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Last updated: Friday, April 18, 2014 5:48:04 PM

Over 100 lives claimed by Ebola in Guinea
Conakry, April 9 (IANS) Over 100 people, out of 157 people infected, have died in the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, the country's health authorities said.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014 3:42:19 PM

Libyan acting PM asked to form new cabinet
Tripoli, April 9 (IANS) The Libyan parliament Tuesday authorized the acting Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni to keep his position on condition that he forms a cabinet within a week.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014 6:14:05 AM

Four men jailed in Egypt for gay acts
Cairo, April 8 (IANS) An Egyptian court has sentenced four men to jail for indulging in homosexual acts, a media report said Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 7:32:18 PM

Kenya's Rudisha hopeful of competing in Commonwealth Games
Nairobi, April 8 (IANS) Olympic 800m champion David Rudisha will return to action during the Doha Diamond League meeting in Qatar May 9 and said he hoped to take part in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in July.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 4:52:08 PM

Storms leave thousands homeless in Uganda
Kampala, April 8 (IANS) Nature continues to expose its ugly side ravaging villages with hail storms in eastern Uganda leaving thousands of people homeless and scores of villagers nursing serious injuries.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 7:26:19 AM

UN chief calls for global partnership against genocide
Kigali, April 8 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Monday called for a global partnership against genocide, arguing the international community should have done much more to prevent killings.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 7:04:04 AM

Rwanda marks 20th anniversary of genocide
Kigali, April 8 (IANS) Rwanda Monday began a week of activities to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide that saw the massacre of some 800,000 Tutsi victims.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 4:30:03 AM

Two UN aid workers shot dead in Somalia
Mogadishu, April 7 (IANS) Two foreign UN workers were shot dead in Somalia Monday by a gunman wearing a police uniform, police and witnesses said.

Monday, April 07, 2014 5:40:04 PM

Egypt court upholds 3-year jail sentence for activists
Cairo, April 7 (IANS) An Egyptian court Monday upheld jailing three activists to three years for organising protests without permission.

Monday, April 07, 2014 4:48:03 PM

UN to deploy 12,000 peacekeepers in Central African Republic
Bangui, April 7 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has reaffirmed the UN's determination to deploy 12,000 peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR), a country that has witnessed deadly violence for over a year.

Monday, April 07, 2014 4:42:08 PM

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