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‘Travel writing going beyond mere sight-seeling, beaches & cocktails’


July 24th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Move over bare-boned travel listings couched in a flourish of words. Powerful transformation stories about people and places are the fashion of travel writings ... Read more...

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African Union’s first woman leader braces to tackle continent’s hotspots


July 17th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand Addis Ababa, June 17 (IANS) African leaders have ended their 19th biannual summit that saw the election of the first female head of the African Union Commission and ... Read more...

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Helicopter-borne poachers kill 22 elephants in Congo


April 25th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 25 (IANS) In a brazen attack carried out by helicopter-borne poachers, a herd of 22 elephants were killed and their tusks and genitals hacked off at a national ... Read more...

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Minefield of controversies lie in next army chief’s way (Comment)


April 15th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
When Lt Gen Bikram Singh takes over as India's 27th army chief on May 31, he will be the first ever to be elevated to the force's top job under ... Read more...

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Britain wastes millions on deporting migrants


April 12th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 12 (IANS) Britain's border control agency has wasted millions of pounds on chartering half-empty flights to deport illegal migrants, including Pakistanis and Sri Lankans, a media report said ... Read more...

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UN to meet with central African governments to fight Lord’s Resistance Army


March 15th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by BNO News
LIBREVILLE, Gabon (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) on Wednesday said it will meet in Uganda with government officials from central Africa next week to establish a comprehensive regional strategy to ... Read more...

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Life-presidents and sit-tight leaders are in danger: Ex-Nigerian president


March 13th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) With the Arab uprisings causing serial upheavals in North African nations, it has rung warning bells for "the 'life presidents' and 'sit-tight leaders' of the ... Read more...

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Top official dead, minister hurt in Congo plane crash


February 12th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kinshasa, Feb 12 (IANS) An adviser to the Democratic Republic of Congo's president was killed and the finance minister injured in a plane crash Sunday, Xinhua reported.Finance Minister Matata Ponyo ... Read more...

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Congo invites Indian companies to invest in timber


February 5th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) Home to one of Africa's largest forest expanses, the Republic of Congo wants Indian companies to invest in the timber industry, the second biggest money-spinner ... Read more...

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Cameroon captain Eto’o banned for 15 matches


December 17th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Dec 17 (IANS) Reigning African Footballer of the Year, Samuel Eto'o has been banned for 15 matches by a Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) disciplinary committee after a players' strike ... Read more...

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India ranks low 134 in human development index


November 2nd, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) India ranks a low 134 among 187 countries in terms of the human development index (HDI), which assesses long-term progress in health, education and income ... Read more...

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Over 960 inmates freed in DR Congo prison attack


September 8th, 2011 - 3:11 am ICT by IANS
Kinshasa, Sep 8 (IANS) Over 960 inmates were freed by unidentified gunmen in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) by attacking a prison Wednesday, Xinhua reported.Two people were also ... Read more...

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Army air unit going for Congo UN mission


September 6th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) An Indian Army aviation unit, comprising six light helicopters and 70 personnel, will leave Wednesday for a United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Congo's restive ... Read more...

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Tech Mahindra partners Airtel in seven African countries


August 12th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Aug 12 IANS) Tech Mahindra, a leading Indian IT outsourcing company with global footprints, has started customer care services in seven African countries as a partner of telecom giant Bharti ... Read more...

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Botswana world’s top diamond producer in 2010


August 4th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Aug 4 (IANS) Botswana regained in 2010 the spot of the world's biggest rough diamond producer by value, after it had slipped to second place in 2009, says latest ... Read more...

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Ukraine sold $1 bn worth of weapons in 2010


July 19th, 2011 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ukraine's arms exports in 2010 reached almost $1 billion with the bulk of weapons sold to African countries, a newspaper said."The portfolio of contracts signed ... Read more...

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Three-day mourning in Congo for plane crash victims


July 10th, 2011 - 4:33 am ICT by IANS
Kinshasa, July 10 (IANS) The Democratic Republic of Congo has announced a three-day national mourning for the Friday plane crash in which at least 127 people were reportedly killed.Government ... Read more...

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Plane carrying more than 100 people crashes in DR Congo, casualties unknown


July 8th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by BNO News
KISANGANI (BNO NEWS) -- A Hewa Bora Airways passenger plane carrying more than 100 people crashed in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday afternoon, the airline said, but few details were ... Read more...

