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22 killed in Kenya road accident
Nairobi, July 22 (Xinhua) At least 22 people were killed and several others seriously injured when two buses in which they were travelling collided head on near Masai Mara National Park in southwest Kenya, the police and eyewitnesses said Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 1:42:47 PM

Gandhian award in South Africa for Aung San Suu Kyi
Durban, July 21 (IANS) Myanmarese pro-democracy activist and leader of the National League for Democracy Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Reconciliation and Peace here.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 2:34:29 PM

Bush fires forcing rare mountain gorillas to flee to DRC
Kampala, July 20 (DPA) Hundreds of animals, including rare mountain gorillas, are fleeing Uganda and Rwanda to the Democratic Republic of Congo following raging bush fires over the weekend, The New Vision newspaper reported Monday quoting wildlife officials.

Monday, July 20, 2009 5:03:40 PM

Cricket fans annoyed at ban on games at Wanderers
Johannesburg, July 19 (IANS) A spat between Cricket South Africa (CSA) and Gauteng Cricket Board (GCB) over Indian Premier League (IPL) has led to three international matches against England being moved to other cities.

Sunday, July 19, 2009 4:25:47 PM

South African court gives inheritance to Muslim widows
Johannesburg, July 19 (IANS) In a landmark judgement, a South African court has ruled that Muslim widows in polygamous marriages are entitled to a proportional share of their husbands' estates.

Sunday, July 19, 2009 8:30:43 AM

OPEC members to continue oil production cut
Luanda, July 18 (Xinhua) Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries chairman Botelho de Vasconcelos said here at the weekend that OPEC member countries will continue to comply with their decision on oil production cut.

Saturday, July 18, 2009 10:32:11 PM

Displaced Somalis need urgent help, says UN
Nairobi, July 18 (IANS) The UN urgently needs $11 million to support its humanitarian programmes for thousands of displaced people living at the relief camps on the outskirts of the Somali capital, the WAM news agency reported.

Saturday, July 18, 2009 8:22:55 PM

10,000 militants to get amnesty in Nigeria
Lagos, July 18 (Xinhua) The Nigerian government has offered amnesty to around 10,000 militants in the country's oil rich Niger Delta, a media report said Saturday.

Saturday, July 18, 2009 8:00:45 PM

Indian diamond company comes to Botswana's rescue
Johannesburg, July 18 (IANS) Diamond Trading Co (DTC) Botswana, the sales arm of global diamond major De Beers, has appointed an Indian diamond producer as its sightholder to ensure the sustainability of its diamond manufacturing capacity in the African country.

Saturday, July 18, 2009 1:10:00 PM

Journalists convicted for filming Namibia seal hunt
Johannesburg/Amsterdam, July 17 (DPA) A court in Namibia Friday found two journalists guilty of illegally filming the country's controversial annual seal hunt.

Friday, July 17, 2009 11:55:26 PM

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