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South Africa's Dlamini-Zuma first woman to win AU's top job
Addis Ababa, July 16 (IANS) The guessing game is over. In what was touted as the mother of all contests in the continent, South Africa's Home Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, a doctor and anti-apartheid icon, has won a tightly-contested vote to become the first woman head of the African Union (AU) Commission.

Monday, July 16, 2012 1:49:15 PM

Egypt to continue transporting Iran oil
Cairo, July 16 (IANS) Egypt will not stop transporting Iranian oil through the Suez Canal and internal pipelines despite the EU embargo on Tehran's oil exports, RIA Novosti reported.

Monday, July 16, 2012 6:55:04 AM

Abu Dhabi sends five tonnes of dates to Saudi Arabia
Abu Dhabi, July 15 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi has sent nearly five tonnes Khinaizi and Naghal dates to Jeddah and will also export dates to London for Muslims living there on the occasion of holy month of Ramadan.

Sunday, July 15, 2012 9:31:23 PM

Hillary Clinton holds discussions with Egyptian military chief
Cairo, July 15 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Sunday held talks with the head of Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi.

Sunday, July 15, 2012 7:04:33 PM

South Africa ups diplomatic offensive for top AU post
Addis Ababa, July 14 (IANS) Africa is keeping its fingers crossed on the election for the the AU executive chief as South African President Jabob Zuma upped the diplomatic offensive for securing a majority for his candidate, Home Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who is pitted against the incumbent Jean Ping, who is embroiled in fresh accusations of misusing his position.

Sunday, July 15, 2012 5:48:53 PM

AU presses Sudan, South Sudan to seal deal by Aug 2
Addis Ababa, July 15 (IANS) A day after the presidents of Sudan and South Sudan met here, the 54-nation African Union Sunday asked both countries to honour the Aug 2 deadline to resolve issues of territory, oil revenues and citizenship and pressed for the emergence of two viable states living in peace and harmony with each other.

Sunday, July 15, 2012 5:24:43 PM

Restore civilian rule in Mali by July 31: AU
Addis Ababa, July 15 (IANS) Voicing concern over the post-coup crisis in Mali, home to priceless treasures of Timbuktu, as one of biggest security threats to Africa, the 54-nation African Union Sunday pitched for restoration of the civilian government in the West African state by July-end.

Sunday, July 15, 2012 5:17:33 PM

Former France coach Lemerre joins Algerian club
Algiers, July 15 (IANS) Roger Lemerre, former Euro and Africa Cup of Nations winning coach, has been named coach of Algerian first division side CS Constantine.

Sunday, July 15, 2012 3:20:33 PM

89 Al-Shabaab terrorists held in Somalia
Mogadishu, July 15 (IANS) Somali security forces have arrested 89 people suspected to be having links with Al Qaeda-affiliated terror outfit Al-Shabaab, Xinhua reported.

Sunday, July 15, 2012 5:42:24 AM

Clinton, Morsi discuss US-Egypt relations
Cairo, July 15 (IANS) Visiting US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held bilateral talks with newly-elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, Xinhua reported.

Sunday, July 15, 2012 12:54:15 AM

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