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Up to 40 killed in Kenya supermarket blaze
Nairobi, Jan 30 (DPA) Up to 40 people were believed to have been killed in a supermarket blaze in the Kenyan capital Nairobi as the authorities picked through the ruins Friday, two days after the fire broke out.

Friday, January 30, 2009 7:41:04 PM

Somali pirates seize German tanker
Nairobi, Jan 30 (DPA) Pirates have hijacked a German-owned tanker carrying liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) off the coast of Somalia, a maritime official said.

Friday, January 30, 2009 2:44:08 AM

Moderate Islamists seize town from Somali insurgents
Nairobi/Mogadishu, Jan 29 (DPA) A moderate Somali Islamist group Thursday seized control of a second town from main insurgent group al-Shabaab as the groups battle to fill gaps left by the departure of Ethiopian troops.

Thursday, January 29, 2009 8:57:10 PM

Zimbabwe opposition leader confirms joining unity government
Harare, Jan 29 (Xinhua) Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader, Thursday confirmed he would join a unity government led by President Robert Mugabe, according to media reports.

Thursday, January 29, 2009 7:25:52 PM

Insurgents impose Islamic law in Somali town
Nairobi/Mogadishu, Jan 28 (DPA) Somali insurgents have installed strict Islamic law in Baidoa, the seat of the Somali government, after taking control of the town.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 8:11:32 PM

Curfew clamped in Madagascar capital as riots continue
Antananarivo, Jan 27 (DPA) Madagascar Army imposed curfew in capital Antananarivo Tuesday night following 48 hours of violent anti-government protests which claimed at least 19 lives.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 11:37:27 PM

Proteas cricket board hails historic double in Australia
Johannesburg, Jan 27 (IANS) Cricket South Africa (CSA) chief executive Gerald Majola has expressed his joy following the Proteas' historic one-day series win against Australia in Adelaide.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 11:14:46 AM

All-African brass band marks India's R-Day in South Africa
Johannesburg, Jan 27 (IANS) A reaffirmation of India's important role in assisting with development in South Africa and an all-African brass band playing the national anthem marked India's Republic Day celebrations here.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 11:01:59 AM

Attention for 'Slumdog Millionaire', 'Q & A' is mind-boggling: Vikas Swarup (Interview)
Johannesburg, Jan 27 (IANS) Indian Deputy High Commissioner to South Africa Vikas Swarup, who was the toast of the events held here to mark India's 60th Republic Day, says he is overwhelmed by the international attention showered on him following the success of the movie 'Slumdog Millionaire' that is based on his book 'Q & A'.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 10:53:49 AM

Violent protest near Zimbabwe summit venue
Pretoria, Jan 26 (DPA) Police in South Africa fired rubber bullets at hundreds of people protesting outside government buildings over the crisis in neighbouring Zimbabwe, injuring at least one.

Monday, January 26, 2009 9:38:13 PM

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