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Manmohan kicks off week of high-wire Africa diplomacy
Addis Ababa, May 22 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh touches down in Ethiopia Monday for his second summit with African leaders that will bolster India's development-centric partnership and unveil fresh aid, trade concessions and training institutes for Africa against the backdrop of China's surging influence in the continent.

Sunday, May 22, 2011 1:44:51 PM

Saudi Arabia to grant Egypt $4 bn for economic recovery
Cairo, May 22 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has pledged to provide Egypt with $4 billion to support the north African country's economic recovery, the ruling military council said.

Sunday, May 22, 2011 7:17:52 AM

Ethiopian PM hails ties with India
Addis Ababa, May 21 (IANS) Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi held discussions with the Indian delegation led by Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma here, saying the Ethiopia-India ties have grown in all sectors, Xinhua reported.

Sunday, May 22, 2011 5:03:24 AM

India-Africa symposium emphasises media partnership
Addis Ababa, May 21 (IANS) An India-Africa Media Partnership Symposium was held Saturday in Ethiopia's capital city Addis Ababa, in line with the 2nd Africa-India Forum Summit to be held May 24, Xinhua reported.

Saturday, May 21, 2011 10:04:27 PM

India to invest $4.78 bn in Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, May 21 (IANS) India has offered to invest $4.78 billion in various projects in Ethiopia over the next few years, of which nearly $1 billion is already on ground or in the pipeline, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said Saturday.

Saturday, May 21, 2011 7:01:53 PM

India calls for stronger media links with Africa
Addis Ababa, May 21 (IANS) Days ahead of its second summit with the African continent, India Saturday made a strong pitch for greater media exchanges to bridge the knowledge gap and underlined that the two sides should strengthen its partnership to combat the common challenge of poverty.

Saturday, May 21, 2011 5:15:02 PM

New protests begin in Cairo
Cairo, May 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Protests erupted in Cairo after the Friday prayers, with one group gathering at the central Tahrir Square in the wake of media speculation that deposed leader Hosni Mubarak was going to ask for clemency in exchange for handing over his wealth to the Egyptian government.

Saturday, May 21, 2011 12:23:11 AM

Mexican city fires 400 cops
Ciudad Juarez (Mexico), May 20 (IANS/EFE) Some 400 police officers in this Mexican city have been dismissed since last October on suspicion they had ties to organised crime, Mayor Hector Murguia Lardizabal said.

Friday, May 20, 2011 9:48:54 AM

Egypt sets up committee to re-check Mubarak's health
Cairo, May 20 (IANS/AKI) Egypt's attorney general has ordered the setting up of a new medical committee to re-examine former president Hosni Mubarak's health condition.

Friday, May 20, 2011 8:03:43 AM

Syria releases UAE national
Abu Dhabi, May 20 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates' ministry of foreign affairs said Thursday that the Syrian authorities have released an UAE national detained a few days ago.

Friday, May 20, 2011 12:33:41 AM

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