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MTN-Bharti plans could be hit by Iran mobile clampdown
Johannesburg, June 24 (IANS) Plans by South African mobile giant MTN and India's Bharti Airtel to form a huge network straddling Asia, Africa and the Middle East could be affected by Iran's blockage of mobile network signals in the wake of the ongoing strife there.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 4:04:28 PM

South Africa can't lose against Brazil
Johannesburg, June 24 (DPA) Hosts South Africa have nothing to lose when they take on mighty Brazil in the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup Thursday.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 3:46:22 PM

Obama may attend 2010 World Cup opening ceremony
Bloemfontein (South Africa), June 23 (DPA) On the day after the semi-final line-up was dramatically set at the Confederations Cup, South Africa took a deep breath and FIFA President Sepp Blatter revealed that US President Barack Obama may attend the opening ceremony of the World Cup next year.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009 12:03:37 PM

Somali government declares state of emergency
Mogadishu, June 23 (Xinhua) The Somali government has declared a state of emergency in the war torn country as government forces battled insurgents.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009 11:25:18 AM

With surprise win, US claim unlikely spot in Confederations Cup semis
Rustenburg (South Africa), June 22 (DPA) The United States celebrated a famous victory and a dramatic turn of events in Confederations Cup football here Sunday night, as they beat Egypt 3-0 and claimed an unlikely spot in the semi-finals after Brazil beat Italy by the same score in the other Group B match.

Monday, June 22, 2009 5:03:17 PM

Brazilian team also robbed at Confederations Cup
Pretoria, June 22 (DPA) Brazil has become the second team at the Confederations Cup competition to fall foul of robbers in their hotel, a Brazilian official announced Sunday.

Monday, June 22, 2009 4:15:05 AM

Brazil send Italy crashing out of Confederations Cup
Pretoria, June 22 (DPA) Brazil sent world champions Italy crashing out of the Confederations Cup with a 3-0 victory in Pretoria Sunday.

Monday, June 22, 2009 4:09:03 AM

India 'unofficially' blacklisting us: South African arms maker
Johannesburg, June 21 (IANS) An 'unofficial' blacklisting by India has resulted in South African arms manufacturer Denel losing two billion rands in revenue, a company executive has told parliament.

Sunday, June 21, 2009 5:24:41 PM

Makarapas - the crowning glory of South African football
Johannesburg, June 21 (DPA) They're gaudy, they're fun and they're poised to become the fashion statement of the football World Cup next year.

Sunday, June 21, 2009 7:54:47 AM

Egyptian players robbed in Johannesburg
Johannesburg, June 20 (DPA) Egyptian players said they had returned from their 1-0 victory over Italy at the Confederations Cup in Johannesburg Thursday to find cash had been stolen from their hotel rooms.

Saturday, June 20, 2009 3:10:21 PM

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