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Last updated: Friday, October 24, 2014 7:28:03 AM

Cameroon ties with Sierra Leone in Africa Cup qualifier
Yaounde, Oct 12 (IANS) Cameroon tied with Sierra Leone 0-0 in a 2015 Africa Cup qualifier in Yaounde city.

Sunday, October 12, 2014 8:46:09 AM

UN chief visits Libya, appeals warring factions for dialogue
Tripoli, Oct 12 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Saturday arrived in Libya in an unannounced visit to encourage political dialogue between the warring factions in the country.

Sunday, October 12, 2014 5:02:10 AM

Five militants killed in Algeria
Algiers, Oct 12 (IANS) Five extremist militants were killed Saturday in Algeria's Bouira province during an anti-terrorism drive, the defence ministry said.

Sunday, October 12, 2014 1:22:11 AM

Kenya on high alert over possible Marburg outbreak
Nairobi, Oct 11 (IANS) Kenya said Saturday that adequate measures have been put in place, with health facilities and ports of entry being on high alert, to check possible outbreak of Marburg haemorrhagic fever in the country.

Saturday, October 11, 2014 9:48:09 PM

Radical group announces formation of new IS in Arabian peninsula
Cairo, Oct 11 (IANS) A radical group that is thought to be affiliated with the Al Qaeda has announced the formation of a new Islamic State (IS) group in the Arabian peninsula, a media report said Saturday.

Saturday, October 11, 2014 8:50:03 PM

Britain stresses on Egypt's role in combating terrorism
Cairo, Oct 11 (IANS) Farah Dakhlallah, British foreign office spokesperson, has said that Egypt can play an important role in combating extremism by securing the Libyan borders and banning arms smuggling as well as realising national reconciliation in Libya.

Saturday, October 11, 2014 8:40:05 PM

Kenyan troops intensify onslaught on Al-Shabaab bases
Nairobi, Oct 11 (IANS) Kenyan troops have intensified their crackdown on bases of the Al Shabaab terrorist group in southern Somalia after killing at least 60 more militants Friday, military officials confirmed Saturday.

Saturday, October 11, 2014 6:32:15 PM

Freed Chinese hostages arrive in Cameroon's capital
Yaounde, Oct 11 (IANS) Chinese workers, who were kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram militants and later freed, arrived in Cameroon's capital Yaounde Saturday, media reported.

Saturday, October 11, 2014 6:28:03 PM

Ebola advances in West Africa
Nairobi, Oct 11 (IANS/EFE) The Ebola virus disease continues its relentless expansion through West Africa, the region where it first emerged, despite the resources deployed by other countries and new health protocols aimed at preventing the contagion from spreading.

Saturday, October 11, 2014 11:06:18 AM

Ethiopia hears Modi's 'Make in India' call
Addis Ababa, Oct 10 (IANS) In yet another sign of India's growing footprints in Africa, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' campaign to make the country a global manufacturing hub was launched by the Indian embassy in Ethiopia.

Friday, October 10, 2014 6:00:05 PM

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