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Released Canadian, Australian journalists to fly to Kenya
Mogadishu, Nov 26 (DPA) A Canadian journalist and an Australian photographer freed after 15 months of captivity in Somalia were Thursday due to fly to Nairobi, the capital of neighbouring Kenya.

Thursday, November 26, 2009 2:10:00 PM

Ghana look to shine brighter second time around
Nairobi/Accra, Nov 25 (DPA) When Ghana finally burst into the World Cup finals for the first time in 2006, they made an instant impression by emerging from a tough group to qualify for the second round. This time around they will be looking to do even better.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009 4:57:34 PM

Uruguay seek to raise their level in South Africa 2010 (Team Profile)
Buenos Aires, Nov 25 (DPA) Uruguay were the last team to make it to the 2010 World Cup, but their players are looking forward to their chance of reviving the South American country's long-gone football greatness.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009 3:46:58 PM

The Big Five: Stadiums could become white elephants
Johannesburg, Nov 24 (DPA) Are the new stadiums built for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, a country where football jostles with rugby and cricket for audience, destined to become white elephants after the month-long tournament?

Tuesday, November 24, 2009 4:19:32 PM

South Africans embrace football culture
Soweto (South Africa), Nov 24 (DPA) Orlando Stadium, Soweto, a Saturday afternoon in October. The foghorn of hundreds of plastic trumpets, called vuvuzelas, wafts up out of the stands across the sprawling township as if calling Sowetans to prayer.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009 3:00:40 PM

South Africa's neighbours vie for slim pickings for 2010 World Cup
Harare/Maputo, Nov 24 (DPA) Some time over the next six months Miriam Vambe hopes to be boarding a plane for the first time, directly to South Africa.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009 2:58:49 PM

On high alert: FIFA World Cup security concerns
Johannesburg, Nov 24 (DPA) The author of an article in Britain's Guardian newspaper on the subject of 'why going to South Africa for the FIFA World Cup terrifies me' must have been thinking last week she spoke too soon.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009 2:03:50 PM

Malaria vaccine in the offing
Nairobi, Nov 24 (DPA) Patricia Njuguna knows all too well the suffering of her little patients at the children's clinic in Kilifi. 'Every day I have severe cases of malaria: children with high fever and convulsions, children who go into a coma,' the paediatrician said. 'And I see the mothers' helplessness.'

Tuesday, November 24, 2009 9:03:08 AM

Cameroon, Nigeria, New Zealand qualify for World Cup
Johannesburg, Nov 15 (DPA) There was joy for Cameroon, Nigeria and New Zealand as they booked their places at the World Cup finals in South Africa next year.

Sunday, November 15, 2009 5:42:25 AM

Super Eagles and Indomitable Lions reach South Africa
Johannesburg, Nov 15 (DPA) Nigeria's Super Eagles and Cameroon's Indomitable Lions Saturday secured their places at the World Cup finals in South Africa next year with important victories in their final group games.

Sunday, November 15, 2009 12:50:28 AM

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