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Dr. Frank Royal A Player in Smithfield-China Deal

Dr. Frank Royal A Player in Smithfield-China Deal

“It’s fine.” That’s how Richmond physician Frank S. Royal views the global transaction involving Virginia-based Smithfield Foods Inc., the worlds’s largest pork producer and processor known for such brands as Armour, Gwaltney and Farmland. That’s to be expected. Dr. Royal, 73, is among the company decision-makers who stamped their approval on the $4.7 billion sale […]

Ethiopia Diverts Nile River for Giant Dam, Raising Fears in Egypt, Sudan

Ethiopia Diverts Nile River for Giant Dam, Raising Fears in Egypt, Sudan

  Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from GIN   Ethiopian government officials this week celebrated the diversion of the Blue Nile river for what they’ve dubbed the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam which is expected to provide hydroelectricity for Ethiopia and neighboring countries by 2015.   But downstream nations Egypt and Sudan are troubled […]

Japan is Latest Suitor for African Resources

Japan is Latest Suitor for African Resources

Since the tsunami and earthquake hit Japan in 2011, the Asian tiger has faced an unprecedented energy crisis, prompting it to reach out to African nations where some of the world’s richest wells of oil and gas have been found.   This month, at the three-day Tokyo International Conference on African Development, Prime Minister Shinzo […]