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15 killed in bomb blast in Somalia
Mogadishu, Sep 1 (IANS) At least fifteen people were killed and more than 30 injured Tuesday after a roadside bomb explosion hit two passenger buses in the Somali capital Mogadishu, officials and witnesses said.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010 5:09:42 AM

Roadside bomb kills eight in Somalia
Nairobi/Mogadishu, Sep 1 (DPA) A roadside bomb has killed eight people and injured 12 in the Somali capital Mogadishu, the Horn of Africa nation's information ministry said Tuesday.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010 12:30:24 AM

Russians kidnapped in Darfur as American released: UN
Nairobi/Khartoum, Aug 30 (DPA) Three Russian aircrew members have been kidnapped in Sudan's restive Darfur province as an American woman held for months was released, the United Nations said Monday.

Monday, August 30, 2010 11:08:32 PM

Four peacekeepers killed in Somalia
Mogadishu, Aug 30 (DPA) Four African Union peacekeepers were among 10 people killed in the Somali capital Mogadishu Monday as the Horn of Africa nation's president called for help against a growing insurgency.

Monday, August 30, 2010 9:50:32 PM

Zimbabwe's central bank to lay off 85 percent of staff
Harare, Aug 29 (DPA) Zimbabwe's bankrupt central bank is to retrench 85 percent of its bloated staff complement to help it move back into the black and function as a reliable national bank, according to Finance Minister Tendai Biti.

Sunday, August 29, 2010 8:56:59 PM

15 dead, 25 injured in fresh clashes in Somalia
Mogadishu, Aug 28 (DPA) At least 15 civilians died and 25 others were wounded in a heavy fighting in the Somali capital Mogadishu overnight, officials said Saturday.

Saturday, August 28, 2010 9:45:06 PM

Kenyan president signs new constitution into law
Nairobi, Aug 27 (DPA) Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki Friday signed into law a long-awaited new constitution, weeks after it was passed in a national referendum.

Friday, August 27, 2010 1:53:20 PM

Egyptian tycoon offers reward for stolen Van Gogh painting
Cairo, Aug 27 (IANS/AKI) Egyptian telecom tycoon Naguib Sawiris has offered a 140,000 euro reward for information leading to the recovery of a stolen masterpiece by Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh, according to broadcaster Europe1.

Friday, August 27, 2010 10:00:49 AM

One tonne of cannabis seized in Gambia
Banjul (Gambia), Aug 27 (IANS) Three Gambian nationals and three Senegalese were arrested after over one tonne of cannabis was found in their possession.

Friday, August 27, 2010 6:11:40 AM

Three freeze to death inside refrigerator in Sudan
Khartoum (Sudan), Aug 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Three people in Port Sudan city froze to death in a refrigerating facility which charged $2 per hour for sitting inside it.

Friday, August 27, 2010 4:32:13 AM

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