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14 killed, dozens injured in Wajir bus accident in Garissa

May 13, 2019
The death toll from the Sunday night Wajir bus accident along the Mwingi-Garissa road has risen to 14. At least 10 people died on the spot after the Wajir-bound Nasib Sacco bus collided with a trailer at Tula area, between Bangal and Garissa town. Two more succumbed on the way to hospital and two others died while receiving treatment. Some 15 people who sustained serious injuries are admitted at... 

Sri Lanka’s gov’t ‘alerted to possible attacks before bombings

Apr 21, 2019
Sri Lanka‘s government was “aware of information regarding a possible attack” before a series of deadly bomb blasts rocked hotels and churches in the capital Colombo and two other cities, according to the country’s prime minister. Ranil Wickremesinghe, speaking to reporters late on Sunday, acknowledged that “information was there” about possible attacks. “We... 

Ethiopian Airlines: ‘No survivors’ on crashed Boeing 737

Mar 10, 2019
The airline said 149 passengers and eight crew members were on flight ET302 from the Ethiopian capital to Nairobi in Kenya. It said 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians, eight Americans and seven British nationals were among the passengers. The crash happened at 08:44 local time, six minutes after the months-old Boeing 737 Max-8 took off.MORE  Read More →

Fire tears through Bangladesh’s capital, kills more than 80

Feb 21, 2019
A devastating fire raced through densely packed buildings in a centuries-old shopping district in Bangladesh’s capital, killing at least 81 people, officials and witnesses said Thursday. The fire in Dhaka’s Chawkbazar area was mostly under control after more than 10 hours of frantic efforts by firefighters. Some of the about 50 people injured were critically burned. more cbc news  Read More →

Nairobi DusitD2 hotel attacked by suspected militants

Jan 16, 2019
The compound in the Westlands district of the Kenyan capital, which houses the DusitD2 hotel as well as offices, was attacked by gunmen on Tuesday. By the evening officials said the siege was over but gunfire and explosions were heard early on Wednesday and a security operation is ongoing. The Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab said it was behind the attack. more  Read More →

Tsunami kills 222 in Indonesia, hundreds injured

Dec 23, 2018
A tsunami killed at least 222 people and injured 843 on the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra, a spokesperson for the disaster mitigation agency told media on Sunday. Authorities warned residents and tourists in coastal areas around the Sunda Strait to stay away from beaches and a high-tide warning remained in place through Dec. 25. “Please do not be around the beaches around the Sunda Strait.... 

Jamhuri day celebrations 2018: President Uhuru Kenyatta’s full speech

Dec 12, 2018
President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked the Judiciary not to protect impunity in the fight against corruption. Addressing the nation during celebrations of the 55th Jamhuri Day at Nyayo stadium in Nairobi on Wednesday, President Kenyatta decried the courts’ issuance of “ridiculous” bail terms to corruption suspects. Fifty-five years ago today, our beautiful flag was hoisted for the first time;... 

Indonesia Lion Air flight with 189 on board crashes into sea

Oct 29, 2018
KARAWANG, Indonesia — A Lion Air plane crashed into the sea just minutes after taking off from Indonesia’s capital on Monday, likely killing all 189 people on board, in a blow to the country’s aviation safety record after the lifting of bans on its airlines by the European Union and U.S. The national search and rescue agency said human remains have been recovered from the crash area.... 

Shocking news of an accident that claimed the lives of 56 Kenyans Londiani -Muhoroni highway

Oct 10, 2018
 Wednesday 10, October, Kenyans woke up to the shocking news of a tragic road accident that had claimed atleast 50 lives as at 9:30 am.  According to eyewitnesses, the accident happened at 4 am. It occurred at Tunnel area, a black spot on the Londiani-Muhoroni road. Kericho police boss James Mugera confirmed there are 31 male casualties, 12 women and seven children.  moreRead more at: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001298492/kakamega-bound-bus-kills-50-people-in-kericho-photos  Read More →

