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Edition of 1 April 2009 #194

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IN THIS ISSUE

1. Business: Buying Gold Coins
2. Business: South African & Zimbabwe Trade
3. Business: China-Africa Development Fund
4. Business: Corruption in Africa
5. Business: Gold Will Hit $2000oz
6. Business: Mining Cooperation between Australia & Canada
7. Business & Education: New Aid for the Blind
8. Business: Unemployment Increasing in Kenya
9. Business: Wind Power the Answer?
10. Education: History of Social Change in South Africa
11. Education & Environment: Visit to Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya
12. Immigration: UK Foreign Population Grow
13. Travel & Business: Airline Losses
14. Travel: British Waterways

 

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1. Business: Buying Gold Coins
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Mints around the world say demand for gold coins has risen sharply as interest in the precious metal soars on the back of financial instability and concerns over the inflation outlook. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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2. Business: South African & Zimbabwe Trade
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South Africa could experience a "commercial boom" if trade with Zimbabwe was increased, Zimbabwean Economic Planning and Development Minister Elton Mangoma said on Monday. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 


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3. Business: China-Africa Development Fund
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The South African Department of Trade and Industry and the China-Africa Development Fund (CADF) signed a memorandum of understanding in Johannesburg on Monday. At the same time, the CADF opened its representative office in South Africa. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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4. Business: Corruption in Africa
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It is not uncommon to see poverty stricken Africans in poor living conditions being shown in documentaries, movies, and television screens in the West but the same documentaries and movies are always silent on the role play by the institutions in the West. Bribery as we all know involves a giver and a taker but it is always the taker who is reported in media. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 


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5. Business: Gold Will Hit $2000oz
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Hong Kong - Government infrastructure spending will drive a rebound in metals prices, while gold may reach $2 000/oz in the next year if the dollar falls, an executive with UK fund house Schroders said. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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6. Business: Mining Cooperation between Australia & Canada
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The government of South Australia has entered into an agreement with Canada's Saskatchewan province to promote improved scientific and technical cooperation within the minerals industry, South Australian Mineral Resources Development Minister said. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 


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7. Business & Education: New Aid for the Blind
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The 'Voice Stick' concept enters to revolutionize the life of the visually impaired and offer a breath of fresh high-tech air to script recognition. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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8. Business: Unemployment Increasing in Kenya
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At least a million Kenyan nationals might loose their jobs by the end of 2009, according to estimates. According to a new survey by the Federation of Kenya Employees, 1 300 companies plan to retrench thousands of workers this year as the effects of last year's post election violence sinks in. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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9. Business: Wind Power the Answer?
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The Delamere Research team has followed this development in the Rocky Mountains of the USA for the past 2 years and report the following. Danish wind-power giant Vestas has now broken ground for two new factories today, affirming its faith in Colorado's new-energy economy despite the recession. The wind-blade and nacelle assembly plants, about 25 miles northeast of Denver, will employ 1,400 workers at full capacity by the end of next year. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 


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10. Education: History of Social Change in South Africa
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The mission of the Community Video Education Trust (CVET) in Cape Town, South Africa, is to provide the community with media access and use this access as a way to bring about social change. Additionally, CVET was also created to train community members in video and commercial productions.

This website has footage from the late 1980s and early 1990s of anti-apartheid activity. Trade unions, student and political organizations, and the United Democratic Front are all represented in the videos. Visitors should check out the "About Project" link on the left side of the page to see the many organizations involved in creating the website, including Michigan State University's African Studies Center. Each organization's website can be accessed by the links on this page. Visitors can access the search function by clicking on the "Search" link on the left side of the page. Videos can be searched by title or date. To browse for videos, visitors can click on "Browse" on the left side of the page. From there, they can choose from "People", "Organizations", "Featured Videos", "Short Clips" or "Genres". In "Genres", visitors can opt for videos of "Interviews", "Demonstrations", "Speeches", "Funerals", "Meetings", "Celebrations" or "Drama". Visit this site.

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11. Education & Environment: Visit to Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya
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Visit Kibera, the largest slum in Africa. This suburb of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, is home to more than one million people, who eke out a living in an area of about one square mile -- roughly 75% the size of New York's Central Park. It is a sea of aluminum and cardboard shacks that forgotten families call home. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 


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12. Immigration: UK Foreign Population Growth
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In some areas of the country the foreign-born population increased by a third after millions of Eastern Europeans earned the right to live and work here after their homelands joined the European Union. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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13. Travel & Business: Airline Losses
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The world's airlines lost up to $8-billion last year, far more than the $5-billion previously estimated, a global industry body said on Monday. The International Air Transport Association (Iata) said airline losses exceeded $4-billion in the fourth quarter of 2008, a period in which the global credit, financial and economic crises became acute. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


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14. Travel: British Waterways
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This organisation cares for 2,200 miles of the country's canals and rivers. Rich in heritage, abundant in wildlife and alive with culture, inland waterways are as popular today as they've ever been. Visit their site.

 

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This month's quote
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"In work, the greatest satisfaction lies - the satisfaction of stretching yourself, using your abilities and making them expand, and knowing that you have accomplished something that could have been done only by your unique apparatus. This is really the center of life, and those who never orient themselves in this direction are missing more than they ever know." ~ Kenneth Alsop (1920-1973)

 

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