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Danish forces free 25 hostages held by Somali pirates
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

Egyptian cleric issues fatwa forbidding Muslims from Facebook
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

Zuma acknowledges paternity of lovechild
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

Attack on Togo players an attempt to discredit Africa
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

Somdev storms in SA Open quarters, to meet Ferrer
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

Haiti quake toll tops 200,000
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

Ethiopia to Indian firms: end dispute or lose contract
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

Over 4 mn in need of food aid in southern Sudan: UN
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

Somali insurgents back Al Qaeda, clashes claim 16 lives
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

Zuma lovechild shame on South Africa, says newspaper
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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