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Explosion in Nigeria after militants issue bomb threat
Nairobi/Abuja, March 15 (DPA) An explosion was reported at a government building hosting amnesty talks in the southern Nigeria oil town of Warri Monday, after militants issued a bomb threat.

Monday, March 15, 2010 6:02:42 PM

South African President condoles Fatima Meer's death
Pretoria, March 15 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma has expressed codolence over the death of anti-apartheid stalwart Fatima Meer.

Monday, March 15, 2010 4:24:20 AM

30 killed in fresh fighting in Somalia
Mogadishu, March 11 (IANS) At least 30 people were killed and 83 injured Thursday as fierce fighting continued between government forces backed by African Union peacekeeping troops and Islamist insurgents in the Somalian capital.

Thursday, March 11, 2010 8:31:28 PM

S. Africa nominates tourism minister for top UN climate post
Johannesburg, March 8 (DPA) South Africa's government announced Monday it had nominated Tourism Minister Marthinus Van Schalkwyk to head the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Monday, March 08, 2010 11:22:17 PM

Togo president elected for second term
Nairobi/Lome (Togo). March 7 (DPA) Togo's president has won a second term in office, according to provisional results by the West African Nation's Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) Saturday.

Sunday, March 07, 2010 4:22:44 AM

Elephant research centre destroyed in Kenya flash flood
Nairobi, March 5 (DPA) A research centre that has provided valuable insights into wild elephant behaviour has been destroyed by flash floods in Kenya, Save the Elephants (STE) said Thursday.

Friday, March 05, 2010 2:29:54 AM

300 feared dead in Uganda landslides
Kampala, March 2 (DPA) At least 300 people, including dozens of children, were feared dead after heavy rain triggered landslides that swept through villages on the slopes of Mount Elgon in Uganda, officials said Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010 10:58:02 PM

Whales honeymoon off Dominican Republic coast
Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), Feb 26 (IANS) Like many of the jet set, some humpback whales swim to the Atlantic off the Dominican Republic coast to mate.

Friday, February 26, 2010 11:46:58 AM

Nigeria's absentee president returns home
Nairobi/Abuja, Feb 25 (DPA) Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua returned home Wednesday after months of treatment for a heart complaint in Saudi Arabia, but officials said he would not return to work immediately.

Thursday, February 25, 2010 12:53:15 AM

Charity official, engineer kidnapped in Haiti
Dajabon (Dominican Republic), Feb 24 (IANS/EFE) An official with the Catholic charity Caritas and a chemical engineer have been kidnapped in eastern Haiti, the organisation Solidaridad Fronteriza and a Jesuit group that aids migrants said here.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 10:35:57 AM

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