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Zimbabwe presidential run-off set for June 27
Harare/Johannesburg, May 16 (DPA) Zimbabwe's presidential run-off election between President Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai will take place June 27, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission head George Chiweshe said Friday.

Friday, May 16, 2008 5:30:45 PM

Zimbabwe opposition leader to meet African leaders in Belfast
Johannesburg, May 16 (DPA) Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai, whose supporters are awaiting his return to his troubled country after more than a month's absence, was thousands of miles away in Northern Ireland Friday.

Friday, May 16, 2008 3:48:51 PM

Deadly mob attacks spread to second South African township
Johannesburg, May 15 (DPA) The violent attacks by rampaging mobs on mostly foreigners in a township north of Johannesburg looked to have spread to another poor community on the outskirts of the city Thursday, claiming two more lives, according to South African radio.

Thursday, May 15, 2008 3:06:16 PM

Zimbabwe postpones presidential run-off poll
Harare/Johannesburg, May 15 (DPA) The Zimbabwe government has extended the period within which a run-off presidential must be held to 90 days from the announcement of the results of the first round on May 2, a government source and South African media said.

Thursday, May 15, 2008 11:21:25 AM

Nigerian militants seize US oil company vessel
Abuja, May 14 (DPA) Niger Delta militants have seized a vessel belonging to the US oil giant, Chevron, a spokesman of special troops deployed to provide security in the region said Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 9:57:51 PM

Rising food prices an opportunity for Africa: AfDB chief
Maputo, May 14 (DPA) Rising global prices for basic foods, which some fear will exacerbate hunger in Africa, represent an opportunity for the continent, African Development Bank (AfDB) president Donald Kaberuka said Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 9:57:29 PM

Zimbabwe central bank denies $700-mn debt repayment
Harare/Johannesburg, May 14 (DPA) The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) Wednesday denied that it recently paid off $700 million in debt to the African Development Bank (AfDB), an announcement that had raised eyebrows given the country's severe economic woes.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 6:51:38 PM

Zimbabwe detains foreign diplomats
Harare/Johannesburg, May 14 (DPA) Police in Zimbabwe detained a group of Western diplomats for a brief period Tuesday after the ambassadors travelled to rural areas to visit the victims of post-election violence.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 1:51:06 AM

Nigeria wants AU observers for Zimbabwe run-off elections
Abuja, May 13 (DPA) The Nigerian government has called for a large deployment of African Union observers to monitor run-off elections in Zimbabwe.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 3:11:51 PM

Chad closes border with Sudan amid charges of aggression
Nairobi/N'Djamena, May 13 (DPA) Chad closed its border with Sudan overnight and cut off all economic ties with its neighbouring country amid accusations of aggression from Khartoum, news reports said Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 3:01:12 PM

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