Indian, African experts to participate in HIV-AIDS conference

Experts from India and East African nations will brainstorm ways to accelerate new preventive technologies for HIV-AIDS and to ensure greater role of low and middle-income economies in its vaccine research during a high-level technical session Tuesday.

Sushma Swaraj arrives for Asian African Conference

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday arrived here on five-day visit to attend the 60th commemoration of the historical 1955 Asian-African Conference and the 10th anniversary of the New Asian-African Strategic Partnership.

3 West African countries increase fight to end Ebola

The West African countries hit hardest by Ebola are ramping up efforts to eradicate the deadly disease using lockdowns, restrictions on burials and a warning to survivors about the potential dangers of unprotected sex.

Israeli party seeks to give voice to ultra-Orthodox women

The leader of Israel`s first ultra-Orthodox Jewish women`s party said Monday that it is fighting in next month`s general election to give a voice to a deeply downtrodden group.

Libya peace talks resume in Geneva

A new round of peace talks between Libya's warring factions resumed in Geneva on Monday as the country continued to sink into chaos.

Ebola death toll passes 3,300: WHO

The death toll in the world`s worst-ever Ebola epidemic has now soared past 3,300, with the virus killing almost half of the more than 7,000 people it has infected, according to World Health Organization figures released Wednesday.

Niger parliament speaker charged with baby trafficking

Authorities in Niger have issued an arrest warrant for the west African country`s speaker of parliament in connection with a baby trafficking scandal, his lawyers said Monday.

Goa Cong opposes usage of word `negro` for African nationals

Goa Congress on Wednesday objected to the usage of the word "negros" in the official documents by the state government to refer to the African nationals.

Ugandan president accuses sex as root of African problems

Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda, believes that the Africans are poor because they are lazy, too fond of sex and they just want multiply and fill the earth.

Two African nationals arrested for possessing cocaine

Two African nationals were today arrested on charges of drug peddling and 9 grams of cocaine was seized from their possession, police said

HCL Learning forays into Nepal, Middle East & Africa

The company's flagship product 'DigiSchool' has been introduced in 11 international schools in Middle East and Africa.

Italy pulls nearly 3,000 African migrants to safety

Italian navy pulled nearly 3,000 African sea migrants to safety early Saturday, media reports said.

Spain police arrest six in suspected jihadist cell

Spanish security forces launched pre-dawn raids Friday to break up a jihadist cell in Spain`s north African territory of Melilla, arresting six suspects, the government said.

Ahly desperate to avoid second African blow

Egyptians Al-Ahly want to avoid a second African exit within two months when they defend a one-goal CAF Confederation Cup lead at Moroccans Difaa El-Jadidi this weekend.

Show me more respect, blasts City star Toure

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure insists he doesn`t get enough respect from the rest of the football world because he is African.

Three Nigerians held for making fake passports

Police here Thursday claimed to have busted a gang of forgers with the arrest of three Nigerians who would prepare fake passports of African countries and forge Indian visas for overstaying in the country.

US strike killed al Shebaab commander: Somali officials

A US missile strike in southern Somalia on Sunday killed a senior al Shebaab commander who had masterminded suicide attacks by the al Qaeda-linked militant group, two Somali security officials said.

Nearly 700 African nationals deported in 2013 from Delhi

Half of Africans deported from Delhi due to lack of proper documents were from jurisdiction of Malviya Nagar police station, SHO of which was sent on leave for not cooperating with Somnath Bharti.

African asylum seekers in Israel seek world help

Thousands of African asylum seekers demonstrated outside Western embassies in Tel Aviv on Monday in a second day of mass protests against Israel`s immigration policies.

French army deploys in Central African Republic

Christians fearing reprisal attacks from the Muslim ex-rebels who control Central African Republic fled on foot by the thousands Saturday, as others ventured outside for the first in time in days only to bury their dead after the worst violence to rack the lawless country in months.