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Last updated: Friday, January 30, 2015 9:24:03 PM

AFCON dedicated to fight against malaria
Cape Town, Jan 17 (IANS) United Against Malaria (UAM) has once again joined forces with the Confederation of Africane Football (CAF) around its flagship football tournament, the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), to reach football fans with life-saving malaria prevention and treatment messages.

Saturday, January 17, 2015 11:36:19 AM

Four killed in Niger protest against Charlie Hebdo caricature
Niamey (Niger), Jan 17 (IANS) At least four people were killed and dozens injured in protests over Charlie Hebdo's cartoon depicting the Prophet Mohammed in Niger's second largest city of Zinder, Xinhua reported quoting a senior government official Friday.

Saturday, January 17, 2015 9:12:09 AM

Libyan Islamist militia coalition announces ceasefire
Tripoli, Jan 17 (IANS) Islamist militia coalition in Libya Friday announced ceasefire in the war-torn country.

Saturday, January 17, 2015 8:00:03 AM

Nine killed in terrorist attack in Mali
Bamako, Jan 17 (IANS/EFE) At least nine people were killed Friday in a militant attack that took place in the Malian town of Tenenkou, medical sources from NGOs said.

Saturday, January 17, 2015 3:26:24 AM

Agent, coach drop disgraced Kenyan athlete Jeptoo
Nairobi, Jan 16 (IANS) Athletes agent Federico Rosa of Italy and coach Claudio Berardille have announced they have cut any contact with Kenyan marathon runner Rita Jeptoo, who has been reprimanded for failing a dope test.

Friday, January 16, 2015 5:38:08 PM

Sammy avoiding controversy over Bravo, Pollard omission
Durban (South Africa), Jan 16 (IANS) West Indies Twenty20 captain Darren Sammy has said he would not be drawn into the controversy surrounding the omission of Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard from the regional squad for next month's ICC Cricket World Cup to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand.

Friday, January 16, 2015 12:06:20 PM

Puma extends sponsorship with Ghana FA
Accra, Jan 15 (IANS) Sportswear giant Puma has extended its partnership with the Ghana Football Association (GFA) with immediate effect.

Thursday, January 15, 2015 1:26:10 PM

Van Wyk ton, Wiese deny Windies clean sweep
Durban (South Africa), Jan 15 (IANS) The West Indies failed in their bid for a clean sweep, conjuring up a familiar ragged all-round performance to slump to a 69-run defeat to South Africa in the third and final Twenty20 International here.

Thursday, January 15, 2015 12:30:05 PM

Five suspected Al-Shabaab militants killed in Kenya
Nairobi, Jan 15 (IANS) Kenyan soldiers Wednesday killed five suspected members of Al-Shabaab in the coastal town of Lamu near the Kenya-Somalia border, military officials said.

Thursday, January 15, 2015 2:20:11 AM

Historic Windies win my ideal birthday gift: Richardson
Durban, Jan 14 (IANS) The West Indies' historic successful run chase to beat South Africa in the second Twenty20 International was a perfect birthday gift to him, team manager Richie Richardson has said.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 1:50:03 PM

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