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Wednesday, 4 December, 2002, 11:56 GMT
Boom time for Tanzania's sign-writers

Traditional sign-writers in Tanzania are enjoying a boom in business as the economy continues to expand.

Tanzanian sign-writer
It does not take much to set up as a sign-writer

Shoe-shine man, with sign
Even the smallest roadside entrepreneur needs publicity

Picture of Will Smith, advertising a barbers' shop
Does Hollywood star Will Smith know Tanzanian barbers follow his fashion lead?

Electrical shop
Who needs shop windows when the stock is painted on the front of the building?

But the sign-writing boom might hit mannequin manufacturers.
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