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Edition of 1 January 2008 #179

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IN THIS ISSUE

1. Business: China's Role in Africa
2. Business: China Investing in Africa
3. Business: The latest on Zimbabwe
4. Education & Ecology: Consequence of Global Warming
5. Immigration: Foreign Workers in the UK
6. Immigration: New Zealanders Moving to Australia
7. Immigration & Travel: Visitors Visa to the US Increased by 30 Percent
8. Travel: Airport Security Is It Necessary?


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1. Business: China's Role in Africa
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The head of the World Bank, Robert Zoellick, has agreed with China to develop joint aid projects in Africa. China has been criticised over its condition-free aid and lending to the continent, as it seeks energy sources and raw materials for its industries. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 


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2. Business: China Investing in Africa
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In the first of a series on China's new relationship with Africa, the BBC's Adam Blenford looks at how their economic interests coincide. To read the first article, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

Editor's Note: We will highlight this series of articles as the BBC releases them to our readers.

 

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3. Business: The Latest on Zimbabwe
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Zimbabwe is entering "totally uncharted territory", the International Monetary Fund's new mission chief Robert Sharer told ambassadors at a meeting in Harare last week. He noted there had been an "exponential upswing" in inflation since March - comparable to that in Germany's post-World War 1 Weimar Republic before its demise. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


Editor's Note: We must be reminded that Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) was one of the wealthiest countries in Africa. What can we learn from this experience? Submit your comments to the editor for inclusion in future editions of our newsletter.

 

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4. Education & Ecology: Consequence of Global Warming
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In what some scientists see as another alarming consequence of global warming, thousands of Pacific walruses above the Arctic Circle were killed in stampedes earlier this year. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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5. Immigration: Foreign Workers in the UK
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We have received this report from one of our readers and the editorial staff felt it would be of value to our subscribers. The report is in PDF format. Click here.

 

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6. Immigration: New Zealanders Moving to Australia
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The number of New Zealanders moving to Australia in the year to November 2007 jumped to the highest in 19 years as higher wages lured people across the Tasman, Statistics New Zealand said this week. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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7. Immigration & Travel: Visitors Visa to the US Increased by 30 Percent
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The US State Department has announced it is raising the price of most visas for foreign visitors to the United States by more than 30 percent. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


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8. Travel: Airport Security Is It Necessary?
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Washington: Airport security lines can annoy passengers, but there is no evidence that they make flying any safer, United States researchers reported on Thursday. A team at the Harvard School of Public Health could not find any studies showing whether the time-consuming process of X-raying carry-on luggage prevents hijackings or attacks. They also found no evidence to suggest that making passengers take off their shoes and confiscating small items prevented any incidents. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 


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This month's quote
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"To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind." ~ Hugh Cholmondeley, 2nd Lord Delamere of Vale Royal Abbey, Cheshire.

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