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Dead toll raises to nine in Tanzanian flood

Nine people were killed in floods in the Tanzanian city of Dar es Salaam, officials said on Monday. Downpours, common during the East African country’s rainy season, caused the flooding, which badly damaged infrastructure, said Dar es Salaam police official, Lazaro Mambosasa. FOLLOW US ON:  INSTAGRAM, LINKEDIN, YOUTUBE, TWITTER & FACEBOOK Major roads were flooded, …

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UN calls for global funding for people in DR Congo

The UN on Friday called for global funding for 13 million people facing hellish living conditions in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after years of factional bloodshed and lawlessness. President Joseph Kabila’s government chose not to attend a UN pledging conference held in Geneva Monday. Kinshasa has denied there is …

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Ethiopia: Over 1,100 detained under state of emergency

More than 1 100 people have been arrested in Ethiopia since the nation declared a state of emergency following the prime minister’s resignation last month, state media reported on Saturday. Hailemariam Desalegn’s surprise resignation came after more than two years of anti-government protests and increasing divisions in the ruling party. …

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24 dead people in Tanzania road crash

Twenty-four people died after a bus collided with a truck in eastern Tanzania on Saturday evening, according to a witness and press reports. “A public transport minibus collided with a truck in Mparanga, in the Mkuranga district,” witness John Nyoni said by telephone. “We were able to count with 24 …

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Humanitarian crisis worsen in the Democratic Republic of Congo

A humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo is worsening and has reached catastrophic levels in some parts of the country, with millions facing severe hunger, the UN Security Council warned. At least 13.1 million Congolese are in need of humanitarian aid including 7.7 million who are severely food …

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opposition parties

Two opposition parties in Sierra Leone have expressed grave concerns over the election process so far, saying it does not reflect the will of the people. Coalition for Change (CFC) and National Grand Coalition (NGC) claim that their agents were evicted from some polling stations when the counting of votes …

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