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Zambian leader hails victorious junior football team
Lusaka, Dec 20 (IANS) Zambian President Edgar Lungu has congratulated the country's Under-20 national soccer team for emerging as winners of the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) junior tournament.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 1:42:05 PM

Kenya's Cherono eyes world marathon title
Nairobi, Dec 20 (IANS) Former Berlin marathon champion Gladys Cherono of Kenya is keen to secure a slot in the Kenya team to the World Championships after she recovered from a career threatening injury.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 1:42:04 PM

UAE signs open skies agreement with Sweden
Abu Dhabi, Dec 18 (IANS/WAM) The UAE has signed an open skies agreement with Sweden to boost investment and tourism in the country.

Sunday, December 18, 2016 5:50:05 PM

Indians more prone to die from cardiovascular diseases: UAE experts
Abu Dhabi, Dec 18 (IANS) Indians are more likely to face premature death due to heart attacks and strokes owing to genetic factors as compared with people of other nationalities, a local newspaper reported citing specialist doctors.

Sunday, December 18, 2016 5:30:04 PM

Tanzania dismisses reported Zika virus outbreak
Dar es Salaam, Dec 17 (IANS) Tanzania health authorities on Friday allayed fears of the reported Zika virus detection saying the World Health Organisation (WHO) was yet to confirm the reports.

Saturday, December 17, 2016 6:46:04 AM

South Sudan calls UN genocide talk 'fabricated lie'
Nairobi, Dec 16 (IANS) South Sudan has termed the claims that the country was approaching genocide, a lie and a concoction of the UN, to legitimise its presence in the war-torn nation.

Friday, December 16, 2016 6:42:04 PM

Kenya's Korir eyes Boston marathon crown
Nairobi, Dec 16 (IANS) Kenya' s former Boston marathon champion Wesley Korir and Caroline Rotich will return to the US to try and reclaim their titles on April 17, 2017.

Friday, December 16, 2016 2:14:09 PM

Ghanaian athlete handed four-year ban for doping
Accra (Ghana), Dec 16 (IANS) Ghanaian sprinter Tim Abeyie has been banned for four years following a doping violation, the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) has said.

Friday, December 16, 2016 2:08:04 PM

Traces of explosives found on victims of EgyptAir crashed flight
Cairo, Dec 16 (IANS) Egyptian Civil Aviation Ministry said on Thursday that traces of explosives were found on the remains of some victims of EgyptAir flight MS804 which crashed over the Mediterranean in May.

Friday, December 16, 2016 3:02:13 AM

Blast kills 6 soldiers, injures 13 in Somalia
Mogadishu, Dec 15 (IANS) At least six soldiers were killed and 13 others, including women and children, were injured in a bomb attack by Al-Shabaab militants in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Thursday, a local official said.

Thursday, December 15, 2016 9:42:04 PM

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