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World Economic Forum on Africa opens in South Africa
Cape Town (South Africa), June 4 (Xinhua) The 18th World Economic Forum on Africa started here Wednesday under the theme 'Capitalising on Opportunity'.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008 11:19:40 PM

Zimbabwe police arrest Tsvangirai on campaign tour
Johannesburg/Harare, June 4 (DPA) Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the Movement for Democratic Change fighting to win second round of presidential elections, was detained by police while he was on the campaign trial, party officials said.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008 9:01:34 PM

Sudan 'on the brink' of resuming civil war: UN official
Juba (Sudan), June 4 (DPA) Sudan is 'on the brink' of resuming a decades-long civil war as government troops and forces from the former rebel south converge on the oil-rich town of Abyei, a UN official said Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008 8:59:54 PM

Red Cross steps up relief operation in Somalia
Nairobi, June 4 (Xinhua) The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Wednesday it has stepped up relief work in Somalia to response to a deepening crisis.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008 8:05:01 PM

Mugabe rejects Ban's UN envoy proposal
Harare, June 4 (DPA) Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe rebuffed a proposal by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to send a UN envoy to the country, saying that 'anything that smells of American and British influence will not be acceptable to us,' Zimbabwe's Herald newspaper reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008 6:46:07 PM

Zimbabwe's President Mugabe halts relief operations
Harare, June 4 (DPA) President Robert Mugabe's government has suspended the operations of CARE International, the United States-based relief organization, alleging involvement in 'political activity,' the organization said in a statement Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008 5:16:49 PM

World Economic Forum on Africa opens in Cape Town
Cape Town, June 4 (DPA) The World Economic Forum on Africa opened in Cape Town Wednesday against the backdrop of rising food prices that further aggravate food insecurity on the continent.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008 4:59:43 PM

Zimbabweans again flock to South Africa despite attacks
Johannesburg, June 4 (IANS) Zimbabweans are migrating to South Africa again although 30,000 of them have returned home following xenophobic violence across the country in the past month.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008 4:47:34 PM

'South African victims of violence overlooked'
Johannesburg, June 4 (IANS) South African victims of the xenophobic violence that has wracked the country over the past few weeks have been overlooked as government and NGOs rallied to the assistance of victims from other African countries, according to the premier of Gauteng province, Mbhazima Shilowa.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008 10:02:31 AM

Zimbabweans continue flocking to S Africa despite xenophobic attacks
Johannesburg, June 3 (IANS) Zimbabweans appear to be undeterred about migrating to South Africa, despite 30,000 of their compatriots having returned to their home country in the wake of xenophobic violence across South Africa in the past month.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008 3:27:25 AM

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