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Mortars land at Somalia's presidential palace, no casualties
Mogadishu, Feb 26 (IANS) At least seven mortars landed inside Somalia's presidential palace in Mogadishu Thursday when the prime minister and his cabinet were holding a meeting, police said.

Thursday, February 26, 2015 7:00:04 PM

One killed as bombs explode in Cairo
Cairo, Feb 26 (IANS) At least one person was killed and several wounded Thursday in bomb explosions south of Egypt's capital Cairo, the country's health ministry said.

Thursday, February 26, 2015 3:22:18 PM

Sponsor threatens to pull plug on Kenya's warring federations
Nairobi, Feb 26 (IANS) A Kenyan corporate giant has threatened to withdraw sponsorship from any warring sports federation in the country as disputes continue to rock a number of local governing bodies -- notably football, athletics and rugby.

Thursday, February 26, 2015 11:32:17 AM

38 militants killed in Egypt
Cairo, Feb 25 (IANS) At least 38 militants were killed and 27 injured in overnight raids on militant hideouts by the Egyptian forces in Sinai province, a security source said Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 11:46:19 PM

Kenya's Chepkirui eyes New York half-marathon conquest
Nairobi, Feb 25 (IANS) Kenya's reigning Commonwealth Games (CWG) 10,000 metres champion Joyce Chepkirui will use the New York half-marathon to gauge her preparedness ahead of her debut at the Boston Marathon April 20.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 7:28:09 PM

Indian IT exports to Africa cross $1-bn mark
Accra (Ghana), Feb 24 (IANS) Total computer software and services exports to Africa from India last year crossed the $1 billion-mark, India's Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) has said.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 7:04:03 PM

Mubarak-era Egyptian officials acquitted of corruption
Cairo, Feb 24 (IANS) Two prominent Mubarak-era officials, former Egyptian prime minister Ahmed Nazif and former interior minister Habib El-Adly, were acquitted Tuesday of corruption charges in relation to a contract to supply government cars with licence plates.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 4:10:06 PM

Rwanda to host 2016 African Nations Championship
Kigali (Rwanda), Feb 24 (IANS) Rwanda will host the 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) from Jan 16 to Feb 7.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 2:42:18 PM

Nigerian army arrest terrorists disguising as women
Nairobi, Feb 24 (IANS) Nigeria's military Monday said some terrorists disguising as women have been arrested following a thorough cordon and search in Baga town in the northeastern state of Borno, Xinhua news agency reported.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 3:26:18 AM

Packed schedule for Anil Ambani at Abu Dhabi Air Expo
Abu Dhabi, Feb 23 (IANS) A packed schedule awaits a delegation led by Reliance Group chairman Anil Ambani, which had a significant presence on the inaugural day Monday of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) 2015, also known as the Abu Dhabi Air Expo.

Monday, February 23, 2015 8:44:09 PM

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