Natural Gas Won’t Solve Mozambique’s Development Challenges

  Natural Gas Won’t Solve Mozambique’s Development Challenges 5TH DECEMBER 2017 BY: ISS, INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES The discovery that Mozambique holds one of the largest reserves of natural gas in the world has generated great optimism about the country’s future. But the recent sovereign debt crisis has cast serious doubt on the ability of the country to…

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Bitcoin Is Now Bigger Than Warren Buffett, Boeing and New Zealand

  Bitcoin Is Now Bigger Than Warren Buffett, Boeing and New Zealand     Bitcoin’s extraordinary price surge means its market capitalization now exceeds the annual output of whole economies, and the estimated worth of some of the world’s top billionaires, just as hedge funds prepare to trade new Bitcoin futures that are expected to draw…

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De Beers Invests in Blockchain Technology to Advance Diamond Traceability

  De Beers Invests in Blockchain Technology to Advance Diamond Traceability Diamond giant De Beers is investing in a new digital platform service that provides a single, immutable record tracing a diamond’s individual journey through the value chain. This diamond traceability platform is underpinned by blockchain technology, which allows for a highly secure digital register that creates a tamper-proof and permanent…

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Anglo-American CEO Threatens South Africa With Another 100,000 Mining Jobs Loss

  Anglo-American CEO Threatens South Africa With Another 100,000 Mining Jobs Loss In a veiled threat to the South African government, Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani has predicted the South African mining industry would lose another 100 000 jobs, unless the government “changed.”  Mr. Cutifani’s supporters are quick to remind that six years ago (2010), the outspoken Australian had predicted…

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Sierra Leone’s “Peace Diamond” Sells for $6.5m in New York

    Sierra Leone’s “Peace Diamond” Sells for $6.5m in New York Sierra Leone’s giant 709-carat diamond has sold at auction in New York for $6.5m ($4.8m; €5.5m), Monday, December 4th, 2017. Laurence Graff, chairman of Graff Diamonds, won the precious stone – nicknamed the “peace diamond” – in bidding on Monday. Half of the…

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World Bank Supports Sierra Leone’s Mining Sector With $20 Million Grant

     World Bank Supports Sierra Leone’s Mining Sector With $20 Million Grant November 29, 2017 Publisher and Chief Executive Officer KABS KANU ACTION NEWS,COMMENTARY 0   Sierra Leone will receive a US$20 million International Development Association (IDA) Grant for the second phase of the Extractive Industries Technical Assistance Project (EITAP 2) to help strengthen governance, increase geological knowledge,…

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What Americans Think About Trump’s Foreign Policy

  What Americans Think About Trump’s Foreign Policy The Middle East and Russia: American Attitudes on Trump’s Foreign Policy As the first year of President Donald Trump’s administration winds down, his pledged commitments to reach the “ultimate deal,” a comprehensive peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Territories, remain unfulfilled. With increasing instability in the Middle East…

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