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18 drowned after boat capsizes on Ugandan lake
Kampala, Sep 25 (DPA) A heavily loaded boat capsized on a northwestern Ugandan lake Wednesday, drowning 18 people, a media report quoted police officials as saying.

Thursday, September 25, 2008 2:53:30 AM

Twenty killed in fighting in Somalia
Mogadishu, Sep 24 (Xinhua) Twenty civilians were killed and 33 wounded in heavy artillery exchange between insurgents and African Union (AU) peacekeepers here, witnesses and hospital sources said Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 8:09:04 PM

Eleven South African cabinet ministers quit
Johannesburg, Sep 23 (DPA) South Africa's ruling African National Congress' (ANC) hopes for a smooth transition of power after its ousting of President Thabo Mbeki were quashed Tuesday when 11 cabinet ministers resigned in a shock move.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008 8:08:15 PM

'India,South Africa economic ties need to grow faster'
Johannesburg, Sep 23 (IANS) Economic ties between India and South Africa have flowered in the last few years but have not yet reached full potential, says India's Ambassador R.K. Bhatia pressing for an umbrella trade and investment pact.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008 6:39:51 PM

Teenage leopard Zakumi is 2010 World Cup official mascot
Johannesburg, Sep 23 (DPA) A teenage leopard with spiky green hair is the official mascot of the 2010 football World Cup in South Africa.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008 10:59:29 AM

40 killed in Somalia
Mogadishu, Sep 22 (Xinhua) At least 40 people were killed and 60, including 11 children, wounded when insurgents traded heavy fire with Somali troops and African Union (AU) peacekeepers Monday in the Somali capital, hospital sources and witnesses said.

Monday, September 22, 2008 6:07:31 PM

Six Somali civilians die in attack on peacekeepers
Nairobi, Sep 22 (DPA) At least six civilians have died after shells targeting African Union (AU) peacekeeping bases in Mogadishu went astray, reports said Monday.

Monday, September 22, 2008 2:05:45 PM

Mbeki formally resigns, denies role in Zuma prosecution
Johannesburg, Sep 22 (DPA) Formally announcing his resignation Sunday, South African President Thabo Mbeki rejected allegations that he had interfered in the prosecution of his arch-rival Jacob Zuma and stressed his achievements during nine years in office.

Monday, September 22, 2008 12:58:50 AM

South Africa's president to step down
Johannesburg, Sep 21 (Xinhua) South Africa's President Thabo Mbeki will resign, his office confirmed Saturday.

Sunday, September 21, 2008 1:38:57 AM

South Africa's ANC calls for Mbeki to resign
Johannesburg, Sep 20 (DPA) South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) called on President Thabo Mbeki Saturday to resign over evidence of political interference in a case against ANC leader Jacob Zuma.

Saturday, September 20, 2008 6:55:06 PM

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