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South Africa: Alleged parliament arsonist appears in court

– – A man suspected of setting ablaze South Africa’s parliament complex last Sunday has appeared in court. On Tuesday the Cape Town Magistrates Court charged the 49-year old, for arson and then adjourned hearing to January 11. National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila told journalists on Tuesday that the suspect named as Zandile Christmas Mafe was also found with an explosive. Other charges include, “House breaking” with intent to steal and theft, two counts of arson, possession of an explosive device and destruction of essential infrastructure. The suspects lawyer,…

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500 volunteers still battling fire on Mount Kilimanjaro

– – At least 500 volunteers continue to battle a fire on Africa’s tallest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzaia as they hope to bring it under control. The fire broke out on Sunday, according to the country’s National Parks service. Moto umezuka Mlima Kilimanjaro leo mchana na jitihada za kuuzima bado zinaendelea. Taarifa zaidi zitafuatia. #TANAPANEWS BY @PASCALSHELUTETE — Tanzania National Parks (@tzparks) October 11, 2020 But the Tanzania National Parks service said in a statement that “efforts to extinguish it are still ongoing,” adding that volunteers have managed…

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Pictures: How fire destroyed Gambia’s major industrial area

One of Gambia’s major industrial areas outside the capital, Banjul has been destroyed by fire with traders losing millions of dollars’ worth of goods. Many of the traders were left in tears after the fire outbreak which happened on Sunday evening, according to eyewitnesses. Some of the shops that were destroyed by fire. Photo: Facebook/EYE Africa TV Online According to some residents around the industrial area the fire started at a cooking gas store. Firefighters struggled to contain the fire and were only able to finally put it out on…

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Liberia: Dozens of children killed in school fire

At least 27 school children have been killed in a fire outbreak at an Islamic school in Liberia. There were two survivors who were taken to the hospital, the police said. The victims were 10 years old and above. Police spokesman Moses Carter said on Wednesday that “The kids were learning the Koran when the fire broke out.” According to police the fire outbreak was caused by an electrical issue, but the police say investigations are still ongoing. Meanwhile President George Weah has said that the fire started late on Tuesday…

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