Friday, September 24, 2021

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Three dead, dozens hurt in Burundi blasts

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Police and media accounts revealed that a series of explosions blasted Burundi's economic hub on Monday evening, killing at least three people and injuring scores more. The explosions in Bujumbura came after a deadly grenade explosion in a pub in...

Tunisia rescues 166 migrants at sea, 16 found dead

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Tunisia rescued 166 migrants trapped at sea for over a week on Thursday, security authorities said, and recovered the bodies of 16 others who died attempting the treacherous Mediterranean journey to Europe. The migrants, who ranged in age from 15...

Cyber attack disrupts South African container terminals

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A cyber attack disrupted operations at South Africa's busiest container terminals, the biggest on the continent, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Thursday. Transnet, which operates major South African ports, including Durban and Cape Town,...

At least 17 migrants drowned in a shipwreck off Tunisia coast- Red Crescent

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By Kwante Dougas - According to the Tunisian Red Crescent, at least 17 Bengali migrants drowned in a shipwreck off the coast of Tunisia as they attempted to cross the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy, while more than 380 were...

Ethiopia conflict heats up as Amhara region vows to strike Tigray forces

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On Wednesday, Ethiopia's battle in Tigray's northern province appeared to be intensifying after the prime minister announced the end of a government ceasefire and the neighboring Amhara region stated it would go on the attack against Tigrayan forces. The Tigray...

Ethiopia: Rebel forces launch new attack in Tigray

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Two weeks after the federal government declared a unilateral ceasefire in the face of rebel gains, Tigrayan troops claimed Tuesday to have launched a new attack in Ethiopia's conflict-torn northern region. After commencing the operation on Monday, Tigrayan forces seized...

Over 300 migrants seeking to enter Europe rescued in Mediterranean

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After six rescue operation in a few days, SOS Méditerranée's Ocean Viking picked up 369 new migrants in the Mediterranean on Sunday night, according to the NGO. According to SOS Mediterranean's Twitter feed, the ship now has 572 survivors on...

Czech tornado victims to get instant access to rebuilding aid- Govt

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The Czech Republic government in Prague have on Monday decided that people whose homes were damaged when a tornado struck in the south-eastern Czech Republic last week would be eligible to about 80,000 euros (95,480 dollars) in aid as...

Volcano: Over 500,000 people are in urgent need of safe drinking water in DR...

The medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on Wednesday said more than half a million people in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo have lost their supply of drinking water as a result of the recent volcanic...

Oil Spillage: Agip Company shuts down facility in Bayelsa

The Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) on Wednesday confirmed an oil leak from its Idu oilfields at Egbebiri settlement within Biseni in Yenagoa LGA in Bayelsa, resulting in its shutdown. It was gathered that the cause of the leakage, according...

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Tanzania to collect over US$26 million from tourist hunting

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Tanzania is hoping to collect more than 26 million U.S. dollars from tourist hunting in the 2018-2019 financial year, authorities have said. Hamis Kigwangala, the...

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