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Two Ebola Health Workers Killed In the DRC

Two Ebola Health Workers Killed In the DRC

The health ministry of the Democratic Republic of Congo said Monday two community health workers engaged in Ebola prevention have been killed in the eastern North Kivu province. The ministry said the workers had been receiving death threats for months. Ministry officials, meanwhile, have confirmed the first case of Ebola in Goma, a city of […]

Ethiopians Hold Mass Funeral For Plane Crash Victims

Ethiopians Hold Mass Funeral For Plane Crash Victims

A memorial service has been held in Addis Ababa for the 157 people killed in last week’s Ethiopian Airlines crash. Investigators hope the plane’s black box recorders will reveal what caused the disaster. Thousands of Ethiopians gathered at the capital’s Holy Trinity Cathedral on Sunday for a mass funeral to honor the 157 victims of […]

Brandon Truaxe, Founder Of Deciem Skin Care Company, Is Dead At 40

Brandon Truaxe, Founder Of Deciem Skin Care Company, Is Dead At 40

Brandon Truaxe, the former CEO and founder of the skin care company Deciem, has died at age 40. An executive at the company confirmed Truaxe’s death in an email to Vox, which also obtained the email sent by acting CEO Nicola Kilner to Deciem’s staff. “I can’t believe I am typing these words. Brandon has passed […]

UN Peacekeepers Killed After Dawn Attack, Several Injured

UN Peacekeepers Killed After Dawn Attack, Several Injured

The UN Stabilization Mission in Mali, MINUSMA, reported on Saturday that two peacekeepers had been killed and several others wounded, following on from a coordinated attack at dawn, on a base in the north of the country. A proliferation of armed groups fighting government forces and their allies in the centre and northern areas of […]

Pik Botha, Global Face of South Africa’s Apartheid State, Dies at 86

Pik Botha, Global Face of South Africa’s Apartheid State, Dies at 86

Pik Botha, who became the global face of South Africa’s reviled apartheid government as Pretoria’s minister of foreign affairs, has died aged 86 after a lengthy illness, the eNCA news network reported on Friday, citing his son. By turns urbane and jovial, Botha, foreign minister from 1977 until the end of white rule in 1994, […]

John McCain, Republican Senator and Vietnam War Hero, Dies at 81

John McCain, Republican Senator and Vietnam War Hero, Dies at 81

John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee and Vietnam War hero who was a senior voice on defense and foreign policy in the U.S. Senate, has died. He was 81. McCain died at 4:28 p.m. Saturday, his office said in an emailed statement. His wife Cindy and his family were with the senator when he […]

Fire Guts More Than 54 Vehicles On Otedola Bridge, Lagos

Fire Guts More Than 54 Vehicles On Otedola Bridge, Lagos

No fewer than nine people died and about 54 vehicles burnt yesterday during a tanker fire outbreak on Otedola Bridge, a Lagos suburb on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. Four people – two of them critically – were injured as those caught in the fire tried to escape. The accident occurred at the peak of traffic as […]

Five Injured As Edo Market Goes Up In Flames

Five Injured As Edo Market Goes Up In Flames

A trader, identified simply as Mama Chichi, yesterday died when explosion rocked Evbuotubu Market in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State. Five others were injured in the fire which accompanied the explosion which reportedly came from adulterated kerosene. Several traders bemoaned their losses in the fire outbreak. The woman, who died, was said to […]

NECO Exams Candidates Killed By Herdsmen

NECO Exams Candidates Killed By Herdsmen

Two National Examination Council, NECO, candidates and 13 others have been killed by militant herdsmen in coordinated attacks on communities in Guma and Logo Local Government areas of Benue State in the early hours of yesterday. Vanguard gathered from the Chairman of Guma Local Government, Mr. Anthony Shawon, that the marauders invaded Tse Ishav in […]

First Female Chartered Accountant, Chief Olakunrin, Dies At 80

First Female Chartered Accountant, Chief Olakunrin, Dies At 80

The first female chartered accountant in Nigeria, Chief Olutoyin Olakunrin, is dead. She died at the age of 80. She was said to have passed on Sunday morning after she slumped during church service and was rushed to the hospital. A source privy to the incident said moments after, a large number of sympathisers began […]

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