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UN seeks emergency funds to aid civilians fleeing CAR
New York, Apr 17 : United Nations humanitarian agencies and their partners on Wednesday launched a joint appeal to donors to fund emergency operations in support of the growing number of people who have been fleeing the conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) since last December.
Liberia steps up measures to control Ebola virus
Monrovia, April 16 : The government of Liberia has announced that measures have been stepped up to contain the Ebola outbreak in the West African country.
Unable to cop criticism, Proteas coach Russell Domingo will face more ...
Johannesburg, Apr.15 : South African cricket team coach Russell Domingo is running the risk of alienating himself from the fourth estate for not being able to sportingly cop criticism for the Proteas semi-final exit from the ICC World Twenty20 Cup that was played in Bangladesh recently.
CSA receives US$475,000 for finishing as the No 1 Test side
Dubai, Apr15 : Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Tuesday received a cheque of US$475,000 in recognition for its side finishing at the top of the Reliance ICC Test Team Rankings at the annual 1 April cut-off date.
ICC Test team rankings
Dubai, April 15 : South Africa bagged the International Cricket Council (ICC) mace and $475,000 for retaining their No.1 ranking in Test cricket on the cut-off date of April 1.
South Africa get $475,000 for ending No.1 in Tests
Dubai, April 15 : Cricket South Africa (CSA) Tuesday received $475,000 in recognition of their side finishing at the top of the ICC Test team rankings at the annual April 1 cut-off date.
UN urges action against banana disease
New York, Apr 15 : The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is warning countries to step up monitoring, reporting and prevention to tackle one of the world's most destructive banana diseases, Fusarium wilt, which recently spread from Asia to Africa and the Middle-East, and is now ...
UN urges help for people of Central African Republic
New York, Apr 15 : More than 70,000 people are now living in horrendous conditions crammed into the Central African Republic (CAR) Bangui airport - the lucky ones under weather-beaten tarps just yards from the runway. Others are in the open.
Nigeria becomes biggest economy in Africa
London, Apr. 14 : Nigeria has become Africa's biggest economy, after the government announced a long-overdue rebasing of the country's gross domestic product.
South African newspaper claims Pistorius is a habitual liar
New York, Apr. 14 : A leading South African paper has reportedly claimed that the Paralympic runner, who is facing trial for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, had lied to the media twice.
Myleene Klass flaunts washboard abs in tiny bikini
London, April 14 : Myleene Klass gave a deja vu moment from the TV show 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here' recently, when she sported a skimpy white bikini on a perfectly toned body in Cape Town, South Africa.
UN urges credible industrial policies to transform Africa
New York, Apr 12 : While Africa has recorded impressive economic growth in the past decade, more credible industrial policies and institutions are needed to advance the structural transformation of the continent, says a new report released on Friday by the United Nations and the African Union.
CAR refugees attacked as they flee to Cameroon
New York, Apr 12 : The United Nations refugee agency said on Friday it is extremely concerned by reports that anti-Balaka militiamen are blocking and attacking civilians trying to flee violence in the Central African Republic (CAR).
UN urges respect for Guinea-Bissau vote results
New York, Apr 12 : With preparations supported by the United Nations, voters in Guinea-Bissau head to the polls this Sunday in presidential and parliamentary elections many hope will bring stability to the tiny West African nation.
Oz to play 'beleaguered' Zimbabwe for first time in decade in ODI ...
Sydney, Apr 12 : Australia will reportedly play against Zimbabwe for the first time in a decade in a one-day international tri-series in August, despite the African nation's terrible playing standards and shocking cricket mismanagement.
Central African Republic receives additional US help
Bangui, April 11 : The US has extended additional support to the African-led International Support Mission in the Central African Republic (MISCA).
Proteas to manage Steyn 'carefully' following Wisden honour
Cape town, Apr 11 : South African bowling coach Allan Donald said that Dale Steyn will be carefully managed following the fast bowler being awarded the Wisden 'Cricketer of the Year 2013'.
The day Arnold Palmer 'pooped' on green!
Sydney, Apr 11 : South African golfing legend Gary Player has claimed that his friend and rival Arnold Palmer had once 'pooped' on the green while both were playing in Japan.
Think Strawberries signs on Corundum Tours for Africa promotion
New Delhi, Apr 11 : Travel marketing and PR firm Think Strawberries recently announced a collaboration with Corundum Tours as its India Representative for promotion of destinations in Africa.
UNSC establishes peacekeeping mission in CAR
New York, Apr 11 : Deeply concerned about the deteriorating security situation and ongoing human rights abuses in the Central African Republic (CAR), the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Thursday approved the establishment of a nearly 12,000-strong United Nations peacekeeping operation to ...
Around half million people murdered worldwide in 2012: UN
New York, Apr 11 : Almost half a million people across the world lost their lives in 2012 as a result of intentional homicide, with the highest murder rates logged in the Americas and Africa, and the lowest in Europe, Asia and Oceania, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reports.
West Africa: UN provides information to curb spread of Ebola
New York, Apr 11 : Together with Ministries of Health and other partners across seven countries in West Africa, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is using culturally-sensitive communication strategies to disseminate life-saving information in order to contain the often-fatal Ebola virus, ...
437,000 murdered worldwide in 2012: UN agency
United Nations, April 11 : Almost half a million people across the world lost their lives in 2012 as a result of intentional homicide, with the highest murder rates logged in the Americas and Africa, and the lowest in Europe, Asia and Oceania, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has said.
UN chief hails peacekeeping mission in CAR
United Nations, April 11 : UN Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon Thursday welcomed establishment of a UN peacekeeping operation in the war-torn Central African Republic (CAR) by the Security Council.
UNSC authorises 11,800 UN peacekeepers for CAR
United Nations, April 11 : The UN Security Council (UNSC) Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution to authorise a 11,800- strong UN peacekeeping force for the Central African Republic (CAR) to stop violence in the country.
UN establishes peacekeeping mission in CAR
New York, Apr 10 : Deeply concerned about the deteriorating security situation and ongoing human rights abuses in the Central Africa Republic (CAR), the UN Security Council on Thursday approved the establishment of a nearly 12,000-strong United Nations peacekeeping operation to protect civilians ...
Delegation from 19 countries witness Delhi polls
New Delhi, April 10 : A 30-member delegation from 19 countries, including many from Africa, Thursday visited some polling stations in the nation capital to observe the Indian democracy at work, said a senior poll panel official here.
Mega asteroid impact 3 bln yrs ago dwarfed dinosaur-extinction blast
Washington, April 10 : Researchers have now determined the power and scale of a cataclysmic event some 3.26 billion years ago, which dwarfs dinosaur-extinction blast, and is thought to have created geological features found in a South African region known as the Barberton greenstone belt.
Reeva's mom gets upset after prosecution compares slain model's head ...
Sydney, Apr 10 : The mother of murdered South African model Reeva Steenkamp had reportedly approached prosecutor Gerrie Nel after he compared her daughter's head to a watermelon and showed a shocking and graphic image of her fatal wound to the court during the Oscar Pistorius murder trial.
CSA announces franchise fixtures for 2014-15 domestic season
Johannesburg, Apr 10 : South Africa will reportedly get the opportunity to play more domestic cricket next season with Cricket South Africa (CSA) announcing the franchise fixtures for all three domestic competitions for the 2014/15 season.