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FIFA organises grassroots coaching course in Ghana
Accra, Oct 12 (IANS) FIFA Friday rounded off a five-day training course in grassroots football for Ghanaian local coaches with a football festival involving 100 selected schoolchildren at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Saturday, October 12, 2013 2:30:03 AM

Blast near Swedish mission in Libya
Tripoli, Oct 11 (IANS) A car bomb exploded in front of the Swedish consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi Friday morning, causing damage to the building and nearby houses, a security source told Xinhua.

Friday, October 11, 2013 5:44:04 PM

Political party planned my detention: Libyan PM
Tripoli, Oct 11 (IANS) Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has said that a political party planned his detention Thursday, without disclosing further details.

Friday, October 11, 2013 3:08:06 PM

Etihad Airways hikes stake in Virgin Australia
Abu Dhabi, Oct 11, Oct 11 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has raised its stake in Virgin Australia Holdings to 19.9 percent following a series of on-market purchases of shares over recent weeks.

Friday, October 11, 2013 1:24:03 PM

Zimbabwe's Mugabe wants better trade with Europe
Harare, Oct 11 (IANS) Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe Thursday urged France and other European countries to lift sanctions to boost trade with his country, even if they were not keen on removing travel ban on him.

Friday, October 11, 2013 7:54:05 AM

South Africa to go ahead with Shale gas exploration
Johannesburg, Oct 11 (IANS) South Africa will go ahead with its controversial exploration of shale gas deposits in a bid to improve the country's energy mix, Xinhua reported.

Friday, October 11, 2013 7:30:03 AM

Somalia to work with world on war against terror
Mogadishu, Oct 11 (IANS) The Somalian government Thursday said it will cooperate with the international community in its fight against terrorism in the Horn of Africa.

Friday, October 11, 2013 6:14:13 AM

Student held in Kenyan mall attack probe
Mombasa (Kenya) Oct 11 (IANS) A student has been held in Kenya in connection with the ongoing investigation into last month's terror attack in Nairobi's upscale Westgate shopping mall that left over 70 people killed and about 175 wounded in the four-day siege.

Friday, October 11, 2013 6:14:11 AM

Malawi president dissolves cabinet
Lilongwe, Oct 11 (IANS) Malawi President Joyce Banda Thursday evening announced the dissolution of her cabinet amid reports of rampant fraud and corruption in her government.

Friday, October 11, 2013 6:14:10 AM

Malawi president sacks government
Lilongwe (Malawi), Oct 11 (IANS) Malawian President Joyce Banda has dismissed the government after finding some of its members were linked to corruption, the presidential office said Tuesday.

Friday, October 11, 2013 12:48:09 AM

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