Africa East Africa World 

Uganda: New Year firework crush kills nine

Ugandan police have said at least nine people including a 10-year-old boy suffocated to death during a stampede to see a New Year’s firework display. The victims got stuck in a narrow corridor in a shopping mall near Uganda’s capital, police said in a statement. Big gatherings for New Year’s Eve were allowed for the first time since the start… Read More
Africa Cameroon Sports World 

Eight fans dead in a stampede at AFCON

– – At least eight people are reported dead during a match between host nation Cameroon and Comoros at the African Cup of Nations. Dozens of people have also sustained injuries in the crush outside the stadium. Reports say crowds attempted to enter the Yaounde Olembe stadium to watch Cameroon beat Comoros 2-1 to qualify to the semi-finals. The stadium… Read More
Africa Southern Africa World Zimbabwe 

Zimbabwe: Stampede at Mugabe body viewing

There has been a stampede at the viewing of the body of former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe at the Rufaro Stadium on Thursday. SADC News reported of several people sustaining injuries during the stampede as scores line up to have a final viewing of Mugabe’s body. Police have since tightened security at the pitch here Mugabe’s coffin has been placed… Read More