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South Africa busts rhino horn smuggling syndicate
Cape Town, Dec 19 : Sixteen members of a Czechoslovakia-based syndicate have been arrested by South African authorities in an international rhino horn smuggling bust, a feat commended by Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa.
Kenyan president signs anti-terror law
Nairobi, Dec 19 : Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta Friday signed into law the new Security Amendment Act 2014 that is expected to enhance the fight against terrorism in the East African nation.
Ebola toll nears 7,000 in West Africa
Washington, Dec 19 : The number of Ebola-related deaths has reached around 6,900 in the three most affected countries in West Africa --Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, a media report said citing the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
South Sudan peace talks resume in Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, Dec 19 : The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), a regional body of eight east African states, launched the multi-stakeholder peace talks here Thursday to discuss the year-long conflict in South Sudan.
Proteas keen to get back to five-Test series post long ODI spree
Johannesburg, Dec 18 : South Africa is reportedly keen on getting back to the long format of game following an ODI spree that has kept the squad busy for the past year-and-a-half.
India committed to safety of foreign nationals: V.K. Singh
New Delhi, Dec 18 : India was committed to ensuring the safety and security of all foreign nationals in the country, including those from African countries, Minister of State for External Affairs Gen. (retd) V.K Singh has assured African envoys.
Poor, 'unrecognised' blind cricketers do India proud
By Abhishek Purohit, New Delhi, Dec 18 : They are blind, hail from financially weak backgrounds, lack training facilities and are not recognised by the Indian cricket board, but have more than made up for this with their fighting spirit. Their valour and confidence saw India's visually impaired ...
Amla, De Villiers' record unbroken stand puts Proteas on top on day 1 ...
Wellington, Dec 18 : South Africa captain Hashim Amla and batsman A.B. de Villiers shared a record unbroken double-century stand to help their side take control of the first Test against West Indies on the first day at Centurion, guiding the team to 340-3 at the end of the day.
South African Jacques Kallis to play in Caribbean tournament
Castries (St. Lucia), Dec 18 : Outstanding South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis will ply his trade in next year's Caribbean Premier League (CPL), the organisers have confirmed.
Windies sweating on Roach injury
Centurion, Dec 18 : West Indies have been left sweating on the fitness of frontline fast bowler Kemar Roach after he pulled up with an ankle injury during the first day of the opening Test against South Africa here.
UN chief to visit Ebola-affected countries
United Nations, Dec 17 : UN chief Ban Ki-moon said he was leaving Wednesday night for Ebola-affected countries in western Africa.
HC to hear Somnath Bharti's plea against NHRC Dec 22
New Delhi, Dec 17 : The Delhi High Court Wednesday posted for Dec 22 former Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti's plea against the NHRC order to pay Rs.25,000 each to 12 African women "victims of racial prejudice and unlawful acts", whose homes the AAP leader had allegedly barged into during a ...
Ernie Els admits still wants to don Green Jacket by winning Augusta ...
Johannesburg, Dec 17 : South African golfer Ernie Els has admitted that he still wants to don the Green Jacket, saying that he would still desperately love to win the Masters before he calls time on his career.
Amla believes Proteas well equipped to continue winning during ...
Johannesburg, Dec 17 : South Africa cricket captain Hashim Amla believes that his team has been well equipped to continue winning matches as they go through a 'transition' period.
Airtel to sell out towers in Rwanda and Zambia by Sep 2015
Mumbai, Dec 17 : Bharti Airtel Wednesday said it will complete the sellout of 1100 telecom towers in Rwanda and Zambia to Africa-based IHS Holdings Ltd. within nine months of the deal which was struck this month.
Ebola virus spreads in social clusters
New York, Dec 17 : Transmission of the deadly Ebola virus occurs in social clusters, an analysis of the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa has suggested.
Curtly Ambrose cautions against writing off Windies
Centurion, Dec 17 : Caribbean bowling consultant Curtly Ambrose has cautioned against writing off the West Indies, who begin a three-match Test series against South Africa here Wednesday.
Steven Smith can replicate the success of Graeme Smith: Jacques Kallis
Brisbane, Dec 16 : South African great Jacques Kallis believes that Australian Test captain Steven Smith can achieve success despite his young age and replicate the example set by former Proteas skipper Graeme Smith.
Bharti moves Delhi HC against order to compensate African women
New Delhi, Dec 16 : Former Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti Tuesday moved the Delhi High Court against the NHRC decision asking the city government to pay Rs.25,000 each to the African women "victims of racial prejudice and unlawful acts" whose homes the AAP leader had allegedly barged into during ...
Steyn needs 17 wickets from four Tests to become second fastest 400 ...
Johannesburg, Dec 16 : South Africa pace express Dale Steyn is nearing the 400 Test wickets landmark and would be the second South African to do so after Shaun Pollock if he achieves the feat.
Steyn says Hughes' passing will not change his 'aggressive' approach ...
Johannesburg, Dec 16 : South Africa pace express Dale Steyn has said that Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes' passing would not change his aggressive approach to bowling.
Lloyd urges Windies rookies to grab opportunity
Centurion, Dec 16 : West Indies chief selector Clive Lloyd believes the Caribbean side can overcome their shortage of preparation and excel in the three-Test series against World No.1 South Africa.
Zambian defender Mulenga to miss Africa Cup of Nations
Lusaka (Zambia), Dec 16 : Zambian defender Nyambe Mulenga will miss the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations finals after fracturing his right leg in a road accident in central Zambia.
Bengali version of African play highlights patriarchy
Kolkata, Dec 16 : The Bengali adaptation of an African play, performed at an ongoing forum theatre festival in West Bengal, raised questions on patriarchy and encouraged audiences to add their own interpretations during the enactment.
UN urges debt cancellation for Ebola-affected countries
Addis Ababa, Dec 16 : The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, UNECA, called Monday for creditors to cancel the outstanding debt of the three West African countries worst affected by the deadly Ebola epidemic.
High alert in South Africa for measles outbreak
Cape Town, Dec 16 : South Africa was put on high alert for a measles outbreak Monday, with a number of cases reported from five provinces since the start of this year.
Indian-African study proves medicinal benefits of West African plant
Kolkata, Dec 15 : Indian and African researchers have scientifically validated the benefits of a traditional medicinal plant native to Ivory Coast that will help contribute to drug development for cancer and heart diseases, a scientist said here Monday.
South African beauty Rolene Strauss crowned Miss World 2014
Johannesburg, Dec 15 : Miss South Africa Rolene Strauss has been crowned the Miss World 2014.
Lloyd laments lack of preparation games, crammed tours
Centurion, Dec 15 : West Indies chief selector Clive Lloyd has criticised the shortage of warm-up games on the current tour of South Africa, saying modern-day cricket itineraries left little room for player development.
Chanderpaul enters South Africa series under pressure in rankings
DUBAI, Dec 15 : Veteran West Indies left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul will enter the opening Test against South Africa starting here Wednesday, with his top three spot in the world batting rankings under threat.