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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...
  • Best of Nigeria Vol .01

    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.
  • Best of Bahrain Vol.02

    Welcome to the second edition of "Best of Bahrain", a global corporate and lifestyle publication that traces the journey of a nation across its diverse spheres of socio-economic activity. Read More...
  • Best of UAE

    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...
  • Best of South Africa - Future Of Trade Africa Edition

    “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...
  • Clean Botswana

    The need to publish Clean Botswana has arisen – not only through increased concern surrounding environmental practices – but also through the inspiration of many businesses which are beginning to implement changes. Read More...
  • Best of India

    The "BEST OF INDIA" encapsulates all that is best in each vertical that drives the country’s economy; from the mammoth companies to a sampling of smaller ones across the vast breadth of this nation. "BEST OF INDIA"

  • Best of Botswana

    Best of Botswana Vol 2 continues the story of Botswana’s achievements and successes by celebrating the beautiful land and her people – capturing her recent achievements and strides in excellence.” Read More...
  • Best of Kenya

    "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...
  • Best of Singapore

    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

  • Best of KSA

    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...
  • Clean UAE

    Welcome to this first annual edition of ‘CleanUAE’ which highlights stories of progress within the fields of environmental, social and corporate governance in the United Arab Emirates. Read More....
  • Best of Mauritius

    This first edition of ‘Best of Mauritius’ is a foretaste of what our Paradise holds, it comes at a time when Mauritius is stepping into a new era of growth and opportunity. Read More...
  • Best of Egypt

    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...
  • Best of Washington DC

    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...
  • Best of Jordan

    Welcome to "Best of Jordan" Vol. 2, where the Kingdom’s achievers are brought together to tell their colorful stories to the world. Read More...
  • Best of Chennai

    "Best of Chennai" is a creditable platform to display all that makes Chennai such an epochal city: the key businesses across various sectors that drive its trade and commerce – engineering, shipping, health, hospitality, education and many more. Read More...

Mining on Top

Africa-London Summit: 24-26 June 2014


 

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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  • Hasbro posts 1Q profit, sales of girls' toys rise

    FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, photo, the cat Monopoly token rests on a Boardwalk deed next to a die and houses at Hasbro Inc. headquarters, in Pawtucket, R.I. Hasbro Inc. reports quarterly financial results on Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Hasbro returned to profitability in its first quarter, driven by sales of girls' toys such as My Little Pony and Nerf Rebelle. The prior-year period was dragged down by restructuring charges.


  • Destro and Immobile could light up World Cup stage

    Torino forward Ciro Immobile celebrates after scoring during an Italian Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Torino at Rome's Olympic stadium, Saturday, April 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)MILAN (AP) — Given the statistics, two players should have a chance to make their international breakthrough by lighting up Italy's attack at this summer's World Cup.


  • Syria to hold presidential election on June 3

    In this photo taken on Sunday, April 20, 2014 and released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, center, speaks with Syrian citizens during his visit to Ain al-Tineh village, near Damascus, Syria. Assad visited on Sunday a historic Christian village his forces recently captured from rebels, state media said, as the country's Greek Orthodox Patriarch vowed that Christians in the war-ravaged country "will not submit and yield" to extremists. The rebels, including fighters from the al-Qaida-affiliated Nusra Front, took Maaloula several times late last year. (AP Photo/SANA)DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria will hold presidential elections on June 3, the country's parliament speaker announced Monday, a vote President Bashar Assad is likely to contest as his nation sinks deeper into a bloody civil war, now in its fourth year.


  • Lohan says on reality show she had miscarriage

    FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2014 file photo, actress Lindsay Lohan addresses reporters during a news conference at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Lohan says she suffered a miscarriage during the taping of Sunday’s final episode of her OWN cable channel reality TV series, “Lindsay." (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lindsay Lohan says she suffered a miscarriage during the taping of her reality TV series.


  • Somali lawmaker killed by Mogadishu car bomb: PM

    File photo shows Somali soldiers stopping a resident at a checkpoint in Mogadishu on February 22, 2014 a day after nine Al-Shabab insurgents attacked the presidential palaceA Somali lawmaker was assassinated and another wounded on Monday by a car bomb in Mogadishu, the prime minister said, the latest in a series of bomb attacks in the war-ravaged capital. "Somalia has today lost a committed parliamentarian who worked tirelessly to serve the people of Somalia and help rebuild our country," Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed said in a statement, referring to slain MP Isak Mohamed. The attack comes as the government holds a security conference hoping to tackle continued attacks by Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab insurgents. "This cowardly attack will not derail the progress made in Mogadishu and across Somalia," Ahmed added.


