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Mugabe attends SADC summit
Johannesburg, Aug 16 (DPA) A two-day summit of Southern African Development Community (SADC) leaders focusing on the crisis in Zimbabwe got underway Saturday in Johannesburg, with Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's attendance the subject of several protests.

Saturday, August 16, 2008 3:50:24 PM

South African minister lauds India's efforts in apartheid struggle
Pretoria, Aug 16 (IANS) South African Minister of Arts and Culture Pallo Jordan has lauded the pioneering efforts of India in the country's fight against apartheid. He also said India had emerged as a valuable business partner for South Africa and was playing a major role in the country as well as in the continent.

Saturday, August 16, 2008 1:41:47 PM

Gandhi in spotlight at I-Day function in South Africa
Pretoria, Aug 15 (IANS) Mahatma Gandhi and his role in securing freedom for India and his fight for the rights of the South African people were the focus of the Indian Independence Day celebrations here Friday.

Friday, August 15, 2008 6:23:42 PM

Nigeria hands over disputed Bakassi peninsula to Cameroon
Abuja, Aug 14 (DPA) Nigeria Thursday officially handed over the potentially oil-rich Bakassi peninsula to Cameroon, ending a decades-long dispute that almost brought the two West African nations to war.

Thursday, August 14, 2008 9:45:21 PM

Zimbabwe opposition leader stopped from attending SADC summit
Harare, Aug 14 (Xinhua) Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai was Thursday prevented from travelling to South Africa for a summit on Zimbabwe's political crisis after his travel documents were confiscated and he was detained at Harare airport, media reports said.

Thursday, August 14, 2008 7:08:32 PM

Six killed as Ethiopian troops fire on minibus in Somalia
Mogadishu (Somalia), Aug 14 (DPA) Six civilians were killed and four wounded when Ethiopian troops opened fired on a minibus just south of this Somali capital, witnesses said Thursday.

Thursday, August 14, 2008 4:57:01 PM

ANC rejects call to revive Natal Indian Congress
Durban, Aug 14 (IANS) The ruling African National Congress (ANC) has rejected calls by one of its stalwart Indian-origin veterans, Fatima Meer, that one of its strongest allies in the apartheid era, the Natal Indian Congress (NIC), be revived to counter disillusionment with the ANC within the South African Indian community.

Thursday, August 14, 2008 12:02:50 PM

Sudanese forces on major offensive: Darfur rebels
Nairobi/Khartoum, Aug 13 (DPA) Rebels in Darfur said Wednesday that the Sudanese government had launched a major offensive against rebel strongholds in the north of the restive western Sudanese province.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 11:17:19 PM

Tsvangirai promises to continue talks with Zimbabwe's president
Harare, Aug 13 (DPA) A day after storming out of talks on a power-sharing agreement, Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai assured his supporters he would continue to push for a deal with President Robert Mugabe.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 11:16:52 PM

Mugabe signs pact with minority MDC faction: Report
Harare, Aug 13 (DPA) Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF party Tuesday agreed on a deal to share power with a breakaway faction of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), in a move aimed at sidelining MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai, media reports and sources said.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 4:57:24 AM

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