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Dozens of opposition supporters arrested in Zimbabwe
Harare/Johannesburg, April 16 (DPA) Zimbabwean police said Wednesday they have arrested dozens of opposition supporters over a nationwide stay-at-home protest called to press for the release of election results.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008 5:06:15 PM

At least 19 dead, 120 injured in Congo plane crash
Nairobi/Goma, April 16 (DPA) Rescuers continued to search the wreckage of an airplane Wednesday that crashed into a populated commercial district of the eastern Congolese town of Goma Tuesday, killing at least 19 people, an official said.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008 3:56:36 PM

Dozens dead in Congo plane crash (Lead)
Goma/Nairobi, April 15 (DPA) Dozens were feared killed Tuesday when a passenger plane with more than 70 people on board crashed upon take-off into a busy neighbourhood in the eastern Congolese town of Goma Tuesday, officials said.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008 10:43:58 PM

Head of Zimbabwe poll survey group arrested
Harare, April 15 (DPA) Police in Zimbabwe Tuesday arrested the director of a non-profit election observation organization that had placed President Robert Mugabe second in last month's presidential elections.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008 7:12:20 PM

Head of Zimbabwe poll survey group arrested
Harare, April 15 (DPA) Police in Zimbabwe Tuesday arrested the director of a non-profit election observation organization that had placed President Robert Mugabe second in last month's presidential elections.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008 7:06:36 PM

Three South African cricketers to stay back for IPL
Durban, April 15 (IANS) South African Jacques Kallis, Mark Boucher and Ashwell Prince will stay back in India for the Indian Premier League (IPL) after the trio were left out of the Cape Cobras team for their domestic Twenty20 championship.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008 6:20:45 PM

Zimbabweans ignore strike call for fear of reprisal (Lead)
Harare/Johannesburg, April 15 (DPA) A general strike to press for the release of results from last month's presidential elections got underway in Zimbabwe Tuesday but many people went to work as usual citing fears of reprisal.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008 3:44:07 PM

Heavy security as Zimbabwe opposition goes on strike
Harare/Johannesburg, April 15 (DPA) Police fanned out across Zimbabwe's capital Harare Tuesday ahead of a general strike called by the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) to press for the release of last month's presidential election results.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008 1:39:14 PM

Ugandan girls' school fire kills at least 19
Kampala (Uganda), April 15 (DPA) Fire engulfed a girls' school dormitory in the south-western outskirts of the Ugandan capital early Tuesday, burning to death at least 19 students, police officials said.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008 1:37:35 PM

Zimbabwe opposition calls for strike after court setback (Lead)
Johannesburg/Harare, April 14 (DPA) Zimbabwe's main opposition Monday called for an indefinite nationwide strike after the high court dismissed its urgent application for an order forcing the state-controlled Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to release the results of the March 29 elections.

Monday, April 14, 2008 11:38:13 PM

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