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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

Over 300 Al-Shabaab suspects nabbed in Somalia
Mogadishu, Aug 16 (IANS) Over 300 Al-Shabaab suspects were arrested on Tuesday in Mogadishu during a security operation by joint forces from Somalian government and African Union peacekeeping mission (Amisom), authorities said.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 7:22:05 PM

Ghana's disabled athletes ask for support ahead of Paralympic Games
Accra, Aug 16 (IANS) Three Ghanaian athletes billed for next month's Rio Paralympic Games have called upon the government for support as they prepare for the quadrennial event.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 3:26:04 PM

Sewage sludge could be used as sustainable fertiliser
Antananarivo, Aug 16 (IANS) Researchers have found that thermally conditioned sewage sludge improves soil properties and could be used as a sustainable alternative to commercial fertilisers.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 1:32:05 PM

30 militants killed by US Force in Somalia
Mogadish, Aug 14 (IANS) The US Special Forces have killed more than 30 Al-Shabab militants including senior commanders during two separate operations in southern Somalia, a source said.

Sunday, August 14, 2016 10:44:05 PM

Kurdish forces free villages from IS militants in Iraq
Mosul (Iraq), Aug 14 (IANS) Iraqi Kurdish security forces have on Sunday freed nine villages from the Islamic State militants in Mosul, a major stronghold of the group, a Kurdish security source said.

Sunday, August 14, 2016 9:06:04 PM

IOC absolves Kenyan sprint coach Anzrah of wrongdoing
Nairobi, Aug 14 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has absolved John Anzrah, the Kenyan Olympic sprint coach who was expelled from the Rio Olympics for allegedly posing as 800 metres runner Ferguson Rotich.

Sunday, August 14, 2016 7:18:04 PM

45 killed in DR Congo terror attack
Kinshasa, Aug 14 (IANS) At least 45 people were killed in a terror attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province, an official said on Sunday.

Sunday, August 14, 2016 5:24:04 PM

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