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UAE launches satellite from French Guiana
Abu Dhabi, April 23 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates Saturday successfully launched its communications satellite from the European Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana.

Saturday, April 23, 2011 9:14:51 PM

India provides soft loans to West African businesses
Dakar (Senegal), April 23 (IANS) India has provided subsidised loans to businesses in West Africa through the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas), says a top official of the 15-member regional grouping that is keen on joint investments in pharmaceuticals, technology and agriculture.

Saturday, April 23, 2011 11:01:42 AM

South Africa to create over 10,000 jobs in tourism
Pretoria (South Africa), April 22 (IANS) Offering a hope to the large unemployed population in the country, the South African government has decided to generate over 10,000 jobs in the tourism sector in the current fiscal.

Friday, April 22, 2011 11:33:32 AM

Ousted Tunisian president plans to write autobiography
Tunis, April 22 (IANS/AKI) Tunisia's toppled president Zin El-Abidine Ben Ali plans to write an autobiography that will restore his badly tarnished image and defend his decades-long rule, a media report said.

Friday, April 22, 2011 10:31:29 AM

Egypt mulls transferring Mubarak to prison hospital
Cairo, April 22 (IANS/AKI) Egypt's Attorney General Abdel Meguid Mahmoud Thursday ordered prosecutors to examine the feasibility of transferring toppled president Hosni Mubarak to Tora prison's hospital in Cairo, Al-Masry al-Youm daily reported.

Friday, April 22, 2011 10:10:28 AM

Egypt's general prosecutor mulls shifting Mubarak to jail
Cairo, April 21 (IANS) The Egyptian authorities were Thursday contemplating shifting ex-president Hosni Mubarak to a prison cell, MENA news agency reported.

Thursday, April 21, 2011 10:18:59 PM

NATO asks Libya's neighbours for assistance against Gaddafi
Cairo, April 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Western powers involved in the military operation in Libya have asked the country's neighbours for help in defending rebels against President Muammar Gaddafi's regime, an Algerian daily reported Thursday.

Thursday, April 21, 2011 8:38:44 PM

Abu Dhabi, Oman oil companies sign finance deal
Abu Dhabi, April 20 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi's International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) and Oman Oil Company (OOC) have signed an agreement on investments in oil, gas and petrochemicals projects and exchanging industry expertise.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 11:46:01 PM

GCC foreign ministers to discuss Yemen in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, April 19 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates will host a meeting Wednesday of the foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to discuss the situation in Yemen.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 11:21:20 PM

Ghana to host African amputee soccer championship
Accra, April 19 (IANS) Ghana will host the 3rd African amputee soccer tournament in October. It is expected to attract 12 teams from the continent, Xinhua reported Monday.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 4:31:29 AM

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