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Last updated: Thursday, November 27, 2014 10:44:05 PM

AU members to discuss reforms at UNSC
Nairobi, Nov 15 (IANS) Kenya will host a meeting of the 10 Africa Union member states aimed at pushing for reforms at the UN Security Council (UNSC) next week, the country's foreign ministry announced Saturday.

Saturday, November 15, 2014 4:52:07 PM

AU commends Equatorial Guinea for agreeing to host AFCON
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Nov 15 (IANS) The African Union (AU) has commended Equatorial Guinea for agreeing to host the 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in January.

Saturday, November 15, 2014 12:12:05 PM

Botswana tie Tunisia 0-0 in AFCON qualifier
Gaborone (Botswana), Nov 15 (IANS) Botswana secured their first point in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers when they played to a 0-0 draw against Tunisia here.

Saturday, November 15, 2014 11:00:04 AM

Kenya to send 700 medical workers to Ebola-hit West Africa
Nairobi, Nov 15 (IANS) Kenya's ministry of health said Friday it would send 700 medical workers to Ebola-hit West African countries in late November.

Saturday, November 15, 2014 5:46:13 AM

Egypt arrests Morsi loyalists for inciting violence
Cairo, Nov 15 (IANS) The police in Egypt Friday arrested several supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi for participating in anti-government protests and inciting violence, a media report said.

Saturday, November 15, 2014 4:56:10 AM

Indian-origin girl makes PowerPoint presentation fun
Kampala, Nov 14 (IANS) If the mere thought of making PowerPoint presentations leaves you bored, then turn to these free, user-friendly online tutorials, courtesy a 10-year-old Indian-origin girl and probably the world's youngest teacher of online software tutorials.

Friday, November 14, 2014 4:54:03 PM

Burkina Faso army accepts transition charter
Ouagadougou, Nov 14 (IANS) Burkina Faso's head of transition Isaac Yacouba Zida has said the army is in agreement with the Transition Charter proposed by civilian groups, but talks are still on to identify the future president.

Friday, November 14, 2014 3:42:19 PM

Liberian president lifts emergency on Ebola virus
Monrovia, Nov 14 (IANS) Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Thursday announced the lifting of the State of Emergency with immediate effect.

Friday, November 14, 2014 2:46:18 AM

'Oscar Pistorius not getting preferential treatment in jail'
Cape Town, Nov 13 (IANS) South Africa's Department of Justice and Correctional Services Thursday gave assurance that no prisoners, including paralympian Oscar Pistorius, receive preferential treatment.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 11:18:09 PM

Two policemen, three soldiers killed in Egypt's Sinai
Cairo, Nov 13 (IANS) Two policemen and three soldiers were killed in two separate attacks in the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula Thursday, a security source told Xinhua.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 5:44:03 PM

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