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Toll from Kenya building collapse rises to 26

Wednesday, 04 May 2016 16:30
Nairobi: The death toll from a collapsed building in Nairobi due to heavy rains rose to 26 on Wednesday.A National Disaster Management Unit official said three more bodies were pulled out on Tuesday night, Xinhua news agency reported."Nine rabbits were…

13 killed in DR Congo attack

Wednesday, 04 May 2016 15:21
Kinshasa: At least 13 people were killed in Beni territory of Congo by suspected members of Ugandan rebel group Allied Democratic Forces (ADF).A non-governmental organisation led by human rights advocate Omar Kavota said the ADF rebels invaded Mimibo and Mutsonge…

Kenyan police nab suspect with IS links

Wednesday, 04 May 2016 11:35
Nairobi: Kenyan police said on Tuesday they are interrogating a suspect who was arrested last week for planning various terror attacks in East Africa.Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett said Mohamed Abdi Ali, a medical intern in Wote Hospital in…

Kenyan baby pulled out alive four days after building collapse

Wednesday, 04 May 2016 11:25
Nairobi: The Kenyan Red Cross Society on Tuesday announced that it rescued a baby from the rubble of a building 80 hours after it collapsed.The six-storey building, which was marked for demolition since 2014, came crumbling down in the residential…

Death toll from collapsed building in Kenya rises to 22

Tuesday, 03 May 2016 11:47
Nairobi: Death toll from a residential building which collapsed in Kenya's capital, Nairobi last Friday has risen to 22 after two more bodies were retrieved on Monday.Kenya National Disaster Operation Centre director Colonel Nathan Kigotho said 135 people have been…

Kenya commences nuclear technology assessment

Tuesday, 03 May 2016 11:53
Nairobi: Kenya said on Monday it has began a nuclear technology assessment study in order to determine the right technology to use to build nuclear power plant.Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board (KNEB) acting technical affairs director Winnie Ndubai told Xinhua in…

Seven killed in Kenya building collapse

Saturday, 30 April 2016 12:54
Nairobi: At least seven people were reported killed after a seven-storey building in Kenyan capital Nairobi collapsed in heavy rain.Local coverage from the scene showed a crowd gathering at the Huruma residential estate as rescuers dug for survivorson Friday night,…

Thousands of South Africans march to press for Zuma's ouster

Thursday, 28 April 2016 11:28
Johannesburg: Thousands of South Africans took to the streets across the country to press their demand for President Jacob Zuma's resignation.The protests on Wednesday, organised by over 75 civil organisations, followed a Constitutional Court judgment on March 31 which found…

34 terror suspects arrested in Algeria

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 11:15
Algeris: The Algerian army arrested at least 34 people over charges of offering support to terrorist groups in the provinces of Tizi Ouzou and El-Oued, the country's defence ministry has said.The ministry said in a statement on Tuesday that this…

Boko Haram ambushes military chief convoy in Nigeria

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 11:15
Abuja: The Nigerian Army on Tuesday confirmed an ambush on the convoy of the acting General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division, Brigadier-General Victor Ezugwu in the restive city of Maiduguri.Spokesperson for the Army, Col. Sani Usman, said in a statement…