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British mercenary Simon Mann goes on trial Tuesday in Equatorial Guinea for allegedly plotting to oust the oil-rich country's iron-fisted ruler -- a charge that could carry the death penalty. Other well-connected Britons such as Mark Thatcher, the son...

| 17-Jun-08 3:43 AM GMT

Fuelled by high commodity prices, illegal gold-mining is on the rise in Ghana, Africa's second-biggest source of the metal, and is hitting both the major producers and the national economy. "It's a big loss to both the country and to legal mining comp...

| 16-Jun-08 11:43 PM GMT

Iowa, Mississippi begin to fallIOWA CITY, Iowa, June 16 (UPI) -- Officials of cities along the Iowa and Mississippi rivers breathed a little easier Monday as the rivers retreated from their crests well above flood stage.As water levels fell in Cedar ...

| 16-Jun-08 5:15 PM GMT

Nelson Mandela on Monday urged South Africans to put aside racial differences in a video address for the country's Youth Day, a rare appearance for the anti-apartheid icon as he approaches 90. "The struggle for democracy has never been a matter pursue...

| 16-Jun-08 4:25 PM GMT

Kenya has urged African governments to boost food security in the face of soaring prices at the opening a regional meeting of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization. "Until the incident of hunger is brought down and imports reduced by raising the ...

| 16-Jun-08 1:53 PM GMT

At least 40 people drowned and around 100 are missing after a boat carrying illegal immigrants from Libya to Italy capsized, an Egyptian security official said on Monday. Forty bodies have been recovered after the boat sank shortly after leaving the p...

| 16-Jun-08 1:35 PM GMT

The Sasol (NYSE:SSL) South Africa Wheelchair Basketball team wrapped up a five day-day training camp at the Vodacom Mandeville Indoor Centre in Johannesburg this weekend.Most of the players heading for the Beijing Paralympics attended the camp, which was f...

| 16-Jun-08 1:21 PM GMT

South Africa won bronze in four nations women's hockey tournament after beating the host country Ireland, 2-1 in the 3rd and 4th playoff match, the South African Press Association reported.The South Africans bounced back after trailing 0 -1 at the halftime...

| 16-Jun-08 1:11 PM GMT

The global food crisis threatens to destroy years of economic progress in Africa, a high-profile international panel said Monday as it urged the international community to live up to its aid promises. A 32-page report released Monday by the Africa Progress...

| 16-Jun-08 12:25 PM GMT

Britain is gathering allies to put pressure on Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe if he steals the upcoming election, sources told The Times of London. The newspaper, citing unnamed diplomatic sources, reported Monday that Britain is drawing up plans to urge...

| 16-Jun-08 12:05 PM GMT

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on Monday threatened to arrest opposition leaders over mounting violence ahead of this month's run-off, as he faced the most serious challenge to his 28-year rule. "Sooner rather than later we are going to accuse the M...

| 16-Jun-08 11:42 AM GMT

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on Monday threatened to arrest opposition leaders over mounting violence ahead of this month's run-off, as he faced the most serious challenge to his 28-year rule. "Sooner rather than later we are going to accuse the M...

| 16-Jun-08 11:42 AM GMT

At least 40 people drowned and around 100 are missing after a boat carrying illegal immigrants from Libya to Italy capsized, an Egyptian security official said on Monday. Forty bodies have been recovered after the boat sank shortly after leaving the p...

| 16-Jun-08 11:06 AM GMT

At least 40 people drowned and around 100 are missing after a boat carrying illegal immigrants from Libya to Italy capsized, an Egyptian security official said on Monday. Forty bodies have been recovered after the boat sank shortly after leaving the p...

| 16-Jun-08 11:06 AM GMT

Nigeria head coach Shaibu Amodu said that the team was not assured of a ticket for the next stage of the 2010 World Cup and African Cup of Nations qualifiers."It is never over until it's over," he told a post-match interview after the Super Eagles pipped E...

 

Foreigners displaced by a recent wave of anti-immigrant violence in South Africa face entrenched hostility if they choose to return to their neighbourhoods, a research body said Monday. "The factors that existed a month ago are still there," said Adri...

 

Angolan national football team's 3-1 defeat by Uganda last Saturday in the Ugandan capital Kampala will not affect the performance of the players in next Sunday's match, a senior sports official said here on Monday.Augusto Silva "Alvarito," secretary-gener...

 

Entrepreneurs around the Ummah ( Muslim community) convened here on Monday to tap into the business potential within and beyond Islamic countries in Africa.Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 12th private sector meeting among Islamic countries, Ekmeled...

 

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Monday wrapped up her two-day visit to Israel and the West Bank, saying that the Jewish state's continued settlement building could hurt Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.Rice, who arrived in Israel late Sat...

 

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