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Around 100 dead in Kenya tanker explosion
Nairobi, Feb 1 (DPA) Around 100 people have died in Kenya after an overturned tanker truck from which they were siphoning petrol exploded.

Sunday, February 01, 2009 11:47:17 PM

Over 90 people killed as oil tanker catches fire
Nairobi, Feb 1 (Xinhua) Over 90 people were burnt to death when a fuel tanker from which they were siphoning off petrol burst into flames near Molo town in northwest Kenya, the police said Sunday.

Sunday, February 01, 2009 12:10:43 PM

Obama's half-brother arrested for marijuana possession
Nairobi, Jan 31 (DPA) President Barack Obama's Kenyan half-brother was Saturday arrested for marijuana possession, the police said.

Saturday, January 31, 2009 10:29:00 PM

Zimbabwe's MDC signs up to join Mugabe-led government
Harare, Jan 30 (DPA) Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Friday voted to go into government with President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF party, ending the party's nearly five-month campaign for a more equitable power-sharing deal.

Friday, January 30, 2009 11:03:38 PM

Up to 40 killed in Kenya supermarket blaze
Nairobi, Jan 30 (DPA) Up to 40 people were believed to have been killed in a supermarket blaze in the Kenyan capital Nairobi as the authorities picked through the ruins Friday, two days after the fire broke out.

Friday, January 30, 2009 7:41:04 PM

Somali pirates seize German tanker
Nairobi, Jan 30 (DPA) Pirates have hijacked a German-owned tanker carrying liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) off the coast of Somalia, a maritime official said.

Friday, January 30, 2009 2:44:08 AM

Moderate Islamists seize town from Somali insurgents
Nairobi/Mogadishu, Jan 29 (DPA) A moderate Somali Islamist group Thursday seized control of a second town from main insurgent group al-Shabaab as the groups battle to fill gaps left by the departure of Ethiopian troops.

Thursday, January 29, 2009 8:57:10 PM

Zimbabwe opposition leader confirms joining unity government
Harare, Jan 29 (Xinhua) Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader, Thursday confirmed he would join a unity government led by President Robert Mugabe, according to media reports.

Thursday, January 29, 2009 7:25:52 PM

Insurgents impose Islamic law in Somali town
Nairobi/Mogadishu, Jan 28 (DPA) Somali insurgents have installed strict Islamic law in Baidoa, the seat of the Somali government, after taking control of the town.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 8:11:32 PM

Curfew clamped in Madagascar capital as riots continue
Antananarivo, Jan 27 (DPA) Madagascar Army imposed curfew in capital Antananarivo Tuesday night following 48 hours of violent anti-government protests which claimed at least 19 lives.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 11:37:27 PM

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