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Edition of 1 November 2020 # 333

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IN THIS ISSUE

  1. Business & Environment: African Cities Research Consortium
  2. Business: Contraction in Sub-Saharan African Economies
  3. Business: More & More Corruption in South Africa
  4. Business: Progress of China as a World Leader
  5. Education: National Poetry Library of London
  6. Education & Travel: Queen's Official Residence in Edinburgh
  7. Travel & Education: What is a Harambee in Kenya?

 

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1. Business & Environment: African Cities Research Consortium
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Researchers from the Global Development Institute have been awarded a new research contract of £32 million to establish the African Cities Research Consortium (ACRC), funded by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) as part of UK Aid. Led by Professor Diana Mitlin, ACRC and its international partners will tackle complex problems in some of Africa’s fastest growing urban areas. Over 6 years, research will generate new evidence to catalyse integrated, sustainable, inclusive approaches to urban development. African Cities will approach urban areas as complex systems, undertaking engaged political analysis, in order to address large scale development challenges. To read the full report from Manchester University, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor’s Note: Visit our webpage on African Trade and Development.

 

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2. Business: Contraction in Sub-Saharan African Economies
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The corona virus crisis is expected to drive a 3.3% contraction in sub-Saharan African economies in 2020 and could push 40 million people into extreme poverty, the World Bank said on Thursday. The Washington-based lender said growth in the region would recover in 2021, with economies growing by 2.1%, below 2019's growth of 2.4%. To read the ful report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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3. Business: More & More Corruption in South Africa
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The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has finally nabbed the former Gauteng Health department HOD Sybil Ngcobo for alleged criminal offences involving R1-billion which took place for more than a decade while she was at the helm in the province. Ngcobo handed herself over to the NPA today where she and three others: Mmakgosi Mosupi, former Health head of IT; Valdis Romaano, former director of supply chain management; and Dr Obakeng Mookeletsi, former deputy director-general, executive support. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (IOL)

 

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4. Business: Progress of China as a World Leader
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This year is unique to China, as it marks the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the special economic zones. Though forty years seems like a short period in history, China has changed beyond recognition during this time. To refill the “10-year gap” of domestic economic development during the Cultural Revolution, the Chinese Communist Party proposed reform and opening-up in 1978, and successively established special economic zones in Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Shantou, and Xiamen. During the 40 years of development, these then “backward” special economic zones played the role of “experimental fields”, which served as significant windows for the rest of the world to view China. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor’s Note: Visit our webpage on China.

 

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5. Education: National Poetry Library of London
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Home to "the largest public collection of modern poetry in the world," the National Poetry Library is an invaluable resource for poetry readers and writers. Poets T.S. Eliot and Herbet Read opened the library in 1953 with support from the Arts Council, and it has been a resource for creativity ever since. Though the building is currently closed due to COVID-19, the robust online poetry collection allows readers to enjoy prose from afar. The Online Poetry page (found via the menu bar) facilitates browsing access. The Poems section (found by following the "see all poems" link on the home page) contains more than 70 pages of poetry, sortable by format (e.g. "text" or "audio") or topic (e.g. "arts and sciences" or "human experience"). On the Search the catalogue page, readers can download poetry anthologies in ebook formats (readers should note that this requires signing up for a free membership, which is only available to UK users). Members also gain access to audiobooks, and, for readers with visual impairments, Braille materials delivered by mail. The rest of the website has many other resources to explore. For example, those interested in writing poetry may want to check out the Advice for Emerging Poets section of the Write & Publish page. Visit this site.

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6. Education & Travel: Queen's Official Residence in Edinburgh
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The Queen's official residence in Edinburgh and the home of Scottish royal history is an inspiring place to visit. Explore the Palace's close associations with some of Scotland’s most well-known historic figures such as Mary, Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie, and learn how today it is used by The Queen when carrying out official engagements in Scotland. Visit this site for a virtual tour.

 

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7. Travel & Education: What is a Harambee in Kenya?
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A long-standing Kenyan tradition, a harambee is a type of self-help event that’s deeply ingrained in the moral compass of the country. The word means “all pull together” in Kiswahili, Kenya’s national language. It is the nation’s official motto; it appears on the country’s coat of arms; and it encompasses a concept of placing the group before the individual. For us Kenyans, a harambee represents an unwritten law of generosity, and regardless of class, ethnic group, gender or religious background, we will lend a hand to assist anyone in need. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (BBC)

 

 

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Photo of the Month
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Visiting Wales in the UK

One of our readers sent this series of great photos of Wales.  They are well worth viewing. Click here.

 

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This month's quote

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Before befriending others, you have to be your own best friend. Before correcting others, you have to correct yourself. Before making others happy, you have to make yourself happy. It is not termed as selfish but personal development. Once you balance yourself, only then you can balance the world." ~ Hugh Cholmondeley, 2nd Lord Delamere


 

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Book of the Month
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The New Rules of Business (Leading entrepreneurs reveal their secrets for success) ~ by Dan Matthews

This is the ultimate guide to winning in business. Drawing on the experiences of some of the world's most successful entrepreneurs and corporate executives, it sheds light on the cut and thrust of commercial relationships and provides a candid insight into what it takes to thrive as an entrepreneur. Themes include the role of failure, luck and risk, people, power, money, greed and ambition. Together, it reveals the essential underlying truths which define business in the twenty-first century. The book contains thoughts, anecdotes and advice from 36 business people drawn from a variety of backgrounds and career paths. Multi-millionaire heads of billion-pound businesses rub shoulders with chief executives of some of the world's biggest blue-chip companies. Also featured are celebrity investors, business TV show contestants, and even those who have fallen foul of the business rules and survived to tell the tale. It is a must read for anyone wanting to grow a business, become wealthy and powerful, or make a meteoric push up the career ladder. Visit the Delamere International Bookshop. The New Rules of Business: Leading entrepreneurs reveal their secrets for success (Harriman Business Essentials)


Editor’s Note: Don’t forget that we also have an online book store, Delamere International Bookshop. We represent a number of major leading book suppliers that concentrate on non-fiction books related to business, employment, marketing, investing & finance, real estate, and conducting international trade. Click here.

 

 

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