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Soccer power: Kicking malaria out of Africa
Addis Ababa, July 30 (IANS) With the Olympics on, it's a fever nobody seems to mind in the 54-nation continent at any time. Soccer fever, which afflicts nearly every African, has now become a powerful tool to kick malaria out of the continent of a billion people where the mosquito-borne disease kills about 2,500 people a day.

Monday, July 30, 2012 2:45:03 PM

UAE ambassadors' meet Monday
Abu Dhabi, 29 (IANS/WAM) Nearly 140 heads of diplomatic missions and ambassadors of the UAE will gather at a foreign policy conference here Monday.

Sunday, July 29, 2012 7:49:56 PM

'Africa needs India for education'
Addis Ababa, July 29 (IANS) "The Chinese will come and build roads, stadiums and infrastructure.... They will build labs, but who will run the labs?," asks Jean-Pierre Ezin, the AU's chief pointsperson for education. He pauses for a while, and then replies: "Africa needs India for developing its most precious resource: human capital."

Sunday, July 29, 2012 1:15:46 PM

Venezuelan diplomat slain in Kenya
Nairobi, July 28 (IANS/EFE) The charge d'affaires at the Venezuelan Embassy in Kenya, Olga Fonseca, was found strangled to death Friday inside her Nairobi residence.

Saturday, July 28, 2012 10:19:18 AM

Kenya launches probe into Venezuelan envoy's death
Nairobi, July 28 (IANS) Kenyan police have launched an investigation into the death of Venezuela's acting ambassador, who was found strangled in her house in Nairobi Friday, Xinhua reported.

Saturday, July 28, 2012 6:48:59 AM

Top Venezuela diplomat murdered in Kenya
Nairobi, July 27 (IANS) Top Venezuelan diplomat in Kenya was found murdered in her house Friday, Xinhua reported.

Friday, July 27, 2012 11:26:29 PM

UAE police cadets trained on hazardous materials
Abu Dhabi, July 27 (IANS/WAM) About 90 UAE police cadets have been trained here to detect hazardous materials and in first aid techniques when exposed to radiation.

Friday, July 27, 2012 9:05:59 PM

Indian origin man arrested in Malawi
Accra, July 27 (IANS) A man of Indian origin has been arrested in Malawi for staying in the country illegally and carrying out business without permit, a media report said.

Friday, July 27, 2012 10:06:39 AM

Over 1 mn guests stayed in Abu Dhabi hotels
Abu Dhabi, July 26 (IANS/WAM) About 1.1 million guests stayed in hotels in the emirate of Abu Dhabi during the first six months of 2012, up by 14 percent, compared to the same period last year, it was announced Thursday.

Thursday, July 26, 2012 11:02:49 PM

Etisalat posts $517 mn profit
Abu Dhabi, July 25 (IANS/WAM) UAE's Etisalat telecommunications company has posted a net profit of 1.9 billion dirhams for the second quarter of 2012 ending June 30.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 11:32:12 PM

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