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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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Indian business delegation to visit Ghana next week


July 5th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) An Indian business delegation of over 100 members, led by Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma, will visit Ghana next week to explore business opportunities ... Read more...

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Wives of African diplomats thank India, via charity (With images)


May 6th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Bilateral bridges are often strengthened with acts of selfless giving and paying back to express gratitude. This is what wives of African heads of missions ... 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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Congo buries 200 victims of serial explosions


March 11th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Brazzaville, March 11 (IANS) The Republic of Congo Sunday buried 200 victims of the March 4 serial explosions induced by a fire at an arms depot in the Central African ... Read more...

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Congo blast toll tops 240


March 7th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The toll in Sunday's munitions depot blasts in Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of Congo, has topped 240, a media report said Wednesday.A short ... Read more...

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Congo blast: Toll rises to 200


March 5th, 2012 - 8:24 am ICT by IANS
Brazzaville, March 5 (IANS) The toll in Sunday's arms depot blast here in the capital of the Republic of Congo has risen to 200, the country's presidential office said.Citing hospital ... Read more...

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Congo blast kills over 100 (Second Lead)


March 4th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Brazzaville, March 4 (IANS) More than 100 people, including three Chinese workers, were killed in an explosion Sunday at a construction site in this capital of the Republic of Congo, ... 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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Airtel launches 3G services in Congo


October 25th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Telecom service provider Airtel Tuesday said it has launched its third generation (3G) mobile telephony service in Congo."Today's launch follows the successful application and issuance ... 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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Seven killed in Congo music festival stampede


July 11th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Brazzaville, July 11 (IANS) Seven people died and 30 were injured in a weekend stampede during a music festival held in Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of Congo, authorities ... 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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Jairam Ramesh launches ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’ campaign


May 24th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh Tuesday launched the 'Haathi Mere Saathi' campaign here as part of an initiative to boost the protection and welfare ... Read more...

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Unesco celebrates African Week


May 24th, 2011 - 3:32 am ICT by IANS
Paris, May 24 (IANS) The UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) has begun a week-long celebration of African culture, Xinhua reported.The Paris-based UN agency began the celebrations with film ... 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...

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