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Last updated: Sunday, February 19, 2017 3:32:04 PM

$2.5 mn set for Zimbabwe President's 93rd birthday bash
Harare, Feb 8 (IANS) The ruling party of Zimbabwe is reportedly looking to spend some $2.5 million on President Robert Mugabe's 93rd birthday celebration on February 21, a media report said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017 9:56:05 AM

Somalia enhances security ahead of presidential polls
Mogadishu, Feb 8 (IANS) Somali government on Tuesday announced a ban on flights arriving and departing from Mogadishu airport and also beefed up security ahead of the Wednesday presidential elections.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017 4:48:04 AM

Egypt praises Trump's criticism of Western media
Cairo, Feb 8 (IANS) Egypt on Tuesday praised US President Donald Trump's criticism of Western media for what he described as their neglect in covering terrorist attacks around the world.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017 3:04:04 AM

Kenya's Kimetto ready for Boston marathon in April
Nairobi, Feb 7 (IANS) World marathon record holder Dennis Kimetto of Kenya is set for the big title at the Boston marathon in April.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017 1:38:07 PM

South Sudan orders public execution of rapists
Juba, Feb 7 (IANS) South Sudan President Salva Kiir has ordered his Defence Minister and army chief to publicly execute members of the armed forces if they raped women and girls, a media report said on Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017 1:18:04 PM

Kenya's national cross-country run loses IAAF event status
Nairobi, Feb 5 (IANS) The annual Kenya National Cross-Country Championship lost its international status after the athletics-mad nation failed to meet the stipulated obligations.

Sunday, February 05, 2017 4:36:03 PM

South Africa floats #T20 Global League to rival IPL, BBL
Johannesburg, Feb 4 (IANS) Following in the footsteps of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and Australia's Big Bash League (BBL), Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Saturday announced a new eight-team franchise based league -- #T20 Global League -- tentatively scheduled to start in the last quarter of 2017.

Saturday, February 04, 2017 4:32:04 PM

Kenya eyes medal haul in field events of U-18 athletic Worlds
Nairobi, Feb 3 (IANS) Kenya will send a strong team to the field events during the 2017 World U-18 Athletics Championship to boost the country's medal haul, the team manager has said.

Friday, February 03, 2017 11:56:03 AM

Sudan releases British journalist
Khartoum, Feb 3 (IANS) Sudanese authorities said that it has handed over a British journalist, who was arrested for illegally entering the country, to the British embassy in Khartoum.

Friday, February 03, 2017 2:16:04 AM

Morocco, S. Sudan sign nine bilateral agreements
Juba, Feb 2 (IANS/MAP) Morocco King Mohammed VI and South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit chaired the signing ceremony of nine bilateral agreements in different areas of cooperation between the two countries at the presidential palace in capital Juba.

Thursday, February 02, 2017 8:52:04 PM

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