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Japan pledges $14 bn in aid to Africa over 5 years
Japan pledges $14 bn in aid to Africa over 5 years

Japan said Saturday it would give $14 billion in aid to Africa over the next five years, as Tokyo scrambles to grab a share of resources and the potentially vast marketplace on offer.

Japan pledges $14 bn in aid to Africa over 5 years
African leaders eye big infrastructure for growth
African leaders eye big infrastructure for growth

Africa has witnessed remarkable growth over the past decade but must invest heavily in infrastructure to continue on this path.

African leaders eye big infrastructure for growth
WHO urges action against obesity as poor nations get fatter
WHO urges action against obesity as poor nations get fatter

Alarmed at expanding waistlines around the world, the UN's health agency has urged countries to get serious about reining in a ballooning obesity crisis.

WHO urges action against obesity as poor nations get fatter
Google eyes emerging markets networks: report
Google eyes emerging markets networks: report

Google has become deeply involved in a series of projects to build and operate wireless networks in emerging markets including sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.

Google eyes emerging markets networks: report
Africa to celebrate progress and 50 years of 'unity'
Africa to celebrate progress and 50 years of 'unity'

African leaders gathered Saturday ahead of extravagant celebrations for the 50th jubilee of the continental bloc, with Africa's myriad problems set aside for a day to mark the progress that has been made.

Africa to celebrate progress and 50 years of 'unity'
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China nears US in money to Africa: study

China committed more than $75 billion to Africa in the past decade, coming close to the level of US money although the nature of Beijing's support was far different.

China nears US in money to Africa: study
Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper. ©REUTERS/Chris Wattie
Canada pulls out of UN drought convention

Canada said Thursday it is pulling out of a UN convention that fights drought, mostly in Africa, becoming the only nation to walk away from a pact that Ottawa says is a waste of money.

Canada pulls out of UN drought convention
China president in Tanzania on start of African tour
China president in Tanzania on start of African tour

China's new President Xi Jinping jetted into Tanzania Sunday on the first stop of his three-nation Africa tour that underscores Beijing's growing presence in the resource-rich continent.

China president in Tanzania on start of African tour
Odds stacked against an Asian pope
Odds stacked against an Asian pope

Catholics in Asia and other parts of the world where the Roman Catholic Church is growing fast would dearly like to see the cardinals choose an Asian pope for the first time in history.

Odds stacked against an Asian pope
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233 million women lacking contraception in 2015: study

An estimated 233 million women in their fertile years will lack access to modern contraception by 2015, up from 221 million in 2010.

233 million women lacking contraception in 2015: study
Issa Hayatou, President of CAF. ©REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin
Football: Final four-year term for CAF boss Hayatou

Cameroonian strongman Issa Hayatou will be re-elected unopposed in Morocco on Sunday for a final four-year term as Confederation of African Football (CAF) president.

Football: Final four-year term for CAF boss Hayatou
Selling of flowers in Almaty. ©Yaroslav Radlovsky
3 million flowers delivered to Almaty for March 8

Flowers are mostly supplied from the Netherlands, Germany, France, Israel, Ecuador, Kenya and Colombia to Almaty.

3 million flowers delivered to Almaty for March 8
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Third world is swamped with fake TB drugs: study

Africa, India and other developing countries are awash in fake or sub-standard drugs for tuberculosis, fuelling the rise of treatment-resistant strains of TB.

Third world is swamped with fake TB drugs: study
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Astana crew returned from Africa Eco Race-2013

Kazakhstan’s Astana crew has safely returned home from Sonangol Africa Eco Race-2013.

Astana crew returned from Africa Eco Race-2013
Astana team. ©Tengrinews.kz
Africa Eco Race-2013 Kazakhstan crews bound for Almaty

Kazakhstan crews Shagirov/Moroz (winners of the race's T2 class) and Sazonov/Sakhimov were ranked 11th and 18th in their Auto category.

Africa Eco Race-2013 Kazakhstan crews bound for Almaty
Jean-Louis Schlesser (L) and Marat Abykayev. ©Tengrinews.kz
Africa Eco Race 2013 organizers suggested to arrange race in Kazakhstan

Marat Abykayev, president of Kazakhstan Automotorsport Federationб suggested to Jean-Louis Schlesser to arrange a race in Kazakhstan.

Africa Eco Race 2013 organizers suggested to arrange race in Kazakhstan
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Racing: Astana racers left for Africa Race

Kazakhstan’s Astana is represented by 4 maintenance vehicles and 3 crews.

Racing: Astana racers left for Africa Race
Netanyahu aims to deport tens of thousands of Africans
Netanyahu aims to deport tens of thousands of Africans

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday he aims to repatriate tens of thousands of African illegal migrants and that the inflow into Israel from the Sinai peninsula has been brought to a halt.

Netanyahu aims to deport tens of thousands of Africans
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Dakar-2013: Arthur Ardavichus told about goals of Astana crew in Dakar-2013 rally

The most important goal for Kazakhstan's Astana crews is to keep our teams safe both in Africa Race an in Dakar Rally Raid: Arthur Ardavichus.

Dakar-2013: Arthur Ardavichus told about goals of Astana crew in Dakar-2013 rally
Ghana mall collapse raises fears of future tragedy
Ghana mall collapse raises fears of future tragedy

The deadly collapse of a six-storey shopping centre in Ghana's capital Accra due to construction flaws, has raised fears of more such tragedies in the West African boom town.

Ghana mall collapse raises fears of future tragedy