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Funds shortage puts Zimbabwe's cholera relief in jeopardy
Johannesburg, Jan 23 (DPA) As the death toll from Zimbabwe's cholera outbreak inches towards 3,000, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Friday issued a desperate appeal for funding to keep its relief operations afloat.

Friday, January 23, 2009 8:08:52 PM

South Africa gets ready for 2010 FIFA World Cup
Pretoria, Jan 23 (IANS) South Africa has begun preparation for one of the world's biggest sporting events, the FIFA World Cup 2010, BuaNews reported Friday.

Friday, January 23, 2009 5:12:09 PM

DR Congo rebel leader Laurent Nkunda arrested
Kinshasa (DR Congo), Jan 23 (Xinhua) Laurent Nkunda, Tutsi rebel leader of the National Council for the Defence of the People (CNDP) of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), has been arrested, a statement from a joint Rwandan-DR Congo military operation said Friday.

Friday, January 23, 2009 12:21:43 PM

First Indian woman chaplain for South African army
Pretoria, Jan 23 (IANS) Caroline Pillay has made history by becoming the first South African of Indian descent to serve as a chaplain in the army.

Friday, January 23, 2009 10:11:28 AM

Obama to bring a new voice of hope: Mandela
Johannesburg, Jan 21 (IANS) Former South African president Nelson Mandela has said that US President Barack Obama would bring a new voice of hope to the world, South African news agency BuaNews reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 4:07:01 PM

Obama's inauguration recalls joy of 1994 election: Mandela
Johannesburg, Jan 21 (DPA) Former South African president Nelson Mandela congratulated Barack Obama on his inauguration as the first black president of the US and said the historic event reminded him of the excitement that surrounded his own election as his country's first democratically-elected president.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 3:59:57 AM

Kenya celebrates Obama inauguration
Nairobi, Jan 21 (DPA) Tens of thousands of Kenyans celebrated Barack Obama's inauguration as the 44th president of the US at parties across the east African nation as images of their favourite son were beamed onto big screens.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 1:52:13 AM

At least 29 killed in Kenya road accident
Nairobi, Jan 19 (DPA) At least 29 people were killed and 24 others seriously injured Monday when a truck collided head on with a bus in Kenya, the police said.

Monday, January 19, 2009 8:17:12 PM

Trapped South African miners rescued
Johannesburg, Jan 19 (DPA) The 167 miners trapped 2,200 metres underground after a lightning strike knocked out power to the mine were lifted to safety Sunday evening, local reports said.

Monday, January 19, 2009 4:37:07 AM

167 miners trapped underground in South Africa
Johannesburg, Jan 19 (DPA) A lightning strike on an electric transformer knocked out power to a goldmine, leaving 167 miners trapped 2,200 metres underground Sunday, a spokesman for the mine said.

Monday, January 19, 2009 1:15:07 AM

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