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Indian bank opens branch in South Africa


September 13th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Sep 13 (IANS) State-owned Bank of India (BoI) has opened its first branch here in a move to enhance the relationship between South Africa and India while contributing ... Read more...

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South Africa declares week of mourning


August 20th, 2012 - 5:58 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Aug 20 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma Sunday declared a week-long national mourning after 44 people died during a labour unrest.Thirty-four people were killed in a shootout Thursday ... Read more...

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South African president orders probe in mine shootout


August 18th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Aug 18 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma has issued an order to probe the platinum mine shootout which left 34 people dead and over 78 injured."I have decided ... Read more...

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Over $50 bn illicitly transferred from Africa annually: Mbeki


August 16th, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 15 (IANS) Over $50 billion is illicitly transferred from Africa annually with multinational corporations being the main culprits, said former South African president Thabo Mbeki here Wednesday.Mbeki, chairman ... Read more...

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India’s $3 bn oil stake in South Sudan now looks safe


August 4th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, Aug 4 (IANS) The state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) can heave a sigh of relief, with signs of a truce, at least in oil, between Sudan ... Read more...

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South African president to fight corruption in police


July 24th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, July 24 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma has vowed to fight rising corruption among police officers."The fact that a number of police officers have been arrested after ... Read more...

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Africa pushes for greater democracy, crisis resolution (Lead)


July 17th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, July 17 (IANS) African leaders ended their 19th biannual summit that saw the election of the first female head of the African Union Commission and a renewed pledge ... 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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South Africa’s Dlamini-Zuma first woman to win AU’s top job


July 16th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, July 16 (IANS) The guessing game is over. In what was touted as the mother of all contests in the continent, South Africa's Home Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, a ... Read more...

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South Africa ups diplomatic offensive for top AU post


July 15th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, July 14 (IANS) Africa is keeping its fingers crossed on the election for the the AU executive chief as South African President Jabob Zuma upped the diplomatic offensive ... Read more...

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Mandela in good health: Zuma


July 12th, 2012 - 9:52 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 12 (IANS) Former South African president Nelson Mandela is in good health, incumbent Jacob Zuma said after paying a visit to Mandela's rural home in Qunu village in ... Read more...

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Zuma lauds Hindus’ role in South African struggle


June 1st, 2012 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, June 1 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma has praised Hindus in the country for their role in the freedom struggle."Many South Africans of Indian origin and specifically Hindus, ... Read more...

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Mandela looks healthy on TV


May 31st, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, May 31 (IANS) Former South African president Nelson Mandela has appeared on TV at his home in Qunu, Eastern Cape, looking healthy.The footage Wednesday shows Mandela receiving a ... Read more...

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Is Mamata trying to make Marx & Engels history in Bengal?


April 6th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 6 (IANS) A school education syllabus committee, appointed by the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government, has decided to trim heady doses of Marxism and include globalisation, movement ... Read more...

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South Africa beat India by 11 runs (Lead)


March 31st, 2012 - 2:46 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, March 31 (IANS) South Africa beat India by 11 runs via the Duckworth Lewis Method in the rain-marred one-off Twenty20 international at the Wanderers here Friday.India, while chasing ... Read more...

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Zuma taunts West, says Africa is treated with respect in BRICS


March 29th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Amid BRICS's growing engagement with the 54-nation continent, South African President Jacob Zuma Thursday said Africa was "treated with respect" and not patronised in this ... Read more...

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Taj Palace Hotel pampers BRICS leaders


March 28th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) From special menus to beautifully decorated banquets and lounges, Delhi's Taj Palace Hotel is pulling out all stops to please and pamper the BRICS ... Read more...

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BRICS to ink currency pacts, to push joint bank


March 28th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The BRICS grouping of five emerging economic powerhouses - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - Thursday will sign two pacts to promote ... Read more...

