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Last updated: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 2:10:09 AM

Joint body to unlock Kenyan football impasse
Nairobi, Dec 20 (IANS) The composition of Kenya's domestic top-flight league will be decided by a joint task force of Football Kenya Federation (FKF) and administration body Kenyan Premier League (KPL) following FIFA mediated talks here Friday.

Saturday, December 20, 2014 12:56:09 PM

Ebola, jihadis main threats for Africa in 2015
Nairobi, Dec 20 (IANS/EFE) Outbreak of the Ebola virus, jihadi attacks and other humanitarian and health-related crises will be the major threats to political stability and economic progress in sub-Saharan Africa, in 2015.

Saturday, December 20, 2014 5:40:06 AM

South Africa busts rhino horn smuggling syndicate
Cape Town, Dec 19 (IANS) Sixteen members of a Czechoslovakia-based syndicate have been arrested by South African authorities in an international rhino horn smuggling bust, a feat commended by Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa.

Friday, December 19, 2014 9:00:05 PM

Kenyan president signs anti-terror law
Nairobi, Dec 19 (IANS) Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta Friday signed into law the new Security Amendment Act 2014 that is expected to enhance the fight against terrorism in the East African nation.

Friday, December 19, 2014 6:58:19 PM

UN chief in Liberia on Ebola assessment trip
Monrovia, Dec 19 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon Friday arrived in Liberia's capital Monrovia for a one-day official visit to assess the response to the Ebola crisis.

Friday, December 19, 2014 6:58:16 PM

Kenya passes anti-terror law
Nairobi, Dec 19 (IANS) Kenyan lawmakers have passed the amendments proposed in the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill by two parliamentary committees amid a shouting match, name calling, blows and drama pitting the country's two coalitions against each other.

Friday, December 19, 2014 11:36:19 AM

South Sudan peace talks resume in Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, Dec 19 (IANS) The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), a regional body of eight east African states, launched the multi-stakeholder peace talks here Thursday to discuss the year-long conflict in South Sudan.

Friday, December 19, 2014 7:00:04 AM

Cameroon army kills 116 Boko Haram militants
Yaounde, Dec 18 (IANS) Cameroon's army killed 116 Boko Haram fighters Wednesday when the insurgents attacked an army base in the far north region of Amchide, the country's defence ministry said Thursday.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 9:08:06 PM

Senior IS leader dies in coalition bombing in Iraq
Mosul (Iraq), Dec 18 (IANS/EFE) A senior leader of the Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group has been killed in airstrikes carried out by the US-led international coalition in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, a Kurdish source told Efe news agency Thursday.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 8:08:10 PM

FC Goa coach Zico lambasts referee for denying penalty
Margao, Dec 18 (IANS) Slamming referee Ravshan Iramatov for denying his side a penalty, baffled FC Goa coach Zico has questioned the wisdom of putting the controversial Uzbekistani at the helm of the crucial Indian Super League (ISL) second leg semi-final play-off match against Atletico de Kolkata.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 7:58:06 PM

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