Death toll from Indonesia earthquake, tsunami rises to over 380

Sep 29, 2018
A tsunami that hit two central Indonesian cities swept away buildings and at least several hundred people, leaving a devastated landscape that rescuers were struggling to reach Saturday, hindered by damaged roads and broken communications. Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said 384 people were killed in the hard-hit city of Palu alone.more cbc news  Read More →

Tanzania ferry death toll rises to 224, ship’s managers detained

Sep 23, 2018
DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) – Tanzanian authorities said on Sunday the number of people who died in a ferry that capsized in Lake Victoria had risen to 224 and the vessel’s managers had been detained for questioning. The ferry, MV Nyerere, sank on Thursday evening just a few meters from the dock on Ukerewe, the lake’s biggest island. Works, Transport and Communication Minister Isack Kamwelwe... 

Former Republican presidential candidate John McCain dies at 81

Aug 25, 2018
WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain, who faced down his captors in a Vietnam prisoner of war camp with jut-jawed defiance and later turned his rebellious streak into a 35-year political career that took him to Congress and the Republican presidential nomination, died Saturday after battling brain cancer for more than a year. He was 81. McCain, with his irascible grin and fighter-pilot moxie, was a... 

Kofi Annan death: World leaders honour former UN chief

Aug 18, 2018
World figures have been paying tribute to former UN secretary-general and Nobel laureate Kofi Annan, who has died at the age of 80. Current UN chief Antonio Guterres hailed him as “a guiding force for good” and Russian President Vladimir Putin described a “remarkable person”. Ex-US President Barack Obama said Annan had always pursued “a better world”. The Ghanaian... 

Canada Day 2018 celebrated across the country

Aug 18, 2018
Despite some scorching temperatures, thousands of people across the country gathered to commemorate Canada’s 151st birthday. Here’s a look at how people celebrated. MORE  Read More →

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: Anti-apartheid campaigner dies at 81

Apr 2, 2018
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was the former wife of South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela. The couple – famously pictured hand-in-hand as Mr Mandela walked free from prison after 27 years – were a symbol of the anti-apartheid struggle for nearly three decades. However, in later years her reputation became tainted legally and politically. more  Read More →

Mar 12, 2018
A plane carrying 71 passengers and crew has crashed on landing at Nepal’s Kathmandu airport, killing 49 people, according to police. Rescuers pulled bodies from the charred wreckage of the plane, operated by Bangladeshi airline US-Bangla, after a raging fire was put out. The airline has blamed air traffic control, but the airport says the plane approached from the wrong direction. Flight BS211... 

Sridevi: India mourns Bollywood superstar Sridevi dead at 54

Feb 25, 2018
The actress, known simply as Sridevi, died of a heart attack on Saturday while at a family wedding in Dubai. Over five decades, she featured in almost 300 films, including classics Mr India, Chandni, ChaalBaaz and Sadma. She was considered one of the very few Indian female superstars capable of huge box office success without the support of a male hero. Top Bollywood figures, sporting giants and leading... 

Gunman kills at least 17 people at Florida high school

Feb 14, 2018
PARKLAND, Fla. — A former student opened fire at a Florida high school Wednesday, killing at least 17 people and sending scores of students fleeing into the streets in the nation’s deadliest school shooting since a gunman attacked an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. Frantic parents rushed to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to find SWAT team members and ambulances surrounding... 

At least 36 dead, 18 hurt after bus collides with truck at Migaa

Dec 31, 2017
At least 36 people have been confirmed dead after a Nairobi-bound bus collided with a truck at Migaa along the Nakuru-Eldoret highway. Among the dead include the driver of the truck and his loader while 28 bodies were retrieved from the ill-fated bus. The truck was heading to Eldoret. Thirty people were confirmed dead at the scene while another four succumbed to injuries while receiving treatment at... 

Deadly flooding and landslides hit the Philippines

Dec 24, 2017
The death toll from Tropical Storm Tembin in southern Philippines has risen to at least 200 people with hundreds more missing, according to officials and aid agencies. Rescue efforts are under way after the storm lashed the country’s second largest island, Mindanao on Friday, triggering mudslides and flash floods. Aid workers fear the number of casualties will further increase as forecasters... 
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