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Last updated: Friday, October 24, 2014 7:28:03 AM

It's been six months since 200 Nigerian girls were kidnapped
Nairobi, Oct 15 (IANS/EFE) Six months after 10 trucks with 50 armed terrorists on board broke into a village in northeastern Nigeria to kidnap more than 200 girls, time and the inefficacy of the Nigerian Army threaten to plunge the incident into oblivion.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 9:46:12 AM

Liberian health workers go on strike amid Ebola crisis
Monrovia, Oct 14 (IANS/EFE) Liberian health workers Tuesday began an indefinite strike demanding higher wages because of the high risk they face treating patients with the Ebola virus disease that has caused more than 2,200 deaths in the country.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 6:16:19 PM

Mozambique footballers to miss national polls
Maputo, Oct 14 (IANS) Mozambique national football players will miss the opportunity to cast their vote in the elections of the southern African country's new president, members of parliament and the provincial assemblies taking place Wednesday, the country's electoral authorities said.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 3:42:19 PM

Pistorius trial: Defence pleads for mitigated sentence
Pretoria, Oct 13 (IANS) South African track star Oscar Pistorius had a good day Monday for his first sentencing hearing as three defence witnesses tried hard to mitigate the sentence.

Monday, October 13, 2014 8:08:03 PM

Toll in Somalia car bomb attack hits 20
Mogadishu, Oct 13 (IANS) The toll from a car bomb attack near a popular cafe in Somali capital Mogadishu Sunday evening has climbed to 20, officials said Monday.

Monday, October 13, 2014 7:36:19 PM

46 killed in heavy fighting in Libya
Tripoli, Oct 13 (IANS/EFE) At least 46 people were killed and more than 100 wounded in clashes over the weekend between rival militias fighting to control the cities of Kikla and Gharyan, south of Tripoli, hospital sources in Gharyan told Spanish news agency Efe.

Monday, October 13, 2014 7:14:04 PM

Zambian coach upbeat about AFCON qualification
Lusaka (Zambia), Oct 13 (IANS) Head coach of the Zambia national football team Honour Janza has expressed optimism that the team will qualify for next year's Africa Cup of Nations finals despite collecting a paltry two points from three games so far.

Monday, October 13, 2014 6:52:16 PM

30 killed in Egypt road accident
Cairo, Oct 13 (IANS) At least 30 people were killed and 15 injured Monday in a road accident in Egypt's Aswan province.

Monday, October 13, 2014 2:12:20 PM

Oscar Pistorius in court for final sentencing
Pretoria, Oct 13 (IANS) South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius arrived Monday at the High Court in Pretoria for the final sentencing on charges for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Monday, October 13, 2014 2:12:19 PM

Australia beat Pakistan by one run
Abu Dhabi, Oct 13 (IANS) Australia beat Pakistan by one run in a nail biting cricket match to clean sweep the One-Day International series 3-0.

Monday, October 13, 2014 1:08:03 PM

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