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

Another Burkina Faso army officer claims power
Ouagadougou, Nov 1 (IANS) Burkina Faso's senior military officer Isaac Zida, who was in command of the presidential guard, Saturday announced via a televised speech that he has seized power as head of state during the interim period.

Saturday, November 01, 2014 3:42:18 PM

13 killed in Libya clashes
Tripoli, Nov 1 (IANS/EFE) At least 13 people were killed in violent clashes between Islamist militias and Libyan security forces in the struggle to control Benghazi city.

Saturday, November 01, 2014 1:06:11 PM

Ethiopia pull out of hosting Senior Challenge Cup
Nairobi, Nov 1 (IANS) The Council of East and Central Africa Football Association (Cecafa) announced that Ethiopia had pulled out as hosts of regional football showpiece, Senior Challenge Cup.

Saturday, November 01, 2014 10:30:05 AM

Lions hoping Gayle can solve top order problems
Johannesburg, Nov 1 (IANS/CMC) Highveld Lions are hoping Chris Gayle's explosive batting at the top of the order can be the catalyst to their success in the upcoming Ram Slam Twenty20 League which bowls off here Sunday.

Saturday, November 01, 2014 10:06:15 AM

UN chief urges youth to embrace ICT
Nairobi, Nov 1 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Friday called on the youth to embrace the use of Information and Community Technology (ICT) to help tackle emerging development challenges.

Saturday, November 01, 2014 8:24:03 AM

Zimbabwe's main opposition calls for fresh polls again
Harare, Oct 31 (IANS) Zimbabwe's opposition MDC-T party said Friday economic challenges confronting the country could only be resolved if the country holds free and fair polls.

Friday, October 31, 2014 9:26:12 PM

Burkina Faso's president quits, army chief takes power (Roundup)
Ouagadougou, Oct 31 (IANS) Burkina Faso's army chief Gen. Nabere Honore Traore assumed power Friday after President Blaise Compaore announced his resignation following violent protests against his attempt to extend his 27-year rule.

Friday, October 31, 2014 9:14:03 PM

Indian Navy ships reach Mauritius
Port Louis (Mauritius), Oct 31 (IANS) On a two-month-long overseas deployment, Indian naval ships Mumbai, Talwar and Deepak arrived in Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius, Friday, a statement said.

Friday, October 31, 2014 8:14:09 PM

30 killed in Nigeria car bomb attack
Nairobi, Oct 31 (EFE) At least 30 people were killed Friday when a car bomb exploded in a crowded bus station in the northeastern Nigerian state of Gombe, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) told media.

Friday, October 31, 2014 8:06:23 PM

ECOWAS calls for calm and dialogue in Burkina Faso
Accra, Oct 31 (IANS) Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) John Dramani Mahama Friday urged the political class in Burkina Faso to hold a dialogue to arrive at a political consensus.

Friday, October 31, 2014 6:54:03 PM

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