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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...
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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...
  • 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...
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    "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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  • Syrian lawmaker first to field run for presidency

    File-This Sunday Feb. 9, 2014 file photo, released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian citizens walk towards a bus to evacuate them from the battleground city of Homs, Syria. Rebels make their last stand in Homs, fighting desperately to cling to their last bastion in the city's old quarters as emboldened forces loyal to President Bashar Assad launch a fierce assault to evict them completely from the city once known as the capital of the revolution. (AP Photo/SANA, File)DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's parliament speaker says a lawmaker has announced his candidacy for the June 3 presidential election — the first to field his bid for the top post in a vote called despite the country's relentless civil war.


  • Ancelotti in frame for Man Utd job - reports

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti attends a press conference in Madrid on April 22, 2014, the eve of his side's Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich in MadridManchester United began their search for a new manager on Wednesday, with newspaper reports claiming that Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has emerged as a candidate to succeed David Moyes. Several British newspapers said that Ancelotti was being considered for the vacancy, along with Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal, who emerged as the early favourite for the post following Moyes's sacking on Tuesday. However, whereas Ancelotti, the former Chelsea manager, is less than a year into a three-year contract at Madrid, Van Gaal is scheduled to step down from his position with Holland after this year's World Cup. "He has definitely still got the hunger," Roy, now a coach at Ajax, told the Daily Mirror.


  • Pro-Russian insurgents hold journalist captive

    In this photo taken on Sunday, April 13, 2014, a reporter Simon Ostrovsky, right, stands next to a Pro-Russian gunman at a seized police station in the eastern Ukraine town of Slovyansk. Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine say they are holding an American journalist captive. Ostrovsky, a journalist for Vice News, has not been seen since early Tuesday. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine admitted on Wednesday that they are holding an American journalist who has not been seen since early Tuesday.


  • FIFA suspends Barcelona transfer ban during appeal

    FC Barcelona's Alexis Sanchez, from Chile, left, duels for the ball against Athletic Bilbao's Ander Iturraspe during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)ZURICH (AP) — Barcelona was cleared Wednesday to sign new players during the offseason after FIFA froze the Spanish soccer club's one-year transfer embargo pending an appeal.


  • Ukraine's leaders say have U.S. backing to take on "aggressors"

    A pro-Russian armed man stands guard near the mayor's office in SlavianskBy Pavel Polityuk and Alastair Macdonald KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's government said on Wednesday the United States had promised to stand by it in the face of aggression, and announced that it would press ahead with a security operation to crack down on pro-Russian armed groups. After a lull for the Easter religious holiday, officials in Kiev decided to renew what they call an "anti-terrorist operation" against separatist militias who have seized control of about a dozen public buildings in eastern Ukraine. But it was unclear what steps, in reality, Kiev could take to restore its authority in the mainly Russian-speaking east, without wrecking an international deal, signed last week in Geneva, designed to defuse the stand-off. The crisis over Ukraine, now in its fourth month, has dragged Russia's relations with the West to their lowest level since the Cold War.


  • Hoylake to have Open's 1st horseshoe grandstand

    The British Open Golf trophy the "Claret Jug" is displayed by the clubhouse at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club before the British Open golf championships, Hoylake, England, Wednesday, April 22, 2014. The tournament begins on Thursday July 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)HOYLAKE, England (AP) — There will be a horseshoe grandstand around the 18th green for the first time at a British Open as part of a number of course changes for this year's tournament at Hoylake.


  • Justin Bieber visits controversial Japan war shrine

    Canadian singer Justin Bieber performs during a concert as part of his "I Believe" tour on March 19, 2013 in ParisJustin Bieber courted controversy once again on Wednesday, posting a picture of a Japanese war shrine after an apparent visit to the contentious spot that counts convicted war criminals among the fallen warriors it honours. The troubled Canadian pop prince posted the snap of the Yasukuni shrine on his Instagram account -- tweeting the link to his 51 million Twitter followers -- but later took it down. The post sparked a social media backlash, including in South Korea and China, where the shrine is seen as a symbol of Japan's perceived lack of penitence for its imperialist past. An attached museum peddles a view of World War II deemed unpalatable by most mainstream historians, casting Japan as a victim and a frustrated liberator of Asia.


  • Pirates raid oil tanker off Malaysia, take away three crew

    The Japanese oil tanker which was raided by armed pirates sails at Port KlangBy Al-Zaquan Amer Hamzah and Keith Wallis KUALA LUMPUR/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Armed pirates raided an oil tanker off the coast of Malaysia and took three crew members with them, Malaysian maritime officials said on Wednesday, underscoring increasing threats to shipping in one of the world's busiest waterways. The incident in the Malacca Strait, a route for about a quarter of the world's seaborne oil trade, has fuelled fears piracy could be on the rise in the area and drive up ship insurance premiums. "We are very concerned," said Noel Choong, head of the International Maritime Bureau's Malaysia-based Piracy Reporting Centre, who added the ship was hijacked while sailing near the Malaysia town of Port Klang. "It's the first time this has happened so far north in the Malacca Strait, and the first time they have kidnapped the crew.


  • Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt

    In this map provided on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, by the Joint Agency Coordination Centre, details are presented in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean. The hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet will likely soon deploy more powerful sonar equipment that can delve deeper as the current search of the most likely crash site in the Indian Ocean has failed to yield any clues, Australia's defense minister said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Joint Agency Coordination Centre) EDITORIAL USE ONLYCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Unidentified material that has washed ashore in southwestern Australia is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane, authorities said Wednesday.


  • Russia will respond if interests attacked in Ukraine: Lavrov

    Pro-Russian activists stand near an APC as they guard barricades outside a building seized by the separatists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk, on April 23, 2014Russia will respond if its interests are attacked in Ukraine, as they were in South Ossetia in 2008 which led to war with Georgia, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday. "If our interests, our legitimate interests, the interests of Russians have been attacked directly, like they were in South Ossetia for example, I do not see any other way but to respond in accordance with international law." Lavrov did not elaborate further on what the response would entail but the reference to Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia strongly hints at the possibility of military action. In August 2008 Russia sent troops into South Ossetia and then into Tbilisi-controlled Georgian territory after then president Mikheil Saakashvili tried to reestablish control over the breakaway region. Russia then recognised South Ossetia and another breakaway Georgian region, Abkhazia, as independent in defiance of the West.


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    '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...
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