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Row over Indian funding in Ghana presidential palace
Accra (Ghana), Oct 13 (IANS) The Indian government's funding for the construction of a presidential palace in the Ghanaian capital has caused a row with a former Ghana president commending New Delhi and the present incumbent refusing to move into the $135 million home. There are even suggestions that it be converted into a poultry farm.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 2:07:08 PM

In South Africa, it's never too old to learn
Johannesburg, Oct 11 (IANS) As children, they never had the chance to get an education. But for many elderly people in South Africa, the opportunity has finally come even if they have now become grandparents.

Monday, October 11, 2010 8:25:50 AM

Arab League supports Palestinians over talks
Tripoli, Oct 9 (IANS) The foreign ministers of the Arab League (AL) member states have decided to support the Palestinians to halt talks with Israel amid Israeli settlement constructions.

Saturday, October 09, 2010 6:59:15 AM

Pirates seize fishing boat off Mauritius
Nairobi, Oct 8 (IANS) A fishing boat with 14 crew members onboard has been captured by pirates off the coast of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, an African maritime agency has said.

Friday, October 08, 2010 6:33:43 AM

50 radio, TV stations closed in Madagascar
Johannesburg, Oct 8 (IANS) The government of Madagascar has shut down 50 radio and television stations for operating illegally, a minister said.

Friday, October 08, 2010 5:03:11 AM

Suspected German terrorist arrested in Kenya
Nairobi, Oct 6 (IANS) Authorities in Kenya have arrested a German national suspected to be involved in terrorist activities.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010 5:08:33 AM

Egypt commemorates Arab-Israeli war as peace talks flounder
Cairo, Oct 5 (DPA) Egyptian state newspapers commemorated Tuesday the upcoming 37th anniversary of the 1973 war with Israel, as the US scrambles to hold together direct Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010 5:30:18 PM

Ghana's boxers miss Games, languish in jail
Accra (Ghana) Oct 5 (IANS) Just a day after the spectacular opening of the 19th Commonwealth Games in Delhi, officials in the west African country have confirmed that about 72 boxers - among whom are some of the best who would have represented the country at the Games - are languishing in jail for robbery and theft.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010 12:07:51 PM

Statue of Tutankhamun's grandfather found
Cairo, Oct 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egyptian archaeologists have found a 3,000-year-old statue of Amenhotep III, believed to be the grandfather of famous boy pharaoh Tutankhamun.

Monday, October 04, 2010 4:35:52 AM

Growing Arab support to halt peace talks
Cairo, Oct 3 (DPA) Despite US efforts to save direct talks between Israel and the Palestinians, Egyptian and Arab League officials Sunday offered support for the Palestinian decision to pull out if Israel remains unwilling to stop construction in West Bank settlements.

Sunday, October 03, 2010 10:32:40 PM

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