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Lagos building collapse: 8 persons so far confirmed dead

The death toll recorded during the building collapse, which happened Sunday, on Ibadan Street, in the Ebute Metta area of Lagos State, has increased to eight. A statement by the National Emergency Management Agency confirmed the development on Monday. “Two male...

UN warns of ‘avalanche of child deaths’ from drought

More than 10 million children are among those facing severe drought in the Horn of Africa. The UN's children's body, Unicef, estimates that this figure is three million higher than it was just two months ago. They say that unless more...

Migrant shipwrecks off Tunisia claims 17 lives

The death toll from several migrant shipwrecks off the Tunisian coast has risen to 17 people, a judicial official said on Sunday. On Saturday the Tunisian coast guard said four boats, carrying 120 African migrants headed for Italy, had sunk...

BREAKING: CBN office on fire [VIDEO]

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Makurdi cash office is on fire. The cause of the fire is not known but fire fighters were yet to arrive the building located in old GRA in Makurdi as of the time of...

Exposed power line kills 26, injures two in DR Congo street

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At least 26 people were electrocuted on Wednesday in two separate incidents after coming into contact with an exposed power cable south-west of the capital Kinshasa. Government officials said 24 women and two men were killed instantly and another two...

How Nigeria lost $7.199billion to fire outbreaks in 2021 – Rauf Aregbesola

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By Paul Adaji (ABUJA) - Nigeria's Interior Minister, Rauf Aregbesola, has disclosed that the country lost N3trillion (or $7.199,859,000.00) to 2,845 fire outbreaks in 2021. The minister, who made this known on Wednesday while decorating the newly promoted Deputy Controllers-General (DCGs) of...

Bauchi crashes: 413 killed, 2,157 injured in 480 incidents in 2021 – FRSC

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By Armstrong Allahmagani (BAUCHI) - The Sector Commander, Road Safety Corp in Bauchi state, Yusuf Abdullahi, has stated that 413 people lost their lives in 480 crashes that occurred from January to December, 2021, across the state. He said this in...

Burundi prison fire kills 38

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By Kwanta Douglas - At least 38 prisoners were killed and 69 were injured after a fire broke out at a jail in Burundi's capital Gitega early Tuesday morning, according to TheEastAfrican. It quoted sources as saying that, the fire destroyed...

Congolese refugees in Uganda return home

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By Jacob Kubeka - Thousands of Congolese citizens who fled to Uganda for protection on Monday have begun to return home after learning that the delicate security situation had "somewhat normalized." Some of the refugees observed crossing back into Uganda on...

Fuel tanker blast kills 99 persons in Sierra Leone

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At least 99 people were killed and more than 100 injured in the capital of Sierra Leone late on Friday when a fuel tanker exploded following a collision, local authorities said The accident occurred in a busy street in the...

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ANC gathers to choose leader to replace Jacob Zuma

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South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) is preparing to choose a new party leader to succeed President Jacob Zuma. The main candidates are the...

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