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Kidnappers free two Western journalists in Somalia
Bosasso (Somalia), Jan 5 (IANS) A Spanish and a British journalist have been freed after almost six weeks in captivity in Somalia's volatile Puntland state, EFE reported.

Monday, January 05, 2009 1:30:28 PM

Proteas strike it rich with Aussie victory
Johannesburg, Jan 3 (IANS) The South African cricket squad will reap big financial benefits following its historic victory over Australia in their own back yard.

Saturday, January 03, 2009 3:57:59 PM

Mugabe to form government without opposition: Report
Harare, Jan 3 (DPA) Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has hinted that he will soon form a government even if the country's opposition leader does not become part of it, a state-run newspaper reported Saturday.

Saturday, January 03, 2009 3:13:57 PM

Ethiopia begins Somalia withdrawal
Mogadishu, Jan 2 (DPA) Dozens of trucks full of Ethiopian soldiers and their belongings left the Somali capital Mogadishu Friday as Ethiopia began to withdraw from its neighbour after a two-year occupation.

Friday, January 02, 2009 11:59:00 PM

Voting for president begins in Ghana's key district
Lagos, Dec 2 (Xinhua) Voting began Friday in a remote farming region of Ghana in an election that will decide who will be the next president of the West African country despite attempts by the ruling party to stop the election from taking place, according to new reaching here from Accra.

Friday, January 02, 2009 5:40:57 PM

Somali pirates free second Yemeni ship without ransom
Sanaa, Jan 2 (DPA) Somali pirates have released a second Yemeni fishing ship without ransom, more than two weeks after they hijacked the two ships in the Gulf of Aden, the commander of Yemen's coast guard force said in remarks published Friday.

Friday, January 02, 2009 2:56:12 PM

Grand parties in South Africa to celebrate Proteas' series win
Johannesburg, Dec 30 (IANS) The South African cricket squad will be toasted as heroes all over the country at public and private New Year's Eve parties over the next two days following their first Test series win in Australia in a century.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 2:46:19 PM

African Union suspends Guinea's membership after coup
Addis Ababa, Dec 29 (Xinhua) The African Union (AU) said Monday that it has suspended Guinea's membership after a coup in the west African nation.

Monday, December 29, 2008 5:29:11 PM

Ugandan rebels massacre 45 Congolese civilians
Kampala, Dec 29 (DPA) The Ugandan rebel group Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has massacred 45 people in a church in the north-east Congo, Uganda's government-backed New Vision newspaper reported Monday.

Monday, December 29, 2008 4:30:26 PM

South Africa ends blockade on aid to Zimbabwe
Johannesburg, Dec 29 (Xinhua) South Africa has lifted a blockade on aid to Zimbabwe because of the worsening humanitarian crisis in the neighbouring country, a South African presidential spokesman said Monday.

Monday, December 29, 2008 3:43:43 PM

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