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Botswana, from ''whipping boys'' to ''African team of year''
Gaborone, Dec 30 (IANS) Not many years ago, Botswana, a country well known for its game reserves, was an unknown entity in the world of soccer.

Friday, December 30, 2011 3:33:59 PM

Morocco squad for Africa Cup of Nations
Rabat, Dec 30 (IANS) Nineteen of the 23-member Moroccan squad for the Africa Cup of Nations, to be staged in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea Jan 21-Feb 12, are playing in the European and South Africa leagues.

Friday, December 30, 2011 12:03:07 PM

Indian IT major automating Ethiopian customs system
Addis Ababa, Dec 30 (IANS) An Indian IT major is assisting the Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority (ERCA) transform its valuation methodology to a transaction cost system from a minimum price setting system to prevent under-invoicing.

Friday, December 30, 2011 11:12:47 AM

77 elephants killed in Mozambique reserve
Maputo (Mozambique), Dec 30 (IANS) Poachers have killed 77 elephants in a game reserve in northern Mozambique this year, Xinhua reported Thursday.

Friday, December 30, 2011 6:28:56 AM

UAE greets world leaders on New Year
Abu Dhabi, Dec 29 (IANS/WAM) United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Thursday greeted heads of state of friendly nations ahead of the New Year.

Thursday, December 29, 2011 9:26:57 PM

UAE armed forces holds mass wedding for troopers
Abu Dhabi, Dec 29 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces has held a mass wedding for 100 troopers.

Thursday, December 29, 2011 9:19:45 PM

Kenya''s football still in doldrums
Nairobi, Dec 29 (IANS) For over a decade, Kenyan football has been in the doldrums and 2011 was no different as the country endured a roller-coaster calendar year.

Thursday, December 29, 2011 5:06:45 PM

UAE markets to be closed Jan 1
Abu Dhabi, Dec 28 (IANS/WAM) Financial markets in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will remain closed Jan 1 for celebrating the New Year, an official statement said.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 10:17:01 PM

Kenyan star athlete Rudisha to open season in Australia
Nairobi, Dec 28 (IANS) Kenya''s 800-metre athlete David Rudisha, who broke the world record in 2010 twice, will start his outdoor season in Australia at Melbourne and Sydney meetings to be held in March.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 3:12:51 PM

Africa emerging as a continent of opportunity
Accra, Dec 28 (IANS) Defying the festering Eurozone crisis, Africa is poised for an economic upsurge, with international observers and the World Bank hailing it the ''continent of opportunity.''

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 12:36:45 PM

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