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The 10 Worst Armies in the World

America has, by far, the largest, most powerful, well-equipped, and best trained military force to ever exist on Earth. This is probably why Americans can't (Photo: We Are the Mighty, 247Sports) America has, by far, the largest, most powerful, well-equipped, and best trained military force to ever


10 of the best destinations for a last-minute family Christmas in the sun

You don't really want to sit around eating turkey and arguing with your relations, do you? Instead, book a last-minute trip to a guaranteed sun spot and swim on Christmas Day.Merry-making in the Maldives Head for the sun-drenched Maldives where idyllic family resorts offer barefoot luxury and sumptu


Welcoming the world: Rwanda to start issuing visas on arrival for all countries

President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, speaking at the London Summit on Family Planning. Picture: Russell Watkins/Department for International Development/Flickr facebookgoogleplustwitterwhatsappviber Rwanda has announced that effective from 01 January 2018, nationals of all countries will get visa upon a


Imperial College Business School achieves equal gender split on its Master in Finance

For the first time, the school has recruited 50 per cent of women on the course for the 2016/17 academic year. The programme, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, has 46 women in its current cohort who come from 19 different nations including, Bahrain, China, France, Mauritius, Mexico, R


Tourism - An unexplored 'gold mine'!

The economic diversification agenda of Zambia defined in the Seventh National Development Plan places immense importance not only on agriculture and industrialization, but also on tourism. Tourism remains greatly unexploited regardless of the sector's possibility to transform the economy of our coun


Jet, set, go...Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines celebrates inaugural Manchester to Mauriti

Fred. Olsen guests enjoyed a colourful start to their 'Indian Ocean' fly-cruise holiday at Manchester Airport, on 15th November 2017, when they celebrated the cruise line's first-ever flight from Manchester to Mauritius, in partnership with Thomas Cook Airlines. A total of 250Fred. Olsen guests boar


How to Visit Rwanda in a Week

Three years ago when I walked from my room to the camp-fire at Rwanda's Ruzizi Tented Lodge, I worried about running into a hippo in the dark, jumping at the swoosh of their ridiculous, low-slung bellies in the grass. Returning to the same lodge in Akagera National Park last June, I have even more r


The 11 Most Over-the-Top Hotel Spa Treatments

If you thought you were spoiling yourself with your monthly massage sessions, think again. Hotels around the world are taking pampering to an extreme new level of luxury with ridiculously indulgent spa treatments so over the top, they're practically (and in some cases literally) gilded. We rounded u


The Best Warm Weather Escapes From The Gloom

1/31 SLIDES Refinery29 As much as I love traversing holiday markets and sipping on (really) boozy eggnog, when the temperatures start dropping and snow descends upon us, it's hard not to daydream about the next tropical getaway. And if you've ever had to tiptoe through icy city streets or spend an


U.N. Climate Fund Promised Billions to Poor Nations. For Some, the Wait Is Long.

A landmark pledge seven years ago by the world's richest nations to spend billions to help developing countries tackle climate change seemed like a godsend for Kiribati, the Pacific island nation threatened by rising seas. The result of that promise was the Green Climate Fund. But Kiribati - like ma


Investec's (IVTJF) CEO Stephen Koseff on Q2 2018 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Investec PLC (OTCPK:IVTJF) Q2 2018 Results Conference Call November 16, 2017 4:00 AM ET Executives Stephen Koseff - CEO and Executive Director Nishlan Samujh - CFO Analysts Stephen Koseff Okay, welcome to our End of September 2017 Results Presentation. And I'll just introduce briefly, and I'm going


Best places to visit in 2018

1/52 SLIDES Asterixvs | Dreamstime.com Marrakesh, Morocco This romantic desert oasis is set to be one of 2018's most fashionable vacations. Why It's Wonderful: With a view of the towering Atlas Mountains, Marrakesh is a dreamy maze of spice-scented streets filled with vendors, cafes, and hidden pa


WADA rules Russia 'non-compliant' in Winter Games blow

SEOUL (Reuters) - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Thursday that Russia remains "non-compliant" with its Code, dealing a major blow to its hopes of being cleared to compete at February's Winter Olympics. A woman walks into the head office of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Montrea


How Data Sharing Is Stopping Illegal Fishing in the Indian Ocean

Somali vendors prepare fish for sale at Bosaso beach in Puntland northeastern Somalia, on December 17, 2016. In July 2016, the trawler Greko 1 approached Mombasa, Kenya, a major fishing port on the western Indian Ocean. Registered in Belize and owned by a Panamanian subsidiary of a Greek company, th


Classifieds Platforms Ringier Africa and One Africa Media Sign a Merger to Form ROAM

Ringier One, which has operated as one of Africa's top classifieds and integrated media entity and One Africa Media (OAM) have agreed to merge their services to become Ringier One Africa Media (ROAM). This new development makes them the leading classifieds group in Kenya and Sub-Saharan Africa. At t


US Companies Dodge $70 Billion a Year in Offshore Tax Havens

Just last week, a group of investigative journalists unveiled a new source of records known as the Paradise Papers. Following on the heels of the Panama Papers, this stash of records sent from an anonymous source gives us a closer look at how wealthy individuals and multinational corporations hide t


Escape the winter blues: 20 amazing Indian Ocean holidays

The Indian Ocean: Nowhere else on Earth will you find a perfect winter climate combined with such a winning variety of island destinations, resorts and idyllic palm-shaded beaches. If you are looking for an exotic holiday, you just have to choose between the atolls of the Maldives, the rich culture


18-year-old Anneke Germishuys sets her eyes on Olympic Games

STELLENBOSCH - The future of javelin throwing in SA looks safe in the hands of 18-year-old Anneke Germishuys. The Stellenbosch-based javelin thrower has been competing in the sports since 2010 and now her eyes are on the bigger prize - representing SA at the Olympic Games. "Well obviously you have t


Madagascar: The number of new cases of pneumonic plague has steadily declined since mid-October

According to UN and Madagascar health officials, from 7 to 10 November 2017, 86 confirmed, probable and suspect cases of plague (73 pneumonic and 9 bubonic) were reported.Bipolar staining of a plague smear prepared from lymph aspirated from an adenopathic lymph node, or bubo, of a plague patient./CD


Namibia targets tax evasion in fishing sector

Namibia's ministry of finance is investigating the country's fishing industry after reports Namibian fishing company Atlantic Pacific Fishing avoided paying tax, reports The Namibian. Atlantic Pacific Fishing was named in a huge cache of documents leaked from tax havens last week. Documents show a c