ruling party - the ANC - may experience to selecting/electing its leaders during the forthcoming December 2012's conference, that one is really not only far-fetched but is simply a false argument.

Indeed, the ANC, the centenary old political party (the oldest in Africa), is a well organized and structured party, which defines the economic, social and global policy to be executed by the chosen leader - whoever he/she is.

Furthermore, this writer who has a sound knowledge of South Africa's political scenery - based on constant discussions with South African opinion leaders, businesspeople and political leaders can assert that there is no leadership crisis in the ANC.

The December 2012's ANC conference will smoothly pass by and a leader will be chosen to implement the ANC policy for the next 5 years - unless the powers behind the scene that pushed for the downgrading of South Africa economic future have a hidden agenda to the contrary, that is to disconnecting South Africa from the Brics, and are preparing the ground in advance. The near future would tell.

So, above discussion let us think that the downgrade of South Africa economic future by S&P, undertaken on March 28, 2012, is linked to the decision from South Africa's authorities to back Chinese renminbi as a international currency.

The downgrade is another facet of Nato's member-states PLAN A, to spreading chaos throughout African nations as above exposed. Do not forget, South Africa is the economic powerhouse of Africa, recording half of the international trading revenues of the entire black continent. If South Africa is destabilized, after Libya and Nigeria, Nato's PLAN A would be a complete success.

An economic and financial war is raging on the world stage since 2008 [1, 2, 3, 4 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17] that reached climax in this year 2012.

The powers that controlled world's finance (Europe and America) during the last 300 years, and particularly since Bretton Woods Agreements in 1944, at the end of World War II are struggling to stay in charge, against the rising of developing nations - led by China and assisted by Russia. They, the declining powers are taking every necessary measures and steps - including waging wars and invasions, to block the rising tide of the emerging nations.

In this battle for the international economic, financial and political preeminence and dominance, Africa is the most important battle-field. Western nations need to control Africa to keep up the pace with China, and are now doing whatever they can to take back the control of the economic (and political) future of the black continent.

That is a challenge to African nations, which have the opportunity to break free, take full control of their own economic development and raise the living standard for all Africans to benefit from.

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Many thanks for dropping by and see you here on July 15, 2012

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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN AFRICA


- Several business opportunities - component parts of the Integrated Developing Scheme described in Africans, Stop Being Poor! are listed in following table.


1-SHEA BUTTER (5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13)
2- BLUE GOLD (14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19)
3- FREEZE-DRIED PAPAIN (20, 21, 22 and here)
4- KENAF (23, 24)
5- VEGETABLE OIL (25, 26, 27, 28)
6- CEREALS (30, 31, 32, 33)
7- FRUITS (34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46)
8- ESSENTIAL OILS (47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52)
9- ROOTS & TUBERS (54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64)

10- FOWL BREEDING (66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76)
11- FISH FARMING (78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87)
12- BIOMASS ENERGY (89, 90, 91, 92)
13- SUGAR CANE & PRODUCTS (93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99/100, 101, 102)
14- LIVESTOCK (103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112
15- MISCELLANEOUS (113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127

- MISCELLANEOUS SERIES: PINEAPPLE AS INCOME BUILDING POWER FOR A COMMUNITY - I - INTRODUCTION

A decade ago Africabiz Online dedicated a series to tropical fruits as per following links: [34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46] - the last five listed concerning pineapple.

This current delivery continue revisiting the issues dedicated to pineapple cultivation a decade ago, to further highlight pineapple importance as an income building power for communities and nations of the South.

This new series about pineapple cultivation will be dedicated to the economic importance of pineapple fruit leaves and vegetable wastes as raw materials to manufacturing fibers.

Courtesy of ryfbottle.com - Click on image for moreIndeed, pineapple fruit leaves and vegetal crop wastes represent ten times the weight of the fresh fruit, and can be processed - at the end of the plantation cycle - into ensilage for animal feed. In that case it is an absolute necessity to lower to bearable amount the percentage of pest control chemistry' presents in the leaves. Otherwise the animal feed produced may proved to be toxic.

Pineapple plant's leaves are also raw material for textile fibers (image at the left of this paragraph) similar to sisal plant's fibers .

Fibers from pineapple plant's' leaves are "short" fibers compared to the "long" fibers generated by sisal plant.

In issue 43, the potential yield of pineapple fruit per hectare had been exposed, that shows the quantities of leaves and wastes that could be used for animal feed and fibers production.

For instance, if the highest yield of 65 metric tons per hectare is attained, one would have 650 metric tons per hectare of wastes and leaves for transformation to animal feed and or fibers.

In African countries, for the time being, all these valuable raw materials are left to rot - which is a shame as there is a huge market for animal feed, and a shortage of vegetable fibers to compete with cotton fibers.

Next Africabiz Online's issues of this new series about pineapple as a economic building power for African communities will expose economics briefs about a) the production of animal feed from the leaves and, b) the production of vegetable fibers from pineapple fruits leaves and wastes.

MORE ON PINEAPPLE, LEAVES FIBERS, DYES AND WASTES
1- Pineapple Culture: A History of the Tropical and Temperate Zones (California World History Library) [Paperback]
by Gary Y. Okihiro (10, 2010)
2- Pineapple Plus
Sew Simple Techniques for the 21st Century
by Karin Hellaby (Apr 2010)
3- The Pineapple: Botany, Production and Uses
by Duane P Bartholomew, Robert E. Paull and Kenneth G Rohrbach (Nov 20, 2002)
4- A Pacific Industry:
The History of Pineapple Canning in Hawaii
by Dr. Richard A. Hawkins (Nov 22, 2011)
5-
The 2011 Import and Export Market for Pineapples in Asia
by Icon Group International (Jun 20, 2010)
6- A Practical Treatise On the Culture of the Pineapple
by David Thomson (Apr 3, 2010)

7- Profitability of pineapple production:
The Economical value of Pineapple production
by Fred Baseke (Dec 12, 2011)
8- Source Book of Flavors
(AVI Sourcebook and Handbook Series)
by Henry B. Heath (Sep 1, 1981)
9- Handbook of Fruit and Vegetable Flavors
by Y. H. Hui, Feng Chen, L. M. Nollet Ph.D. and Raquel P. F. Guiné Ph.D. (Jul 13, 2010)
10- A Florida Cattle Ranch
by Alto Adams (Dec 1, 1998)
11- The Style Sourcebook:
The Definitive Illustrated Directory of Fabrics, Wallpapers, Paints, Flooring and Tiles
by Judith Miller (Nov 1, 2003)
12- Natural Fibers, Biopolymers, and Biocomposites
by Amar K. Mohanty, Manjusri Misra and Lawrence T. Drzal (Apr 8, 2005)

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