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→  December 25, 2011

By Martinne Geller and Lisa Baertlein NEW YORK/LAS VEGAS | Sat Dec 24, 2011 5:26pm EST NEW YORK/LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Retailers saw a steady flow of last-minute shoppers on Saturday, the day before Christmas, putting a moderate cap on a pre-holiday season that started with a bang and has since waned. Industry watchers are […]

No Profit for Africa in UN carbon-offset scheme →  December 7, 2011

Africa accounts for only two percent, or 76 of the 3,612 projects registered under the CDM programme, which lets firms in rich nations offset their climate-warming emissions by investing in emissions-reduction projects in the developing world. “The balance sheet so far for Africa has not been a happy one with the CDM, but we should […]

→  November 19, 2011

“The circumstances surrounding his being prevented from touring the country of his birth with England in 1968 led directly to the intensification of opposition to apartheid around the world and contributed materially to the sports boycott that turned out to be an Achilles’ heel of the apartheid government. “Throughout this shameful period in South Africa’s […]