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Toddler deaths spark outrage in South Africa
Johannesburg, Oct 16 (IANS) The deaths of two toddlers whose bodies were found in a public toilet in Diepsloot township north of Johannesburg has sparked outrage in the country.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 5:22:05 AM

'Africa hub of new drug trafficking routes'
Harare, Oct 16 (IANS) Parts of Africa have emerged as new transit points for syndicates using container ships or small boats to smuggle narcotics from Latin America or central Asia to consumer markets, an African Union Commission (AUC) official said Tuesday.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 2:00:07 AM

Rwanda slams Mo Ibrahim governance index
Kigali, Oct 16 (IANS) The Rwanda Governance Board (RGB) has challenged the Mo Ibrahim index of African Governance (IIAG) 2013 for releasing misleading data on Rwanda's security, participation and rights.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 1:26:12 AM

Al Qaeda-affiliated militia men killed in Libya
Tripoli, Oct 15 (IANS) Seven members of the Al Qaeda-affiliated militia Ansar Al Sharia died in Libya's Sirte in an explosion Monday, Libyan Deputy Defence Minister Khaled Al Sharif said Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 6:54:04 PM

Zambia asks FIFA to punish DRC club
Lusaka (Zambia), Oct 15 (IANS) Zambia's football governing body has written to FIFA, asking the world football governing body to punish Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) club TP Mazembe, for allegedly failing to release three players who were called for national duty.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 6:40:10 PM

UAE n-body official patron of World Energy Council
Abu Dhabi, Oct 15 (IANSWAM) The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Tuesday announced its official patronage of the World Energy Council (WEC), the world's principal network of energy leaders and practitioners.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 6:28:08 PM

Government initiatives aiding India-West Africa trade surge
Accra (Ghana), Oct 15 (IANS) Reflecting India's efforts to deepen engagement with west Africa, the surge in India's trade with the region has been facilitated by several government initiatives, a senior Indian diplomat said here.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 4:04:03 PM

Zimbabwean midfielder faces FIFA anti-doping ban
Harare, Oct 15 (IANS) FIFA has suspended Zimbabwean midfielder Chafa Devon Taitamba for six months after he was found using prohibited drugs in a World Cup preliminary match in June.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 12:30:03 PM

Kenya to modernise military, security equipment
Nairobi, Oct 15 (IANS) Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said his government will modernise the military and other security equipment to foil attacks.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 8:50:04 AM

AU to seek UNSC nod to suspend Kenyatta trial
Nairobi, Oct 15 (IANS) The Kenyan government said Monday the Africa Union (AU) is set to petition the UN Security Council (UNSC) to defer a case related to President Uhuru Kenyatta at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 7:18:04 AM

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