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Last updated: Friday, August 26, 2016 3:12:04 AM

South Africa's ANC suffers major setback in civic polls
Johannesburg, Aug 5 (IANS) South Africans have delivered a stinging rebuke to the ruling African National Congress (ANC), handing the party its first major election setback since it swept to power in 1994 after the end of apartheid.

Friday, August 05, 2016 4:54:04 PM

Egypt airstrikes kill IS group head
Cairo, Aug 5 (IANS) The Egyptian army killed the head of a Sinai-based militant group affiliated with the Islamic State and dozens of other militants in a massive airstrikes in North Sinai, an Egyptian military spokesman said on Thursday.

Friday, August 05, 2016 1:58:03 AM

Zimbabwe's iconic swimmer Coventry out to make history
Harare, Aug 4 (IANS) Zimbabwe's all-time record Olympic medallist and swimming sensation Kirsty Coventry is out to make history once again.

Thursday, August 04, 2016 2:28:05 PM

Tunisian President officially nominates new Prime Minister
Tunis, Aug 4 (IANS) Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi on Wednesday officially named Local Affairs Minister Youssef Chahed as Prime Minister of the national unity government.

Thursday, August 04, 2016 3:14:04 AM

Kenyan court releases passport of Italian agent facing doping charges
Nairobi, Aug 3 (IANS) A Kenyan court has released the passport of Italian athletics manager Federico Rosa, who has denied six doping-related charges, to allow him to travel to the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016 3:16:06 PM

Indian businessman trains Ghana's youth for job market
Accra, Aug 3 (IANS) As unemployment rates among Ghana's university graduates rise alarmingly, an Indian businessman here has stepped forward with an offer to train young professionals -- and possibly give them jobs.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016 11:28:04 AM

Suicide bomb attack in Libya's Benghazi kills at least 22
Benghazi, Aug 3 (IANS) A suicide bomb attack killed at least 22 people in Libya's Benghazi on Tuesday.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016 4:44:03 AM

Kenya's 5,000m runner Obiri says past records to count for nothing
Nairobi, Aug 2 (IANS) Past achievements and time will be of no essence in the battle for gold in the women's 5,000 metres race at the Rio Olympic Games. Moscow Worlds 1,500m bronze medallist Hellen Obiri of Kenya is returning from maternity leave with a lot of energy to redeem her career.

Tuesday, August 02, 2016 6:44:04 PM

Manangoi dreams of 1500m Olympic success under Kiprop's shadows
Nairobi, Aug 2 (IANS) The king of 1,500 metres race is undisputed, but there is no limitation on the number of pretenders to the throne eyeing the race title when the Olympic Games start in Rio this weekend.

Tuesday, August 02, 2016 6:04:05 PM

Yemeni government withdraws from peace dialogue
Cairo, Aug 2 (IANS) Yemeni Foreign Minister Abdel-Malek al-Mekhlafi announced that Yemeni government negotiators decided on Monday to leave Kuwait where peace talks are being held with Houthi rebels, until the rebels accept the plan proposed by the United Nations.

Tuesday, August 02, 2016 2:58:03 AM

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