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Mugabe allocates main cabinet portfolios to Zanu-PF party
Harare, Oct 11 (DPA) Attempts to settle Zimbabwe's political crisis appeared to be shattered Saturday after President Robert Mugabe allocated all the incoming power-sharing government's critical portfolios to his Zanu-PF party.

Saturday, October 11, 2008 10:41:59 PM

Indian umpire officiates in domestic S. Africa tourney
Johannesburg, Oct 10 (IANS) Indian umpire Suresh Shastri will officiate at two inter-provincial matches in South Africa over the next week as the first step of an exchange programme between Cricket South Africa (CSA) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

Friday, October 10, 2008 3:35:25 PM

SA to emulate Indian Twenty20 success
Johannesburg, Oct 8 (IANS) South Africa is planning to emulate the highly lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2009, with cricket bosses from India, Australia and New Zealand already having agreed to make their players available, according to the Afrikaans weekly Rapport here.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008 5:05:05 PM

Kenya deports anti-Obama US author
Nairobi, Oct 8 (Xinhua) Kenya has ordered out an American author who wrote a controversial book slamming US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008 2:59:17 PM

Nigerian oil militants release 19 hostages
Nairobi/Abuja, Oct 6 (DPA) Nigerian oil militants Sunday said they had released 19 Nigerian oil workers kidnapped two weeks ago but said they would hold on to a Briton and two Ukrainians taken at the same time.

Monday, October 06, 2008 6:32:40 AM

19 teenagers, children killed in Tanzania stampede
Nairobi, Oct 2 (DPA) At least 19 teenagers and children have died during a stampede at a disco organized to mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Tanzania, reports said Thursday.

Thursday, October 02, 2008 4:36:02 PM

South African rhinos under threat as poaching spikes
Johannesburg, Oct 1 (DPA) South Africa's rhinoceros population is under threat from poachers, who are killing the leathery quadripeds in growing numbers for their valuable horns, according to a report released Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008 10:34:25 PM

Freebie approach looks to entice Kenyans into HIV tests
Nairobi, Sep 30 (DPA) In the small rural village of Eshisiru in Western Kenya, hundreds of women in colourful dresses, many of them surrounded by a gaggle of children, queue patiently in the midday sun. These women are not waiting to draw water from a borehole or to buy food. Instead, they are waiting to be tested for HIV - something that campaigners say is virtually unheard of in Africa.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 8:43:18 AM

Three warships hem in hijacked Ukrainian ship
Nairobi, Sep 29 (DPA) Three warships are hemming in Somali pirates who hijacked a Ukrainian cargo ship carrying tanks and other military supplies, a US Navy official said Monday.

Monday, September 29, 2008 11:19:36 PM

Two killed as UN helicopter crashes in Sudan
Nairobi/Khartoum, Sep 29 (DPA) A helicopter contracted by the joint African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has crashed, killing at least two of its four occupants, the UN said Monday.

Monday, September 29, 2008 11:18:11 PM

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