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South Africa beefs up airport security after drug seizures
Cape Town, Feb 19 (IANS) South Africa has tightened its airport security after the arrests of several crewmembers of its national airline at a British airport on charges of possession of narcotic substances, BuaNews reported.

Thursday, February 19, 2009 11:11:44 AM

Climate change may intensify food crisis, warns UN
Nairobi, Feb 17 (DPA) As environment ministers from across the world gathered in the Kenyan capital, the UN Tuesday warned that the global food crisis could be intensified dramatically by climate change.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 9:43:34 PM

'Durban ideal for 2010 World Cup opening ceremony'
Johannesburg, Feb 17 (IANS) The chairperson of 2010 Local Organising Committee said that Durban and not Johannesburg is the ideal city to host the opening ceremony of the 2010 football World Cup.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 4:46:39 PM

Organising committee chairperson wants Durban to host World Cup inauguration
Johannesburg, Feb 17 (IANS) Chairperson of the 2010 Local Organising Committee Irvin Khoza, raising doubts on Johannesburg's ability to host the 2010 football World Cup opening ceremony, said Durban is the ideal city to host it.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 12:56:28 PM

Zimbabwean unity government sealed amid climate of distrust
Harare, Feb 13 (DPA) Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe swore some of his fiercest critics into a power-sharing government Friday, sealing the beginning of a reluctant union which Zimbabweans hope will end the country's economic crisis.

Friday, February 13, 2009 11:56:29 PM

Over 40 Congolese rebels killed in air raid
Nairobi/Goma, Feb 13 (DPA) More than 40 Hutu rebels have been killed in an air raid in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the Rwandan and Congolese military said Friday.

Friday, February 13, 2009 10:01:06 PM

Zimbabwe's deputy minister appointee arrested
Harare, Feb 13 (DPA) Roy Bennett, a former white farmer appointed deputy agriculture minister in Zimbabwe's power-sharing government, was arrested Friday, a spokesman for the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party said.

Friday, February 13, 2009 10:00:45 PM

Security forces arrest seven pirates in Somalia
Hargeisa (Somalia), Feb 12 (Xinhua) Security forces have arrested seven suspected pirates in the northwestern Somali port town of Berbera, officials said Thursday.

Thursday, February 12, 2009 8:58:29 PM

South African captain Smith nervous about his comeback
Johannesburg, Feb 12 (IANS) South African captain Graeme Smith admitted that he is a little nervous about making his return after a surgery ahead of the all-important home series against Australia.

Thursday, February 12, 2009 6:54:25 PM

Zimbabwe civil servants to get salary in foreign currency
Harare, Feb 12 (Xinhua) Zimbabwe's new Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has said that starting this month all civil servants would be paid in foreign currency.

Thursday, February 12, 2009 1:08:58 PM

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