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Al-Shabab Attacks Kill 17 In Somalia

Al-Shabab Attacks Kill 17 In Somalia

The al-Shabab militant group launched a series of attacks since Saturday that led to the death of at least 17 people in Somalia. Lower Shabelle region officials told VOA Somali that the militants attacked the town of Qoryoley late Saturday using rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns, killing nine people. The town’s Mayor Sayid Ali […]

Boats Still Missing After Cyclone

Boats Still Missing After Cyclone

 At least 30 boats are still missing in the central Mozambican city of Beira, following the devastation caused by cyclone Idai, which hit the city on 14 March. These were small boats used to carry passengers and cargo in the Beira area, and to districts such as Buzi and Muchanga, and were owned by members […]

Train Collision In Angola Kills 18 People

Train Collision In Angola Kills 18 People

The number of deaths caused by the collision of two trains in the south-western Namibe Province rose to 18, plus fourteen other citizens that are receiving treatment in hospital for serious injuries. The tragedy took place when a Moçâmedes Railway Company (CFM) train transporting black granite collided with another CFM train operating at the service […]

Deadly Northern California Wildfire Rages Largely Unchecked

Deadly Northern California Wildfire Rages Largely Unchecked

 The deadly Northern California wildfire that has forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes burned virtually unchecked Sunday as fire crews surveyed a small town that was reduced to an ashy moonscape of blackened trees and smoldering rubble. Firefighters worried that high winds could fan the flames even further. “Right now, it’s […]

Five Killed, Scores Injured As Rainstorm Wreaks Havoc In Taraba

Five Killed, Scores Injured As Rainstorm Wreaks Havoc In Taraba

At least five people were killed while several others sustained varying degrees of injuries as rainstorm wrecked havoc in Jalingo in the early hours of saturday. Among those injured were eight Youth Corps members, nine students of Taraba State University, Jalingo and the Chaplain of St. Thomas Aquinas Chaplaincy, Rev. Fr. Pontianus Jaffla.  Besides, properties […]

Three Feared Dead, Many Injured As Train Derails In Lagos

Three Feared Dead, Many Injured As Train Derails In Lagos

At least three people were dead, on Thursday morning, at the Abattoir area of Agege, in the outskirts of Lagos State when a train derailed. Several person were seriously injured while many vehicles and other property worth several millions were destroyed. Lagos State police spokesman, Olarinde Famous-Cole, who confirmed the incident said that the train […]

Many Trapped, Five Rescued As Another Building Collapses In Lagos

Many Trapped, Five Rescued As Another Building Collapses In Lagos

Barely two years after a three-storey building collapsed at Swamps Street on Lagos Island, another building yesterday collapsed in the same axis, trapping scores underneath the rubbles. As at 7p.m., five children and 10 adults had been rescued, with many still trapped under the rubbles. An eyewitness said some customers who were eating in the […]

Several Wounded As Police Disperse Anti-El-Zakzaky Protest In Kaduna

Several Wounded As Police Disperse Anti-El-Zakzaky Protest In Kaduna

The police, in Kaduna on Thursday, dispersed hundreds of anti-Zakzaky protesters at the Government House Kaduna, leading to several sustaining minor injuries while trying to run to safety. The youth, who filed out carrying banners and placards, were mistaken for Shi’ites, loyal to Sheikh Zakzaky and his proscribed group, Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN). Few […]

Latest Mediterranean Tragedy Pushes Number of People Perishing In 2016 Beyond 5,000

Latest Mediterranean Tragedy Pushes Number of People Perishing In 2016 Beyond 5,000

Highlighting that the number of causalities in the Mediterranean Sea this year has crossed 5,000 with the latest reports of about 100 people feared to have drowned, the United Nations refugee agency has called on countries to increase pathways for admission of refugees. According to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), […]

South Africa: 3 Killed After Plane Crashes Shortly After Taking Off in Mpumalanga

South Africa: 3 Killed After Plane Crashes Shortly After Taking Off in Mpumalanga

Three people were killed when their light aircraft crashed on a mountain immediately after taking off in Mpumalanga, the South African Police Services posted on its Facebook page on Sunday. According to the post, the victims – two men and one woman – had not yet been identified, but were believed to be from Mpumalanga. […]

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