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UN worker kidnapped in CAR by militants
Yaounde, Jan 20 (IANS) A United Nations staffer in the Central African Republic (CAR) was kidnapped near Bangui airport Tuesday by the Anti-Balaka Christian militant group, Xinhua reported citing sources.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 7:20:05 PM

Over 30 lawyers apply to represent Uganda's rebel at ICC
Kampala, Jan 20 (IANS) Over 30 lawyers across the globe have expressed willingness to represent Uganda's notorious Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebel commander Dominic Ongwen at the International Criminal Court (ICC) trials, a government official said here Monday.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 7:46:18 AM

Zulu-speaking South African coach creates controversy in Afcon
Mongomo (Equatorial Guinea), Jan 19 (IANS) South African football head coach Ephraim Mashaba courted controversy Monday by refusing to answer questions in any other language other than his native Zulu as a mark of protest against the treatment meted out to his country's journalists by Algeria.

Monday, January 19, 2015 6:14:09 PM

Indian-made vaccine approved to fight meningitis in Africa
Accra, Jan 19 (IANS) A vaccine against meningitis prepared by an Indian company has been approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO), paving the way for its use to eradicate the disease in sub-Saharan Africa.

Monday, January 19, 2015 4:34:04 PM

Verdict on Indian girl's death Feb 8
Abu Dhabi, Jan 19 (IANS) An Abu Dhabi court will give its verdict Feb 8 over the death of a four-year-old Indian girl who suffocated in her school bus on a hot day, a media report said Monday.

Monday, January 19, 2015 3:16:22 PM

Smallest 2015 Asian Cup stadium could increase capacity
Newcastle (Australia), Jan 19 (IANS) The organisers of the 2015 AFC Asian Cup are considering increasing the capacity at Newcastle stadium, which is the smallest of five venues here.

Monday, January 19, 2015 2:52:17 PM

25 killed in Zimbabwe bus accident
Harare, Jan 19 (IANS) At least 25 people were killed and 46 others injured Sunday in a head-on collision between two buses near Zimbabwean capital Harare, police said.

Monday, January 19, 2015 1:02:10 AM

Libya's Islamist-backed parliament sets conditions for talks
Tripoli, Jan 18 (IANS) Libya's Islamist-backed parliament, the General National Congress (GNC), announced Sunday to join the UN-sponsored peace talks on the condition that they were held within Libya, according to officials.

Sunday, January 18, 2015 11:06:18 PM

I-League: Sporting Clube de Goa score late equaliser against East Bengal
Margao (Goa), Jan 18 (IANS) East Bengal conceded a late goal to finish with a 1-1 draw against Sporting Clube de Goa in their opening I-League encounter at the Nehru Stadium in Fatorda Sunday.

Sunday, January 18, 2015 10:06:14 PM

Libyan army announces ceasefire
Benghazi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Libyan army Sunday announced a ceasefire in its fight against the rebels in response to the recommendations of the UN-sponsored Geneva talks.

Sunday, January 18, 2015 9:18:10 PM

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