Archive | April, 2014

United States: Civil Rights Act of 1964 signed 50 years ago

April 8, 2014

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United States: Civil Rights Act of 1964 signed 50 years ago President Johnson speaks to a nationwide television audience from the White House just before signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Among those in the front row are Lady Bird Johnson, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, Senator Everett Dirksen, Senator Hubert Humphrey, House Minority […]

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Nigeria is now the largest economy in Africa

April 7, 2014

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Nigeria is now the largest economy in Africa Nigeria’s economy surpassed South Africa’s as the largest on the continent Tolu Ogunlesi The Guardian (UK) After months of delays and mounting anticipation, Nigeria’s economy has been officially “rebased”. It is now worth $510bn (2013 figures) – an 89% rise, far in excess of analysts’ predictions. Nigeria […]

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Saudi Arabia begins construction of multi-billion dollar metro rail

April 6, 2014

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Saudi Arabia begins construction of multi-billion dollar metro rail Al Arabiya Saudi Arabia has begun construction work on its long awaited first metro rail system in the capital Riyadh. The multi-billion project will involve six rail lines extending 176 kilometers and carrying electric, driverless trains, in what Saudi officials project to be the world’s largest […]

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2013 World’s Busiest Airports- Release Date March 31, 2014

April 4, 2014

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2013 World Airport Traffic and Rankings Release Date March 31, 2014 See update: Release Date March 26, 2015 https://dilemma-x.net/2015/04/14/2014-worlds-busiest-airports-release-date-march-26-2015/ Charlotte Douglas International Airport (above) is the 8th busiest airport in the U.S. by passengers and 6th busiest in the U.S. by traffic.  The airport  is the 23rd busiest airport in the world by passengers and the 7th […]

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Nigeria set to overtake South Africa as Africa’s biggest economy

April 4, 2014

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Nigeria set to overtake South Africa as Africa’s biggest economy REUTERS Nigeria will rebase its GDP on Sunday, the statistics office said, in a move that will boost its estimated size by anything from around 40 to 70% and is almost certain to push it ahead of South Africa to become Africa’s biggest economy. The […]

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How non-Africans make huge profits from Africa’s oil

April 2, 2014

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How non-Africans make huge profits from Africa’s oil By Mark Jenkins NPR There are three categories of schemers in Big Men, Rachel Boynton’s illuminating documentary about the oil business in West Africa: businessmen, politicians and bandits. Sometimes, though, it’s hard to tell the types apart. Filmed over about five years, the movie follows the seesawing […]

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Tosca: Natural High

April 1, 2014

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Tosca – Natural High Tosca is the joint musical project of Richard Dorfmeister and Rupert Huber from Vienna, Austria. Many tracks from Tosca have been released on countless compilations. Tosca – Natural High Released 2007 _________ Video: Tosca – Natural High _________

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Cuba approves new foreign investment law

April 1, 2014

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Cuba approved new foreign investment law Cuban parliamentary unanimously approved replacing the previous law dating from 1995. The session was chaired by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz Oscar Sánchez Serra Granma The National Assembly of Popular Power in extraordinary session chaired by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, adopted the new Law on Foreign Investment. The […]

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