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Last updated: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 6:30:05 PM

Indian vaccine for meningitis hailed in Africa
Accra (Ghana), Nov 10 (IANS) Five years after the introduction of MenAfriVac, an affordable vaccine for meningitis A produced by Indian firm Serum Institute of India, immunization has led to the near elimination of the deadly disease in Africa's 'meningitis belt', says the Clinical Infectious Diseases journal.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 5:56:13 PM

South Sudan declares end of cholera outbreak: Report
Juba, Nov 10 (IANS) South Sudan has declared itself to be free of cholera which had been spreading in the new-born state since last June, the media reported on Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 5:36:14 PM

'Fake' bomb detectors being used by hotel guards in Egypt
Cairo/London, Nov 10 (IANS) As British and Egyptian authorities continue to assure tourists trapped in Sharm el-Sheikh that all possible measures are being taken to ensure their safety, bomb detectors being used by some hotel staff have been exposed as fake.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 4:54:03 PM

Kenya loses volleyball Olympic qualifiers hosting bid to Brazzaville
Nairobi, Nov 9 (IANS) Kenya's bid to host the African zone Olympic qualifiers in Nairobi in January next year was turned down on Monday, with Confederation of African Volleyball (CAVB) selecting Brazzaville, Congo.

Monday, November 09, 2015 8:48:03 PM

56 killed in Afghanistan rival factions clash
Kubal, Nov 9 (IANS) Fifty-six militants were killed in a clash between supporters and opponents of new Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor in parts of Zabul province over the past three days, provincial government spokesman Gul Islam Sayal said on Monday.

Monday, November 09, 2015 2:28:03 PM

Airtel funds project to boost farming in Uganda
Accra (Ghana), Nov 8 (IANS) Indian telecommunication giant Airtel is spending $672,000 to support a project to provide timely weather reports to small-scale farmers in Uganda to boost their farming activities, it was announced on Sunday.

Sunday, November 08, 2015 11:22:16 AM

Russian plane wreckage to be moved to Cairo
Cairo, Nov 7 (IANS) The wreckage of the Russian plane which crashed in Egypt's Sinai will be moved to the capital Cairo, the head of the Egypt-led investigation committee told reporters in a news conference on Saturday.

Saturday, November 07, 2015 9:46:12 PM

FC Goa sign striker Dudu as replacement for Duffy
Margao, Nov 7 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) football club FC Goa signed Nigerian striker MacPherlin Omagbemi Dudu as a replacement for the injured Darryl Duffy on Saturday.

Saturday, November 07, 2015 9:08:03 PM

Foreign intelligence on plane crash not shared with Egypt
Cairo, Nov 7 (IANS) Foreign intelligence on the reasons of a Russian airliner's crash over Sinai peninsula has not been shared with Egypt, Foreign Minister of the country said on Saturday.

Saturday, November 07, 2015 3:46:17 PM

More Britons expected to return from Egypt
Cairo/London, Nov 7 (IANS) The return of thousands of Britons stranded in Egyptian resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh following the crash of a Russian aircraft is expected to continue over the weekend, the media reported on Saturday.

Saturday, November 07, 2015 2:48:03 PM

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