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Asamoah Gyan quits Ghana''s national team
Accra, Feb 19 (IANS) Ghana''s football star Asamoah Gyan has retired from the national team, the Black Stars, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) confirmed in a statement issued here.

Sunday, February 19, 2012 3:34:03 PM

Abu Dhabi hosts Ophthalmology meet
Abu Dhabi, Feb 18 (IANS/WAM) The World Ophthalmology Congress 2012 opened here will help generate $21,880, the organisers said.

Saturday, February 18, 2012 10:35:21 PM

China donates 90 vehicles to Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, Feb 18 (IANS) China has donated 90 vehicles valued at 40 million yuan (about $6 million) to Ethiopia.

Saturday, February 18, 2012 9:20:21 PM

Poachers kill 200 elephants in Cameroon
Cape Town, Feb 18 (IANS) At least 200 elephants were slaughtered for their tusks by poachers in Cameroon since mid-January, an NGO said.

Saturday, February 18, 2012 9:16:06 AM

Kenya''s rugby team receives heroic reception
Nairobi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Kenyan men''s national rugby team made a triumphant return from a series tour after their Bowl and Plate winning performances in Wellington and Las Vegas legs, for the first time in the 2011/2012 IRB World Sevens Series.

Friday, February 17, 2012 4:34:42 PM

Kenya says it''s determined to improve soccer standards
Nairobi, Feb 17 (IANS) Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga assured the football fraternity in the country of his government''s commitment to promote the sport.

Friday, February 17, 2012 4:10:21 PM

Kenya bars students from foreign competition
Nairobi, Feb 17 (IANS) Athletics Kenya (AK) wants to bar school athletes from taking part in international competitions this year -- because they are scoring poorly academically.

Friday, February 17, 2012 1:55:21 PM

Ghana president backs soccer team to fight back
Accra, Feb 17 (IANS) Ghanaian President John Evans Atta Mills has assured players and handlers of the national football team, the Black Stars, that the government would support them to regain their enviable position on the world football scene.

Friday, February 17, 2012 11:47:40 AM

UAE, Brazil seek closer trade ties
Abu Dhabi, Feb 16 (IANS/WAM) Visiting Brazilian Trade Minister Fernando Pimentel and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Thursday discussed ways to boost bilateral trade cooperation.

Thursday, February 16, 2012 10:40:22 PM

Zambia moves to fourth position in African football
Lusaka (Zambia), Feb 16 (IANS) Zambia, the 2012 African champions, have shot up from 16th to fourth position in the Confederation of African Football (CAF) rankings as they also break into the top 50 in the world for the first time in 11 years after winning the Africa Cup of Nations.

Thursday, February 16, 2012 8:02:02 PM

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