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Friday, 3 September 2010

Quick notes

South Africa's Mining Ministry will soon approach the Cabinet with its proposal for a state-owned mining company, which could be formed before the end of this year.

Zambia Sugar, a unit of South Africa's Illovo Sugar, last month achieved energy independence as it started generating all of its own power needs, ending its reliance on shaky ZESCO.

Reuters analysis on the how new spate of elections across the continent is likely to put increasing pressure on banks to cut sky-high lending costs.

Reintroducing CDP - a favorable potrait of the Citizens Democratic Party and its apparent quest to introduce new politics in Zambia.

George Mpombo relives his time in prison, describing the "serious human rights challenges" in prison which have "reached very critical and alarming levels", especially in the area of accommodation.

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