Archive for May 6th, 2007

source: International Herald Tribune

06.05.2007 09:34pm

YAOUNDE, Cameroon: A Kenya Airways plane that went missing on Saturday with 114 passengers and crew on board was found on Sunday in swamps southeast of Cameroon’s Douala airport, the central African country’s state radio said.

The radio quoted a working group created by Cameroon’s prime minister to handle the crisis as saying the craft had been found in mangrove swamps near Dizangue, southeast of Douala airport (view map) by Palapye.com

The Boeing 737-800 aircraft, which was carrying 114 people from more than 20 countries, went missing on Saturday shortly after taking off from Douala for Nairobi in torrential rain.

The radio did not mention casualties or survivors.

An aviation official declined to give any details, but confirmed there was a ground team at the site and a search party was trying to reach the area by helicopter. [continue reading]

source: Mining Weekly

By: Creamer Media Reporter
Published: 4 May 07 – 0:00

International diamond-mining and exploration company Firestone Diamonds plc has announced the discovery of four more kimberlites in the diamondfields of Tsabong, in south-central Botswana.

The discovery brings to 74 the total number of kimberlites found since the UK-based company started exploration drilling in the area in November last year. The company says its programme is targeting approximately 80 well-defined geophysical anomalies that have been identified through aeromagnetic survey data over the area.

“Modelling of these kimberlites based on airborne and ground geophysical data indicates that they are large, with estimated sizes ranging from 8 ha to 28 ha. “Drill chip samples are currently being prepared [continue reading]

source: IOL

May 05 2007 at 11:51AM

Gidani, the consortium that lost the national lottery licence following a court appeal by operator Uthingo, said on Friday it supports the trade and industry department’s position on the need to do a thorough job before appointing a new operator.

This follows Trade and Industry Minister Mandisi Mpahlwa’s failure on Thursday to give a definite date for the appointment of a new operator.

Mpahlwa said the National Lottery Board needed more time to complete its work.

“Gidani acknowledges the minister’s statement and is fully co-operative with the [continue reading]