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2014: Time to Remember
New Delhi, 31 December: When Ebola ravaged humanity in Africa, the Asian nations witnessed severe blows of terrorism. Amid the chaos and disasters and killings, †two child right activists belonging to two conflicting nations jointly won the Nobel Peace prize, making 2014 one memorable year in the ...
Bats may have caused Ebola outbreak in West Africa
Washington, Dec 31 : Scientists are blaming bats as the possible reason behind the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease occurring in West Africa.
Amla, Ramdin satisfied with Proteas-Windies draw in second Test
Johannesburg, Dec 31 : South Africa captain Hashim Amla and West Indian captain Denesh Ramdin are both satisfied following their draw in the second Test as both the teams would now travel to Cape Town for the third and final Test with the hosts leading the series 1-0 and a series draw on the card.
Windies captain Ramdin pleased after draw
Port Elizabeth, Dec 31 : West Indies cricket captain Denesh Ramdin has said he was pleased with the efforts of centurions Kraigg Brathwaite and Marlon Samuels in the drawn second Test against South Africa here and hoped for the continued resurgence in the final Test starting Friday in Cape Town.
Windies pleased, Proteas frustrated after tame draw
Port Elizabeth (South Africa), Dec 31 : Adverse weather which plagued the second Test between South Africa and the West Indies returned to force the abandonment of the final day at St. George's Park here, as the contest finished in a tame draw.
Morkel heaps praise on Tahir for 'uprooting' Windies' batting order ...
Johannesburg, Dec 30 : South African bowler Morne Morkel has praised teammate spinner Imran Tahir for causing the collapse of the West Indies batting order on the fourth day of the second Test in Port Elizabeth.
McCullum believes drubbing by Proteas in 2013 fueled Kiwi rise in ...
Johannesburg, Dec 30 : New Zealand cricket team captain Brendon McCullum believes that their drubbing against South Africa in January last year led to his side's rise to record a year of Test wins.
Boy and bats spread Ebola in West Africa, say scientists
London, Dec 30 : A young boy playing near a colony of virus-infected bats may have precipitated the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, scientists said Tuesday.
Nigeria's squash champion calls for grassroots support
Abuja (Nigeria), Dec 30 : Nigeria's squash champion Sodiq Taiwo urged stakeholders to make grassroots development of the sport a topmost priority in Africa's most populous country.
Samuels presence key, says Brathwaite
Port Elizabeth (South Africa), Dec 30 : West Indies' rookie opener Kraigg Brathwaite has praised the influence of seasoned campaigner Marlon Samuels, following his third Test century and first outside of the Caribbean here.
Viom Networks plans African expansion; plans to raise Rs.1,500 crore
Kolkata, Dec 29 : Telecommunications infrastructure major Viom Networks, an over Rs.20,000 crore company, is considering expanding its overseas footprint by entering Africa to provide consultancy and managed services, a top official said.
When Flintoff froze after lions became his tent mates in African ...
Melbourne, Dec 29 : Former England Test international Andrew Flintoff has recalled his experience with lions when he was dropped into the wilderness in Africa for a documentary.
Allan Donald confident of Proteas' bowling ripping through Windies' ...
Johannesburg, Dec 29 : South Africa bowling coach Allan Donald is confident that his charges can rip through West Indies' batting order, despite the tourists being just two wickets down for 147 at stumps on day three of the second Test in Port Elizabeth on Sunday.
Du Plessis hopeful of positive result despite rain dampening day two ...
Johannesburg, Dec 28 : South African batsman Faf du Plessis believes that his side could still force a positive result despite rain dampening almost an entire day two of the second Test against West Indies in Port Elizabeth.
Ghana to train in Spain ahead of 2015 AFCON
Accra, Dec 28 : The head coach of Ghana's senior national football side, Black Stars, Avram Grant has picked Spanish city of Seville as venue for the team's pre-Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) camp.
Cops bid farewell to slain New York policeman
New York, Dec 28 : Some 25,000 policemen gathered Saturday to pay their last respects to Rafael Ramos, one of the officers killed a week ago in New York by a man who allegedly wanted to avenge the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of police.
Laws not enough against forceful conversions: African stateswoman
Kolkata, Dec 27 : Laws cannot tackle forceful religious conversions, and Africa needs education on "African lines" to handle the issue of ethnic clashes, a prominent African stateswoman and educator said Saturday.
Al Shabaab attacked African military base to avenge leader Godane's ...
Washington, Dec 27 : Somalia's al Qaeda linked militant group al Shabaab has said that they attacked the African Union military base on Thursday as revenge for the United States airstrike that killed their leader Ahmed Godane in September.
Dean Elgar claims patience behind consistent batting on first day of ...
Johannesburg, Dec 27 : South African batsman Dean Elgar claimed that patience was the best practice for his sides batsmen on the opening day of the Boxing Day Test against West Indies at St George's Park on Friday.
Debut was joy and butterflies, says West Indian pacer
Port Elizabeth (South Africa), Dec 27 : West Indies' left-arm seamer Kenroy Peters described his Test debut against South Africa as one of "joy and butterflies", and dedicated his first Test wicket to seven-week-old son Ethan.
UN slams attack on African Union base in Somalia
United Nations, Dec 27 : The United Nations Friday condemned an attack on the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), which led to the deaths of a number of peacekeeping soldiers and civilian contractors.
Kolkata to host global poetry fest
Kolkata, Dec 26 : Poets from India and nine other countries, including Italy, South Africa and China, will regale enthusiasts through a series of reading sessions at the ninth edition of World Poetry Festival (WPF) here.
Zambia to prepare in South Africa for AFCON
Lusaka, Dec 26 : The Zambia national football team has shifted its camp to South Africa to intensify preparations ahead of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), the country's governing body for the sport said Friday.
Four killed in Somalia terrorist attack
Mogadishu, Dec 26 : Three African Union (AU) soldiers and one civilian contractor were killed Thursday when terrorists attacked the base of the AU peacekeeping force known as AMISOM in Mogadishu, an AMISOM statement confirmed Friday.
Most South African women unhappy with sex lives: Study
Johannesburg, Dec 26 : Most South African women are not satisfied with their sex lives, a study has revealed while suggesting that low self-esteem in the bedroom may be the key reason for it.
Sushma Swaraj invites Indian diaspora to attend 'Pravasi Bhartiya ...
New Delhi, Dec. 26 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday invited all Indian diaspora to attend the 'Pravasi Bhartiya Divas' to mark the completion of 100 years of Mahatma Gandhi's return to India from South Africa.
Ramdin calls for 'self belief' from Windies ahead of Boxing Day Test ...
Johannesburg, Dec 26 : West Indies skipper Denesh Ramdin believes that his players should have the self belief to counter the top-ranked South African Test side in the Boxing Day Test in Port Elizabeth.
Al-Shabaab attacks AU base in Somalia
Mogadishu, Dec 25 : Al-Shabaab militants Thursday attacked the main base of the African Union (AU) peacekeeping force known as AMISOM here, with explosion and gunfire heard inside the base.
Ebola crisis may last until end of 2015, says expert
Johannesburg, Dec 25 : The Ebola crisis in West Africa may last through 2015, according to a scientist who helped identify the deadly virus.
Change mental approach, Windies captain Ramdin urges team
Port Elizabeth, Dec 25 : The West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin has said his team must change their mental approach ahead of the Boxing Day Test against South Africa at the St. George's Park here Friday.