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South Africans start relief fund for Bihar flood victims
Durban, Sep 4 (IANS) Leading South African Indian businessman Ranjith Ramnarain and a dozen community leaders here have started a relief fund for the victims of the Bihar floods. Visiting film stars from India, including noted actor in Bhojpuri films Ravi Kishen, have lent their support to the fund.

Thursday, September 04, 2008 10:07:37 AM

Pirates hijack French ship off Somalia coast
Nairobi, Sep 3 (Xinhua) Pirates have hijacked a French ship believed to be carrying tourists off the coast of Somalia, an official said Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008 8:12:42 PM

Bollywood stars avoid South African fans, media during shoots
Johannesburg, Sep 3 (IANS) South Africa has become one of the favourite outdoor locations overseas for Bollywood and recently stars like Imran Khan and Vivek Oberoi have been flitting in and out of the country shooting for their films. But they have avoided the media, for which their producers cite their hectic work schedules.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008 1:49:54 PM

At least 45 believed dead in southern African wildfires
Johannesburg/Maputo, Sep 3 (DPA) At least 45 people were believed to have died in three days of storms-fanned wildfires in South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique, authorities and media reports said Tuesday.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008 4:26:59 AM

17 feared dead in Congo aid plane crash
Nairobi/Kinshasa, Sep 2 (DPA) The wreckage of an aid plane carrying 17 people has been found in Congo, the company operating the plane said Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008 6:06:16 PM

Nigerian anti-corruption body seizes Obama fundraiser cash
Nairobi, Sep 2 (DPA) Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has seized over half a million dollars raised to support US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008 12:15:32 PM

GM potato blessing for small farmers: South African group
Johannesburg, Sep 2 (IANS) The availability of a new genetically-modified (GM) potato variety will be a blessing for South African small-scale farmers, GM interest group AfricaBio has said here.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008 10:35:23 AM

Nigerian man with 86 wives agrees to divorce 82
Abuja (Nigeria), Sep 1 (DPA) An 84-year-old Nigerian man with 86 wives and 170 children has accepted a decree issued by Islamic authorities that he must divorce 82 of them, reports said Monday.

Monday, September 01, 2008 5:40:59 PM

Indian students head back after South African visit
Cape Town, Sep 1 (IANS) A delegation of 52 students from a business school in India, the Indian Institute of Planning & Management (IIPM) headed home after a week-long study tour aimed at furthering links between institutes of higher learning in South Africa and India.

Monday, September 01, 2008 2:19:40 PM

Tata Group awards scholarships to South African students
Stellenbosch (South Africa), Sep 1 (IANS) Tata Africa has awarded scholarships to 10 students of the University of Stellenbosch, helping boost India's growing relationship with academic institutions in South Africa.

Monday, September 01, 2008 1:27:33 PM

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