Lake Victoria, Tanzania: Dozens drown in ferry capsize

Image copyright Stephen Msengi Image caption Volunteers have been helping rescue efforts At least 40 people have died after a ferry carrying hundreds of people capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania. One official told the Reuters news agency the number who drowned could be more than 200. Rescue efforts have been halted until dawn on Friday. […]

Grobbelaar: Football saved me after trauma

Bruce Grobbelaar last donned a Liverpool shirt in 2016 for a legends game Former Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar says football “saved him” after he was forced to kill opposition fighters while serving in the army. Grobbelaar, 60, fought in the Rhodesian Bush War in the 1970s and says he still experiences “cold sweats” when reminded […]

Lake Victoria, Tanzania: Hundreds feared missing as ferry capsizes

Image copyright Stephen Msengi Image caption Volunteers have been helping rescue efforts Hundreds of people are feared missing after a ferry capsized on Lake Victoria in north Tanzania. A senior local official told Reuters that 42 people had been confirmed dead, adding that rescue efforts had been suspended until dawn on Friday. Another official said […]

Deqa Dahir shot dead in Mogadishu: Somali troops detained

Image copyright Dahir family Image caption Deqa Dahir was eating an ice cream when she was shot Four soldiers have been arrested in Somalia after a nine-year-old schoolgirl was shot dead in the capital, Mogadishu, police say. Deqa Dahir died and another girl was wounded when bullets hit their school bus while it was stuck […]

Bobi Wine back in Uganda ‘to fight’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Bobi Wine faces treason charges for allegedly attacking the president’s convoy in August Ugandan pop star-turned-MP Bobi Wine has returned home after receiving medical treatment in the US for injuries he says he suffered in custody. The opposition politician has addressed huge crowds of supporters at his house. Police escorted […]

Nigeria Air plans stall before take-off

Nigeria Air plans stall before take-off

Image copyright FAAN Image caption Nigeria Air was due to start commercial flights in December Nigeria has suspended plans to relaunch its national airline two months after the attempt to revive the carrier was announced. Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika broke the news on Twitter after a cabinet meeting, saying ministers had made “the tough decision” […]

South African Kessie Nair arrested for rant against Cyril Ramaphosa

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cyril Ramaphosa became president in February after Jacob Zuma was forced to resign A convicted South African fraudster has been arrested over a racist rant against the country’s President Cyril Ramaphosa on social media. Kessie Nair is due to appear in court on charges of inciting violence and crimen […]

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un agrees to shut missile site

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un signed what they say is “a leap forward” North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has agreed to shut one of the country’s main missile testing and launch sites. He signed a pledge to permanently close the Tongchang-ri facility, after talks in Pyongyang with his South Korean […]

Trump on Sessions: ‘I don’t have an attorney general’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Trump said in an inteview he was “very disappointed” in Mr Sessions US President Donald Trump has said he does not “have an attorney general” in his fiercest attack yet on Jeff Sessions. In an interview with Hill.TV, Mr Trump renewed criticism of Mr Sessions’ decision to step aside […]

Florence: Two patients dead after van swept away in floods

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Officials say rivers in South Carolina could reach their highest levels by the end of this week or early next The death toll from Storm Florence has risen to 37 after officials confirmed the deaths of two South Carolina mental health patients, officials say. Police say they died on […]

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