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Libyan parliament votes against unity government
Tripoli, Aug 23 (IANS) Libyan parliament on Monday voted against the UN-backed unity government, with 66 votes to reject it, 12 abstained from voting and one voted for approval.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 3:18:06 AM

Mali Islamist rebel apologises for destroying shrines
Bamako (Mali), Aug 23 (IANS) An Islamist militant has admitted and apologised for destroying cultural sites in Mali's Timbuktu in a trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC), a media report said.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 12:48:04 AM

'Africa's health strategy can benefit India's pharma firms'
Accra, Aug 22 (IANS) With a $106.8 million strategy to tackle Africa's public health emergencies over the next five years, stakeholders here feel it will be an ideal opportunity for the Indian pharma companies to take advantage, with Cipla taking the lead.

Monday, August 22, 2016 4:12:04 PM

15 killed in a Somalia suicide bombing
Mogadishu, Aug 21 (IANS) At least 15 persons were killed when two suicide car bombers detonated themselves in Somalia's Galkayo town on Sunday, the police said.

Sunday, August 21, 2016 4:16:04 PM

Opposition-led government formed in S. Africa's administrative capital
Johannesburg, Aug 20 (IANS) A multi-party government led by South Africa's opposition party Democratic Alliance (DA) was formed in the administrative capital of Pretoria on Friday, the first time since 1994 when apartheid was brought to an end.

Saturday, August 20, 2016 1:16:03 AM

Indian entrepreneur sets up e-commerce portal for Africans
Accra (Ghana), Aug 19 (IANS) Online retailing is the future in Africa, says 25-year-old Rahul Kalra, from India's financial capital Mumbai. Kalra believes that by 2025 e-commerce will be the way most Africans shop for a whole range of products.

Friday, August 19, 2016 1:48:04 PM

Anupam Kher to star in his 501st film
Adelaide, Aug 18 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher is set to star in his 501st film, titled "Hotel Mumbai", which also stars Jason Isaacs, Armie Hammer and Dev Patel.

Thursday, August 18, 2016 6:00:04 PM

Rebel leader flees South Sudan
Juba, Aug 18 (IANS) South Sudan's former Vice President and rebel leader Riek Machar has sought refuge in a neighbouring country, opposition officials said in a statement on Thursday.

Thursday, August 18, 2016 3:58:05 PM

Masdar passes milestone for Mauritanian solar network
Abu Dhabi, Aug 17 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi's future energy company Masdar on Wednesday announced that it has passed the halfway-mark in its project to construct a 16.6 MW solar power plant network in Mauritania.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 5:32:04 PM

Uganda's Kiprotich ready to defend Olympic marathon gold
Kampala, Aug 17 (IANS) Uganda's Stephen Kiprotich is ready to defend his Olympic marathon gold medal when the event takes place on August 21 in Rio de Janeiro.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 5:14:04 PM

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