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  • Sierra Leone mudslides: 105 children among hundreds killed in disaster

    August 16, 2017 8:50 PM 1

    President Ernest Bai Koroma said flags would fly at half-mast after calling the humanitarian challenge ahead "overwhelming" and seeking urgent help after visiting the devastated hilltop community of Regent on Tuesday. Officials at Freetown's central morgue said Wednesday that 105 of the more than 300 officially dead were children, and burials began on Tuesday

  • Marikana massacre no different to Sharpeville massacre

    August 16, 2017 8:48 PM 3

    Marikana - The President of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) Joseph Mathunjwa says the 2012 Marikana massacre is no different to the 1960 Sharpeville massacre. Muthunjwa said the Marikana incident, however, happened under the constitutional democracy. “It is shameful that the same people who claim to have liberated us and who condemned

  • Amcu commemorates Marikana tragedy

    August 16, 2017 8:27 PM 1

    Union leader says Lonmin workers were used as cannon fodder to reassure foreign investors that their interests were safe. Thousands of Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) members braved the windy, dusty weather on Wednesday, to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Marikana tragedy. Dressed in green union regalia, mineworkers

  • South Africa's Marikana widows: Still seeking justice

    August 16, 2017 7:17 PM 2

    Five years on since 34 miners were killed during a wage strike in South Africa, the families of the victims are still seeking justice - and an apology. An official inquiry established by President Jacob Zuma put much of the blame for the deaths, which came to be known as Marikana massacre, on the tactics used by police to disperse the 3,000 strikers

  • Quoting Mandela, Obama’s tweet after Charlottesville as the most liked ever

    August 16, 2017 6:48 PM 1

    A TWEET by former president Barack Obama about the violence in Charlottesville has become the most liked message in the history of Twitter, the company said on Wednesday. The tweet by the country’s first black president quoted Nelson Mandela. “No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin or his background or his religion,” Mr Obama

  • Floods kill more than 300, fears rise for 600 missing

    August 16, 2017 3:05 PM 2

    More than 300 killed and at least 600 people remain missing in the west African nation as calls for aid grow. Sierra Leone entered a week-long mourning period for the victims of the flooding that has killed more than 300 people, with fears that the death toll could rise as 600 remain missing. AFP news agency reported on Wednesday that among the dead were at least

  • Duterte celebrates killing of 32 alleged criminals in Philippine province

    August 16, 2017 2:54 PM 1

    'Let's kill another 32 every day,' Duterte says of operations in Bulacan province Philippine police killed 32 people in dozens of anti-drug operations in a province north of the capital of Manila in the single deadliest day of President Rodrigo Duterte's unrelenting war on drugs. About 109 petty criminals, including street-level drug peddlers, were arrested

  • Nursing and Midwifery C’cil staff steals GH¢150k

    August 16, 2017 2:50 PM 1

    The Auditor-General’s report has indicted Gilbert Addison, an accountant of the Nursing and Midwifery Council in the Western region, for embezzling over GH¢150, 000 belonging to the State. This was contained in the 2015 Auditor General’s report which is being scrutinized by the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament (PAC). According to the report, Mr. Addison

  • Duterte lauds bloody drug raids in Bulacan state

    August 16, 2017 2:10 PM 1

    Philippine president showers praise on police, who killed 32 suspects in the bloodiest drug raids near capital Manila. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has showered praise on police officers, who carried out a series of raids that killed at least 32 suspected drug offenders - the bloodiest night in the ongoing drug war - calling it "beautiful"

  • Kenya opposition leader will go to Supreme Court over disputed elections

    August 16, 2017 2:04 PM 1

    NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Wednesday he would go to court over last week's presidential election results, ignoring calls by some election observers that he concede defeat to President Uhuru Kenyatta. Around 24 people have died in violence since the Aug. 8 election and Odinga's decision will likely ease concerns that he would