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Edition of 1 June 2005 #148


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IN THIS ISSUE

1. Business: Farewell! There goes our farm in Zimbabwe
2. Business: Has the new democracy in South Africa helped to create new jobs?
3. Business: Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi sold to an Arab
4. Business: Nurses leaving Kenya
5. Business: Private land ownership in Kenya now in question
6. Business: Unemployment of South African Youth
7. Business: US Dollar and the Chinese Yuan
8. Education: Churchill Speeches
9. Education: Enjoying British History
10. Environmental Issues: The Chelsea Flower Show
11. Immigration: New Act before Congress to grant amnesty to illegals
12. Travel: I Dreamed of Africa farm under fire
13. Travel: Most travelers now book by Internet
14. Travel: Too many elephants in Zimbabwe?
15. Travel: Visitors to Nigeria


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1. Business: Farewell! There goes our farm in Zimbabwe
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Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party and President Robert Mugabe is set to amend the constitution to nationalise all land, automatically nullifying court petitions by thousands of white farmers hoping to reclaim their confiscated property.

Many of the farmers have refused to surrender their title deeds, arguing they are still the rightful owners of the farms from which they have been forcibly evicted by ruling party militants since 2000. Some of them have won court battles, but most of their applications are still pending in the administrative court. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


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2. Business: Has the new democracy in South Africa helped to create new jobs?
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The BBC conducted an extensive investigation into various cases of entrepreneurs and small business owners, and if they have benefited from the new South Africa. To read the results, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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3. Business: Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi sold to an Arab
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THE Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi, which in colonial days was a favourite watering hole of the notorious White Mischief set, including Lord Delamere, has been acquired by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the Saudi billionaire who owns London's Savoy.

The prince, who owns some of the world's most luxurious hotels, including the George V in Paris, has acquired five hotels and safari resorts in Kenya from Lonrho Africa, the last vestige of Tiny Rowland's once sprawling empire, through Kingdom Hotel Investments. The 100-year-old Norfolk Hotel was a regular haunt of Hugh Cholmondeley, the third Lord Delamere, who helped to establish Kenya's reputation as a playground for privileged, decadent British expatriates. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


Editor's Note:
We hope that the British Pint of beer, which we always enjoyed when visiting this hotel, will remain on the bar list. For more details of this Hotel, please visit our Delamere Travel webpage.


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4. Business: Nurses leaving Kenya
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More than 1,000 nurses leave the country annually in search of greener pastures, the National Nurses Association of Kenya said yesterday.

National chairman Donald Epaalat said most of the nurses were moving to the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, United States, South Africa, Botswana and Namibia where the salaries are attractive. To read the full story, go to our NEWS DESK link.


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5. Business: Private land ownership in Kenya now in question
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Kenya's parliament has unanimously backed a call for the government to seize all idle land and distribute it among those who have none.

The motion also urges the government to set a limit on the amount of land an individual can own. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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6. Business: Unemployment of South African Youth
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South Africa's biggest security threat is the "time-bomb" of social conflict driven by a permanent underclass of educated but unemployed youth who face a bleak future, members of organised labour and the private sector have agreed and reported that 60 percent of South Africans under 30 had never had a job. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


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7. Business: US Dollar and the Chinese Yuan
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US Treasury has lashed out at China, with a key focus the decade-long peg of the yuan, the underlying unit of China's renminbi currency, to the dollar. The report states that "current Chinese policies are highly distortionary and pose a risk to China's economy, its trading partners, and global economic growth." To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


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8. Education: Churchill Speeches
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A number of highly coordinated online "rich content" digital projects have come online in the past few years, and a number of them are indicative of the far-reaching possibilities of such endeavors.

One such project is the Churchill Speech Interactive website which is a special initiative in Web learning that features a multi-media presentation of Winston Churchill's "Sinews of Peace" speech delivered at Westminster College. The speech is best known for introducing the famous phrase "Iron Curtain", and users will find the complete audio speech here, but enhanced entirely through the ability to weave through a clickable interface that provides content information about the broader historical context of world events, organized around a number of key themes, such as "Europe in Ruins", "The Atom Bomb"and "Churchill and Europe". Overall, the site is quite fascinating. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005


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9. Education: Enjoying British History
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For some, becoming more interested in history may be somewhat of an uphill battle. Sometimes it may be due to preconceived notions about the way the subject was presented when they were young, and others may find the material a bit dry. This website offered by the BBC presents a variety of historical perspectives that are both engaging and informative, and as such, the site is well worth a look.

The various sections address such powerful themes as "Church and State", "Victorian Britain", and "Conquest", which affords visitors the opportunity to learn about the nature of the Norman invasion in 1066. The "Local History" section is quite helpful as it teaches visitors how to explore their own communities through historical clues, documents, and visual evidence. Each section contains brief articles, activities, and quizzes that help flesh out the material. Visit this site by the BBC.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005.


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10. Environmental Issues: The Chelsea Flower Show
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Amongst the colour and splendour of the Chelsea Flower Show this year is a special stand about climate change. Put together by the Eden Project and the Institute of Horticulture - and sponsored by Defra - the display shows gardeners how they can do their bit to tackle the world's environmental problems. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: See our Web Page about environmental issues facing all of us.

 

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11. Immigration: New Act before Congress to grant amnesty to illegals
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Many of our readers have requested more information about this new Act called Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act of 2005 (S.1033 and H.R.2330, 109th Congress) and how it will effect the 25 million illegal immigrants in the USA. To read the full text, visit this link.


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12. Travel: I Dreamed of Africa farm under fire
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A glamorous Italian-born writer and land-owner, whose life story was turned into a movie starring Kim Basinger, is in the middle of an environmental storm after four rare black rhinos died on arrival at her Kenyan farm. Kuki Gallman became well known after she wrote a syrupy autobiography, I Dreamed of Africa, which tells of how she came to Kenya and decided to stay even after her husband and son met violent deaths there. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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13. Travel: Most travelers now book by Internet
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A recent survey undertaken by STA Travel and Lonely Planet revealed that online booking is now the preferred method of making travel arrangements for independent travelers. To read the full account, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 


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14. Travel: Too many elephants in Zimbabwe?
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HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwe's Parks and Wildlife Authority is looking for private buyers for thousands of elephants because its game reserves are too crowded. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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15. Travel: Visitors to Nigeria
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The U.S. State Department on Friday warned citizens against travel to Nigeria, citing terror groups and business scams. The lack of law and order in Nigeria poses considerable risks to travelers, it said in a statement. This warning is also issued to all clients of the Delamere Group.

 

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This month's quote
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"Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose." ~ Winston Churchill

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