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Car of Kanat Shagirov and Aleksandr Sakhimov. ©Vesti.kz
Africa Eco Race: despite setbacks Kazakh crews press on

Both Kazakhstan crews encountered a similar problem with their gears at the eight stage.

Africa Eco Race: despite setbacks Kazakh crews press on
Pilot Kanat Shagirov and navigator Alexandr Moroz. ©vesti.kz
Racing: Kazakhstan's Shagirov and Moroz in 4th place overall at Africa Eco Race 2014

Kazakhstan racers Kanat Shagirov and Alexandr Moroz are in the 4th place in the general ranking after Stage 7 of the Africa Eco Race 2014.

Racing: Kazakhstan's Shagirov and Moroz in 4th place overall at Africa Eco Race 2014
Pilot Kanat Shagirov and navigator Alexandr Moroz. ©vesti.kz
Shagirov and Moroz in 5th place after 5 stages of Africa Eco Race 2014

Kazakhstan's crew of pilot Kanat Shagirov and navigator Alexandr Moroz finished the 5th stage of Africa Eco Race 2014 in the 4th place.

Shagirov and Moroz in 5th place after 5 stages of Africa Eco Race 2014
Navigator Arslan Sakhimov (L), pilot Yuriy Sazanov (R). ©vesti.kz
Racing: Kazakhstan racing team ready for prestigious races in Africa

Kazakhstan’s Mobilex Racing Team is ready for Africa Eco Race, a prestigious marathon rally.

Racing: Kazakhstan racing team ready for prestigious races in Africa
Kuwait's Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Sabah. ©Reuters/Stephanie McGehee
Arab, Africa leaders to review economic ties at summit

Arab and African leaders are to start a two-day summit in Kuwait on Tuesday to review steps to promote economic ties between wealthy Gulf states and investment-thirsty Africa.

Arab, Africa leaders to review economic ties at summit
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'Omnivory' of Kazakhstan foreign politics according to Idrisov

Kazakhstan Minister of Foreign Affairs Yerlan Idrisov says that Kazakhstan makes up for being landlocked by diversifying its foreign relations.

'Omnivory' of Kazakhstan foreign politics according to Idrisov
African leaders call on M23 to end DR Congo rebellion for peace
African leaders call on M23 to end DR Congo rebellion for peace

African leaders wrapped up talks in Pretoria saying a peace deal for the Democratic Republic of Congo could be signed if the M23 movement declared an end to its rebellion.

African leaders call on M23 to end DR Congo rebellion for peace
E. Africa pirates took up to $413 mn since 2005: study
E. Africa pirates took up to $413 mn since 2005: study

Horn of Africa pirates have raked in up to $413 million in ransom since 2005, with most of it used to finance "global scale" criminal operations.

E. Africa pirates took up to $413 mn since 2005: study
Kenyan press up in arms over 'draconian' media bill
Kenyan press up in arms over 'draconian' media bill

Kenya's media reacted with shock and outrage Friday after parliament voted through a bill that could see journalists and outlets slapped with huge fines for violating a code of conduct.

Kenyan press up in arms over 'draconian' media bill
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S. Korea tobacco firm to pull chimp ad for 'Africa' brand

South Korea's top tobacco firm said Wednesday it would pull ads for its new "This Africa" brand of cigarettes after complaints the use of images of apes dressed as humans was racist.

S. Korea tobacco firm to pull chimp ad for 'Africa' brand
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New Global Slavery Index estimates 30 million affected

An estimated 30 million people worldwide are living in modern-day slavery.

New Global Slavery Index estimates 30 million affected
'Badge of shame' if Africa exits world court: Annan
'Badge of shame' if Africa exits world court: Annan

Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan said Monday it would be a "badge of shame" for Africa if its leaders voted to leave the International Criminal Court.

'Badge of shame' if Africa exits world court: Annan
US sees progress in global fight against child labor
US sees progress in global fight against child labor

The United States hailed "significant advancement" in 10 countries, mostly in Latin America and Asia, in combating the worst forms of child labor.

US sees progress in global fight against child labor
'Italy is not racist,' Africa-born minister says
'Italy is not racist,' Africa-born minister says

Italy's first black minister defended her adopted homeland Friday, insisting it is not racist even though she endured a series of racially-charged threats and taunts since assuming her post.

'Italy is not racist,' Africa-born minister says
Iron supplements do not boost malaria risk: study
Iron supplements do not boost malaria risk: study

Global health experts have warned against giving iron supplements in areas where malaria is rampant, but a study Tuesday found no rise in cases of the mosquito-borne disease among children who took iron.

Iron supplements do not boost malaria risk: study
Big animals crucial for soil fertility: study
Big animals crucial for soil fertility: study

The mass extinction of large animals in the Pleistocene era caused today's dearth of soil nutrients, scientists said Sunday, and warned of further damage if modern giants like the elephant disappear.

Big animals crucial for soil fertility: study
Obama warns Africa's 'tyrant' leaders
Obama warns Africa's 'tyrant' leaders

US President Barack Obama warned Sunday that Africa could only fulfill its rising potential with leaders who serve their people, not tyrants who enrich themselves.

Obama warns Africa's 'tyrant' leaders
White House sees great 'bang for buck' from Obama in Africa
White House sees great 'bang for buck' from Obama in Africa

The White House on Friday insisted President Barack Obama's looming trip to Africa was overdue and would give great 'bang for the buck,' pushing back at concerns over the journey's cost.

White House sees great 'bang for buck' from Obama in Africa
Fears for African rhinos in China rainforest
Fears for African rhinos in China rainforest

In a tropical Chinese rainforest, seven savannah-dwelling African rhinos are said to be awaiting release into the wild, raising fears for their welfare in a country with a booming rhino horn trade.

Fears for African rhinos in China rainforest
Illustration by Tengrinews.kz
Children of Ablyazov and Khrapunov among UN mission's councellors in Central Africa

Ilyas Khrapunov, and his wife Madina Khrapunova turned out to be on the diplomatic list of the permanent UN diplomatic mission in Africa.

Children of Ablyazov and Khrapunov among UN mission's councellors in Central Africa