Monday, October 23, 2017

KENYA: TWO BODIES RECOVERED FROM SATURDAY’S PLANE CRASH

Two bodies suspected to be of victims of Saturday's helicopter accident have been recovered from Lake Nakuru on Monday. They were ferried in a...

ZAMBIA: ATTEMPTS TO REDUCE MATERNAL MORTALITY HAMPERED BY POVERTY

Vice President of Zambia’s Medical Association Samson Chisele, has said that the country’s effort at reducing maternal mortality from 224 to 100 per 100,000...

GHANA: SCORES INJURED AS ACCRA-BOUND TRAIN DERAILS

A train has derailed in Ghana's capital Accra on Monday morning. Local news reports say scores have been injured but emergency services are yet...

KENYA: ODINGA’S SISTER TO BE CHARGED FOR VIOLENCE

Kenya's chief prosecutor’s office is expected to charge opposition leader Raila Odinga’s sister and Fred Outa, an opposition senator with incitement to violence and...

SOMALIA: SIX KILLED IN NEW ATTACK

Somalia security sources have said six people were killed in a roadside bomb with three others injured. A minibus carrying farmers in a town...

NIGERIA: FEMALE BOMBERS KILL 13 IN MAIDUGURI

Security sources in Nigeria have confirmed that 13 people have been killed with 16 others wounded in a suicide attack by three female suicide...

RWANDA: UN ACCUSES GOVERNMENT OF COMPROMISING TORTURE INVESTIGATION

The U.N. subcommittee on torture prevention has accused Rwanda government of compromising its fact-finding mission. Rwandan authorities prevented the U.N. delegation from accessing some detention...

USA: TAAT INITIATIVE TO PRODUCE 513M TONS OF FOOD AND LIFT...

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has rolled out an initiative with 655 actions aimed at producing 513 million tons of additional food and lifting...

SOMALIA: PRESIDENT FARMAJO DECLARES WAR ON AL-SHABAAB

Somalia's President Mohammed Abdullah Farmajo is expected to declare a "state of war" against the al-Shabaab extremist group thought to be responsible for...

EGYPT: MILITANTS KILL 14 AND INJURE 8 IN A SHOOTOUT

An Egyptian security official has said militants in southwest Cairo have killed 14 policemen in a shootout. The official said the exchange of gunfire...