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  • Best of Botswana - Vol. 04

    Best of Botswana has become a greatly anticipated showcase of the country, her numerous attributes, as well as of her people. Best of Botswana Volume 4 continues to highlight and share... Read More

  • Best of Mozambique - Vol .01

    Best of Mozambique - Vol. 01 successfully promotes and showcases the country and all its opportunities. The beauty of its land coupled with bountiful natural, historical and cultural heritage have brought Mozambique into a season of prosperity, stability and growth. Read More...
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    We are proud and excited to introduce the inaugural Best of Nigeria book to the world, a renewed excitement and faith in the country will see it rise to become the biggest economy on the African continent – and vying for a superpower position. Read more here.
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    Best of UAE 2012 Not only is this year the 40th anniversary of the founding of the UAE, but 2012 has also emerged as the year in which the ‘growing pains’ that characterise the incipient socio-economic maturity of the region, are being felt far and wide. Read More...
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    “Best of South Africa" Volume 7” Future Of Trade Africa Edition is a celebration of the country’s role within its region and the African continent. South Africa retains the golden key as the gateway into Africa, and as a result, has taken note of the immense growth happening outside its borders. Read More...
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    "Best of Kenya Vol 2" is a celebration of the success of varied and valued enterprises in both private and public sectors and features the Kenya Vision 2030. Read More...
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    Welcome to the fourth edition of "Best of Singapore"! As a nation, Singapore is well regarded for its ability to successfully and constantly reinvent itself to stay relevant with the changing times. Best of Singapore

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    Saudi Arabia is a country of great transformational change. 'Best of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia' celebrates the innovation, sustainability and excellence of the Saudi business and leisure scene. Read More...
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    With the launch of "Best of Egypt Vol.4, this moment has moved us to a state far beyond being just proud, it has become the peak of an editorial period, which has demonstrated the best of what Egypt has to offer. Read More...
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    Welcome to the BEST OF DC: ‘Defining Change’ in American Leadership. This Inaugural Edition is the very first interactive publication of its kind in the United States, distinguished citizen journalism about meritorious public service and leaders of industry. Read More...
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A week of events where government meets investors, the mining community and civil society to plan how to create shared value from African Mining.


Bringing together all the stakeholders to chart the path for developing the continent’s rich mineral wealth to everyone’s benefit. Carefully selected speakers will consider the most apposite subjects and company presentations highlight the opportunity Africa presents for suppliers, mining companies and investors.

 

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  • Israel halts peace talks after Palestinians agree unity deal

    Palestinian Fatah delegation chief Azzam al-Ahmed (left) celebrates with Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniya after a signing ceremony in Gaza City, on April 23, 2014Israel said Thursday it was halting peace talks with the Palestinians, following a unity deal struck between the Palestinian leadership and the Islamist Hamas rulers of the Gaza Strip. "The cabinet has unanimously decided that the Israeli government will not negotiate with a Palestinian government backed by Hamas, a terror organisation that calls for the destruction of Israel," a statement from the office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu read.


  • Bloody souvenir 'not from decapitated French King Louis XVI'

    A picture taken on October 7, 2010 shows the memorial built in 1830 to King Louis XVI (left) and Queen Marie-Antoinette in the Basilica of Saint-Denis, outside ParisTwo centuries after the French people beheaded King Louis XVI and dipped their handkerchiefs in his blood, DNA analysis has thrown new doubt on the authenticity of one such rag kept as a morbid souvenir. Researchers have been trying for years to verify a claim imprinted on the calabash that: "On January 21, Maximilien Bourdaloue dipped his handkerchief in the blood of Louis XVI after his decapitation" in Paris in 1793. In 2010, a study said DNA analysis of blood traces found inside the ornate vegetable revealed a match for someone of Louis' description, including his blue eyes. One of the authors of that paper, Carles Lalueza-Fox of the Institute of Evolutionary Biology in Barcelona, also participated in the latest study, which contradicts the blue-eyed finding.


  • Putin critic Navalny escapes immediate threat of jail

    Kremlin critic and opposition leader Alexei Navalny smiles as he stands in a courtroom in Moscow, on April 24, 2014Prominent Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Thursday escaped the imminent threat of jail when a court ruled to extend his house arrest by another six months, his spokeswoman said. President Vladimir Putin's top critic, who has been under house arrest since February and banned from using the Internet, saw his detention extended until late October, spokeswoman Anna Veduta told AFP. Navalny faces charges of stealing and laundering 27 million rubles ($756,500) from French cosmetics company Yves Rocher and his lawyer had previously said the court could move to place him in a pre-trial jail already Thursday. A Moscow district court made the ruling despite a request from prosecutors to move Navalny to jail for violating the terms of his house arrest by using the Internet.


