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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.
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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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...
  • 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...
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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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  • 1 year after factory collapse, Bangladeshis suffer

    Bangladeshi relatives of victims of last year’s Rana Plaza building collapse stand in front of a monument erected in memory of the victims, during a gathering on the eve of the tragedy in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. More than 1,100 people were killed when the illegally constructed, 8-storey building collapsed on April 24, 2013, in a heap along with thousands of workers in the five garment factories in the building. Placard reads “Farzana, Rana Plaza missing.” (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) — One year after the Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed in a pile of concrete slabs and twisted metal, Bangladeshi seamstress Shefali says she would rather starve to death than return to factory work.


  • Tiny Pacific nation sues 9 nuclear-armed powers

    FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2013 file photo, a horse-drawn carriage stands in front of the Peace Palace, seat of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands that was used for dozens of U.S. nuclear tests after World War II is taking on the United States and the world’s eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward disarmament and accusing them of 'flagrant violations' of international law. The suit was filed on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the ICJ. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world's eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward disarmament and accusing them of "flagrant violations" of international law.


  • Starwood rides economic recover to strong 1Q

    FILE - A Tuesday, July 17, 2012 file photo, shows Starwood Hotels W Hollywood hotel logo in Los Angeles. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. reports quarterly earnings on Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Starwood's first-quarter net income declined 36 percent compared with last year when it booked some big asset sales, but it easily beat Wall Street expectations for profit and revenue.


  • Aetna's 1Q profit jumps 36 pct, forecast climbs

    FILE - This Jan. 30, 2012 file photo, an Aetna benefits card is photographed in Surfside, Fla. Aetna reports quarterly earnings on Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)Aetna says its first-quarter net income soared 36 percent, fueled by gains from a multi-billion-dollar acquisition. The health insurer raised its 2014 earnings forecast.


  • Bloodied shirt, unwashed fork: JPII relics abound

    A detail of the bullet drilled and bloodstained undershirt worn by Pope John Paul II during the assassination attempt on May, 13, 1981, kept at the Daughters of Charity, in Rome, Thursday, April 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)ROME (AP) — Inside a chapel on the edge of Rome, a nun uses a key to open a wooden wall panel, revealing a hidden niche. Behind glass and stitched loosely to supporting backing hangs a relic of holy suffering: the bullet-pocked, bloodstained undershirt that John Paul II was wearing when a gunman shot him in the stomach in St. Peter's Square.


  • Biologists watching fish runs after deadly slide

    In this photo taken Tuesday, April 15, 2014, fisheries biologist Pete Verhey tags an overhanging branch after finding a salmon spawning nest in Squire Creek, a tributary of the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River, near Darrington, Wash. Finding the nest, called a redd, is an encouraging sign that steelhead trout may be making their way upstream from Oso., Wash., above where a massive landslide decimated a riverside neighborhood a month ago and pushed several football fields worth of sediment down the hillside and across the river. As search crews continue to look for people missing in the slide, scientists also are closely monitoring how the slide is affecting federally endangered fish runs, including Chinook salmon and steelhead. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Fisheries biologist Pete Verhey waded through the cold, clear creek that feeds into the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River, scanning riffles and side channels looking for evidence of fish eggs.


  • Costa Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter'

    FILE - In this April 1, 2014, file photo, ttudents gather behind a business looking for a Internet signal for their smart phones in Havana, Cuba. The U.S. Agency for International Development masterminded the creation of a "Cuban Twitter," a communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba, built with secret shell companies and financed through foreign banks. The Costa Rican government has asked the Obama administration Wednesday April 23, 2014, to explain why it launched a secret “Cuban Twitter” network from inside the Central American nation’s borders despite warnings in 2009 that the plan could jeopardize the two countries’ diplomatic relations. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — The Costa Rican government says it's still waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it launched the secret "Cuban Twitter" network from inside the Central American nation's borders despite warnings in 2009 that the plan could jeopardize the two countries' diplomatic relations.


  • Three Americans killed in Kabul hospital attack

    Women leave the Cure Hospital after three foreigners were killed in KabulThree Americans were killed on Thursday when a security guard opened fire at a Kabul hospital funded by a U.S. Christian charity, in the latest of a spate of attacks on foreign civilians in Afghanistan. A fourth American was wounded, the Afghan Health Ministry said. The attacker, a policeman employed as a security guard at the Cure Hospital, was captured, the ministry said. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for similar attacks this year, but made no comment about Thursday's shooting.


  • Cleared of murder, man starts fresh 24 years later

    Jonathan Fleming, who was exonerated of murder after almost 25 years behind bars, on his way to get is first bankcard on Friday April 18, 2014 in New York. The weeks since his release have been a mix of emotional highs and practical frustrations. “Coming back, you know, it’s been hard. ... It’s a lot to have to catch up on." (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)NEW YORK (AP) — The day Jonathan Fleming was cleared of the murder that put him behind bars for almost 25 years, he strode out of a courthouse to congratulations from passers-by, a steak dinner with his family and the start of a new life.


  • Obama poised for new sanctions on Russia if no progress on Ukraine

    Masked pro-Russia protesters stand guard near a barricade outside a regional government building in DonetskBy Mark Felsenthal and Alissa de Carbonnel TOKYO/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday he was poised to impose new sanctions on Moscow if it does not act fast to end an armed stand-off in Ukraine, but there was a first, tentative sign that pro-Russian separatists were ceding ground. Moscow also flexed its economic muscles in its worst stand-off with the West since the Cold War, with the government suggesting foreign firms which pull out of the country may not be able to get back in, and a source at Gazprom saying the gas exporter had slapped an additional $11.4 billion bill on Kiev. Under an international accord signed in Geneva last week, illegal armed groups in Ukraine, including the pro-Russian rebels occupying about a dozen public buildings in the east of the country, are supposed to disarm and go home. Washington accuses Moscow of fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine while Russia denies this and counters that Europe and the United States are supporting an illegitimate government in Kiev.


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