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Kenyan president signs new constitution into law
Nairobi, Aug 27 (DPA) Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki Friday signed into law a long-awaited new constitution, weeks after it was passed in a national referendum.

Friday, August 27, 2010 1:53:20 PM

Egyptian tycoon offers reward for stolen Van Gogh painting
Cairo, Aug 27 (IANS/AKI) Egyptian telecom tycoon Naguib Sawiris has offered a 140,000 euro reward for information leading to the recovery of a stolen masterpiece by Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh, according to broadcaster Europe1.

Friday, August 27, 2010 10:00:49 AM

One tonne of cannabis seized in Gambia
Banjul (Gambia), Aug 27 (IANS) Three Gambian nationals and three Senegalese were arrested after over one tonne of cannabis was found in their possession.

Friday, August 27, 2010 6:11:40 AM

Three freeze to death inside refrigerator in Sudan
Khartoum (Sudan), Aug 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Three people in Port Sudan city froze to death in a refrigerating facility which charged $2 per hour for sitting inside it.

Friday, August 27, 2010 4:32:13 AM

Workers rally in South Africa, government offers talk
Pretoria, Aug 26 (IANS) Thousands of government workers, including teachers and health staff, took out rallies across South Africa Thursday after nine days of strikes over salary hike, forcing authorities to call for negotiation.

Thursday, August 26, 2010 9:51:14 PM

British plane makes emergency landing in Mauritania
Nouakchott (Mauritania), Aug 26 (IANS) A British Boeing 757 was forced to land at the Nouakchott international airport in Mauritania, after one of its engines caught fire.

Thursday, August 26, 2010 7:01:05 AM

19 killed in Congo plane crash
Kinshasa, Aug 26 (IANS) At least 19 people including the pilot were killed in a plane crash in the Democratic Republic of Congo, police said.

Thursday, August 26, 2010 12:37:07 AM

17 dead in Egypt road accidents
Cairo, Aug 25 (DPA) At least 17 people were killed and five were injured in two road accidents in Egypt Wednesday, police said.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 7:12:43 PM

Politicians among 60 dead in Somalia clashes
Nairobi/Mogadishu, Aug 24 (DPA) Somali politicians were among 31 people killed in an attack on a Mogadishu hotel Tuesday, as an insurgent offensive that has claimed at least 60 lives entered its second day.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 5:57:32 PM

10 politicians among 42 dead in Somalia clashes
Mogadishu/Nairobi, Aug 24 (DPA) At least 42 people, including ten lawmakers, have died in fighting in the Somali capital Mogadishu after Islamist insurgents declared 'a final war' against African Union (AU) peacekeepers.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 3:52:55 PM

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