Nairobi/Copenhagen, Feb 5 (DPA) Danish special naval forces have freed 25 hostages held by pirates off the coast of Somalia, the Danish navy said Friday.
Friday, February 05, 2010 9:14:18 PM
Cairo, Feb 5 (IANS/AKI) A top Egyptian cleric has issued a fatwa forbidding the use of the popular social networking site Facebook, saying Muslims using such sites must be considered 'sinners'.
Friday, February 05, 2010 1:47:12 PM
Pretoria, Feb 5 (IANS) Reacting to criticism over fathering a child out of wedlock, South African President Jacob Zuma said he has performed his obligation by acknowledging the paternity of the baby.
Friday, February 05, 2010 10:14:15 AM
Johannesburg, Feb 4 (DPA) The gun attack on the Togo football team at last month's Africa Cup of Nations in Angola that left three people dead was not political, but aimed at discrediting Africa's ability to hold such events, Angola's deputy commissioner said Thursday.
Thursday, February 04, 2010 11:37:43 PM
Johannasburg, Feb 4 (IANS) Somdev Devvarman stormed into the quarterfinals of the South Africa Open tennis with a 6-4, 6-1 defeat of Brazalian Thiago Alves here Thursday. He now plays second seed and World No.18 David Ferrer of Spain.
Thursday, February 04, 2010 8:59:08 PM
Port-au-Prince, Feb 4 (DPA) The number of people killed in last month's earthquake in Haiti has topped 200,000, Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive said as protests erupted over the slow distribution of aid to survivors.
Thursday, February 04, 2010 12:41:36 PM
Addis Ababa, Feb 4 (IANS) The Ethiopian government has asked two Indian companies to resolve their dispute and start work on the construction of a $700-million sugar factory, warning any further delay could lead to termination of the contract.
Thursday, February 04, 2010 11:04:16 AM
Nairobi/Juba, Feb 2 (DPA) Conflicts and drought have driven up the number of southern Sudanese in need of food aid from one million in 2009 to 4.3 million this year, the United Nations and Southern Sudan's government said Tuesday.
Tuesday, February 02, 2010 6:40:43 PM
Nairobi/Mogadishu, Feb 1 (DPA) Somali Islamist insurgent group Al Shabaab and a smaller militia vowed Monday to take part in an international Al Qaeda-led Jihad as clashes rocked Somalia's capital Mogadishu.
Monday, February 01, 2010 9:48:13 PM
Johannesburg, Feb 1 (DPA) A leading South African daily Monday accused President Jacob Zuma of shaming his country following reports that he has fathered a child out of wedlock.
Monday, February 01, 2010 8:57:26 PM
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