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China’s Xi Jinping hails ‘sincere friendship’ with Africa

China’s new President Xi Jinping hailed the strength of ties with African nations today, in a keynote speech given on his first trip as head of state to the continent.

42 Malawians suffocate to death in truck: Tanzanian minister

Forty-two immigrants from Malawi were found dead in a truck in central Tanzania, having perished from asphyxiation, Deputy Interior Minister Pereira Silima said on Tuesday.

"They died of suffocation

US would welcome Ethiopia peacekeepers in Abyei: Clinton


US secretary of state Hillary Clinton on Monday endorsed the idea of a peacekeeping force in Sudan’s disputed Abyei region and encouraged both sides in the conflict to take up an Ethiopian offer of troops.

India: $190m new line of credit for Tanzania

Tanzania drummed up a colourful African welcome for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as he walked into state house, the hundred-year-old colonial complex lined with traditional dancers, moving to the rhythms of Africa, the venue of the hour long talks he held with Tanzanian president Jakaya Kikewete on Friday.

Manmohan departs after landmark Africa trip

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday concluded a six-day visit to Ethiopia and Tanzania that took India's burgeoning ties with Africa to a new high.

Just $5 bn for Africa? Yeh dil mange more

A Tanzanian businessman is determined to raise the bar for India's Africa diplomacy. In a half-page advertisement carried in a prominent local daily, he has ridiculed India's grant of $5 billion credi

Tanzania arms depot blasts kill at least 17: PM

Explosions at Tanzanian Armed forces arms depots in the economic capital Dar es Salaam killed at least 17 people, Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda said on Thursday.

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