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Addis Ababa News

Fire deaths down in Addis Ababa.

Twenty-one people died in fires in Addis Ababa in the 2008/2009 fiscal year according to the local fire and emergency prevention and control agency (FEPCA). This compares to 105 fire deaths during the...
Nairobi News

Slum dwellers protest

Hundreds of Nairobi
Dar Es Salaam News

Children deafened by Mbagala bombs.

Hundreds of children have reported complications as a result of the accidental explosions at an ammunitions store in the Mbagala area of Dar es Salaam on 29 April, which killed at least 20 civilians a...
Dar Es Salaam News

Explosions rock Dar es Salaam.

At least three people have been killed and hundreds more injured in a series of explosions at an ammunitions depot in Dar es Salaam. The blasts occurred around lunchtime on 29 April at an armoury nex...
Lagos News

Two die in Lagos building collapse.

At least two people have died after a four-storey residential building collapsed on Oderinde Street in the Idi Araba neighbourhood on 24 March, rescue workers have said. Roiughly 14 people have been b...
Addis Ababa News

Merkato fire death toll.

One person died and two more were injured in a fire at Merkato in Addis Ababa. The blaze, which swept through the covered market in the early hours of 6 February, also caused damage to goods and shops...
Arusha News

Rwanda expert Des Forges killed in plane crash.

American historian Alison Des Forges, one of the leading experts in the 1994 Rwandan genocide and its aftermath and a key advisor to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) in Arusha, wa...
Addis Ababa News

African Union announces special summit on refugees.

African Union (AU) representatives gathered in Addis Ababa for the pan-African organisation
Cairo News

Gaza reconstruction conference in Cairo.

Foreign ministers from around the world are to gather in Cairo on 2 March for an international conference on reconstruction in the Gaza Strip following the 22-day Israeli offensive against the ruling...
Nairobi News

Letter from Nairobi: Nakumatt fire

I have never seen so much smoke in my entire life as I saw at the Nakumatt Downtown supermarket in Nairobi after it was engulfed in a huge fire for over 24 hours. The choking black smoke was visible...
Nairobi News

Kenya mourns fire dead.

At least 111 people died in the Molo district in Rift Valley province on 1 February after an overturned petrol tanker exploded in circumstances that are still unclear. Hundreds of men, women and chi...
Arusha News

Tanzania acts against albino killings.

The government has revoked the licences of all traditional healers with immediate effect in an attempt to stop the recent spate of killings of albinos in some parts of the country. Nearly 40 albinos h...
Nairobi News

Fire at Nakumatt Downtown.

One person is confirmed dead and 40 people are reported missing following a fire at Nakumatt Downtown supermarket on Kimathi Street on 28 January. Several people have also been treated for shock and s...
Nairobi News

Crisis in DRC: rebel commander Nkunda arrested.

Renegade Congolese soldier Laurent Nkunda, commander of the rebel National Congress for the Defence of the People (CNDP), has been arrested in Rwanda following a joint operation involving Congolese an...
Cape Town News

South Africa hunger strike for Zimbabwe.

South Africans have begun a hunger strike in protest against the political, economic and social crisis that has crippled neighbouring Zimbabwe and in solidarity with its citizens. The fast is centred...
Maputo News

Floods return to Mozambique.

At least 19 people, mainly children, have been killed by flooding in central Mozambique caused by heavy seasonal rains. Thousands of homes have also been destroyed by high water while the Zambezi rive...
Cairo News

Palestinian kufiyas sell in Cairo.

Street sellers in Cairo are doing a roaring trade in the Palestinian kufiya, or scarf, as the result of the war in Gaza, the
Arusha News

Arusha Albino Society calls for help.

The Arusha Albino Society (AAS) is asking for donations of mobile phones to allow its members to call for help following a spate of killings of albinos in Tanzania in recent months. An estimated 260 r...
Dar Es Salaam News

Wonder Workshop to relocate.

The non-profit organisation the Wonder Workshop, which provides training and job opportunities for disabled people in Dar es Salaam, is due to leave its current premises in Kinondoni in January. The o...


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