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UN’s Ban commends Sudan and South Sudan on political progress


March 17th, 2012 - 2:04 am ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday commended the Governments of Sudan and South Sudan for the progress they have made in talks aimed at resolving ... Read more...

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Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital (Lead)


February 26th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Feb 26 (IANS) Former South African president Nelson Mandela was discharged from hospital Sunday after doctors declared nothing was "seriously wrong" with his health, the government said in a ... Read more...

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Mandela discharged from hospital


February 26th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Feb 26 (IANS) Former South African president Nelson Mandela was Sunday discharged from hospital after doctors declared nothing was "seriously wrong" with his health, the government said in a ... Read more...

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Nelson Mandela hospitalised after stomach complaint (Lead)


February 25th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Feb 25 (IANS) Former South African president Nelson Mandela, 93, was hospitalised Saturday after doctors advised specialist medical attention for a long-standing abdominal complaint."Former president Nelson Mandela was admitted ... Read more...

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Mandela in good health: Official


January 28th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Jan 28 (IANS) Former South African president Nelson Mandela was in good health contrary to reports that gave rise to rumours that he may be suffering from health ... Read more...

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China refutes ‘land grab’ charges in Africa


December 8th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 8 (IANS) Refuting charges that it has been buying up land in Africa, China has called for "concrete" efforts to enable the continent's agricultural sector develop in a ... Read more...

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Zuma vows to achieve green growth with or without climate deal


December 4th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 3 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma Saturday endorsed the establishment of the South African Renewables Initiative (SARi) funding mechanism during the 17th Conference of Parties to the ... Read more...

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Northeast tribal chiefs to honour Mandela


November 5th, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Nov 5 (IANS) A group of around 3,000 tribal kings and chieftains in Meghalaya have chosen former South African president Nelson Mandela for a 'global award' for his work ... Read more...

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Brazil, Russia, China, South Africa invited for BRICS in New Delhi


November 3rd, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Cannes, Nov 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday extended a personal invitation to the leaderships of Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa for the next summit of BRICS ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s execution left uneasy feeling about Libya: Zuma


November 2nd, 2011 - 6:54 am ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Nov 2 (IANS) An "uneasy feeling" about Libya's future exists following the execution of Muammar Gaddafi, said South African President Jacob Zuma here Tuesday."It (the execution) has created ... Read more...

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Zuma criticises Gaddafi’s killing


October 22nd, 2011 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Oct 22 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma has criticised the killing of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.Gaddafi, who ruled Libya for 42 years, died Thursday after his hometown ... Read more...

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Afghanistan in but Pakistan absent in IBSA Declaration


October 19th, 2011 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Oct 18 (IANS) Even though the Tshwane Declaration of India, Brazil South Africa issued Tuesday spoke at length on terrorism and had specific references to virtually every conflict ... Read more...

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IBSA condemns terror attack in New Delhi


October 18th, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Oct 18 (IANS) The trilateral forum of India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) Tuesday condemned last month's terror attack in New Delhi and called for early conclusion ... Read more...

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India, Brazil, South Africa push for Security Council expansion


October 18th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Oct 18 (IANS) India, Brazil and South Africa, all of whom are now non-permanent members of the UN Security Council, Tuesday underscored again the urgent need to reform the ... Read more...

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India, Brazil, South Africa seek way out of economic crisis


October 18th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Oct 18 (IANS) India, Brazil and South Africa Tuesday sought credible action from Western countries for a way out of the sovereign debt crisis in Europe and the ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama visa denial dragged to South African court


October 18th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Oct 18 (IANS) The recent denial of visa to the Dalai Lama by the South African government has been dragged to courts here.In an affidavit before the Western ... Read more...

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India sees trade with South Africa, Brazil soon topping $25 bn


October 17th, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Oct 17 (IANS) The global economy and the stalled multilateral trade talks will figure prominently at the 5th India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) Summit Tuesday even as New Delhi ... Read more...

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