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Manmohan Singh concludes Africa visit
Dar es Salaam, May 28 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday departed for home, wrapping up a successful six-day trip to Africa that took him to Ethiopia and Tanzania.

Saturday, May 28, 2011 1:39:59 PM

India taps IT power to woo African youth
Dar es Salaam, May 28 (IANS) India is reaching out to African youth here by offering to make Tanzania a 'communication and IT hub of East Africa' and has unfurled new possibilities of cooperation in key high-tech areas like space cooperation.

Saturday, May 28, 2011 10:38:52 AM

India unveils $191 mn, hospital for Tanzania; to jointly combat piracy
Dar es Salaam, May 27 (IANS) Vowing to jointly combat the twin scourge of terrorism and piracy, India Friday unveiled a gift package for Tanzania, East Africa's largest country, that included $191 million in lines of credit and grants for a slew of development projects and a 300-bed hospital to be set up by Apollo Hospitals.

Friday, May 27, 2011 6:56:04 PM

India pledges $191 mn for Tanzania, to jointly combat piracy
Dar es Salaam, May 27 (IANS) Giving another push to India's diplomatic thrust in Africa, India Friday pledged $191 million in lines of credit and grants for a slew of development projects in Tanzania as the two countries vowed to combat the twin scourge of terrorism and piracy.

Friday, May 27, 2011 5:44:11 PM

Building 'bridges of friendship' in Tanzania, the Indian way
Dar es Salaam, May 27 (IANS) Paying tribute to the achievements of around 40,000 persons of Indian origin and Indian businessmen in Tanzania, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh lauded their 'entrepreneurial spirit' and said they were 'a bridge of friendship' with this East African nation that an Indian prime minister was visiting after 14 years.

Friday, May 27, 2011 1:22:06 PM

Just $5 bn for Africa? Yeh dil mange more
Dar es Salaam, May 27 (IANS) A Tanzanian businessman is determined to raise the bar for India's Africa diplomacy. In a half-page advertisement carried in a prominent local daily, he has ridiculed India's grant of $5 billion credit line as too little for such a big continent.

Friday, May 27, 2011 1:13:06 PM

Bin Hammam asks FIA Code and Ethics committee to investigate Blatter
Zurich/London, May 27 (IANS) Asian Footbal Confederation (AFC) president Mohammad Bin Hammam, accused of bribery, has alleged that his opponent, FIFA president Sepp Blatter, should be investigated as the veteran Swiss administrator approved the alleged payments.

Friday, May 27, 2011 11:35:27 AM

EU hails Libyan ambassador's defection from Gaddafi regime
Brussels, May 27 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has welcomed the decision by the Libyan Ambassador to the bloc 'to sever links with the Gaddafi regime', saying other senior officials of the regime should follow suit, Xinhua reported Friday.

Friday, May 27, 2011 8:00:40 AM

Etihad to fly to Seychelles
Abu Dhabi, May 26 (IANS/WAM) UAE's national carrier Etihad Airways has announced that it will commence operations to the Seychelles' largest island of Mahe from Nov 1.

Thursday, May 26, 2011 10:44:08 PM

India asks Africa to fight piracy, backs its democratic upsurge
Addis Ababa, May 26 (IANS) Giving a contemporary and strategic cast to India's growing relationship with Africa, Manmohan Singh, in the first address by an Indian prime minister to the Ethiopian parliament, Thursday pushed for democratic change in the continent and made a strong pitch for joint fight against piracy and terrorism under the aegis of the UN.

Thursday, May 26, 2011 10:28:55 PM

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