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Four men admit to Uganda bombings
Uganda, Aug 12 (DPA) Four Ugandan men Thursday confessed they were behind bomb blasts that left 76 people dead in the Ugandan capital Kampala, saying they were targeting Americans.

Thursday, August 12, 2010 10:31:09 PM

Zimbabwe nets $71 mn from diamond auction
Harare, Aug 12 (DPA) Zimbabwe's government netted around $71 million from a major sell-off of rough diamonds from its controversial Chiadzwa diamond fields, the country's mining minister said Thursday.

Thursday, August 12, 2010 8:04:55 PM

India gives $42 million credit for Congo power project
Kinshasa, Aug 12 (IANS) The Export Import Bank of India has approved a US$42 million line of credit from the Indian government to the Democratic Republic of Congo for building a hydro-electric plant in this central African country.

Thursday, August 12, 2010 8:39:11 AM

Zimbabwe resumes sale of controversial Chiadzwa diamonds
Harare, Aug 11 (DPA) Zimbabwe's cash-strapped government began Wednesday selling off stocks of rough diamonds extracted from its eastern Chiadzwa fields, where human rights abuses have seen the gems tarred with the 'blood diamond' brush.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 9:06:00 PM

Egypt discovers 17 smuggling tunnels to Gaza
El Arish (Egypt), Aug 11 (DPA) Egyptian security forces said Wednesday they discovered 17 tunnels used to smuggle construction materials into the Gaza strip, security sources said.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 8:39:20 PM

Morocco to close 1,250 mosques
Rabat (Morocco), Aug 11 (IANS) The Moroccan government will close 1,256 mosques found to be 'unsafe' to avoid the repeat of a minaret collapse that killed 41 people in February this year.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 9:33:16 AM

Kagame likely to win Rwandan election
Kigali, Aug 10 (IANS) Rwanda's incumbent President Paul Kagame is into an overwhelming lead over his three rivals, the National Election Commission (NEC) said.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 3:53:53 AM

Nelson Mandela may have fathered illegitimate child
Johannesburg, Aug 7 (IANS) Former South African president Nelson Mandela may have fathered an illegitimate daughter following an affair in 1945, his foundation has said.

Saturday, August 07, 2010 6:41:40 PM

Former Mandela charity head hands in Campbell diamonds
Johannesburg, Aug 6 (DPA) The former head of Nelson Mandela's charity for children has handed over to police the three diamonds allegedly given to supermodel Naomi Campbell by former Liberian dictator Charles Taylor 13 years ago, South African authorities said Friday.

Friday, August 06, 2010 7:51:02 PM

Measles outbreak kills 110 in Zambia
Lusaka (Zambia), Aug 6 (IANS) An outbreak of measles in Zambia has affected over 6,200 people and claimed at least 110 lives, the Zambian health ministry has said.

Friday, August 06, 2010 4:02:15 AM

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