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The Delamere-International Newsletter ©

Edition of 31 July 2004 #137


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IN THIS ISSUE


1. Business: Energy of the future, oil or hydrogen?
2. Business: Investing in South Africa
3. Business: Malawi is becoming even more corrupt
4. Business: Mining in Kenya
5. Business: South Africa increases trade with China
6. Business: Zimbabwe to restrict NGOs
7. Education: Bogus colleges in the UK
8. Immigration: Now it's easier for Brits to get into Australia
9. Internet: Rural Africa and the Internet
10.Travel: Cape Town is No.1 for tourists


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1. Business: Energy of the future, oil or hydrogen?
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South Africa could become the powerhouse of world energy if hydrogen becomes the new power source of the future.

This country holds 86 percent of the world's platinum resources and platinum is a vital catalyst needed to convert hydrogen into the new form of energy. To read this exciting report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


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2. Business: Investing in South Africa
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Johannesburg - Foreign investors are pumping money into South African equities at rates not seen for four years.

According to the latest data out of the JSE Securities Exchange, foreign investors so far this year have made net purchases of R11.2 billion - more than 10 times the amount recorded by this time last year. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

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3. Business: Malawi is becoming even more corrupt
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Several ministers under Malawi's former president Bakili Muluzi are to face charges connected with the embezzlement of some 92 million dollars from the state, the chief prosecutor said Friday. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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4. Business: Mining in Kenya
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NAIROBI - Canadian mining firm Tiomin Resources on Tuesday signed a 21-year lease agreement with Kenya's government to begin extracting titanium deposits along the east African country's Indian Ocean coast in 2006.

Kenyan Environment Minister Kalonzo Musyoka and Tiomin's President Jean-Charles Potvin signed the agreement worth 150 million dollars (122 million euros) in Nairobi, ending nine years of wrangling over environmental concerns and compensation for displaced villagers. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


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5. Business: South Africa increases trade with China
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Pretoria - South Africa is hoping to lure huge investment from China with incentives to be unveiled during a visit beginning at the weekend by Chinese Vice President Zeng Qinghong.

The centerpiece of the three-day visit will be the launch of free trade negotiations that should provide a major boost to economic relations between China and its number one trading partner on the continent, South Africa. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


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6. Business: Zimbabwe to restrict NGOs
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Harare - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe castigated private charities, religious groups and other aid organisations on Tuesday for interfering in politics and said legislators will be asked to pass a law allowing authorities to close some groups and arrest officials. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


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7. Education: Bogus colleges in the UK
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Nearly 500 suspected "dodgy" colleges have been uncovered in a Home Office crackdown. Officials visited 672 colleges across England and Wales in an effort to curb illegal immigration scams and found 178 were genuine, 195 were not and 299 will require further investigation, but are strongly suspected of being bogus. To read the full story, go to our NEWS DESK link.

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8. Immigration: Now it's easier for Brits to get into Australia
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Britons weary of life in the old country are being encouraged to apply for visas to live in regional Australia, where they are needed to boost the population.
As of Thursday, new rules will make it easier for skilled migrants who want to live in various parts of regional Australia. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


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9. Internet: Rural Africa and the Internet
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In a few years, an old woman in rural Africa should be able, if all goes according to plan, to connect to the net and communicate with her children in the city.

This is what an Information Communication Technology (ICT) workshop being held in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, is seeking to explore. The meeting is seeking to ensure accessibility of ICT to rural people, who form the bulk of Africa's population. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

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10. Travel: Cape Town is No.1 for tourists
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According to a recent international survey where the Mother City trumped all others as the number-one long-haul destination for the second year in a row. To read more, go to our NEWS DESK link.

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This month's quote
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"Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are, something to do, something to love, and something to hope for."

-- Joseph Addison (1672-1719), English essayist


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