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Thursday, June five, 2008.
African countries would have to develop world-class port infrastructure to keep up with future growth in demand, a top government official said on Wednesday.
The world's biggest nickel producer, Norilsk Nickel, has indefinitely postponed plans for a project to refine nickel using Norilsk's patented Activox technology at the Tati Nickel operation in Botswana, after deciding that the cost of the project would outweigh the benefits.
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