Dozens dead, houses destroyed as Cyclone Idai hits Zimbabwe

Cyclone Idai has killed at least 64 people in eastern Zimbabwe and destroyed homes, bridges and roads, making rescue efforts difficult, a government minister said on Sunday. The tropical storm has already pounded neighboring Malawi and Mozambique. The latter has cut electricity exports to South Africa, which led to rolling blackouts in Africa’s most industrialized… Read More Dozens dead, houses destroyed as Cyclone Idai hits Zimbabwe

Dozens of children trapped as building containing primary school collapses in Lagos

At least one person was killed and dozens of children were among those feared trapped after a four-storey building containing a primary school collapsed in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos on Wednesday. Adeshina Tiamiyu, general manager of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, said that the agency had recorded one death so far in the disaster,… Read More Dozens of children trapped as building containing primary school collapses in Lagos

Hundreds of Banunu community members killed in ethnic crisis in DR Congo

More than 500 men, women and children from the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Banunu community were killed in attacks by Batende villagers in December, some beheaded and many slain as they tried to flee across a river, U.N. investigators said on Tuesday. The victims included a two-year-old baby thrown into a septic tank. Others were… Read More Hundreds of Banunu community members killed in ethnic crisis in DR Congo

Investigators recover black boxes of crashed Ethiopian Airlines plane

Investigators in Ethiopia found two black box recorders on Monday that will help piece together the final moments of an Ethiopian Airlines plane before it plunged, trailing smoke and debris, and crashed killing 157 people. China and Indonesia grounded their fleets of Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 aircraft on Monday, although most major airlines continued to… Read More Investigators recover black boxes of crashed Ethiopian Airlines plane

Ethiopian Airlines jet crashes killing all 157 passengers, crew members

An Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet bound for Nairobi crashed minutes after take-off on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board and raising questions about the safety of the Boeing 737 MAX 8, a new model that also crashed in Indonesia in October. Sunday’s flight left Bole airport in Addis Ababa at 8:38 a.m. (0538 GMT),… Read More Ethiopian Airlines jet crashes killing all 157 passengers, crew members

Policeman killed as Mai Mai militants attack Ebola treatment center in Congo

Armed Mai Mai militiamen attacked an Ebola treatment center at the heart of an outbreak of the disease in eastern Congo on Saturday, killing a policeman before being repelled by security forces, the local mayor said. The center in Butembo was the same one torched by unknown assailants last week, an attack that prompted Medecins… Read More Policeman killed as Mai Mai militants attack Ebola treatment center in Congo

Tens of thousands protest against long rule of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Tens of thousands of Algerians packed central Algiers to capacity on Friday to challenge President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s 20-year-old rule in the biggest protests in the capital in 28 years. The demonstrations, the latest in two weeks of rallies across the country against the veteran leader, were mostly peaceful, but police in the evening stepped up… Read More Tens of thousands protest against long rule of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika