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Plane crash kills 10 people in South Sudan

– Advertisement – At least ten people have died in a plane crash in South Sudan. The incident occurred in the eastern Jonglei State, at Pieri airstrip shortly after takeoff while heading to the capital, Juba. A team of investigators is being sent to the site to conduct preliminary investigations. The plane belonged to a local aviation company, the South Supreme Airlines. The firm has not yet issued a statement on the crash. Jonglei State Governor Denay Jock Chagor said he received the news with “shock and horror” and sent condolences…

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Plane crash kills 10 people in South Sudan

– Advertisement – At least ten people have died in a plane crash in South Sudan. The incident occurred in the eastern Jonglei State, at Pieri airstrip shortly after takeoff while heading to the capital, Juba. A team of investigators is being sent to the site to conduct preliminary investigations. The plane belonged to a local aviation company, the South Supreme Airlines. The firm has not yet issued a statement on the crash. Jonglei State Governor Denay Jock Chagor said he received the news with “shock and horror” and sent condolences…

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Humanitarian Crisis in Tigray Deepens as Fighting Continues

The situation in Ethiopia’s Tigray region is worsening as fighting between Tigray’s People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and government troops continues, with no end in sight. Aid agencies on the ground say thousands of people have been killed in the fighting, and many more have been displaced. The International Red Cross is warning that international aid must be scaled up urgently if a major humanitarian crisis is to be averted. Dominik Stillhart, director of the International Committee of the Red Cross told the BBC the people in Tigray were in dire…

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Uganda: Bobi Wine withdraws election result challenge

– Advertisement – Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine on Monday announced that he was withdrawing a court case challenging last month’s presidential election results. Incumbent President Yoweri Museveni was declared winner of that election but Wine alleges that the poll was characterized by fraud and irregularities. Since filing the case in court, the opposition politician whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi and his supporters had been subjected to abuse. Bobi Wine said he was withdrawing the court challenge alleging bias by Supreme Court justices hearing the case. “We have decided…

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Tanzania’s President calls for prayer and fasting to defeat Covid-19

– Advertisement – Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has called for three days of prayer and fasting to defeat Covid-19. Magufuli last year declared that Covid-19 was satanic and refused to order vaccines for his citizens. According to Magufuli the vaccines could harm the population, but he didn’t provide any evidence to back that claim. He said Tanzania had defeated Covid-19 last year and would win again this year, urging Tanzanians not to panic. The vice-president of Tanzania’s semi-autonomous islands of Zanzibar, Seif Sharif Hamad, died on Wednesday – nearly three…

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Kenyan woman ‘ridiculed’ for marrying disabled man

– Advertisement – A Kenyan woman, Susan Njogu Eling has spoken about how she was ridiculed for her decision to marry a disabled Australian man. Susan Njogu Eling three years ago married Philip Eling who was born with muscular dystrophy – a disease that causes progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass. Susan told the BBC that she was called a gold-digger for her decision to marry her husband after photos of their wedding were shared online. The Kenyan first moved to Australia and enrolled for a diploma in working…

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Uganda: Police arrest activists for flogging Museveni’s effigy

– Advertisement – Two people have been arrested by the Ugandan Police for flogging an effigy of President Yoweri Museveni. The two men, Luta Ferdinand Male and Nsereko Asharf, described themselves to police as activists of a social movement. They flogged the effigy on a busy road in the capital, Kampala as they accused the president of malpractice in the January elections. Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesman Patrick Onyango has confirmed the arrests. The police have also confirmed that the suspects will face charges of being a public nuisance. PHOTOS: Police have arrested…

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Ugandan army pilot dies in helicopter crash after take-off

– Advertisement – Ugandans have been paying tribute to a young female army pilot who died in a helicopter crash on Thursday. Uganda’s army confirmed the death of the pilot, identified as Captain Caroline Busingye in the crash after take-off near Entebbe. According to the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) spokeswoman Brig Flavia Byekwaso, the incident happened during a flight training session. “Today afternoon at about 2:15pm a jet ranger piloted by two cadet trainees on a mutual training flight came down immediately after take off near Lido beach. The…

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Kenya’s government wants caning re-introduced in schools

– Advertisement – Corporal punishment has been widely accepted as negative way of disciplining children whether at home or at school. For many activists against the practice, the human rights of these children are violated when caned. Corporal punishment is said to have serious effects on the health, safety and security of children as well as increasing the risk of physical abuse. Many countries have abolished caning in schools, replacing that with other forms of punishments that don’t inflict injuries on children. Kenya was one of those countries that banned…

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Mystery sickness kills at least 15 people in Tanzania

– Advertisement – At least 15 people have reportedly died in Tanzania following an unidentified illness in the south-western part of the country. Over 50 others have also been hospitalized over the illness which causes many to experience nausea and vomit blood. Health officials said on Sunday that victims die within hours after vomiting blood but the Health Ministry of Tanzania has ruled out any outbreak of a disease. The ministry has however sent a team of experts to the area to investigate the reports. Photo: BBC – Advertisement –…

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