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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

Foundation named after Indian origin South African freedom fighter
Johannesburg, Sep 1 (IANS) A foundation has been set up in the name of Indian origin South African freedom fighter Ahmed Kathrada to promote an understanding of the struggle against racism and colonialism, and will feature a special section honouring Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru.

Monday, September 01, 2008 12:45:04 PM

Nigerian military denies claims rebels killed 29 soldiers
Abuja (Nigeria), Aug 31 (DPA) The Nigerian military Sunday dismissed claims that a militant group had killed 29 soldiers in the oil-rich Niger Delta.

Sunday, August 31, 2008 3:27:31 PM

MDC says plot to jail members, Zimbabwe government denies
Harare, Aug 30 (DPA) Zimbabwe's opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), claimed Saturday it had unearthed a 'plot' by government lawyers and intelligence agents to secure convictions against its lawmakers in a bid to reverse its majority in parliament.

Saturday, August 30, 2008 10:37:08 PM

South African women open guest house for 2010 World Cup
Phalaborwa (South Africa), Aug 30 (IANS) A group of 11 women in this town has opened a 4.5-million rand ($587,696) guest house, targeting visitors during the 2010 FIFA Football World Cup the country is hosting.

Saturday, August 30, 2008 8:03:22 PM

Mugabe lifts ban on food aid as power-sharing talks resume
Harare, Aug 30 (DPA) President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has finally yielded to international pressure and announced it was lifting a three-month ban on the distribution of food aid in the hunger-stricken country as the country's power-sharing talks resumed in South Africa.

Saturday, August 30, 2008 12:22:56 PM

Hindu nurses in S Africa win bindi battle
Durban, Aug 30 (IANS) Married South African Hindu nurses have won the right to continue wearing the traditional red dot, or the bindi, on their foreheads after intervention by the provincial health minister.

Saturday, August 30, 2008 12:07:58 PM

Karadzic declines to enter plea at war cime tribunal
The Hague, Aug 29 (DPA) Former Bosnian Serb leader, Radovan Karadzic, Friday refused to enter pleas on all 11 counts of charges against him at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague.

Friday, August 29, 2008 8:38:57 PM

Dozens dead in Cameroon fuel tanker explosion: Report
Nairobi, Aug 29 (DPA) Dozens of people have died in northern Cameroon after a fuel tanker exploded, reports said Friday.

Friday, August 29, 2008 3:26:42 PM

UN humanitarian envoy urges world to aid Somalia
Nairobi, Aug 29 (DPA) The UN special humanitarian envoy has called for the international community, in particular Muslim nations, to step up aid to war-torn Somalia, which is facing a growing humanitarian emergency.

Friday, August 29, 2008 11:32:47 AM

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