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African Union elects Gaddafi as new chairman
Nairobi/Addis Ababa, Feb 2 (DPA) Long-time Libyan leader Moamer Gaddafi was Monday elected new chairman of the African Union (AU) during a summit in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

Monday, February 02, 2009 10:09:51 PM

AU leaders push for a common government in Africa
Addis Ababa, Feb 2 (IANS) The African Union (AU) leaders meeting here have agreed to change the existing AU commission, the group's legislative body, into an African Union Authority (AUA) as part of an effort to expand the group's mandate in Africa, BuaNews reported Monday.

Monday, February 02, 2009 9:29:29 PM

Zimbabwean currency reduced by trillion to one
Harare, Feb 2 (DPA) Zimbabwe's central bank slashed another 12 zeroes off the country's worthless currency Monday, shrinking 1 trillion Zimbabwe dollars into a single Zimbabwe dollar.

Monday, February 02, 2009 3:44:03 PM

Obama's half-brother to face no charges in cannabis swoop
Nairobi, Feb 2 (DPA) George Obama, the Kenyan half-brother of US President Barack Obama, is to face no charges after he was arrested in a weekend drug raid, police said Monday.

Monday, February 02, 2009 3:33:25 PM

Protect civilians, South Africa tells Sri Lanka
Pretoria, Feb 2 (IANS) South Africa has urged the Sri Lankan government troops and the Tamil Tigers to respect existing safe areas and protect civilians in the island's northern war zone.

Monday, February 02, 2009 2:56:59 PM

Ruling party members attacked as S Africa prepares for elections
Johannesburg, Feb 2 (DPA) Election rallies in South Africa's KwaZulu- Natal Province saw attacks on members of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party at the weekend, with several seriously injured, according to reports.

Monday, February 02, 2009 1:02:43 AM

Around 100 dead in Kenya tanker explosion
Nairobi, Feb 1 (DPA) Around 100 people have died in Kenya after an overturned tanker truck from which they were siphoning petrol exploded.

Sunday, February 01, 2009 11:47:17 PM

Over 90 people killed as oil tanker catches fire
Nairobi, Feb 1 (Xinhua) Over 90 people were burnt to death when a fuel tanker from which they were siphoning off petrol burst into flames near Molo town in northwest Kenya, the police said Sunday.

Sunday, February 01, 2009 12:10:43 PM

Obama's half-brother arrested for marijuana possession
Nairobi, Jan 31 (DPA) President Barack Obama's Kenyan half-brother was Saturday arrested for marijuana possession, the police said.

Saturday, January 31, 2009 10:29:00 PM

Zimbabwe's MDC signs up to join Mugabe-led government
Harare, Jan 30 (DPA) Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Friday voted to go into government with President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF party, ending the party's nearly five-month campaign for a more equitable power-sharing deal.

Friday, January 30, 2009 11:03:38 PM

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