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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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12 mn school kids wish Mandela with birthday song


July 18th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, July 18 (IANS) As South Africa celebrated Nelson Mandela's 94th birthday Wednesday, about 12 million schoolchildren across the country sang a special composition - "We love you, ... 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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India seeks security of oil investments in Sudans


May 22nd, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) With the conflict between Sudan and South Sudan escalating, India has conveyed to the leaderships of both countries the urgent need to resolve all issues ... 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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Jesus was HIV positive: South African pastor


September 4th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 4 (ANI): A South African pastor has angered Christians by preaching a sermon entitled 'Jesus was HIV positive' in a bid to combat the stigma surrounding HIV and Aids."My responsibility ... Read more...

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World Cup helped destroy African stereotypes: Mbeki


July 12th, 2010 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 12 (IANS) The success of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa means a giant step has been taken towards destroying negative stereotypes of Africa and Africans, former South ... Read more...

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South Africa outraged over Mandela autopsy painting


July 10th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 10 (IANS) A painting which shows former president Nelson Mandela as a corpse undergoing an autopsy has evoked outrage in South Africa. The country's ruling party has termed it "witchcraft" ... Read more...

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Mandela ‘corpse’ painting evokes angry response in Jo’burg mall


July 9th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, July 9 (ANI): A painting depicting Nelson Mandela as a corpse undergoing an autopsy is causing a stir in a Johannesburg shopping center.The painting is a modern take of a 17th ... Read more...

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Ex-Interpol chief convicted of corruption


July 2nd, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 2 (DPA) South Africa's former top policeman and ex-head of Interpol Jackie Selebi was found guilty of corruption Friday after being found to have been in the pay of a ... Read more...

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Vuvuzelas will now blow loudly for Ghana


June 29th, 2010 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy Johannesburg, June 29 (IANS) The vuvuzelas meant for Bafana Bafana, as the South African team is known, will now be blowing for Ghana, the only African team to make it ... Read more...

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UN reports surge in Darfur fighting, high fatalities


June 15th, 2010 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 14 (DPA) Fighting in Sudan's Darfur region has increased in recent weeks, creating a serious hindrance to peacekeeping efforts, United Nations and African officials said Monday. Speakers addressing the UN ... Read more...

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Mandela still undecided about attending opening game


June 10th, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 10 (DPA) South Africa's former president Nelson Mandela will decide on the day if he will attend Friday's World Cup opening match between South Africa and Mexico in Soccer City. President ... Read more...

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S. Africa nominates tourism minister for top UN climate post


March 9th, 2010 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, March 8 (DPA) South Africa's government announced Monday it had nominated Tourism Minister Marthinus Van Schalkwyk to head the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). In a statement posted on ... Read more...

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India’s presence made my inauguration ceremony complete: Zuma


May 10th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
By Sanjay MohanPretoria (S. Africa), May 10 (ANI): Newly appointed South African President Jacob Zuma thanked New Delhi for its support, and said his inauguration ceremony would not complete without India's ... Read more...

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Zuma inaugurated as South African president after Sanskrit chants (Lead)


May 9th, 2009 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Hassen Pretoria, May 9 (IANS) A Hindu prayer started off the inauguration of South African President Jacob Zuma at the Union Buildings here Saturday.As Indian Vice-President Hamid Ansari joined heads of ... Read more...

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Zuma’s ANC wins fourth straight term with reduced majority (Lead)


April 26th, 2009 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, April 25 (DPA) South Africa's African National Congress (ANC) has been re-elected to a fourth five-year term in the country's fourth democratic general elections, the Independent Electoral Commission announced Saturday. Jacob ... Read more...

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ANC wins South Africa elections but misses two-thirds majority


April 25th, 2009 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, April 25 (DPA) South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) won the country's election with a decisive majority, according to results Saturday - but fell short of the two-thirds majority ... Read more...