  • Biden heads to Ukraine as Russia accuses Kiev of violating accord

    A pro-Russia activist hangs a flag of the so-called "People's Republic of Donetsk" on the regional administration building seized by separatists as armed men guard the premises in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on April 21, 2014Russia on Monday accused Ukraine of flouting an international accord meant to diffuse the crisis over its separatist east, as US Vice President Joe Biden was to about to arrive in Kiev in a show of support for its pro-Western leaders. "The Geneva accord is not only not being fulfilled, but steps are being taken, primarily by those who seized power in Kiev, that are grossly breaching the agreements reached," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a Moscow press conference. He was retaliating to charges from Washington that Moscow is dragging its feet on implementation of the accord hammered out last Thursday in Geneva between Russia, Ukraine, the United States and the European Union.


  • Syria announces presidential election for June 3

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad talks to soldiers during his visit to MaaloulaSyria will hold a presidential election on June 3, the speaker of parliament said on Monday, setting a date for a vote likely to give President Bashar al-Assad a third term days after he said his forces were winning the country's civil war. Under Syria's constitution the election is due by July, though the international powers that back Assad's opponents have described plans to hold it as a "parody of democracy".


  • Japan PM makes offering to Yasukuni Shrine, angers China, S.Korea

    A wooden sign reading "Prime Minister Shinzo Abe" is seen on a ritual offering from the prime minister to Yasukuni Shrine at the shrine in TokyoBy Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent a ritual offering to the Yasukuni Shrine, seen by critics as a symbol of Japan's past militarism, angering both South Korea and China on Monday and putting regional ties under further strain. Adding to unease in the region, a Chinese maritime court in Shanghai seized a ship on Saturday owned by Japanese shipping firm Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, a move that Japan warned could have an adverse impact on its businesses in China. China's Foreign Ministry said the disagreement was a normal commercial dispute. Japan said the ship seizure, apparently the first time the assets of a Japanese company have been seized in a lawsuit concerning compensation for World War Two, was "extremely regrettable".


  • Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colorado

    Partygoers listen to live music and smoke pot on the second of two days at the annual 4/20 marijuana festival in Denver, Sunday April 20, 2014. The annual event is the first 420 marijuana celebration since retail marijuana stores began selling in January 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — Tens of thousands of revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the sky Sunday at a central Denver park in a defiant toast to the April 20 pot holiday, a once-underground celebration that stepped into the mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.


  • Jimmy Choo finds right fit with sole couture line

    Malaysian designer Jimmy Choo holds his one-off set of shoes using materials from Japan's Fukushima area on April 18, 2014Haute couture shoemaker Jimmy Choo says he is happy to focus on his own exclusive footwear line, amid reports the famous brand bearing his name -- but with which he is no longer associated -- could be set for a flotation worth $1.7 billion. I still carry on my couture, they still carry on the Jimmy Choo ready to wear," he said in an interview with AFP. "Now and then when I am in London, I will call the CEO (Pierre Denis) and have a tea with him and talk about what we're doing. You know we still carry on, still support each other." Having earlier established himself as a bespoke shoemaker in London, Malaysia-born Choo founded the brand in 1996 with British socialite Tamara Mellon.


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Latest Releases

  • 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 Ethiopia - Volume 1

    “Best of Ethiopia offers a vision of the country’s future whilst profiling its past and progress.” This serves as a promotion and showcase of the country and its vast opportunities.” Read More...
  • Diplomat Africa Vol 005

    Global Village Africa successfully releases the fifth edition of, "Diplomat Africa". Click here to read the entire issue of "Dipomat Africa Vol 005"
  • Best of Zimbabwe Vol. 01

    “Best of Zimbabwe” carries the story of Zimbabwe’s achievements and successes by celebrating the glorious land and her colourful people – capturing the good news and progressive strides to share on a world stage.” Read More...
  • Best of Mauritius Vol.02

    'Best of Mauritius Volume 2' successfully promotes and showcases Mauritius as a bountiful paradise with a booming economy. These pages capture the island nation’s beauty through moving pictorial alongside stories of her people.. Read More...
  • Best of India

    Best of India has become a definite celebration of the country and its many assets, as well as of the people. Read More...
  • Best of Tanzania

    Best of Tanzania successfully promotes and showcases Tanzania as a bountiful land of many opportunities, endless beauty, majestic beasts, rich natural heritage and culture and diverse landscapes. Read More...
  • Best of Namibia Vol. 1

    Namibia is it one of the most peaceful countries in Africa, which enjoyed a smooth transition into democracy, but it’s also one of the most enchanting. We have tried to capture as much of this enchantment in the pages that follow. Best of Namibia

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