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‘Corruption costs South Africa over $80 bn’


September 5th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Sep 5 (IANS) South Africa has lost 675 billion rand (about $80 billion) due to corruption since the end of apartheid in 1994, it was revealed Wednesday.The figure ... Read more...

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Four shot at in South African mine: Police


September 3rd, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Sep 3 (IANS) Security guards shot and wounded four people at a mine near Johannesburg early Monday, police said, adding one of the injured was in a serious condition.The ... Read more...

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China hands over geostationary satellite to Nigeria


March 20th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, March 20 (IANS) China has handed over a geostationary satellite to Nigeria after it was successfully positioned in its orbit.The China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) handed over the ... Read more...

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Africa’s Malawi deports 10 Bangladeshi migrants


January 8th, 2012 - 7:06 am ICT by IANS
Lilongwe (Malawi), Jan 8 (IANS) A court in Malawi in southern Africa has ordered the deportation of 10 Bangladeshi nationals who were arrested on charges of illegal entry into the ... Read more...

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Metallic Spaceball falls from the sky in Namibia


December 23rd, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Windhoek, Dec 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Namibian authorities have contacted NASA to investigate a mysterious metallic spaceball that dropped at a remote location in the country. Government officials explain that the object with ... Read more...

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Indians help revive tea estates in Malawi


November 30th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Nov 30 (IANS) A group of Indian experts is helping revive tea cultivation in Malawi in southern Africa and has so far succeeded in putting 8,500 acres of ... Read more...

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African regional bloc to study Indian anti-graft measures


November 10th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) With corruption being viewed as a major hurdle in the growth of the developing world, Africa's Regional Economic Communities (REC) are working on strengthening anti-graft ... Read more...

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India, African regional blocs discuss training institutes, projects


November 8th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Building upon key commitments of its second summit with Africa, India Tuesday discussed the location of training institutes and developmental cooperation with chiefs of leading ... Read more...

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Drought in Horn of Africa affects 1.8mn children: UN


June 2nd, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, June 2 (IANS) Over 1.8 million children aged below five seek humanitarian assistance in the Horn of Africa, Xinhua reported UNICEF as stating Thursday.The Horn of Africa includes ... Read more...

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UTV Movies to be launched in Africa


May 26th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Fans of Bollywood movies will now be able to enjoy them at home in 10 African countries, thanks to Hindi channel UTV Movies set to ... Read more...

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Wills-Kat invited to honeymoon in Spain


April 8th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 8 (ANI): Prince William and Kate Middletown have received an invitation to honeymoon in Spain from the mayor of tourist mecca Benidorm.Agustin Navarro Alvada wrote to Buckingham Palace in ... Read more...

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India for early conclusion of trade pact with southern Africa


January 11th, 2011 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) India is keen to conclude a preferential trade agreement with the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) as this will significantly boost bilateral trade, Commerce and Industry Minister ... Read more...

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India-Africa ties in ‘transformational phase’


December 12th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) India's ties with Africa are in a "transformational phase" and its efforts are radically different from what any other country is doing in the vast and quickly ... Read more...

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India holds talks with African regional economic blocs


November 16th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Extending an invitation to African countries to further implement the India-Africa Joint Action Plan, India held talks with the various Regional Economic Communities (RECs) of the continent."The ... Read more...

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Mahindra Satyam focuses on expansion in Middle East, Africa


November 11th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) IT firm Mahindra Satyam Thursday said that its Dubai office in United Arab Emirates will now function as its new regional hub overseeing the integration of both ... Read more...

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Huge circumcision programme gets under way in Southern Africa


July 22nd, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Harare, July 22 (DPA) An unprecedented circumcision campaign covering 13 countries in East and Southern Africa is being unfolded in a bid to break the epidemic of AIDS that is wreaking havoc ... Read more...

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India-born archbishop named Vatican’s top UN envoy


July 17th, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican City, July 17 (DPA) Pope Benedict XVI Saturday named a India-born archbishop, Francis Assisi Chullikatt, as the Vatican's top envoy at the UN. Chullikat, 57, takes up the position of Holy See ... Read more...

