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    Smith says 'motivated' Oz will look to reclaim No.1 ODI spot during ...
    Johannesburg, Nov 23 : Australia batsman Steve Smith has said that his side will not be short of motivation going into Sunday's fifth and final ODI against South Africa as they look to reclaim the number one spot from World Champions India on the International Cricket Council's ODI rankings.

    Australia the team to beat at World Cup: Vaughan
    London, Nov 23 : Former England captain Michael Vaughan Sunday said that having hit upon a rich vein of form against South Africa, Australia have emerged as the front-runners and will be the team to beat at the World Cup in their own backyard, starting Feb 14 next year.

    Australia displace India as top ODI team
    Dubai, Nov 23 : Four-time World Champion Australia Sunday returned to the top of the One-Day International (ODI) Team Rankings, displacing India, after defeating South Africa 4-1 in a five-match series, as per the latest International Cricket Council release.

    Indian eves hoping for a winning start against Proteas
    Bengaluru, Nov 23 : Riding high on confidence after notching an innings win in the one-off Test at Mysuru last week, the Mithali Raj-led Indian women's cricket team will seek to carry the momentum into the one-day series against South Africa commencing here Monday.

    South African traders see India as best overseas market
    New Delhi, Nov 23 : India's booming economy and rising disposable incomes are major draws for small traders from South Africa who are participating in this year's ongoing India International Trade Fair (IITF), hoping to bag lucrative orders from affluent Indians, many of whom "don't even bargain".

    Indian eves hoping for a winning start against Proteas
    Bengaluru, Nov 23 : Riding high on confidence after notching an innings win in the one-off Test at Mysuru last week, the Mithali Raj-led Indian women's cricket team will seek to carry the momentum into the one-day series against South Africa commencing here Monday.

    Afro-pop musician who sings for African women
    By Mohammed Shafeeq, Hyderabad, Nov 23 : Disowned by her family for daring to challenge traditions by acting in films, Fatoumata Diawara ran away from home to act in theatre. She now sings not just for her passion but for women and children of Africa.

    India offers training in solar energy to foreign professionals
    New Delhi, Nov. 22 : The Ministry of External Affairs is facilitating a programme to train professionals from Nepal, Afghanistan and many other African countries in solar energy system under the ITEC (Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation) fellowship programme.

    African students adding new dimension to Indian university sports
    New Delhi, Nov 22 : Although African students are very few in number on all Indian campuses, they are powering a silent change in Indian sport.

    Indian helping to light up Gambia
    By Francis Kokutse, Banjul (Gambia), Nov 22 : Like many Indians who are proving to be philanthropists around Africa, Ram Mohan has set up a social business called Comafrique Intelizon Initiative and has embarked on the replacement of candles in villages in the Gambia with solar lights from India.

    Fudadin to replace Bravo in Windies Test squad
    St. John's (Antigua), Nov 22 : Guyana left-hander Assad Fudadin will replace Darren Bravo in the 15-man Test squad for the tour of South Africa, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced.

    S.African diplomat urges students to use sports to lead healthy lives
    New Delhi, Nov.21 : A senior diplomat of the High Commission of South Africa encouraged students of a school here to use the medium of sports and other forms of physical activity to lead healthy lives and ensure a good future for themselves.

    Hollande to visit Guinea next week, focus on fighting Ebola
    Paris, Nov 22 : French President Francois Hollande will visit the West African countries next week, including the Ebola-hit Guinea-Conakry Nov 28 and will focus on ways to eradicate the deadly virus, media reported Friday.

    South African president calls for end to racism in sports
    Johannesburg, Nov 21 : South African President Jacob Zuma Friday called for global efforts to end racism in sports.

    Morocco, US organisation sign MoU on 'Enterprise City' project
    Marrakech, Nov 21 : The Moroccan government and US institution Babson Global have signed a memorandum of understanding to conduct a feasibility study for the establishment of an "Enterprise City", a city dedicated to business, in the North African country.

    Mithali to continue leading India against South Africa
    Mumbai, Nov 21 : Right-hander Mithali Raj will skipper the Indian women's cricket team against visiting South Africa in the three-match One-Day International (ODI) series and the lone Twenty20 International.

    AB willing to bat down order for team's win
    Johannesburg, November 21 : South African captain AB de Villiers has expressed that he is willing to bat down the order in order to ensure that his team wouldn't lose in case of a batting collapse.

    Nando's expands presence in India, opens another outlet
    New Delhi, Nov 21 : Nando's, a chain of casual dining restaurants based in South Africa, has opened its third franchise of Flame Grilled Peri-Peri Chicken restaurant in Connaught Place here Thursday night.

    Ivory Coast's Africa Cup of Nations qualification marred by clashes
    Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Nov. 21 : Ivory Coast may have qualified for the African Cup of Nations but their 0-0 draw against Cameroon, which enabled the Les Elephants to enter Africa's elite tournament, was marred by clashes between fans and the police.

    US military may extend anti-Ebola mission in West Africa
    Washington, Nov 21 : The US military may extend its mission to combat the spread of Ebola in West Africa beyond six months, if there was a surge of new cases.

    Five killed in South Africa shootout
    Johannesburg, Nov 20 : Five people were killed Thursday in a shootout between drivers of for-hire mini buses in Johannesburg, a public transportation sector that has witnessed frequent clashes between rival associations of drivers.

    Clarke's hamstring injury not 'serious enough' to rule skipper out ...
    Sydney, November 20 : Cricket Australia physiotherapist Alex Kountouris has said that he hopes to see Captain Michael Clarke to play a part in the summer, despite hamstring injury ruling the skipper out of the ongoing ODI series against South Africa.

    Finch says Oz squad fighting for WC berths has helped team perform ...
    Wellington, Nov 20 : Australia's top order batsman Aaron Finch is of the opinion that fierce competition for World Cup berths is helping their side, as they look forward to completing a series win over South Africa in Melbourne on Friday.

    Why Fuse ODG refused Bob Geldof's offer to sing for Band Aid 30
    London, Nov 20 : Brit musician Fuse ODG has claimed that lyrics of Band Aid 30 is a lie and the message of the song did not reflect what Africa is truly about.

    Finch's ton, Smith's 73 off 55 help Oz secure 73-run win over Proteas ...
    London, Nov 20 : Australian all-rounder Steve Smith knocked a brilliant 73 runs off 55 deliveries as Aaron Finch fired away a ton to help Australia record a 73-run win over South Africa in the third ODI at Manuka Oval.

    Australia move to 2nd place in ODI rankings
    Dubai, Nov 20 : Australia leadpfrogged South Africa to take the second place in the International Cricket Council (ICC) One-Day International (ODI) rankings, according the latest chart released Thursday.

    US hails Morocco's encouragement of women entrepreneurs
    Marrakech, Nov 20 : US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker has hailed the leadership of Morocco's King Mohammed VI in encouraging entrepreneurship and women entrepreneurs, noting that the North African country's achievements in this area are "truly fantastic".

    Cote d'Ivoire qualify for Africa Cup
    Abuja, Nov 20 : Cote d'Ivoire qualified for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) after playing a goalless draw against Cameroon in Abidjan.

    Ghana beat Togo to qualify for Africa Cup
    Accra, Nov 20 : Ghana defeated Togo 3-1 at the Tamale Sports Stadium to secure a place at next year's Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to be held in Equatorial Guinea Jan 17-Feb 8.

    Nigeria out of Africa Cup
    Nairobi, Nov 20 : Defending champion Nigeria was held to a 2-2 draw by already qualified South Africa to miss out on the 2005 Africa Cup of Nations Wednesday.

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