This issue for TABJ is a very special one, as we celebrate our first anniversary of the magazine—it has been a stellar year. We have been pleased to bring you the latest on a number of key issues affecting Africa, and excited to profile a diverse group of noteworthy businesses throughout the continent.

Big things are happening this month in line with our anniversary. We are excited to bring you, in an exclusive interview, the President of Zambia, Mr. Rupiah Banda to talk about why telecommunications will invigorate African economies and how telecommunications development is critical to African businesses.

Along with this exclusive cover story, we have a number of nteresting features to commemorate our one year anniversary. We highlight Tunisia’s uprising against the country’s political regime and host a special interview with Riversdale Mining.

We’ve spoken with a number of interesting and diverse companies this month, including Berfin, a major food and drink exporter in South Africa, and Charlton Electrical who are responsible for a number of electrical projects in Africa.

Thank you to the many companies and interviewees who have made our magazine what it is today. We look forward to many years of working with you in the future, and off all the best to our partners in industry.

Sara Kopamees