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World Banks loans Egypt $1 bn as economic relief
Cairo, Sep 9 (IANS) The World Bank on Friday transferred $1 billion to Egypt to boost the Arab country's economic reform programme, a media report said.

Friday, September 09, 2016 6:10:04 PM

100 killed in dump site explosion in Benin
Cotonou, Sep 9 (IANS) At least 100 people were killed and more than 200 injured in an explosion at a waste-burning site in Benin's largest city and economic capital Cotonou, the media reported on Friday.

Friday, September 09, 2016 4:50:04 PM

President of Sierra Leone Football Association arrested
Freetown, Sep 9 (IANS) The president of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA), Isha Johansen, her deputy and the organisation's Secretary General, were arrested after they were questioned by Anti Corruption Commission (ACC).

Friday, September 09, 2016 10:32:04 AM

Four police officers injured in Kenya plane crash
Nairobi, Sep 9 (IANS) At least four police officers were injured after a police aircraft crashed in the capital Nairobi on Thursday.

Friday, September 09, 2016 4:32:03 AM

Yanni to perform in Abu Dhabi on September 30
Abu Dhabi, Sep 8 (IANS) Greek composer Yanni, who is also a well-known keyboardist, pianist, and music producer, will enchant his fans here at du Forum stage in Yas Island on September 30.

Thursday, September 08, 2016 6:04:06 PM

Egypt retrieves ancient statue smuggled to Mexico
Cairo, Sep 7 (IANS) Egypt retrieved an ancient funerary statuette that was smuggled to Mexico after being illegally excavated, officials announced on Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016 6:42:04 PM

Kenya optimistic IOC will not issue ban
Nairobi, Sep 7 (IANS) Kenya's Sports Minister Hassan Wario believes the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will not ban the country from international competition after he disbanded their national affiliate over issues of corruption and mismanagement.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016 3:20:04 PM

'Madala boson' to help reveal dark matter mystery
Johannesburg, Sep 7 (IANS) Scientists, including researchers from India, have predicted the existence of a new boson that might aid in the understanding of dark matter in the universe.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016 11:34:03 AM

AU says ready to help end post-poll tension in Gabon
Addis Ababa, Sep 6 (IANS) The African Union (AU) has reaffirmed its readiness to contribute towards the search for a solution to post-election tension in Gabon.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016 1:36:05 AM

South African Presidency says Zuma not stalling bank bill
Johannesburg, Sep 5 (IANS) South Africa has denied reports that President Jacob Zuma was stalling the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Bill as part of an attempt to "clip the independence and powers" of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and the South African Reserve Bank (SARB).

Monday, September 05, 2016 9:16:14 PM

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