Western oil giants are poised to enter southern Iraq to tap the country's vast reserves, despite the ongoing threat of violence, according to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown's business emissary to the country. Basra has been described as "the lung" of Iraq by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
Sierra Leone's recently elected leader on Saturday released a complete list of his 20-strong government ministers, consisting mainly of technocrats and his party's stalwarts. Three women -- heading the foreign affairs, energy and social welfare portfolios -- are on the list that is still subject to parliamentary approval.
The R22-million allocated for special wildlife projects was not unaccounted for; it was just not recorded on the annual financial statement, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife board chairperson Patrick Sokhela said on Friday. He was speaking at a media briefing in Pietermaritzburg.