  • Armenia accuses Turkey of 'utter denial' on genocide

    People lay flowers at a monument in Yerevan that is dedicated to Armenians killed by Ottoman Turks during World War IArmenian President Serzh Sarkisian on Thursday accused Turkey of an "utter denial" in failing to recognise World War I mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire as genocide, apparently brushing off Ankara's first ever offer of condolences for the tragedy. In an unprecedented move described by the United States as a historic gesture, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday offered condolences over the massacres, calling them "our shared pain." But in a statement marking the 99th anniversary of the start of the killings and mass deportations, Sarkisian made no acknowledgement of Erdogan's move and instead accused Turkey of continuing to ignore the facts. "The Armenian genocide... is alive as far as the successor of the Ottoman Turkey continues its policy of utter denial," he said. "Only recognition and condemnation can prevent the repetition of such crimes in the future." He said the looming 100th anniversary offered "Turkey a good chance to repent and to set aside the historical stigma in case if they make efforts to set free their state's future from this heavy burden." He also stressed that the events of 1915 "should not prevent Turks and Armenians from establishing compassion and mutually humane attitudes towards one another." US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Washington welcomed Erdogan's "historic public acknowledgement of the suffering that Armenians experienced in 1915." - 'Share the pain' - Thursday was a day of national mourning in Armenia and requiem masses were held in churches across the country marking the 99th anniversary of the massacres.


  • Sun and terror suspects: welcome to Guantanamo Bay

    This photo made during an escorted visit and reviewed by the US military shows the old war crime courtroom in Camp Justice at the US Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, April 7, 2014This is Guantanamo Bay, Cuba -- where the US government is detaining some of the world's top terror suspects on a century-old naval base. The US base, in operation in this southeastern corner of Cuba since 1903, has yellow barracks stretching into the distance and several old hangars encircled with barbed wire and marked with "No Photography" signs. A statue of Our Lady of Charity of Cobre, the patron saint of Cuba, overlooks the bay. "Guantanamo Bay is almost like stepping back 20 years in time," says Stan Tirvioli, the officer in charge of Radio GTMO, whose motto is "Rocking in Fidel's Backyard".


  • Kate shows off new royal style in Down Under tour

    FILE - This is a Wednesday, April 16, 2014 file photo of Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, as she meets with people on the steps of the Sydney Opera House following a reception in Sydney, Australia. Kate’s dilemma: What to pack for a two-week trip, when your itinerary includes everything from state receptions and church services to toddler playdates and cricket games? For the Duchess of Cambridge, who’s rounding up her trip to Australia and New Zealand with husband Prince William and 8-month-old son George, there were additional sartorial dilemmas: Do royals take off their shoes at the beach? And what’s the most ladylike way to climb into a fighter jet while in a pencil dress and high heels? (AP Photo/Jason Reed, Pool, File)LONDON (AP) — Kate's dilemma: What to pack for a two-week trip, when your itinerary includes everything from state receptions and church services to toddler playdates and cricket games?


  • US durable goods orders up 2.6 percent in March

    In this April 15, 2014 photo, Charles Rajecky packs a completed blender for warehousing at the Vitamix manufacturing facility in Strongsville, Ohio. The Commerce Department releases durable goods for March on Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods posted a solid gain for the second straight month in March. A key category that signals business investment plans increased at the fastest pace in four months.


  • Southwest Airlines posts a record 1Q profit

    FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2014 file photo, a Southwest Airlines jet plane lines up for a landing at Love Field in Dallas. Southwest Airlines reports quarterly earnings on Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines says it made a record $152 million in the first quarter, more than doubling the $59 million profit it had during the same time last year.


  • German defense minister visits troops in Lebanon

    German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen, center, boards a German UNIFIL vessel, at the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday April 24, 2014. Minister Ursula von der Leyen is in Lebanon to meet with the Lebanese officials and to visit her country’s naval troops. Germany has been a contributor since 2006 to the UNIFIL maritime mission in Lebanon which aims at supporting the Lebanese navy in securing Lebanon’s maritime borders. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)BEIRUT (AP) — Germany's defense minister has expressed her country's support for Lebanon and discussed means to help the Mideast nation as it deals with an influx of over one million Syrian refugees fleeing the civil war.


  • Caterpillar 1Q profit climbs 5 pct, forecast rises

    In this Friday, March 28, 2014 photo, Lou Severino moves dirt with a Caterpillar dozer around a home under construction in Pepper Pike, Ohio. Caterpillar reports quarterly earnings on Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)Caterpillar's first-quarter earnings climbed 5 percent, and the construction equipment maker raised its 2014 forecast. But the company also said Thursday that a mining equipment sales slump is still hurting results.


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