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July 8, 1992 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Andrew Maggs described it later as "something out of an Oliver Stone movie." Maggs, a consultant promoting South African businesses abroad, had taken 14 white Johannesburg businessmen to Lagos, Nigeria, for deal-making, preliminary to the expected lifting of anti-apartheid sanctions by the Nigerian government later this year. After three days of meetings in their hotel, the South Africans decided to see the town. They drove straight into the worst riots in Lagos in decades.
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July 8, 1992 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Andrew Maggs described it later as "something out of an Oliver Stone movie." Maggs, a consultant promoting South African businesses abroad, had taken 14 white Johannesburg businessmen to Lagos, Nigeria, for deal-making, preliminary to the expected lifting of anti-apartheid sanctions by the Nigerian government later this year. After three days of meetings in their hotel, the South Africans decided to see the town. They drove straight into the worst riots in Lagos in decades.
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August 23, 1987 | SCOTT KRAFT, Times Staff Writer
On a recent misty evening here on the coast of Africa, four giant cranes were loading Zimbabwean asbestos into the deep hold of a ship bound for Europe. A 1940s steam engine carrying Zambian copper announced its arrival with a long, hoarse whistle. Beira's port, moribund only a year ago, was bustling. Out on the gentle water of the Indian Ocean, a mile or so from shore, two giant freighters quietly waited their turn.
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November 26, 1990 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Executives from government-owned Kenya Airways emerged from a secret meeting in Johannesburg several months ago with a big prize--a ground-breaking agreement to resume reciprocal flights between Nairobi and Johannesburg by the flagship carriers of both countries, after a gap of 27 years. But on the way home the officials had to stop first in Gaborone, the capital of Botswana, to have their passports stamped with a Botswana visa.
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November 26, 1990 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Executives from government-owned Kenya Airways emerged from a secret meeting in Johannesburg several months ago with a big prize--a ground-breaking agreement to resume reciprocal flights between Nairobi and Johannesburg by the flagship carriers of both countries, after a gap of 27 years. But on the way home the officials had to stop first in Gaborone, the capital of Botswana, to have their passports stamped with a Botswana visa.
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August 23, 1987 | SCOTT KRAFT, Times Staff Writer
On a recent misty evening here on the coast of Africa, four giant cranes were loading Zimbabwean asbestos into the deep hold of a ship bound for Europe. A 1940s steam engine carrying Zambian copper announced its arrival with a long, hoarse whistle. Beira's port, moribund only a year ago, was bustling. Out on the gentle water of the Indian Ocean, a mile or so from shore, two giant freighters quietly waited their turn.
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