Open call for testimonials on African business climate

In response to the World Bank’s Doing Business Index of 2006, which ranks many African countries quite low (with a few exceptions among countries that are working on pro-business reforms), the BBC is requesting testimonials from people now doing or who have done business in an African country.Their questions:

Are you trying to start a business? What problems areyou currently facing? How do you maintain a successful business? Is itmore difficult if you are a woman?