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Zimbabwe government bans visit by Mandela's 'Elders'
Harare/Johannesburg, Nov 20 (DPA) Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's regime has banned a visit planned by a distinguished group of international 'Elders' to assess Zimbabwe's humanitarian crisis, state media reported Thursday.

Thursday, November 20, 2008 3:48:10 PM

Political instability feeds Somali piracy: African Union
Nairobi/Addis Ababa, Nov 20 (DPA) Political infighting in Somalia that has prevented the government from functioning is feeding the recent explosion in piracy, the chairman of the African Union (AU) has said.

Thursday, November 20, 2008 3:42:39 PM

Greek ship latest victim of Somali piracy
Nairobi, Nov 19 (DPA) A Greek ship has become the third vessel seized by Somali pirates since they took control of a Saudi supertanker over the weekend in their most daring raid yet, a maritime official said Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 2:49:07 PM

New ships seized as supertanker anchors off Somalia
Nairobi/Mogadishu, Nov 19 (DPA) Somali pirates seized two new ships Tuesday as the hijacked Saudi Arabian supertanker Sirius Star anchored near the Somali port of Harardhere, Somali and US Navy officials said Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 11:16:30 AM

Hijacked supertanker anchors off Somali coast
Nairobi/Mogadishu, Nov 18 (DPA) A Saudi Arabian supertanker hijacked by pirates has anchored near the Somali port of Harardhere, a Somali official said Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008 10:03:03 PM

US Navy monitoring hijacked oil tanker's movement
Nairobi, Nov 18 (DPA) The US Navy is monitoring the path of a hijacked Saudi oil tanker as it makes its way to anchorage off the coast of Somalia but does not plan any action to recover the ship, a US navy official said Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008 4:37:52 PM

Pirates capture Saudi oil tanker off coast of Kenya
Nairobi, Nov 18 (DPA) A Saudi Arabian oil tanker with 25-member crew has been captured by Somali pirates off the coast of the Kenya, officials in the US military and British Foreign Office has confirmed.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008 6:53:22 AM

Ugandan rebels set to sign peace treaty Nov 30
Kampala, Nov 18 (DPA) An agreement expected to end two decades of civil war in the north of Uganda is expected to be signed Nov 30, now that the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has finally agreed to peace, Ugandan officials said Monday.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008 6:25:39 AM

South African Indian twins have miraculous escape
Pietermaritzburg (South Africa), Nov 17 (IANS) A pair of South African twins of Indian origin had a narrow escape when the car they were travelling in was shot at, allegedly by a bodyguard of a provincial government minister.

Monday, November 17, 2008 1:02:13 PM

Somali pirates hijack cargo ship with 23 crewmen
Nairobi, Nov 16 (Xinhua) Pirates have hijacked a cargo ship carrying 23 crew off the coast of Somalia, a regional maritime official said here Sunday.

Sunday, November 16, 2008 4:17:49 PM

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