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Chadian rebels attack refugee town near Sudanese border
Nairobi, June 15 (DPA) Rebels attempting to overthrow Chadian President Idriss Derby have attacked a town near the border with Sudan, opening fire on European Union (EU) peacekeeping troops in the process.

Sunday, June 15, 2008 4:15:14 PM

Mugabe rules out change of power in his lifetime
Johannesburg/Harare, June 14 (DPA) With less than two weeks to go before an election run-off for the highest office in the land, Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe Saturday ruled out a change of power in his lifetime.

Saturday, June 14, 2008 9:38:46 PM

MTN says talks to go on with Reliance Communications
Johannesburg, June 14 (IANS) South African telecom giant MTN Saturday said its tie-up talks with Reliance Communications were still on, barely hours after the Anil Ambani-led group charged a rival corporate house with trying to derail the negotiations.

Saturday, June 14, 2008 3:03:42 PM

Avoid night flights to South Africa: UN staff warning
Johannesburg, June 14 (IANS) UN staff in South Africa have been warned to avoid flights landing at O R Tambo International Airport here at night and not to use their mobile phones on South African streets, according to the Afrikaans daily Beeld here.

Saturday, June 14, 2008 12:37:59 PM

S Africans motorists stealing petrol amid high fuel levies
Johannesburg, June 13 (IANS) Amid surging world fuel prices, South African motorists have resorted to what police here are calling a new type of crime - filling up tanks at huge costs and then speeding away without paying.

Friday, June 13, 2008 12:11:06 PM

New conflict with Ugandan rebels looms on horizon
Kampala, June 13 (DPA) The two-year peace process in Uganda aimed at ending a rebellion by the notorious Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) lies in tatters as the rebels re-arm and Uganda, Congo and southern Sudan gear up for battle.

Friday, June 13, 2008 8:54:42 AM

Kenyan premier's party wins three seats in peaceful by-elections
Nairobi, June 12 (DPA) The party of Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga won three parliamentary seats Thursday after by-elections that were seen as the first major test for the grand coalition formed to end months of deadly post-election violence.

Thursday, June 12, 2008 6:49:56 PM

Five dead in Somalia airport shelling as president flies out
Mogadishu (Somalia), June 12 (DPA) At least five civilians died Thursday when Islamic insurgents attacked government soldiers near Mogadishu airport just minutes after Somali President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed took off, residents and officials said.

Thursday, June 12, 2008 4:27:11 PM

Obama ignorant of international politics: Gaddafi
Tripoli, June 12 (DPA) Libyan leader Moamer Gaddafi slammed US Democratic presidential candidate Barak Obama for his support of Israel and described him as 'ignorant of international politics,' media reports said Thursday.

Thursday, June 12, 2008 4:26:31 PM

South Africa sends election observers to Zimbabwe
Johannesburg, June 12 (DPA) South Africa is sending its first election monitors to Zimbabwe ahead of the presidential run-off on June 27, Business Day newspaper reported Thursday.

Thursday, June 12, 2008 3:17:50 PM

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