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Over $50 bn illicitly transferred from Africa annually: Mbeki
Nairobi, Aug 15 (IANS) Over $50 billion is illicitly transferred from Africa annually with multinational corporations being the main culprits, said former South African president Thabo Mbeki here Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 10:54:33 PM

Egypt court sentences 14 Islamists to death
Cairo, Aug 15 (IANS) A criminal court in Egypt has sentenced 14 Islamists -- members of the Tawhid and Jihad movement -- to death, after convicting them of attacking a police station and a bank last year, Xinhua reported.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 7:23:44 AM

UAE greets Pakistan on Independence Day
Abu Dhabi, Aug 14 (IANS/WAM) UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has greeted his Pakistani counterpart Asif Zardari on Pakistan's 65th Independence Day Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 11:11:17 PM

Kenya's fall, rise and then fall again in London
Nairobi, Aug 14 (IANS) Just as Kenya was beginning to celebrate its improved status in sports, the 2012 London Olympic Games dragged it back into the abyss. They could win only two gold medals out of a projected eight - by Ezekiel Kemboi in the 3,000m steeplechase and by David Rudisha in the 800m.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 8:20:47 PM

South Africa tops continent's medal standings
Cape Town, Aug 14 (IANS) South African athletes won more medals than any other African country at the London Olympics but fell short of the projected tally, authorities said.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 6:50:17 PM

Five die in platinum mine violence in South Africa
Johannesburg, Aug 14 (IANS) Five people have been killed in violence at a platinum mine in northern South Africa, police said.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 11:34:10 AM

Greater Flamingo breeds at Al Wathba Wetland Reserve
Abu Dhabi, Aug 13 (IANS/WAM) The greater flamingo has successfully bred once again at the Al Wathba Wetland Reserve in Abu Dhabi, the emirate's environment agency (EAD) revealed Monday.

Monday, August 13, 2012 11:47:37 PM

Top military dismissals are in Egypt's interests: Morsi
Cairo, Aug 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi Monday said the dismissal of the country's powerful defence minister and a top military general has been done in the country's interest.

Monday, August 13, 2012 5:13:34 PM

Egypt president orders defence minister to retire
Cairo, Aug 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has deposed the country's defence minister and a top military officer, pushing them into "retirement" but naming them as presidential advisors.

Monday, August 13, 2012 7:56:29 AM

Hippo kills man in Burundi
Bujumbura (Burundi), Aug 13 (IANS) A hippopotamus killed a fisherman in Lake Rweru in central Africa's Burundi, Xinhua reported.

Monday, August 13, 2012 6:23:00 AM

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