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Stampede before pope's speech in Angola, two killed
Luanda, March 22 (DPA) At least two people were killed and eight injured in a stampede Saturday at a stadium in Angolan capital Luanda before Pope Benedict XVI addressed thousands of youth.

Sunday, March 22, 2009 6:36:04 AM

Nearly 100 dead in Namibia's worst floods in decades
Windhoek, March 19 (DPA) Residents of the south-west African desert state of Namibia are bracing for what could be 'the worst flood in four decades' in the north of the country, local media reported Thursday. The flood waters have already claimed close to 100 lives.

Thursday, March 19, 2009 2:48:42 PM

Zimbabwe dollar no longer in use: Minister
Harare, March 19 (Xinhua) Zimbabwe's new Finance Minister Tendai Biti Wednesday indicated that the country's national currency Zimbabwe dollar is no longer in use, New Ziana reported.

Thursday, March 19, 2009 12:11:55 PM

Mahindra's hike stake in South African vehicle venture
Johannesburg, March 18 (IANS) Indian vehicle manufacturer Mahindra and Mahindra has increased its stake in the joint venture with its South African partner to 90 percent from 51 percent, and invested a further 30 million rands ($3 million) in the country's automotive business.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 11:44:49 AM

Madagascar military hands power to Rajoelina
Johannesburg, March 18 (DPA) The military team to whom Madagascar's President Marc Ravalomanana handed power has transferred that power to opposition leader Andry Rajoelina, who is calling himself president, reports said Tuesday.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 5:38:46 AM

Kidnapped UN workers released in Somalia
Mogadishu/New York, March 17 (DPA) Gunmen late Monday released four UN relief workers - three foreigners and one local staffer - after a brief abduction in Somalia, the UN said.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 2:28:03 AM

Uganda begins withdrawing troops from Congo
Kampala, March 15 (DPA) Uganda began withdrawing its troops from northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a senior Ugandan army official said Sunday.

Sunday, March 15, 2009 9:52:30 PM

Madagascar president holed up in palace, opposition claims power
Antananarivo, March 14 (DPA) Madagascar's opposition declared Saturday it had taken power without force from President Marc Ravalomanana's government and named opposition leader Andry Rajoelina as president of a transitional two-year government.

Saturday, March 14, 2009 9:18:53 PM

ICC Champions Trophy in South Africa only if financially viable
Johannesburg, March 13 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) decision to shift the Champions Trophy series from Pakistan to South Africa because of security concerns will only take place if Cricket South Africa (CSA) is not left with a huge bill, as had been the case in past tournaments, according to CSA chief executive Gerald Majola.

Friday, March 13, 2009 9:52:18 AM

Tsvangirai returns to Zimbabwe to bury his wife
Johannesburg/Harare, March 9 (DPA) Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai returned home from Botswana Monday to prepare for the burial later this week of his wife, Susan, who was killed in a car crash in which he was slightly injured.

Monday, March 09, 2009 4:11:26 PM

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