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Former Al Shabaab commander calls for dialogue
Mogadishu, May 20 (IANS) Former Al Shabaab intelligence chief Zakariye Ismail Hersi, who surrendered to the government of Somalia last year, has urged the militant group to lay down its weapons and embrace dialogue with the government for the sake of peace.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 8:16:05 PM

Burundi president delays municipal, legislative elections
Bujumbura, May 20 (IANS) Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has postponed municipal and legislative elections, originally scheduled for May 26, by 10 days according to a decree issued on Wednesday, Spanish news agency Efe reported.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 6:30:04 PM

IS executes Iraqi journalist accused of apostasy
Mosul (Iraq), May 20 (IANS/EFE) The Islamic State (IS) terrorist outfit executed Iraqi journalist Feras Yasin on charges of apostasy and showing no remorse, according to the Iraqi Journalists Syndicate.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 5:18:02 PM

22 militants killed in Algeria
Algiers, May 20 (IANS) Algerian military said on Tuesday it killed 22 militants in what it deemed the most important anti-terror operation in 20 years in the northern province of Bouira, Xinhua reported citing media reports.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 7:26:17 AM

Burundi's president calls for extraordinary parliament session
Bujumbura, May 20 (IANS) Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza on Tuesday signed a decree convening both chambers of the country's parliament to attend an extraordinary session on May 20-21.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 3:14:03 AM

Kenya confirms 65 deaths from cholera outbreak
Nairobi, May 20 (IANS) The death toll from cholera outbreak in Kenya has risen to 65, with at least 3,234 cases reported across the country, authorities said on Tuesday.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 2:10:21 AM

Kenya's Keitany eyes gold at athletics worlds
Nairobi, May 19 (IANS) London marathon champion Mary Keitany of Kenya will compete in one race in the Czech Republic in June before focusing on her quest to win the gold at the Beijing athletic world championships in August.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 8:00:05 PM

Benewende Sankara proposed for Burkina Faso presidency
Ouagadougou, May 19 (IANS) Me Benewende Stanislas Sankara has been endorsed by 10 political parties, claiming to be followers of the ideology of Burkina Faso's ex-president Thomas Sankara, as their candidate in the forthcoming presidential elections.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 7:56:19 PM

Indian businesses explore Ethiopia for investment opportunities
Addis Ababa, May 19 (IANS) A delegation of Indian investors from various sectors came on a three-day visit here during the course of which they met Ethiopian officials to discuss multi-sector projects that would benefit the two countries and strengthen the long standing Ethiopian-Indian diplomatic and socio-economic relations.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 12:10:03 PM

Burundi president fires three ministers amid new protests
Bujumbura, May 19 (IANS/EFE) Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza announced on Monday a partial cabinet reshuffle in addition to firing the ministers of Defence, foreign affairs and trade, replacing them with trusted figures after a failed coup attempt on May 13.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 2:26:15 AM

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