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Eight Pakistani soldiers get posthumous UN medals


May 30th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 30 (IANS) Eight Pakistani soldiers working with the UN Peacekeeping Force, who laid down their lives while on duty, have been awarded medals posthumously, a media report said ... Read more...

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UN to mark day commemorating peacekeepers


May 27th, 2011 - 4:52 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 27 (IANS) The ninth annual international day will serve as an opportunity to highlight the work of UN peacekeeping forces around the world, while commemorating ... Read more...

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Indian venture to empower unemployed youth of Africa


May 8th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) In a step that will strengthen the growing India-Africa partnership, the National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) of India will build vocational training institutes in 10 ... Read more...

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Six killed after plane carrying UN staff members crashes in Bolivia


May 8th, 2011 - 5:10 am ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- Six people were killed on Thursday when a Bolivian Air Force plane carrying United Nations staff members crashed northeast of the capital of La Paz, the UN ... Read more...

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Indian boxing team to participate in Youth and Junior World meets


April 21st, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) A sixteen-member Indian team left for Turkey to participate in the 1st AIBA Women's Youth and Junior World Championships in Antalya starting Thursday.The event will ... Read more...

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Ghana to host African amputee soccer championship


April 19th, 2011 - 6:01 am ICT by IANS
Accra, April 19 (IANS) Ghana will host the 3rd African amputee soccer tournament in October. It is expected to attract 12 teams from the continent, Xinhua reported Monday.The tournament is ... Read more...

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More 30 die when UN plane crashes in DR Congo


April 5th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by BNO News
KINSHASA, DR CONGO (BNO NEWS) -- A United Nations plane carrying more than 30 people crashed in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday afternoon, officials said, killing all ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Low cost, high returns make Africa attractive to India Inc


April 5th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Several Indian companies have planned huge investments in the African mining and agriculture sectors, buoyed by the prospects of high returns, on the back of ... Read more...

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One man survives, 32 dead in UN plane crash in Congo


April 5th, 2011 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) One out of 33 people on board a UN aircraft, which crashed Monday at an airport in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has survived, ... Read more...

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UN plane carrying 32 people crashes in DR Congo, at least 12 dead


April 5th, 2011 - 1:21 am ICT by BNO News
KINSHASA, DR CONGO (BNO NEWS) -- A United Nations plane carrying more than 30 people crashed in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday afternoon, officials said, killing at ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

26 killed in UN plane crash in Africa (Lead)


April 5th, 2011 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Kinshasa, April 4 (IANS) At least 26 people were killed Monday as a UN plane crashed in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), Xinhua said, ... Read more...

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10 killed as UN plane crashes


April 5th, 2011 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Kinshasa (DR Congo), April 4 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and 16 others were injured when a plane of the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of ... Read more...

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World’s deadliest volcano in Africa waiting to explode


March 31st, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 31 (IANS) Mount Nyiragongo, one of the world's deadliest volcanos, is waiting to explode and turn Goma, a city of a million people in the Democratic Republic ... Read more...

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Mali tribesmen join pro-Gaddafi forces


March 6th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, March 6 (IANS) Tribesmen from the Tuareg community of Africa's northwestern country of Mali have joined the forces supporting embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, a media report said.A large ... Read more...

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Nearly 400 suspected war criminals living as ‘free birds’ in Britain


February 5th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 5(ANI): Hundreds of suspected war criminals are living in Britain, despite recommendations by a UK Border Agency unit that action be taken against them.According to the Guardian, the unit has ... Read more...

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Rwanda comes to Gujarat to seek investment (Lead)


January 12th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Arvind Padmanabhan Gandhinagar, Jan 12 (IANS) With robust 8.5 percent growth since 2006, the east African nation of Rwanda is seeking to put behind the ugly civil war of 1994 that claimed ... Read more...

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With 8.5 percent growth, new Rwanda woos global investors


January 12th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Arvind Padmanabhan Gandhinagar, Jan 12 (IANS) With robust 8.5 percent growth since 2006, the east African nation of Rwanda is seeking to put behind the ugly civil war of 1994 that claimed ... Read more...

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