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Unicef offers $5mn to improve Zimbabwe's health system
Harare, Jan 18 (Xinhua) The UN Children's Fund (Unicef) has given $5 million to Zimbabwe to improve the country's health facilities and fight cholera epidemic.

Sunday, January 18, 2009 9:03:42 PM

South African Indian filmmaker to produce Obama documentary
Johannesburg, Jan 17 (IANS) Amid global media frenzy over the inauguration of Obama Barack, award-winning South African Indian filmmaker Anant Singh said Saturday that he would produce a documentary feature on the first black president of the United States of America.

Saturday, January 17, 2009 5:22:57 PM

Tata-led consortium to build South Africa's optical fibre network
Johannesburg, Jan 17 (IANS) The Tata-led Neotel consortium and mobile phone giant MTN South Africa have signed an agreement to jointly build a 2 billion rand ($202 million) 5,000-km optical fibre network that will connect all major centres across this country.

Saturday, January 17, 2009 5:07:59 PM

Cholera kills over 2,200 in Zimbabwe
Geneva/Harare, Jan 17 (DPA) Zimbabwe's cholera epidemic has continued its rapid spread, with the toll reaching 2,225 Friday, the UN said in Geneva.

Saturday, January 17, 2009 6:32:15 AM

Somalia politician executed for working with Ethiopians
Nairobi/Mogadishu, Jan 17 (DPA) Islamist insurgents have executed a Somali politician in the port town of Kismayo for working with Ethiopian forces occupying Somalia, reports said Friday.

Saturday, January 17, 2009 1:38:20 AM

OPEC likely to cut down on production
Luanda (Angola), Jan 16 (Xinhua) The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Friday said that it may consider more production cuts to stabilise the global oil prices.

Friday, January 16, 2009 10:30:30 PM

Zimbabwe unveils 100 trillion dollar banknote
Harare, Jan 16 (Xinhua) The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has introduced a new family of trillion Zim-dollar banknotes in denominations of 100 trillion, 50 trillion, 20 trillion and 10 trillion that went into circulation Friday, starting with the 10 trillion notes, a media report said.

Friday, January 16, 2009 4:00:04 PM

Tsvangirai to meet Mugabe, regional leaders on unity government
Johannesburg, Jan 15 (DPA) Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai Thursday said he planned to return home for a meeting with regional leaders and President Robert Mugabe on the implementation of a unity government.

Thursday, January 15, 2009 7:11:54 PM

Zimbabwe's cholera toll rises to 2,024
Geneva, Jan 14 (Xinhua) The toll in Zimbabwe's cholera outbreak has risen to 2,024, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Tuesday.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 5:21:05 AM

Somali pirate 'washes ashore with cash'
Mogadishu, Jan 13 (IANS) The body of a Somali pirate who reportedly drowned soon after receiving a huge ransom has washed ashore with $153,000 in cash, BBC reported Monday.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009 2:37:24 AM

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