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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

Egypt dissolves 169 Muslim Brotherhood NGOs
Cairo, Feb 23 (IANS) Egypt's ministry of social solidarity Monday ordered the dissolution of 169 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) affiliated with the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood, Xinhua news agency reported citing state-run Ahram Online.

Monday, February 23, 2015 6:14:04 PM

303 Egyptians fleeing Libya arrive in Cairo
Cairo, Feb 23 (IANS) An Egypt Air flight carrying 303 Egyptians from Libya arrived in Cairo Monday, the second flight since evacuation of Egyptians started last week.

Monday, February 23, 2015 6:14:03 PM

Egyptian embassy in Yemen closes, staff returns
Cairo, Feb 23 (IANS) The Egyptian diplomatic mission in the Yemeni capital Sanaa returned to Cairo Monday due to the deteriorating security situation in that country.

Monday, February 23, 2015 5:56:13 PM

Al Jazeera journalists' retrial in Egypt adjourned
Cairo, Feb 23 (IANS) The retrial of two Al Jazeera journalists in an Egyptian court for their alleged links to the Muslim Brotherhood was adjourned because of the lack of eyewitnesses.

Monday, February 23, 2015 3:48:05 PM

Egyptian activist sentenced to five years
Cairo, Feb 23 (IANS) An Egyptian activist was Monday sentenced to five years in prison following a retrial on a variety of charges, including taking part in an unauthorised protest in 2013.

Monday, February 23, 2015 3:48:03 PM

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