Tag Archives: Africa

Outsider takes early lead in C.Africa presidential race

Bangui (Central African Republic) (AFP) – Early results from Central African Republic's presidential election Saturday gave former premier Faustin Archange Touadera a slim lead in the capital after a vote…

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Breast milk banks tackle high infant mortality in S. Africa

Johannesburg (AFP) – Patrick, a premature baby weighing a minuscule 1.2 kilos (2.65 pounds), was "saved" by a breast milk bank in South Africa, where child mortality is high despite…

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S.Africa strike against England on stroke of tea

Cape Town (AFP) – A wicket on the stroke of tea restored the balance for South Africa after England made a solid start on the first day of the second…

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Security tight as volatile C. Africa set for landmark elections

Bangui (Central African Republic) (AFP) – Central African Republic is set to hold key elections amid tight security on Wednesday, hoping to turn a page on the worst sectarian violence…

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Compton, Taylor hold up S. Africa in first England Test

Durban (South Africa) (AFP) – Nick Compton & James Taylor shared an unbeaten half-century partnership as England recovered from a poor start on a rain-hit first day of the first…

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Hundreds of African migrants storm Spanish border post

Madrid (AFP) – Hundreds of African migrants stormed a barbed wire-topped border fence between Morocco & the Spanish territory of Ceuta & 185 made it across, the Red Cross said….

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C. Africa authorities propose delaying elections to Dec 30

Bangui (Central African Republic) (AFP) – Transitional authorities in the Central African Republic proposed on Thursday delaying the presidential & legislative elections set for this weekend until next week, during…

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C. Africa authorities propose delaying elections to Dec 30

Bangui (Central African Republic) (AFP) – The transition authorities in the Central African Republic proposed on Thursday delaying the presidential & legislative elections set for this weekend until next week,…

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C. Africa constitutional reform clears way for new vote Sunday

Bangui (Central African Republic) (AFP) – Voters in the troubled Central African Republic overwhelmingly backed a constitutional referendum, clearing the way for parliamentary & presidential polls on Sunday. Electoral officials…

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S.Africa's SAA ordered to conclude planes deal with Airbus

Johannesburg (AFP) – South Africa's newly re-appointed finance minister on Monday ordered state-owned airline SAA to conclude a deal with Airbus to lease five A330 wide-body planes, after weeks of…

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