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Kenya eyes seven golds at London Olympics
Nairobi, July 17 (IANS) Kenya are looking at seven gold medals from the 48 athletes they are sending to the London Olympics.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 1:03:34 PM

Kenya eyes bilateral deals with China
Nairobi, July 17 (IANS) Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga has left for Beijing to attend a key China-Africa forum where he is also expected to sign bilateral initiatives that will enhance relations between China and Kenya.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 12:22:34 PM

Ethiopian PM misses AU summit, health rumours float
Addis Ababa, July 17 (IANS) It's a mystery absence that has created a lot of hush-hush talk here. Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has been missing from the African Union summit, fanning speculation about the health of the 57-year-old leader who has helmed the country since 1991.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 11:47:04 AM

Midnight drama, deals in battle for AU's top job
Addis Ababa, July 16 (IANS) It was midnight drama, intrigue and last-minute deal-making at the Chinese-built new building of the African Union as rival camps upped the stakes for the AU's top job, which has been won by South Africa's Home Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

Monday, July 16, 2012 8:36:05 PM

Dlamini-Zuma: AU's first woman boss wears victory lightly (Profile)
Addis Ababa, July 16 (IANS) Sporting maroon headgear and an embroidered traditional African kitenge (gown), Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the African Union's first woman executive head and an anti-apartheid icon, wears her victory lightly as she walks around the swish corridors of the Chinese-built new AU headquarters.

Monday, July 16, 2012 7:46:25 PM

South Africa's Dlamini-Zuma first woman to win AU's top job
Addis Ababa, July 16 (IANS) The guessing game is over. In what was touted as the mother of all contests in the continent, South Africa's Home Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, a doctor and anti-apartheid icon, has won a tightly-contested vote to become the first woman head of the African Union (AU) Commission.

Monday, July 16, 2012 1:49:15 PM

Egypt to continue transporting Iran oil
Cairo, July 16 (IANS) Egypt will not stop transporting Iranian oil through the Suez Canal and internal pipelines despite the EU embargo on Tehran's oil exports, RIA Novosti reported.

Monday, July 16, 2012 6:55:04 AM

Abu Dhabi sends five tonnes of dates to Saudi Arabia
Abu Dhabi, July 15 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi has sent nearly five tonnes Khinaizi and Naghal dates to Jeddah and will also export dates to London for Muslims living there on the occasion of holy month of Ramadan.

Sunday, July 15, 2012 9:31:23 PM

Hillary Clinton holds discussions with Egyptian military chief
Cairo, July 15 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Sunday held talks with the head of Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi.

Sunday, July 15, 2012 7:04:33 PM

South Africa ups diplomatic offensive for top AU post
Addis Ababa, July 14 (IANS) Africa is keeping its fingers crossed on the election for the the AU executive chief as South African President Jabob Zuma upped the diplomatic offensive for securing a majority for his candidate, Home Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who is pitted against the incumbent Jean Ping, who is embroiled in fresh accusations of misusing his position.

Sunday, July 15, 2012 5:48:53 PM

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