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Last updated: Thursday, March 05, 2015 1:02:12 AM

30 killed in Libya car bomb attacks
Tripoli, Feb 20 (IANS) At least 30 people were killed Friday when three car bombs exploded simultaneously at three places in the eastern Libyan city of Al-Gubba, according to security sources and witnesses.

Friday, February 20, 2015 5:18:04 PM

South African man jailed 1,500 years for 29 rapes
Johannesburg, Feb 20 (IANS/EFE) A South African court has sentenced a serial rapist to 1,535 years in prison for sexually assaulting 29 women over a period of six years, media reported Friday.

Friday, February 20, 2015 4:08:05 PM

Ghana secures sponsorship for second-tier football league
Accra, Feb 19 (IANS) The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has secured a 2.1 million cedis (over 650,000 U.S. dollars) three-year sponsorship deal for the second-tier league.

Thursday, February 19, 2015 4:02:03 PM

Former South Africa captain Smith to split from wife
Capetown, Feb 19 (IANS) Former South Africa cricket captain Graeme Smith and his wife of three-and-a-half years, Irish singer Morgan Deane, have reportedly decided to end their marriage.

Thursday, February 19, 2015 2:10:07 PM

House search launched in Sierra Leone to stop Ebola cases
FREETOWN, Feb 19 (IANS) A two-week house to house search began Wednesday in the Port Loki District of Sierra Leone, some 100 kilometers from the capital Freetown, a local journalist said.

Thursday, February 19, 2015 3:06:17 AM

Kenya's misery highlighted in World Cup absence
Nairobi, Feb 17 (IANS) During recent World Cups, the cricket fraternity in Kenya would be on tenterhooks as they cheered their national team wholeheartedly.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 10:50:04 AM

Kenyan athletes want new track and field body
Nairobi, Feb 17 (IANS) Top athletes in Kenya called on the country's sports cabinet secretary Hassan Wario to form an interim office to run the affairs of track and field.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 10:42:16 AM

African bloc offers $100 mn to fight Boko Haram
Yaounde, Feb 17 (IANS) The Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) agreed during a summit Monday to provide Cameroon and Chad with an emergency aid of about $100 million to combat the Boko Haram militancy.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 6:44:03 AM

Egypt enforces travel ban to Libya, after IS killings
Cairo, Feb 17 (IANS) The Egyptian government said Monday that it has enforced a travel ban to Libya after the Islamic State (IS) jihadi group beheaded 21 Egyptians Sunday.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 3:18:04 AM

40 IS militants killed in Egyptian airstrikes in Libya
Cairo, Feb 16 (IANS) At least 40 suspected Islamic State (IS) militants in Libya were killed early Monday in Egyptian airstrikes in revenge for the killing of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians who had been kidnapped in the Libyan city of Sirte, media reported.

Monday, February 16, 2015 5:20:05 PM

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