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Tatas join consortium to build $600 mn cable system in Africa
Johannesburg, April 16 (IANS) India's Tata Communications Thursday said they had joined a global consortium to build a $600-million cable system to extend faster international connectivity to countries in Africa at cheaper tariff.

Thursday, April 16, 2009 1:29:45 PM

South African election begins with overseas vote
Pretoria, April 15 (IANS) Thousands of South Africans living around the world descended Wednesday on their country's missions abroad to cast their votes in the fourth general elections since the end of the apartheid era.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 5:40:54 PM

South African election begins with overseas vote
Johannesburg, April 15 (DPA) South Africa's fourth democratic election since the end of the apartheid era began Wednesday morning with the opening of polls for overseas voters.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 1:14:48 PM

I'll learn more about Twenty20 from Shane Warne: Shilpa Shetty
Cape Town April 15 (IANS) Confessing that the Twenty20 format of cricket was new to her, Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty is not just hoping that her Rajasthan Royals will take home the IPL trophy again this year she also wants to learn more about the short form of the game from the side's coach and captain, Australian Shane Warne.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 7:57:57 AM

Bollywood minstrels to mark IPL launch in Cape Town
Cape Town, April 15 (IANS) The streets of South Africa's carnival city will be awash with Bollywood stars in a different off-screen guise joining the famed Cape Minstrel groups on Thursday as the Indian Professional League (IPL) launches its assault here.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 7:43:52 AM

Sudan hangs nine men for beheading journalist
Nairobi/Khartoum, April 14 (DPA) Nine men from the restive Sudanese province of Darfur have been hanged for the beheading of a prominent newspaper editor, media reports said Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 6:56:36 PM

Somali pirates seize three boats following hostage drama
Nairobi, April 14 (DPA) Somali pirates have seized three ships - a Greek tanker and two Egyptian fishing boats - just days after US and French forces killed five pirates in two separate operations to free hostages.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 5:22:50 PM

US captain's rescue may mean trouble for other hostages
Nairobi, April 14 (DPA) Three shots from US Navy snipers, and the drama was over. Three Somali pirates lay dead and Richard Phillips, the American captain held hostage on a lifeboat in the Indian Ocean since Wednesday, was free.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 9:04:39 AM

US ship crew call for anti-piracy action
Nairobi, April 13 (DPA) Crew members of the Maersk Alabama, whose captain Richard Phillips was freed from the clutches of Somali pirates in a dramatic US Navy operation, paid tribute to their captain Monday and called on President Barack Obama to tackle piracy off the coast of Somalia.

Monday, April 13, 2009 8:35:34 PM

Zimbabwe to withdraw its worthless currency for a year
Harare, April 12 (DPA) Zimbabwe's new coalition government has decided to withdraw the country's worthless currency from circulation for at least a year and rely exclusively on other hard currencies, according to reports Sunday.

Sunday, April 12, 2009 7:41:27 PM

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