AFRICA

More than 630 civilians killed in Syria anti-IS fight: monitor

More than 630 civilians killed in Syria anti-IS fight: monitor

March 23, 2019 11:03 pm

Beirut: More than 630 civilians were killed in the six-month operation against the Islamic State group that culminated in its defeat by US-backed Syrian forces on Saturday, a monitor said. The civilian dead — among them relatives of IS fighters — included 209 children and 157 women, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group […]

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Death toll from cyclone surpasses 500 in southern Africa

Death toll from cyclone surpasses 500 in southern Africa

March 22, 2019 9:07 am

Chimanimani : A week after Cyclone Idai lashed southern Africa, flooding still raged Thursday as torrential rains caused a dam to overflow in Zimbabwe, threatening riverside populations. The confirmed death toll in Zimbabwe, neighboring Mozambique and Malawi surpassed 500, with hundreds more feared dead in towns and villages that were completely submerged. Aid agencies and several governments continued to […]

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Death toll from cyclone surpasses 500 in southern Africa

200,000 people in Zimbabwe affected by floods, cyclone: UN

March 21, 2019 9:28 pm

Geneva: The number of people in Zimbabwe affected by a devastating cyclone and flooding has jumped to 200,000, with most of the damage occurring near the Mozambique border, the UN said Thursday. The initial estimate of those hit in Zimbabwe was 15,000 but World Food Programme (WFP) spokesman Herve Verhoosel told reporters in Geneva that […]

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At least 24 dead, dozens missing in Zimbabwe after cyclone

March 16, 2019 7:52 pm

Harare: At least 24 people have been killed and dozens are missing in parts of eastern Zimbabwe hit by the peripheral effects of tropical cyclone Idai which lashed neighbouring Mozambique, government said Saturday. Zimbabwe’s ministry of information announced on Twitter that so far the “number of deaths is confirmed at 24 mainly from Chimanimani East,” […]

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Ethiopia mourns crash victims as plane's 'black box' found

With 18 Canadians dead, Trudeau calls Ethiopia crash ‘devastating’

March 10, 2019 11:53 pm

Montreal: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday deplored the “devastating news” that 18 Canadian nationals were among the 157 people killed in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner. “Devastating news from Ethiopia this morning,” Trudeau said on Twitter. “Our thoughts are with all the victims on Flight ET302, including the Canadians who were on board.” Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said the Ottawa government was in “close contact” with Ethiopian authorities to gather […]

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Ethiopia mourns crash victims as plane's 'black box' found

Indians, Americans, Chinese among 157 killed in Ethiopian plane crash, says authorities

March 10, 2019 6:56 pm

Addis Ababa: The Ethiopian Airlines CEO and Kenya’s transport minister say Indians, Canadians, Chinese, Americans and others are among the many nationalities among the victims of Sunday morning’s deadly plane crash after takeoff from Addis Ababa. Authorities earlier said 32 Kenyans and nine Ethiopians were killed. Now they add 18 Canadians; eight each from China, the United States and Italy; seven […]

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Ex-president seeks international help on Burundi peace accord

Ex-president seeks international help on Burundi peace accord

March 9, 2019 10:28 pm

Nairobi: Former Burundi president Pierre Buyoya, the subject of a government arrest warrant, has urged the international community to intervene over what he termed breaches of the country’s peace accord. The warrant against him was one such violation of the Arusha agreement of 2000 that ended a brutal civil war in Burundi, Buyoya claimed in a letter to […]

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Prince Harry, Meghan visit mountain school in Morocco

Prince Harry, Meghan visit mountain school in Morocco

February 24, 2019 9:05 pm

Asni (Morocco): Prince Harry and his pregnant wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, are visiting a school high up in Morocco’s rugged Atlas Mountains. Harry and Meghan landed in the mountain town of Asni on Sunday morning on a whirlwind official visit to Morocco. They arrived by helicopter from the capital of Rabat and were welcomed by pupils from a school run by a Moroccan foundation that […]

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Pak briefs African and SCO envoys about situation after Pulwama attack

Pak briefs African and SCO envoys about situation after Pulwama attack

February 17, 2019 7:55 pm

Islamabad: Pakistan Sunday briefed ambassadors from African and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) countries about the situation after the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 41 CRPF soldiers. India held a briefing for envoys of 25 countries, including from P5 nations — US, China, Russia, the UK and France — in New […]

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Three arrested for duping over 1,000 people across India

Son of Mozambique’s ex-president arrested in graft case

February 17, 2019 7:46 pm

Maputo: The son of Mozambique’s former president Armando Guebuza was arrested on Saturday in a legal crackdown on suspects linked to a USD 2 billion government debt scandal, local media and judiciary sources said. Ndabi Guebuza, the oldest of Guebuza’s four children, was picked up from his home in the capital Maputo. Maputo-based independent STV […]

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