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Saturday 18 June 2011
Frederick Chiluba, Zambia's first democratically elected president who became increasingly autocratic during his decade in office, has died. He was 68.
Saturday 11 June 2011
Thursday 02 June 2011
The European Union's financing arm has frozen all lending to the Swiss commodities trading giant Glencore, citing "serious concerns" about governance at the FTSE 100 listed firm.
Friday 29 April 2011
Wednesday 06 April 2011
Charges have been quietly dropped against two Chinese managers accused of shooting coal miners during a labour dispute. According to court records seen by reporters in Livingstone yesterday, Judge Ernest Mukulwamutiyo freed the managers last Friday after prosecutor Chalwe Mchenga informed the court he was not going to prosecute. He gave no reason.
Tuesday 05 April 2011
Minmetals resources, the state-backed Chinese metals trader, surprised the markets yesterday by tabling a $6.5bn (£4bn) bid for Equinox Minerals, the dual Canada and Australia-listed group which has been vying to take over Canada's Lundin Mining.
Saturday 02 April 2011
The scientific name of this outlandish bird – Balaeniceps rex – translates as "King whale-head". Easy to spot, then? Hardly. So elusive is the shoebill that Western science didn't lay eyes on one until 1851. Today, it remains top of the global twitchers' wish list; only those prepared to brave the deepest swamps of central Africa need apply.
Wednesday 02 March 2011
Chimpanzees can share a joke just like any human but they are also capable of sharing a laugh even when they don't find something particularly funny, scientists have discovered.
Sunday 20 February 2011
Prices have been slashed by half from 2 March to 30 April at Hotel Crillon le Brave near Avignon in France. From £53 per person per night.
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Saturday 19 February 2011
Saturday 11 December 2010
Zambia's central bank has appointed South Africa's FirstRand (FSRJ.J) to run a key commercial bank facing collapse due to poor management, a central bank spokesman said today.
Saturday 20 November 2010
Singita Faru Faru Lodge, Tanzania
From the outside, the nine stone, canvas and thatched suites at this lodge look like classic safari territory, but the interiors are pure contemporary chic with panoramic windows and mirrored room dividers. The communal areas are bedded into the terraced hillside and scattered with squishy sofas. A river-sand "beach" has been created for sunbathing, while a curved swimming pool overlooks a waterhole.
Thursday 11 November 2010
Thursday 04 November 2010
A court in Zambia has freed on bail two Chinese managers accused of attempted murder for shooting and wounding 11 coal miners during a protest over pay and working conditions.
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