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Charity official, engineer kidnapped in Haiti
Dajabon (Dominican Republic), Feb 24 (IANS/EFE) An official with the Catholic charity Caritas and a chemical engineer have been kidnapped in eastern Haiti, the organisation Solidaridad Fronteriza and a Jesuit group that aids migrants said here.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 10:35:57 AM

South Africa to create over 2.4 million jobs by 2020
Cape Town, Feb 20 (IANS) South Africa has announced a new industrial policy that aims to create 2,477,000 jobs by 2020.

Saturday, February 20, 2010 4:02:12 PM

African Union suspends Niger after coup
Nairobi/Niamey, Feb 20 (DPA) The African Union has suspended Niger and imposed sanctions on the West African nation in the wake of a coup that toppled power-hungry president Mamadou Tandja.

Saturday, February 20, 2010 2:47:16 PM

Niger president held, government dissolved in coup
Nairobi/Niamey, Feb 19 (DPA) Soldiers have seized power in Niger and dissolved the government after kidnapping President Mamadou Tandja, who last year raised tension with his attempts to cling to power.

Friday, February 19, 2010 12:51:37 PM

Concert lifts spirits in Haiti
Port-au-Prince, Feb 19 (IANS/EFE) To the rhythm of the music, at a huge open-air concert, several thousand Haitians temporarily forgot about the tragedy that has gripped them since the Jan 12 earthquake that devastated the capital.

Friday, February 19, 2010 9:56:56 AM

Fate of Niger's president uncertain after coup attempt
Niamey(Niger), Feb 19 (DPA) The fate of Nigerien President Mamadou Tandja remained unclear Thursday after the presidential palace in the capital Niamey came under attack in a coup attempt.

Friday, February 19, 2010 1:56:40 AM

Gunfire breaks out in Niger Capital, in apparent coup bid
Nairobi/Niamey (Niger), Feb 18 (DPA) Gunfire has broken out in the Nigerien capital Niamey in an apparent coup attempt, reports said Thursday.

Thursday, February 18, 2010 11:01:06 PM

Quake-hit Haiti airport now set to reopen
Port-au-Prince, Feb 15 (DPA) Port-au-Prince airport is set to reopen Friday for regular flights, for the first time since a massive earthquake devastated much of Haiti Jan 12.

Monday, February 15, 2010 9:44:35 PM

Somali sports minister dies of December-bombing injuries
Riyadh, Feb 13 (DPA) Somali Sports Minister Saleban Olad Roble has died in hospital in Riyadh, more than two months after he was injured in a suicide bombing in Mogadishu, a source at the Somali Embassy in the Saudi Arabian capital said Saturday.

Saturday, February 13, 2010 10:12:24 PM

Haitians mourn one month after earthquake
Port-au-Prince, Feb 13 (IANS/EFE) Thousands of Haitians gathered at churches and other places to pray for over 200,000 victims killed in the last month earthquake which also left nearly a million homeless.

Saturday, February 13, 2010 10:08:14 AM

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