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Last updated: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 1:52:07 PM

Côte d'Ivoire to host forum on women economic empowerment
Abidjan, Aug 24 (IANS/MAP) The African Initiative Women Foundation (AIWF) is organising a two-day forum on the issue of women's economic empowerment here on August 29 and 30.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 8:22:05 PM

Egyptian police bust organ, human trafficking gang
Cairo, Aug 23 (IANS/AKI) Egypt's national security agency arrested an alleged organ trafficking ring in Giza that illegally harvested, transplanted and transplanted human organs and trafficked human beings, a local report said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 11:26:04 PM

IS beheads 11 in Libya
Tripoli, Aug 23 (IANS) Islamic State (IS) militants beheaded nine soldiers and two civilians in a checkpoint attack in southern Libya, an army spokesman said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 9:08:04 PM

Egypt regrets US decision to cut aid
Cairo, Aug 23 (IANS/AKI) Egypt on Wednesday slammed a decision by Washington to withhold over $290 million in military and economic aid to the country - reportedly due to its failure to make progress on human rights and democracy - warning this could have "negative implications".

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 9:02:04 PM

Robin Singh, Sridharan to coach in S. Africa T20 Global League
Johannesburg, Aug 23 (IANS) Former India cricketers Robin Singh and Sriram Sridharan will coach their respective franchises in the Twenty20 Global League, Cricket South Africa (CSA) confirmed on Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 7:20:05 PM

Egypt slams US decision to withhold military, economic aid
Cairo, Aug 23 (IANS) Egypt on Wednesday criticised the US decision to withhold $290.7 million in military and economic aid to Cairo due to concerns over human rights conditions in the Arab country.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 5:58:04 PM

Uganda a rising star on international athletics stage
Kampala, Aug 23 (IANS) Twenty-year-old Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei ran his heart out at the recently concluded International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Championships in London.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 1:34:04 PM

UAE excise tax to be effective from October 1
Abu Dhabi, Aug 22 (IANS/WAM) The UAE's Ministry of Finance has said that the excise tax law will be effective from October 1 in the country.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 8:20:05 PM

Kenya face two friendlies in preparation for CHAN 2018
Nairobi, Aug 22 (IANS) Kenya's national football team has two friendlies lined up against Togo and Mauritania to be played in Rabat, Morocco, as part of their build-up for the 2018 African Nations Championships (CHAN).

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 2:44:04 PM

Ghana's security personnel get free health screening
Accra, Aug 21 (IANS/MAP) A medical clinic in Ghana's capital organised a free health screening and medication exercise for police and military officers as part of its corporate social responsibility effort.

Monday, August 21, 2017 11:00:04 PM

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