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Somali pirates demand $5 mn for Ukraine ship
Nairobi/Mogadishu, Sep 28 (DPA) Somali pirates in possession of a Ukrainian ship Sunday demanded $5 million in ransom, after originally asking for $35 million, said Andrew Mwangura, head of East Africa's Seafarer's Assistance Programme.

Sunday, September 28, 2008 7:27:24 PM

Kenya cricket crying out for help
Nairobi, Sep 28 (IANS) There are no funds. Cricketers are becoming rarer. The government is not interested. The international community doesn't seem to care much. Welcome to Kenyan cricket.

Sunday, September 28, 2008 1:40:13 PM

Pakistan colts party late night in Kenya, face music now
Nairobi, Sep 26 (IANS) Pakistani cricket officials have launched a probe against two young Pakistani cricketers, currently touring Kenya with the country's Academy team, who were said to have broke the night-time curfew and partied till late at a local night club.

Friday, September 26, 2008 8:43:20 PM

Somali pirates seize Ukrainian ship carrying tanks
Nairobi/Kiev, Sep 26 (DPA) Pirates have seized a Ukrainian cargo ship carrying military tanks off the coast of Somalia, a maritime official said Friday.

Friday, September 26, 2008 8:00:55 PM

Somali prime minister calls on insurgents to join peace talks
Mogadishu, Sep 25 (Xinhua) Somali Prime Minister Nur Hassan Hussein Thursday called on the insurgent groups which have not been part of the peace talks to join in the national reconciliation process and help restore peace in the country.

Thursday, September 25, 2008 7:46:20 PM

Motlanthe elected South Africa's caretaker president
Johannesburg, Sep 25 (DPA) African National Congress (ANC) deputy leader Kgalema Motlanthe was elected South Africa's caretaker president Thursday in a landslide vote in the National Assembly in Cape Town.

Thursday, September 25, 2008 6:50:03 PM

Motlanthe replaces Mbeki as South African president
Johannesburg, Sep 25 (Xinhua) The South African parliament Thursday elected Kgalema Motlanthe, the deputy leader of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), as the interim president of the country.

Thursday, September 25, 2008 6:19:21 PM

Mbeki's removal as South African president devastating: Mugabe
Harare, Sep 25 (DPA) Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has described as 'devastating' the removal from office of his South African counterpart Thabo Mbeki, who is seen as a key ally of the of ageing authoritarian Mugabe in the last eight years.

Thursday, September 25, 2008 5:04:00 PM

Motlanthe to be sworn in as South Africa's president
Johannesburg, Sep 25 (DPA) African National Congress (ANC) deputy leader Kgalema Motlanthe was due to be sworn in Thursday as South Africa's third president since democracy was established in 1994, five days after Thabo Mbeki was forced out of the job by his party.

Thursday, September 25, 2008 4:43:21 PM

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

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