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Berti Vogts hasn't been sacked: Nigerian football (Football snippets)
Abuja/Dusseldorf, Feb 7 (DPA) Berti Vogts, the German head coach of Nigeria's national football side, has not been sacked and is staying in his job, the Nigeria Football Association has said, countering speculation that the trainer was about to be fired.

Thursday, February 07, 2008 2:18:59 PM

We control the country, says Chad's president
N'Djamena/Paris, Feb 6 (DPA) Chadian President Indriss Deby said Wednesday in the capital N'Djamena that his government's forces were now in total control of the country after a failed attempt to overthrow him.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008 11:54:48 PM

Rio Tinto found huge thermal coal deposit in South Africa
Johannesburg, Feb 6 (DPA) Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto said Wednesday that it has discovered around 1 billion tonnes of coal deposit in South Africa's Limpopo province and was in talks with the country's electricity supplier Eskom about supplying it with coal.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008 7:30:45 PM

At least 10 killed as violence continues in Kenya
Nairobi, Feb 6 (Xinhua) At least ten people have been killed in western Kenya in post-election violence, which continues to take its toll in the east African nation, the police confirmed Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008 5:50:08 PM

French defence minister in Chad as rebels regroup
N'Djamena/Paris, Feb 6 (DPA) French Defence Minister Herve Morin arrived in the Chadian capital N'Djamena Wednesday as the rebels of the central African country seeking to overthrow President Idriss Deby were reported to be regrouping, French media reported.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008 5:30:49 PM

South Africa decries Kenya's rejection of its peace mediator
Pretoria, Feb 6 (IANS) South Africa has decried Kenya's refusal to accept African trade union leader Cyril Ramaphosa on the team of mediators trying to resolve the civil strife in the east African country following the allegedly flawed presidential election, BuaNews reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008 4:25:43 PM

20 killed in Somalia blasts
Mogadishu, Feb 6 (Xinhua) At least 20 people, most of them Ethiopians, were killed and some 100 were wounded overnight after two bombs exploded in a busy area in the port city of Bossaso in northeast Somalia, hospital sources and witnesses said Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008 3:46:20 PM

CAF dismisses Drogba claims
Accra, Feb 6 (DPA) Africa's governing football body Confederation of African Football (CAF) has dismissed claims by Didier Drogba that he had been snubbed for the African Footballer of the Year award because he did not attend the awards ceremony.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008 1:52:03 PM

Scintillating prospects for African Cup of Nations semi-finals (Preview)
Accra (Ghana), Feb 6 (DPA) Cameroon captain Rigobert Song believes that his side has more than a good chance of winning Thursday's African Cup of Nations semi-final against hosts Ghana.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008 8:39:44 AM

Pakistani traders under attack in South African township
Kroonstad (South Africa), Feb 5 (IANS) There was tension in the township of Maokeng in South Africa after the mainly black residents went on the rampage against Pakistani shopkeepers in the area following alleged sexual remarks to some local girls by a Pakistani trader.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008 5:30:13 PM

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