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China makes inroads into East Africa, gets road contract without bids
Addis Ababa, June 28 (IANS) China continues to make inroads into Africa, as it bagged yet another major order for building an 80-km expressway in Ethiopia. The order was given without any bidding as the construction of the six-lane expressway would be financed through a Chinese soft loan worth over $700 million.

Sunday, June 28, 2009 1:35:42 PM

China makes inroads, signs multi-million dollar deal for Ethiopian road
Addis Ababa, June 28 (IANS) China continues to make inroads into Africa, as it bagged yet another major order for building infrastructure in the East African state of Ethiopia.

Sunday, June 28, 2009 10:44:12 AM

Jackson's music rules Zimbabwe radio
Harare, June 27 (DPA) The death of US pop singer Michael Jackson prompted Zimbabwe state radio to play his music much of the day Friday, but the news angles of his sudden passing at age 50 played second fiddle to government statements.

Saturday, June 27, 2009 10:09:21 AM

India beat West Indies by 20 runs
Kingston (Jamaica), June 27 (IANS) India defeated West Indies by 20 runs in the first of the four one-day internationals here at the Sabina Park Friday.

Saturday, June 27, 2009 4:04:51 AM

Gooch: The gentle football giant of the US defence
Johannesburg, June 26 (DPA) After holding the vaunted Spanish frontline scoreless in the semifinal, the United States defence is looking to shut down the equally high-powered Brazilian attack in the final of the Confederations Cup Sunday.

Friday, June 26, 2009 7:42:52 PM

Blatter praises South African football fans
Johannesburg, June 26 (DPA) World football supremo Joseph Blatter Friday praised South African fans for their enthusiastic support of both the home side and visiting teams in the ongoing Confederations Cup, a test run for next year's World Cup.

Friday, June 26, 2009 7:25:59 PM

Forget about 3-0, it will be a new game: Brazil captain
Johannesburg, June 26 (DPA) Brazil captain Lucio said that the 3-0 group stage win against the US means nothing when both sides meet again Sunday in the Confederations Cup football final.

Friday, June 26, 2009 7:10:26 PM

Blatter lives his African dream
Johannesburg, June 26 (DPA) The president of football's controlling body FIFA, Joseph Blatter, is probably as African as any Swiss national can ever hope to be and here in South Africa during the Confederations Cup he is enjoying every moment of it.

Friday, June 26, 2009 1:15:19 PM

Brazilians pay tribute to beaten Bafana Bafana
Johannesburg, June 26 (DPA) Brazilian players paid a tribute to Bafana Bafana after the Selecao had beaten the Confederations Cup hosts 1-0 in Thursday's semi-final played in Johannesburg's Ellis Park stadium.

Friday, June 26, 2009 12:40:36 PM

Alves fires Brazil into Confed Cup final against US
Johannesburg, June 26 (DPA) A late free-kick from substitute Daniel Alves sent five-time world champions Brazil into the final of the Confederations Cup with a 1-0 win over hosts South Africa in Johannesburg Thursday.

Friday, June 26, 2009 3:30:05 AM

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