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Zimbabwe bus crash claims 43 lives

HARARE, June 8 ‑ Forty three people died and 24 others were injured when the driver of a Zimbabwe-registered bus lost control of the vehicle before it veered of the road and rammed into a tree, authorities confirmed on Thursday. National police spokesperson, Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba, said the accident, which involved a King […]

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Lesotho votes in third poll in five years

Maseru– Voters in the small southern African nation of Lesotho lined up to elect a national assembly in the country’s third election in only five years on Saturday. In a snap general election, more than three years earlier than scheduled – 1.25 million registered voters are due to elect 120 parliamentarians from 1,365 candidates belonging […]

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Senior South Sudan military official allegedly earning millions while facilitating conflict

JOHANNESBURG, June 1– A senior South Sudanese army official used his position to accumulate millions of dollars through personal business dealing while facilitating a conflict that has killed tens of thousands of people and displaced millions, a Washington-based group has claimed. The Sentry said Lieutenant-General Malek Reuben Riak, South Sudan army (SPLA) deputy chief of […]

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48 to face trial for Egypt church bombings

JOHANNESBURG, May 22– Forty-eight defendants have been referred to an Egyptian military court to face trial over three deadly church bombings in Egypt. A statement released by Egypt’s Prosecutor-General Nabil Sadek on Sunday said that in addition to being charged over the bombings, the 48 defendants would also be charged with being members of terrorist […]

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Tanzanian farmer killed by stray elephants

ARUSHA, Tanzania, May 21— A farmer was trampled to death by a herd of marauding elephants in southern Tanzania’s district of Tunduru, authorities said Sunday. The killed man was identified as Ally Kalengo, 56, of Kalulu village in the district 1,205 km from the Tanzania’s commercial capital Dar es Salaam. Limbega Ally, Tunduru District Acting […]