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'Gandhi prevented sectarianism in South Africa, but could not at partition'
Johannesburg, Aug 20 (IANS) The young lawyer Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, leading South African Indians on a march 100 years ago to burn registration certificates imposed by the government of the day, avoided the sectarianism that the Mahatma could later not avert during the partition of India in 1947.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008 9:46:03 AM

Zimbabwean parliament to convene next week
Harare, Aug 20 (DPA) Zimbabwe's parliament will convene next week almost five months after the elections, with state radio Tuesday quoting parliament clerk Austin Zvoma saying that preparations were at 'an advanced stage'.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008 1:25:10 AM

Zambian president dies in Paris
Lusaka, Aug 19 (Xinhua) Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa has died in the Percy Military Hospital in Paris after being hospitalised there for more than a month, Vice President Rupiah Banda said Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 7:50:37 PM

12 dead in bomb attack in Algeria
Algiers/Paris, Aug 19 (DPA) At least 12 people, including 11 security officials, were killed when suspected Islamist terrorists attacked a military convoy near the coastal town of Skikda, 350 km east of Algiers, French radio reported Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 3:58:41 PM

Zimbabwe inflation rate hits 11.2 million percent
Harare, Aug 19 (DPA) Zimbabwe's inflation rate reached a new high of 11.2 million percent in June, state media reported, quoting figures from the central statistics office.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 3:23:49 PM

'Munnabhai' inspires seminar on modern Gandhigiri
Johannesburg, Aug 19 (IANS) Bollywood film 'Lage Raho Munnabhai' has inspired a slew of protests worldwide using Gandhian methods, such as people swamping officials with flowers. Now it's the turn of the academics to discuss modern Gandhigiri.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 10:02:01 AM

Zimbabwe opposition warns against convening parliament before deal
Johannesburg, Aug 18 (DPA) Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) said it was committed to reaching an agreement with President Robert Mugabe on the formation of a government of national unity, but warned him against convening parliament before a deal comes through.

Monday, August 18, 2008 12:47:24 PM

Indian mission in South Africa to outsource visa services
Pretoria, Aug 18 (IANS) The Indian mission in South Africa will soon begin outsourcing visa services to prevent 'annonying' delays for tourists, India's Tourism and Culture Minister Ambika Soni said here.

Monday, August 18, 2008 10:44:50 AM

Southern African countries launch Free Trade Area
Johannesburg, Aug 17 (Xinhua) The 14 member countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Sunday announced the launch of a Free Trade Area (FTA) to boost economic cooperation in the region.

Sunday, August 17, 2008 8:44:42 PM

Lethal drug-resistant TB spreads at alarming rate in South Africa
Johannesburg, Aug 17 (DPA) A drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis (TB) is spreading at an alarming rate in South Africa and is threatening to overwhelm health services in neighbouring countries, a report in the country's Sunday Times said.

Sunday, August 17, 2008 4:42:07 PM

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