AFRICA

At least six dead in Morocco train crash: public TV

At least six dead in Morocco train crash: public TV

October 16, 2018 6:54 pm

Rabat: A train derailed near the Moroccan capital killing at least six people and injuring more than 70 others on Tuesday, public television 2M said. An AFP photographer at the accident scene said rescue workers were working to retrieve bodies from the overturned train. Images on social media showed carriages hurled across the tracks. The crash occurred around 20 kilometres north of Rabat between […]

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Ethiopian PM hands half of cabinet to women

Ethiopian PM hands half of cabinet to women

October 16, 2018 6:48 pm

Addis Ababa: Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Tuesday unveiled a downsized cabinet where, in a first, half the members are women, a top official said. Women occupy key positions in the 20-member cabinet that includes a newly created Ministry of Peace to oversee the federal police and intelligence agencies, Abiy’s Chief of Staff Fitsum Arega said. “Women are assigned to run key ministerial portfolios including ministries […]

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Boko Haram kills another aid worker in NE Nigeria

Boko Haram kills another aid worker in NE Nigeria: Govt

October 16, 2018 2:05 am

Abuja: Islamic State-allied Boko Haram jihadists have killed another kidnapped female aid worker in northeast Nigeria, the government said on Monday, a month after one of her colleagues was murdered. Information minister Lai Mohammed did not identify the victim but described the killing as “dastardly, inhuman and ungodly”, and vowed to push for the release […]

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Gandhi statue sparks controversy in Malawi

Gandhi statue sparks controversy in Malawi

October 14, 2018 1:54 am

Blantyre: Over 3,000 people have signed a petition opposing a planned statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Malawi’s commercial capital Blantyre, saying the Indian independence hero had done nothing for the southern African country. Work on the statue began two months ago along a road named after Gandhi. The Malawi government says it is being erected […]

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US charity school in Liberia in rape scandal storm

US charity school in Liberia in rape scandal storm

October 13, 2018 11:37 pm

Monrovia : An acclaimed US charity operating in Liberia has admitted to major failings after girls at a school set up to save them from a life of sexual exploitation were systematically raped. “We are profoundly, deeply sorry,” the charity More Than Me said on its website on Saturday after US investigative media said girls at a pioneering school […]

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Nigerian troops foil Boko Haram attack on base: army

Nigerian troops foil Boko Haram attack on base: army

October 13, 2018 10:35 pm

Kano (Nigeria): Nigerian troops have foiled an attempt by Boko Haram fighters to overrun a military base in the restive northeast leaving six soldiers wounded, the army said on Saturday. Troops “successfully repelled (a) Boko Haram terrorist attack” on a base in the town of Arge in Borno state on Friday, armyspokesman Texas Chukwu said […]

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Egypt condemns 17 to death for church attacks

Egypt condemns 17 to death for church attacks

October 11, 2018 10:37 pm

Cairo: An Egyptian military court on Thursday sentenced 17 people to death over a series of suicide bombings of churches claimed by the Islamic State group that left dozens dead. Another 19 people were handed life prison terms and 10 were sentenced to between 10 and 15 years, judicial and security officials said. Seventy-four people […]

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More than 40 dead in Kenya bus accident

More than 40 dead in Kenya bus accident

October 10, 2018 3:47 pm

Nairobi: More than 40 people have been killed in a bus accident in western Kenya early Wednesday, police said. “Reports reaching me are that more than 40 people died on the spot but it could be more because the roof of the bus was ripped off,” Rift Valley Provincial Traffic Officer Zero Arome told to […]

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Britain records surge in religious hate crime: Home Office data

‘Nigerian’ man wanders in Greater Noida village, unable to recall name, details: Police

October 9, 2018 2:13 am

Noida (UP): A man believed to be a Nigerian national was found wandering in a village in Greater Noida Monday, unable to recall his name or other details, police said. The man, who appeared around 35 years of age, was found in Jaganpur village of Gautam Buddh Nagar at night. The villagers grew suspicious about […]

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39 dead in DR Congo oil tanker collision: Official

39 dead in DR Congo oil tanker collision: Official

October 8, 2018 1:40 am

Kinshasa : Thirty-nine people died in an oil tanker accident in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to an official death toll Sunday, as President Joseph Kabila decreed three days of mourning for the victims. Earlier tolls put the number of dead at between 20 and 60. The accident happened early on Saturday when the oil tanker collided with a vehicle on a […]

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