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Last updated: Friday, February 24, 2017 3:46:03 AM

Kenya's Obiri to skip world cross-country, focus on London worlds
Nairobi, Jan 31 (IANS) Rio Olympics 5,000 metres silver medallist Hellen Obiri will skip the World Cross Country Championships in Kampala in March to focus on the upcoming London World Championships in August.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 1:32:05 PM

New UN chief says to work closely with AU
Addis Ababa, Jan 31 (IANS) The newly appointed UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed keen interest to work with the African Union (AU) and its member states.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 12:26:04 AM

China-funded stadium inaugurated in Malawi
Lilongwe (Malawi), Jan 30 (IANS) A China-funded state-of-the-art stadium has been inaugurated in Malawi capital Lilongwe, adding to the slew of key infrastructure projects that Beijing has undertaken in Africa.

Monday, January 30, 2017 8:30:03 PM

45 killed in Madagascar as lorry falls into river
Antananarivo, Jan 28 (IANS) At least 45 were killed in a Madagascar town when a lorry transporting people for a wedding ceremony fell from a bridge into a river on Saturday, officials said. The newlyweds were among the victims.

Saturday, January 28, 2017 8:54:04 PM

Abu Dhabi to set up a court for non Muslims
Abu Dhabi, Jan 28 (IANS/WAM) Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, has issued a resolution setting up a Personal Status and Inheritance Court for non-Muslims in Abu Dhabi.

Saturday, January 28, 2017 8:52:06 PM

Former 800m champ Sum not keen to compete in indoor competitions
Nairobi, Jan 28 (IANS) Former world 800 metres champion Eunice Sum of Kenya has ruled out competing in indoor championships as she seeks to return to fitness ahead of the outdoor competition that will culminate in the Athletics World Championships in London in August.

Saturday, January 28, 2017 2:40:04 PM

Kenyan Wambui seeks Semenya's scalp in athletics Worlds
Nairobi, Jan 28 (IANS) There will be no love lost when Olympic 800 metres bronze medallist Margaret Wambui of Kenya meets South African Caster Semenya in the Diamond League or Athletics World Championships in 2017.

Saturday, January 28, 2017 12:42:04 PM

I-League: Churchill beat title holders Bengaluru 2-1
Margao, Jan 27 (IANS) A ten-man Bengaluru FC fell to their second straight defeat, going down 1-2 to Churchill Brothers in an I-League football match here on Friday.

Friday, January 27, 2017 9:48:04 PM

Kenya's Keitany trains eyes on third London marathon victory
Nairobi, Jan 27 (IANS) New York marathon champion Mary Keitany of Kenya is not worried about the level of competition she will face in her quest to clinch third London marathon women's title in April.

Friday, January 27, 2017 7:14:04 PM

'Indians started retail shops in the Gold Coast, now Ghana, in 1891'
Accra, Jan 27 (IANS) India might have established diplomatic relations with the West African state of Ghana 60 years ago but what is also true that Indian immigrants to the Gold Coast -- as the country was called prior to independence name -- had set up retail outlets known as Sindhi Shops way back in in 1891, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has said.

Friday, January 27, 2017 4:56:03 PM

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