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Mammal populations dip by up to 59pc in Africa’s national parks


July 13th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): Populations of large mammals have dipped by up to 59 per cent in African national parks like Masai Mara and the Serengeti, revealed a new study.The parks ... Read more...

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Caregivers come with a cost


June 22nd, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by admin
By Chief K Masimba Biriwasha - CNSWhile community home based care is the preferred means of providing care for people living with HIV in many parts of Southern Africa, it comes with ... Read more...

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Botswana vice president invites Indian investment


June 17th, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Botswana Vice President Mompati Merafhe Thursday called for increased economic ties with India, adding that his government will facilitate investment by Indian companies in the southern African ... Read more...

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SA ‘Muti’ magic by smoking brains of vultures to predict WC results killing them off


June 8th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town, June 8(ANI): South African wildlife experts have said that one of the world's rarest vultures are being taken to the edge of extinction by local gamblers to gain supernatural powers ... Read more...

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Kids learn a great deal by imitating adults


May 4th, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 4 (IANS) A particular kind of imitation in which a child copies everything an adult shows them appears to be a universal human activity rather than something the children of ... Read more...

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Children’s copycat behavior is universal


May 4th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A particular kind of imitation - overimitation, in which a child copies everything an adult shows them - appears to be a universal human activity, rather than something ... Read more...

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HIV/Aids has become leading cause of death in women, warns UN


March 5th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 5 (ANI): A UN programme on HIV/Aids has warned that HIV is fast becoming the leading cause of death and disease among women of reproductive age worldwide.UNAids launched a five-year ... Read more...

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Krishna to inaugurate seminar on India-Africa relations


March 3rd, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will inaugurate a two-day seminar titled "India and Africa: an emerging partnership" here Thursday. The event is being organised by the African ... Read more...

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World’s largest diamond producer seeks training in India


February 7th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Devirupa Mitra New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Botswana, the world's largest diamond producer, is seeking training from India in the cutting and polishing of rough diamonds that also have the world's ... Read more...

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Malawi president elected new African Union chairman


February 3rd, 2010 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, Feb 2 (IANS) Malawi President Bingu Wa Mutharika was elected as the new chairman of the African Union (AU) during a summit of the 53-member group in this Ethiopian capital ... Read more...

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Herpes med does not cut HIV transmission risk


January 21st, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): Acyclovir, a drug widely used as a safe and effective treatment taken twice daily to suppress herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2), does not reduce the risk of HIV transmission ... Read more...

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Tharoor visits Mozambique to attend president’s swearing-in


January 13th, 2010 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor is on a visit to the Southern African state of Mozambique to witness the inauguration ceremony of ... Read more...

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India to set up institutions in Africa, offer scholarships to 300 African students


December 7th, 2009 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
By Groum Abate Addis Ababa, Dec 7 (IANS) India intends to set up educational institutions and communication facilities in Africa and increase the number of scholarships for African students to study in India."We ... Read more...

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Many pregnant African women avoid HIV screening


November 20th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): A large number of pregnant women in Uganda, Africa deliberately avoid being tested for HIV, increasing the risk of mother-to-child transmission, says a study.In a new paper, researchers ... Read more...

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Australia apologises for ‘great evil done’ to kids, Britain to follow suit


November 16th, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 16 (IANS) British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is to follow the example set by his Australian counterpart who has formally apologised for his countrymen's physical and mental abuse of ... Read more...

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South African foreign minister arrives Thursday


November 11th, 2009 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will arrive Thursday for a three-day visit - the first trip by a South African official to India after the formation ... Read more...

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Trott should be ready for hostile reception in South Africa: Flower


October 31st, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 31 (ANI): England team director Andy Flower has asked South African-born batsman Jonathan Trott to be prepared for a hostile reaction when he plays against the Proteas in November.Flower ... Read more...

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People hunted and shared meat differently 200,000 years ago


October 15th, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 15 (ANI): New finds unearthed at Qesem Cave in Israel suggest that during the late Lower Paleolithic period, between 400,000 and 200,000 years ago, people hunted and shared meat differently ... Read more...

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