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Mauritanian military seizes power in bloodless coup
Nouakchott (Mauritania), Aug 6 (DPA) A military junta Wednesday seized power in Mauritania following the arrests of the president and prime minister, local news agency ANI reported.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008 7:33:07 PM

Mauritanian military stages coup 'supported by population'
Nouakchott (Mauritania), Aug 6 (DPA) Mauritanian military officers Wednesday staged a coup following the sacking of several of them, arresting the president and prime minister, sources associated with the presidency said.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008 7:30:56 PM

Mauritanian president and premier under arrest
Nouakchott (Mauritania), Aug 6 (DPA) Mauritania's president and prime minister were under house arrest Wednesday after being held by troops, a source associated with the presidential palace said.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008 6:15:46 PM

Paris Hilton gets even with McCain
Los Angeles, Aug 6 (DPA) In possibly the only intentionally funny moment of her career, socialite Paris Hilton has hit back at John McCain, who mocked her in a recent ad by comparing the leadership of his opponent Barack Obama to that of other celebrities like Hilton.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008 12:48:41 PM

Sari-wearing women may face jail if new Nigerian law passed
Johannesburg, Aug 6 (IANS) Indian women in their traditional saris with midriffs showing may find themselves falling foul of Nigerian law if a bill currently under discussion in that country is passed.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008 12:37:42 PM

African Development Bank calls for alternative fuel-producing crops
Lusaka (Zambia), Aug 5 (Xinhua) Promoters of bio-fuels need to come up with second and third generations energy crops that will not compete with food crops, African Development Bank (ADB) president Donald Kaberuka has said.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008 3:55:45 PM

Tata scholarships for South African university
Johannesburg, Aug 5 (IANS) A prestigious scholarship programme announced here will see Tata Africa providing funding to allow postgraduate students at the University of the Witwatersrand to research projects for the benefit of citizens across the continent.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008 1:00:14 PM

'South Africa would have been loser if Doha talks succeeded'
Johannesburg, Aug 5 (IANS) South Africa should be heaving a sigh of relief that the Doha Round of global trade talks in Geneva last week were stalled after India and the US failed to agree on the Special Safeguard Mechanism (SSM), analysts here said.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008 12:04:29 PM

Mbeki received kickbacks in German defence deal: report
Johannesburg, Aug 3 (DPA) South African President Thabo Mbeki allegedly took a multimillion-dollar bribe from a German shipbuilding giant for a 1999 submarine deal, South Africa's Sunday Times newspaper reported.

Sunday, August 03, 2008 11:26:52 PM

15 killed, scores injured in bomb explosion in Somalia
Mogadishu, Aug 3 (Xinhua) At least 15 people were killed and more than 40 wounded Sunday after a roadside bomb exploded in the north of the Somali capital.

Sunday, August 03, 2008 2:41:38 PM

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