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France to forward aid workers' pardon plea to Chad
Paris, Feb 7 (DPA) The French government would transmit a request to the government of Chad to pardon six French aid workers convicted of kidnapping 103 children, the spokesman for President Nicolas Sarkozy said Thursday.

Thursday, February 07, 2008 9:15:14 PM

Sanctions against Iran will undermine IAEA: South Africa
Pretoria, Feb 7 (IANS) South Africa has voiced its concern over proposal of new UN sanctions against Iran and said any such step would undermine the credibility of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), BuaNews reported Thursday.

Thursday, February 07, 2008 6:27:01 PM

Chad president accuses Sudan of supporting rebels
Paris, Feb 7 (DPA) Chadian President Idriss Deby Thursday told a French radio station that the Sudanese regime had supported the rebel groups which tried to bring down his government this week.

Thursday, February 07, 2008 5:47:58 PM

US threatens to impose travel ban on 10 Kenyan lawmakers
Nairobi, Feb 7 (Xinhua) The US said it will impose travel bans on 10 Kenyan political leaders considered to have fanned the country's post-election violence in which more than 1,000 people have been killed and over 350,000 others displaced.

Thursday, February 07, 2008 2:49:43 PM

Cameroon coach denied entry to stadium
Abuja/Dusseldorf, Feb 7 (DPA) Accra (Ghana): Otto Pfister, the German coach of African Nations Cup semi-finalists Cameroon, was denied access to the main stadium ahead of his team's training session. Pfister, 70, wanted to enter the Ohene Djan Stadium, but was denied entry, which resulted in a scuffle with local police here Wednesday.

Thursday, February 07, 2008 2:21:24 PM

AC Milan face striker injury problems
Abuja/Dusseldorf, Feb 7 (DPA) Milan: AC Milan may have to use a youth team striker to replace injured young star Alexandre Pato, media reports said. La Gazzetta dello Sport reported that Alberto Paloschi, 18, was to begin training with the first team and could make his debut against Siena in the Serie A Sunday.

Thursday, February 07, 2008 2:20:16 PM

Clemente's Iran contract
Abuja/Dusseldorf, Feb 7 (DPA) Tehran: Former Spain coach Javier Clemente has failed to finalise his contract with the Iranian Football Federation (FFI) during his four-day stay in Tehran, FFI president Ali Kafashian has said. Kafashian told news network Khabar that although the final contract had been drawn up, Clemente was scheduled to leave Tehran without having made up his mind about whether he will coach Iran or not.

Thursday, February 07, 2008 2:19:28 PM

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

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