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Meningitis outbreak kills 76 in Niger
Niamey, April 22 (IANS) An outbreak of meningitis epidemic in Niger has claimed 76 lives out of a total of 1,049 cases reported since January, an official source said.

Friday, April 22, 2016 4:04:11 PM

Obama attends US-GCC summit to reassure Gulf allies
Cairo/Riyadh, April 22 (IANS) US President Barack Obama met on Thursday in Riyadh with leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states to mend strained ties, with no major announcements coming out of the summit.

Friday, April 22, 2016 12:50:06 AM

25 Al-Shabaab militants killed in Somalia
Mogadishu, April 21 (IANS) At least 25 Al-Shabaab militants were killed in heavy fighting between the militant group and Somalia National Army (SNA), an official said on Thursday.

Thursday, April 21, 2016 7:14:06 PM

South African president to visit Iran
Cape Town, April 21 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma will lead a high-level delegation on a state visit to Iran to cement bilateral ties, the Presidency said on Thursday.

Thursday, April 21, 2016 7:14:05 PM

Tanzania launches clean-up campaign on Mount Kilimanjaro
Dodoma, Tanzania, April 21 (IANS) Tanzanian authorities on Thursday launched a nationwide special campaign to clean up Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa which attracts more than 50,000 tourists annually.

Thursday, April 21, 2016 5:34:04 PM

No evidence to show corruption in arms deal: Jacob Zuma
Johannesburg, April 21 (IANS) The probe into a controversial arms deal has found no evidence that there were any improper motives in the deal, South African President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday.

Thursday, April 21, 2016 4:26:06 PM

GCC-Morocco vow commitment towards security, stability
Abu Dhabi, April 21 (IANS/WAM) The Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) and Moroccan leaders vowed commitment towards mutually defending their countries' security and stability, and respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all nations.

Thursday, April 21, 2016 3:34:04 PM

Uganda to camp in Zimbabwe before Afcon qualifier
Kampala, April 21 (IANS) Uganda's national football team will camp in Zimbabwe ahead of its crucial 2017 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier with Botswana.

Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:44:04 PM

UAE participates in joint arab action meeting in Cairo
Cairo, April 20 (IANS/WAM) The UAE has participated in the activities of the 45th session of the high coordination committee of joint arab action under the chairmanship of Arab League Secretary General Nabil Elaraby.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 4:26:04 PM

Benitez has given Newcastle hope of avoiding relegation: Shearer
Newcastle, April 20 (IANS) Manager Rafael Benitez has given Newcastle United a lifeline in the English Premier League (EPL) but he should have been brought in earlier, former club forward Alan Shearer said.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 3:38:03 PM

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