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All-African brass band marks India's R-Day in South Africa
Johannesburg, Jan 27 (IANS) A reaffirmation of India's important role in assisting with development in South Africa and an all-African brass band playing the national anthem marked India's Republic Day celebrations here.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 11:01:59 AM

Attention for 'Slumdog Millionaire', 'Q & A' is mind-boggling: Vikas Swarup (Interview)
Johannesburg, Jan 27 (IANS) Indian Deputy High Commissioner to South Africa Vikas Swarup, who was the toast of the events held here to mark India's 60th Republic Day, says he is overwhelmed by the international attention showered on him following the success of the movie 'Slumdog Millionaire' that is based on his book 'Q & A'.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 10:53:49 AM

Violent protest near Zimbabwe summit venue
Pretoria, Jan 26 (DPA) Police in South Africa fired rubber bullets at hundreds of people protesting outside government buildings over the crisis in neighbouring Zimbabwe, injuring at least one.

Monday, January 26, 2009 9:38:13 PM

SADC leaders begin third summit on Zimbabwe political crisis
Pretoria, Jan 26 (IANS) The leaders of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) began an extraordinary summit here in South Africa Monday, in yet another attempt to eke a compromise from Zimbabwe's rival leaders on power-sharing, BuaNews reported.

Monday, January 26, 2009 9:22:29 PM

Nigeria police hold 'robber' goat
Abuja, Jan 26 (IANS) Police in Nigeria are holding a goat handed to them by a vigilante group, which said it was a car thief who had used witchcraft to change shape, BBC reported.

Monday, January 26, 2009 4:44:33 AM

15 members of Nigerian soccer team die in accident
Abuja, Jan 26 (IANS) Fifteen members of the Nigerian soccer team were killed Sunday in a road accident, Geo TV reported.

Monday, January 26, 2009 3:56:14 AM

Ethiopia completes Somalia pullout
Nairobi/Mogadishu, Jan 25 (DPA) Ethiopian forces that have been propping up Somalia's government for the last two years have left Somalia completely, reports said Sunday.

Sunday, January 25, 2009 10:12:53 PM

Fourteen killed in car bomb attack in Somalia
Mogadishu, Jan 24 (Xinhua) A car bomb attack in this Somali capital killed at least 14 civilians Saturday, according to agencies' reports.

Saturday, January 24, 2009 6:32:44 PM

South African aid group denied entry to Gaza
Johannesburg, Jan 24 (IANS) An aid mission consisting of 30 South African medical personnel wanting to provide assistance to the people of Gaza, which was ravaged by Israeli attacks in recent weeks, was stuck at the border after a member of the team was detained by Egyptian authorities.

Saturday, January 24, 2009 4:01:31 PM

Pay US dollars in Zimbabwe, but don't expect change
Harare, Jan 24 (DPA) At each till in a large supermarket in the upmarket Avondale suburb of Zimbabwe's capital Harare is a small, much-handled cardboard tray containing boiled sweets, boxes of matches and a few loose eggs.

Saturday, January 24, 2009 8:51:43 AM

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