MAPUTO, Oct 31 (BERNAMA-NNN-AIM) -- Mozambique's National Elections Commission (CNE) has announced that former defence minister Filipe Nyusi, the candidate of the ruling Frelimo Party, has won the presidential election held on Oct 15 with 57 per cent of the vote.

BEIJING, Oct 31 (BERNAMA-NNN-NAMPA) -- Japanese company Itochu and Tullow Oil, an independent oil and gas company, have withdrawn from participation in Namibia's much-anticipated Kudu gas-to-power project, says Minister of Mines and Energy Isak Katali.

LAGOS, Oct 31 (Bernama) -- A German national abducted a week ago in southwestern Nigeria has been released, Xinhua news agency reported.

NEW DELHI, Oct 31 (Bernama) -- India on Thursday offered to provide assistance to Sri Lanka to deal with a landslide in which some 200 people are feared to have been buried alive.

BEIJING, Oct 31 (Bernama) -- China on Friday pledged to provide non-reimbursable assistance of 500 million yuan (about US$81.43 million) to Afghanistan this year, Xinhua news agency reported.

MELBOURNE, Oct 31 (Bernama) - Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, who is in Suva Friday, for a two-day visit, is set to lift Australia's sanctions on Fiji that were imposed after the 2006 military coup.