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Women set to take centre stage in ICC Qualifier Africa 2019

Uganda are the defending champions for the women's tournament, having memorably held off Zimbabwe in Windhoek two years ago.

May 05, 2019, 15:33 PM IST

China wants to have permanent military presence in Africa through CPEC: US Commander

The OBOR is Chinese President Xi Jinping's multi-billion project that focuses on improving connectivity and cooperation among Asian countries, Africa and Europe. 

Mar 08, 2019, 18:39 PM IST

Zimbabwe in 'total internet shutdown' amid violent anti-fuel hike protests

Thousands of Zimbabwean citizens were unable to access the internet on Friday after the government had ordered the nation`s biggest telecom operator to shut down its services again, amid the violent anti-fuel hike demonstrations that have rocked the African nation since this week. 

Jan 19, 2019, 09:19 AM IST

At least seven dead, 125 injured as train derails in Morocco

The train, which connects northern cities of Casablanca and Tangier, derailed at 10.10 AM in Sidi Bouknadel.

Oct 17, 2018, 08:23 AM IST

India considers Nelson Mandela as its own, cherishes special relationship with Africa: Sushma Swaraj at UNGA

Swaraj said, "India cherishes its special relationship with Africa and its people. Our close bonds are reflected in the philosophy of Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi," she said.

Sep 25, 2018, 05:54 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi to address BRICS Summit in South Africa, hold talks with Vladmir Putin, Xi Jinping

In South Africa, the PM will also hold bilateral meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russia's Vladimir Putin. 

Jul 26, 2018, 13:38 PM IST

In Uganda, PM Narendra Modi pitches India as a benign alternative to China

He however made no reference, direct or indirect, to China and left it to subtext.

Jul 25, 2018, 23:17 PM IST

Angelina Jolie praises Queen Elizabeth II

"The Queen's Green Planet" highlights the environmental project The Queen's Canopy, which aims to unite all the countries of the commonwealth in conservation efforts.

Apr 10, 2018, 16:26 PM IST

Printing gaffe sees England part of Africa in Commonwealth Games

The A$10 ($7.70) programme, being sold at newsagents and merchandise tents around the balmy Queensland resort, has England`s population listed at just over two million and their first Commonwealth Games appearance in 1970.

Apr 04, 2018, 09:55 AM IST

NTCA awaits Supreme Court verdict on bringing 'Cheetah' from Africa

The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has chalked out a plan to bring the Cheetah from Africa pending clearance from the Supreme Court, an NTCA official said.

Mar 04, 2018, 12:10 PM IST

Donald Trump's 's**thole' remark sparks outrage in Africa

Donald Trump issued a statement on Friday denying the vulgar words attributed to him.

Jan 13, 2018, 22:12 PM IST

Why should United States take immigrants from 'sh*thole countries': Donald Trump

President Donald Trump on Thursday questioned why the United States would want to have immigrants from Haiti and African nations, referring to some as "shithole countries," according to two sources familiar with the comments.

Jan 12, 2018, 08:01 AM IST

Casamance: 13 killed in attack in restive southern region of Senegalese

Gunmen shot dead 13 people and wounded seven others on Saturday in the forest of Senegal`s southern region of Casamance, the army said. 

Jan 07, 2018, 09:38 AM IST

One-legged Egyptian soccer players aim for a league of their own

The team hope to inspire other disabled Egyptians to take up the sport and eventually establish a federation which could regulate a domestic league for the disabled.

Jan 02, 2018, 18:05 PM IST

Islamic State: What happened to all the foreign fighters?

In France, officials say, around 1,700 people went to Iraq and Syria since 2013 to join IS. Of those, 400 to 450 have been killed, and 250 returned to France.

Dec 16, 2017, 08:35 AM IST

African footballers star in Europe

Morocco defender Hakimi became only the sixth African to score for reigning European champions Real Madrid as they routed Sevilla 5-0 in La Liga.

Dec 11, 2017, 19:16 PM IST

About 11,000 displaced people flee violence in central Africa

Violence near the northern border of Central African Republican has forced thousands of people to flock to the tiny town of Paoua, the Red Cross said Wednesday.

Dec 07, 2017, 00:17 AM IST

Burundi opposition group boycotts new round of peace talks in Tanzania

Burundi has been gripped by unrest since April 2015 when President Pierre Nkurunziza announced he would stand for a third term.

Nov 28, 2017, 15:07 PM IST

Zimbabwe`s next leader prepares to take power tomorrow

 Emmerson Mnangagwa, 75, will be sworn in as President at an inauguration ceremony on Friday.

Nov 23, 2017, 23:18 PM IST