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African, EU leaders meet on migrant crisis

Some 125,000 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean by boat this year, according to UN figures, with the vast majority arriving in Italy before travelling on to other EU members. An estimated 2,400 have died en route.

Fresh deadly clashes hit central Africa, over dozen killed

There were also clashes on Tuesday and Wednesday in Bria, a central town.

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame sworn in for third term

The 59-year-old Kagame, who was re-elected with nearly 99 per cent of the vote, took a swipe at critics who regularly highlight repression and lack of freedoms in the tiny east African nation.

Kenya's defeated Odinga to take poll dispute to top court

Odinga has charged that the August 8 election was rigged in favour of Kenyatta through the hacking and manipulation of the electronic vote counting system.

Kenya's president takes early lead after peaceful vote

First results began to come in on Tuesday night but a very close race means it might take three days before a winner emerges. Officially, election authorities have up to a week to declare the outcome.

India-Africa trade may touch USD 117 billion by 2020-21: Report

Indian exports to the African continent are expected to grow to USD 70 billion by 2021-22 from USD 24 billion in 2015 -16 due to rising complementaries, the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry said in the report.

Eight killed in Senegal football stadium stampede in Africa

With the score at 2-1 during extra time, a fight broke out between fans of rivals US Ouakam and Stade de Mbour, reports Xinhua news agency. 

No girls allowed: Japan's men-only island gets UNESCO nod

The tiny landmass of Okinoshima is permanently manned by a Shinto priest who prays to the island's goddess, in a tradition that has been kept up for centuries.

G20: PM highlights India's development partnership with Africa

G20: PM highlights India's development partnership with Africa

Highlighting India's multi-layered development partnership with Africa, Modi also said the country has been helping Africa build capacity as well as improve infrastructure.

Malala Yousafzai's 'Hi' on Twitter draws over 350K followers in just 14 hours

Malala Yousafzai's 'Hi' on Twitter draws over 350K followers in just 14 hours

Her simple greeting 'Hi' on Twitter has garnered over 3,50,000 followers in no more than 14 hours.

Truck crash in Central African Republic kills at least 78

Hospital workers confirmed that 59 bodies are in the morgue and at least 18 others are with families for burial. 

Grenade-thrower gets 28 years jail in French jihadist cell trial

The convictions in a late night ruling on Thursday brought a close to an affair that predated the spate of Islamist-inspired attacks in France from early 2015 onwards, in which more than 230 people have been killed.

 

Death toll from central Africa clashes rises to around 100: Local officials

The death toll from clashes in Central African Republic has surged to around 100.

Goa MP writes to Sushma Swaraj to help Indians stranded in Africa

Lok Sabha member from South Goa Narendra Sawaikar has urged External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to help 14 Indians reportedly stranded on a Merchant Navy vessel at a port in Djibouti in Africa.

Humans originated in Europe, not Africa: Study

Humans originated in Europe, not Africa: Study

Researchers have assumed up to now that the lineages diverged five to seven million years ago and that the first pre-humans developed in Africa.

Narendra Modi says Africa a top priority, pitches for Asia-Africa growth corridor

Narendra Modi says Africa a top priority, pitches for Asia-Africa growth corridor

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that Africa was a top priority for his government`s foreign and economic policy and pitched for an Asia-Africa Growth Corridor with the support of Japan.

 

PM Modi pushes for Asia-Africa growth corridor with Japan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday pushed for an Asia-Africa Growth Corridor which involves India and Japan.

India must be an engine of global growth: PM Narendra Modi

India must be an engine of global growth: PM Narendra Modi

Our aim is that India must be an engine of growth as well as an example in climate friendly development in the years to come, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday.

UN to deploy rapid intervention force in central Mali

Rapid intervention force of Senegalese troops will soon be deployed in central Mali

Red Cross says finds 115 bodies in Central African Republic town

Red Cross workers have found 115 bodies in Central African Republic`s diamond-mining town of Bangassou after several days of militia attacks