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Guinea coup leader declares himself president
Conakry (Guinea), Dec 25 (DPA) The leader of a military coup attempt in Guinea has declared himself president after a triumphant parade through the streets of the capital here.

Thursday, December 25, 2008 12:34:48 PM

Smith to play in Melbourne Test despite injury
Johannesburg, Dec 23 (IANS) Despite a nagging elbow injury sustained in India, South African cricket captain Graeme Smith will play in the second Test against Australia in Melbourne as his side looks to clinch the three-match series after their historic win over the hosts at Perth.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008 6:25:52 PM

German navy joins fight against Somalia pirates
Djibouti, Dec 23 (DPA) A German Navy frigate left its base in Djibouti Tuesday to join the European Union (EU's) anti-piracy mission off Somalia.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008 5:19:31 PM

Perth win is South Africa's best cricketing moment: Bacher
Johannesburg, Dec 22 (IANS) Former South African cricket supremo Ali Bacher called the national team's historic win over Australia in the Perth Test as the 'most wonderful moment' in the country's cricket history even as tributes continued to pour in for skipper Graeme Smith and co.

Monday, December 22, 2008 5:54:26 PM

Australia will fight back after Perth loss, says Fanie de Villiers
Johannesburg, Dec 22 (IANS) The Australians will fight back hard to save face in the remaining two games after South Africa scored a historic win in the first cricket Test at Perth Sunday, said former Proteas paceman Fanie de Villiers.

Monday, December 22, 2008 4:38:25 PM

US withdraws support for power-sharing deal in Zimbabwe
Pretoria, Dec 22 (DPA) The US Sunday said it could no longer support the planned power-sharing deal for Zimbabwe that would see Robert Mugabe retain the presidency. It also pledged to continue sanctions on Mugabe and those close to him.

Monday, December 22, 2008 4:49:32 AM

Zimbabwe issues 10-billion-dollar note
Harare, Dec 20 (DPA) Zimbabwe's central bank Friday issued a 10-billion-Zimbabwe-dollar banknote, as inflation drove the value of the currency to new depths, according to state radio.

Saturday, December 20, 2008 12:55:58 AM

UN tribunal convicts army colonel for Rwandan genocide
Nairobi, Dec 18 (DPA) A UN tribunal Thursday sentenced former Rwandan Army colonel Theoneste Bagosora to life in prison for helping to organise the 1994 genocide in the east African country.

Thursday, December 18, 2008 9:11:38 PM

Cholera has killed over 1,100 in Zimbabwe, says UN data
Geneva, Dec 18 (DPA) A total of 1,111 people have died of cholera in Zimbabwe, the UN said Thursday, noting that 20,581 suspected cases have been reported.

Thursday, December 18, 2008 6:23:20 PM

Chinese ship rescued from pirates off Somalian coast
Nairobi, Dec 17 (Xinhua) An international navy ship rescued a Chinese ship from a group of Somali pirate in the Gulf of Aden, a regional maritime official confirmed Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 11:45:05 PM

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