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Africa flies on a wing and a prayer

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Africa flies on a wing and a prayer

Until recently, it was not uncommon for passengers flying between two African cities to transit through Europe. It was cheaper and faster, for instance, for passengers travelling to Ethiopia from Cote d’Ivoire to fly first to Paris with Air France and then catch a connecting flight to Addis Ababa. With no direct flights linking their capitals, most African countries had to rely on flights from their former colonial powers to connect to each other. It still happens today but on a smaller scale; flying in Africa is improving, albeit slowly.

 

Mind Power

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There are no dry lands anywhere, there are only dry minds. Some minds only see impossibilities, failure and poverty and can be hardly convinced of how green the land is. Look all around you, you will see many that have eyes but cannot see, they have a mind but cannot think or conceive an idea of a great future above their current circumstances.

 

The Sources of Russian Conduct spooky

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The Sources of Russian Conduct spooky

NEW YORK – No set amount of time must pass before journalism gives way to history, but normally historians write with the advantage of perspective that reflects the passage of years, decades, or even centuries. Time is necessary for information to come to light, memoirs to be written, and the significance of events to reveal itself. What seems relatively trivial now may prove to have been anything but, just as what appears to loom large can fade in importance.

 

The Experts’ Advantage

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The Experts’ Advantage

LONDON – Nearly everyone who sits on Google’s board of directors has at least one computer science or engineering degree or doctorate. There are two university presidents and eminent scholars – Stanford University’s John Hennessy and former Princeton University President Shirley Tilghman – and several members of the National Academy of Engineering and other illustrious organizations. For Google, it pays to have technical expertise at the top.

 

Taming the China Bears

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Taming the China Bears

BEIJING – The market is always in search of a story, and investors, it seems, think they have found a new one this year in China. The country’s growth slowdown and mounting financial risks have spurred a growing wave of pessimism, with economists worldwide warning of an impending crash.

 
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