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EXIM India to open office in Ethiopia next month
Ethiopia, May 25 (IANS) In a bid to support Indian companies' growing investments in East Africa, the Export and Import (EXIM) Bank of India will open an office in Ethiopia next month, officials said.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:09:58 AM

South Africa's Polokwane readies for football extravaganza
Polokwane, May 23 (IANS) South Africa's Polokwane city is abuzz with activities as it gears up to host eight matches of the FIFA World Cup starting in June in the country.

Sunday, May 23, 2010 9:48:51 PM

13 killed in Somali violence
Mogadishu, May 23 (IANS) Thirteen people were killed and 30 injured in clashes between Islamist insurgents and government forces backed by African Union peacekeepers in the Somali capital Sunday, witnesses and hospital sources said.

Sunday, May 23, 2010 6:00:09 PM

400,000 Africans born with AIDS annually: UNAIDS
Yaounde, May 21 (IANS) Over 400,000 children in Africa are born with AIDS each year, a UN official said Friday.

Friday, May 21, 2010 7:28:44 PM

Prophet cartoon in South African paper sparks new row
Johannesburg, May 21 (DPA) Days after an alleged Al Qaeda operative detailed sketchy plans to attack the football World Cup over cartoons of Prophet Mohammed, a newspaper in South Africa has caused controversy by also publishing cartoons of the Prophet.

Friday, May 21, 2010 5:10:15 PM

'Udaan' debuts at Cannes, director feels humbled
Cannes, May 19 (IANS) First-time director Vikramaditya Motwane, whose 'Udaan' is being screened Wednesday at the ongoing 63rd Cannes International Film Festival, feels humbled at his film being selected for the prestigious event to represent India.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 6:54:12 PM

Soccer World Cup ticket is a visa to South Africa
Cape Town, May 19 (IANS) With just 22 days left for the kick-off of the soccer World Cup, South Africa is on track to issue free visas to soccer fans.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 5:01:39 PM

Antonio Banderas to judge UNDP photo contest
Johannesburg, May 17 (IANS) Hollywood actor Antonio Banderas has been roped in to judge a photo exhibition launched by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to be held during Millennium Development Goals Summit in September in New York.

Monday, May 17, 2010 11:53:59 PM

South African police probing World Cup terror plot
Johannesburg, May 17 (DPA) South African police said Monday they were investigating report of an alleged Al Qaeda plot targeting the soccer World Cup, after a Saudi army officer was arrested in Iraq Monday, allegedly in connection with such a plot.

Monday, May 17, 2010 8:15:51 PM

Vuvuzelas could give South Africa an edge: Thailand coach Robson
Johannesburg, May 17 (DPA) The thunderous sound of thousands of fanfaring plastic trumpets could spur South Africa's unfancied football team to success in the World Cup, according to Thailand's coach Bryan Robson.

Monday, May 17, 2010 4:07:48 PM

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