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At Least 7 Pupils Dead In Classroom Collapse Disaster In Nairobi

At Least 7 Pupils Dead In Classroom Collapse Disaster In Nairobi

At least seven pupils were confirmed dead after a class collapsed at Precious Talent Top school in Kawangware, in Nairobi on Monday morning. Six died at a local Catholic dispensary where they had been rushed for treatment, while the seventh body was pulled out of the rubble. “I am from the Catholic hospital where six […]

Scores Feared Drowned in ‘Worst Mediterranean Tragedy of the Year’

Scores Feared Drowned in ‘Worst Mediterranean Tragedy of the Year’

More than 100 migrants and refugees are feared drowned after the boats they were travelling in capsized off Libya’s coast in the Mediterranean Sea, Al Jazeera reports. Ayoub Qasim, a spokesman for Libya’s coast guard, is quoted as telling The Associated Press that two boats carrying around 300 migrants sank around 120km east of the capital, […]

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 […]

30 Killed In Angola Mine Collapse

30 Killed In Angola Mine Collapse

At least 30 people died after a mine collapsed at Chipindo municipality in Angola’s south-west Huíla Province, state media confirmed. According to Radio Nacional de Angola (RNA), the tragedy happened at Chiwele locality where the illegal gold miners were at work.   “The prospectors were extracting gold in the mine when it collapsed due the […]

Ethiopian Airlines Flight To Nairobi Crashes

Ethiopian Airlines Flight To Nairobi Crashes

An Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa crashed en route on Sunday morning, leaving no survivors, the airline has announced. First news of the crash came in an announcement from the office of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, which said on Twitter that it “would like to express its deepest condolences to the families of those […]

Hundreds Missing After Iron Ore Mine Dam Collapses In Brazil

Hundreds Missing After Iron Ore Mine Dam Collapses In Brazil

Brazilian rescue workers on Saturday searched for roughly 300 missing people after a tailings dam burst at an iron ore mine owned by Vale SA, amid faint hopes of finding many alive, three years after a similar disaster involving the miner. Nine people have been found dead after the dam burst on Friday, while nearly […]

Tsunami Sweeps Indonesia Beach

Tsunami Sweeps Indonesia Beach

 During a busy holiday weekend, a tsunami apparently caused by the eruption of an island volcano killed more than 160 people around Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, sending a wall of water crashing ashore and sweeping away people attending a beach concert along with hundreds of houses including hotels, the government and witnesses said. More than 700 […]

19 Killed In Kapchorwa Bus Accident In Uganda

19 Killed In Kapchorwa Bus Accident In Uganda

Nineteen people have been confirmed dead in an accident that occurred today afternoon at Towei hill in Sipi town council, Kapchorwa district. The accident occurred when a government-owned bus, registration number UG 2833E belonging to Kiryandongo Technical Institute, lost control and veered off the road at about 4.30pm along the Kapchorwa-Sironko road. It overturned several […]

8 Corp Members Drown In Taraba

8 Corp Members Drown In Taraba

On Saturday August 4, 2018, nine 2018 Batch A corps members drowned during a picnic at Mayo-Selbe in Gashaka LGA of Taraba State, where all the corps members affected were posted to serve. Local residents around the Mambilla Plateau area had reported that heavy rainfall around the 7,000 feet above sea level increased the volume […]

Caring For Widows -The Pain, The Guilt, The Journey

Caring For Widows -The Pain, The Guilt, The Journey

I helped set up International Widows Day after seeing the harsh injustices endured by my mother when she became a young widow When my mother was widowed at the age of 37 following my father’s death from tuberculosis her grief was compounded by a cruel social stigma that she endured her whole life. That was […]

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