Africa

  • Members of the Sikh community during their centenary celebrations in Kisumu town, Tuesday.
    Mar 12, 2014 12:58 IST

    Despite statue damage, Sikhs mark 100 yrs in Kenya's Kisumu county

    Kisumu residents, who recently brought down a religious monument erected in the centre of the lakeside city, claiming it was satanic, were overawed by the colour, splendour and solemnity rolled out by members of the Sikh community by celebrating 100 years of the Siri Guru Singh Sabha Temple in commemoration of which the damaged monument was built.

  • Feb 28, 2014 12:52 IST

    S African Indian educationist honoured for lifetime of service

    A retired South African Indian educationist, who went back to college to complete his qualifications at the age of 55, has been honoured for a lifetime of service. Kunwar Singh (80), who is better known across the country by his nickname Kokkie, received the annual award titled 'To Honour Those Who Serve', made by the Shree Bharat Sharda Mandir.

  • Nelson Mandela
    Jun 27, 2013 08:19 IST

    Whole world is praying for Mandela, says Ban Ki-moon

    UN leader Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday that the whole world is praying for Nelson Mandela as the legendary South African leader fights for his life. Ban called Mandela "one of the giants of the 20th century".

  • Jun 27, 2013 07:04 IST

    Mandela remains critical, family divided over his final resting place

    While former South African president Nelson Mandela is still fighting for his life in a hospital in Pretoria, his family is squabbling over his final resting place.

  • Jun 27, 2013 02:41 IST

    Mandela critical, Zuma cancels Mozambique trip

    South African President Jacob Zuma cancelled a trip to neighbouring Mozambique today, intensifying speculation about a deterioration in the health of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, who remains critically ill in hospital.

  • Nelson Mandela
    Jun 25, 2013 02:17 IST

    Family gathers as fear grows for 'critical' Mandela

    The family of critically ill anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela gathered around his hospital bedside on Monday as millions in South Africa and across the world feared for the worst. "The doctors are doing everything possible to ensure his well being and comfort," South African President said.

  • Jul 30, 2013 15:05 IST

    Nigeria: 12 die in blasts in Kano's Christian area

    Multiple explosions that blasted a bar and entertainment area in a Christian quarter of Nigeria's northern and mainly Muslim city of Kano killed at least 12 people, the military said Tuesday.

  • Jul 31, 2013 02:30 IST

    Egypt's feared secret police are back

    Egypt's interior ministry announced the resurrection of several controversial police units that were shut down following the country's 2011 uprising.

  • Robert Mugabe
    Jul 31, 2013 12:05 IST

    Polls open in Zimbabwe's tense presidential vote

    Zimbabweans today began casting ballots in a fiercely contested election dominated by Robert Mugabe's bid to extend his 33-year rule and overshadowed by suspicions of vote rigging.

  • Aug 01, 2013 14:50 IST

    Four Russians injured in Ethiopian helicopter crash

    A helicopter en route to the United Nations mission in South Sudan crashed Wednesday in Ethiopia, with four Russian crew members injured but no one killed, civil aviation officials said.

  • Aug 01, 2013 17:49 IST

    Zimbabwe poll monitors allege problems

    A poll monitoring group in Zimbabwe says it has found a "wide range of problems" in elections there and that the poll was compromised by a campaign to stop voters from casting ballots.

  • Aug 02, 2013 10:58 IST

    Morsi backers plan fresh rallies, defying Egypt's police

    Supporters of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi urged fresh rallies on Friday, raising fears of renewed violence as police prepared to disperse them amid international appeals for restraint.

  • Robert Mugabe
    Aug 02, 2013 16:18 IST

    Zimbabwe opposition rejects disputed poll result

    Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's party claimed today that he is on course for a landslide win, in an election branded a sham by his rivals, but which the African Union said was fair and credible.

  • Aug 02, 2013 21:48 IST

    Egypt: Morsi backers defy police with fresh rallies

    Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi have expanded their vigils in Cairo, starting a third near the capital's international airport. That's in defiance of threats from authorities to break-up their sit-ins.

  • Aug 03, 2013 02:09 IST

    Egypt: Morsi backers defy cops with fresh rallies

    Islamist backers of Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi staged defiant rallies Friday, with police firing tear gas at demonstrators, after the government ordered their protest camps to be broken up.