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ANC president Zuma sexiest South African politician


April 14th, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, Apr 14 (ANI): African National Congress president Jacob Zuma is the sexiest politician in the country, but unlucky in looks Julius Malema might struggle for a date, according to a survey. ... Read more...

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Graft charges against South African leader Jacob Zuma lifted


April 6th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, April 6 (DPA) Prosecutors in South Africa announced Monday that they were withdrawing corruption charges against ruling African National Congress leader, Jacob Zuma, clearing the way for him to take power ... Read more...

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Former S African Minister Essop Pahad launches journal


March 30th, 2009 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Hassen Johannesburg, March 30 (IANS) Essop Pahad, former minister in the Office of President Thabo Mbeki, has launched a new intellectual monthly journal in South Africa and plans to have leading ... Read more...

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All-African brass band marks India’s R-Day in South Africa


January 27th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Jan 27 (IANS) A reaffirmation of India's important role in assisting with development in South Africa and an all-African brass band playing the national anthem marked India's Republic Day celebrations here.A ... Read more...

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Carla Bruni-endorsed African bags hit Paris markets


December 22nd, 2008 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 22 (ANI): French first lady Carla Bruni has been endorsing bags made in a South African township for helping a women''s co-operative, which are currently being sold in Paris.Brunis ... Read more...

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South Africa holds fresh Zimbabwe unity talks


November 25th, 2008 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Nov 25 (DPA) Zimbabwe's political rivals were due to hold talks in South Africa Tuesday to try to resolve their months-long standoff over the formation of a unity government, but it ... Read more...

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SADC backs Mugabe over powersharing; to assist Congo Army


November 10th, 2008 - 8:48 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Nov 10 (DPA) The suffering of Zimbabweans looked set to continue for some time to come after a summit of Southern African leaders Sunday tried but failed to breathe life into ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe power-sharing talks resume in Harare


October 27th, 2008 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Harare, Oct 27 (Xinhua) Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF party and the opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Monday resumed their talks on a power-sharing deal that was stalled ... Read more...

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Krishna Menon’s kin traced for South African award(Superseding earlier story)


October 25th, 2008 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) The Indian and South African governments took around six months to find the immediate kin of former Indian defence minister V.K. Krishna Menon to confer an international ... Read more...

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V.K. Krishna Menon’s kin traced for South African award


October 25th, 2008 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) It took around six months for both the Indian and South African governments to find the immediate kin of India's first defence minister V.K. Krishna Menon to ... Read more...

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US warns of more sanctions against Zimbabwe


October 21st, 2008 - 4:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 21 (DPA) The US will consider more sanctions against Zimbabwe if President Robert Mugabe does not follow through on commitments to set up a power-sharing government, the US State Department ... Read more...

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Zimbabway’s rival parties agree on unity government


October 17th, 2008 - 1:54 am ICT by IANS
Harare, Oct 17 (DPA) A month-long standoff between Zimbabwe's political parties over the implementation of a power-sharing deal appeared to be at an end Thursday, with sources saying President Robert Mugabe and ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh welcomes Brazilian, South African presidents for IBSA summit


October 15th, 2008 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 15 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today welcomed the South African President Kgalema Motlanthe and Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who are in New Delhi ... Read more...

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Mbeki in Zimbabwe for talks to rescue power-sharing deal


October 14th, 2008 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Harare, Oct 14 (DPA) A month after he clinched a power-sharing deal between Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and his arch-rival Morgan Tsvangirai, former South African president Thabo Mbeki was back in Zimbabwe ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe opposition threatens to quit unity government


October 13th, 2008 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Harare, Oct 13 (Xinhua) Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has threatened to pull out of a national unity government if President Robert Mugabe's party controls all the key ministries, media reported Monday. ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe’s Tsvangirai to withdraw from talks if mediation fails


October 12th, 2008 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Harare/Johannesburg, Oct 12 (DPA) Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai Sunday warned he would withdraw from talks on political power-sharing if mediation failed to break a month-long deadlock."If this ... Read more...

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