Category: Tragedy

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More than 100 girls ‘missing’ after Boko Haram school attack

More than 100 girls were missing, police have said, two days after a Boko Haram attack on their school in northeast Nigeria that has raised fears of a repeat of the 2014 Chibok kidnapping that shocked the world.

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Final death toll in Somalia truck blast hits 512

The final death toll in October’s massive truck bombing in Somalia’s capital is 512 people, according to the committee tasked with looking into the country’s worst-ever attack.

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Over 50 people die in Chad cholera outbreak

The Chadian government has said that more than 50 people have died of cholera in Chad where authorities have since declared an outbreak.

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Uganda: Women Murders – Another Body Found in Garden

[Monitor] Less than a day after a body of a woman was found dumped in a bush in Nkumba village, another body of a woman has on Wednesday been found at Mpala village, Katabi Town Council, Wakiso District. Powered by WPeMatico

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Sierra Leone: Schools Reopen After Mudslide Disasters

[Deutsche Welle] Schools in Sierra Leone have reopened more than a month after a mudslide devastated communities around Freetown. But not all students can return as many schools are still being used as temporary shelters. Powered by WPeMatico

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Motor accident in Uganda kills 13, including 12 Tanzanians, police say

Ugandan police say at least 13 people, including 12 Tanzanian nationals, have been killed in a motor accident on a highway in central Uganda. Powered by WPeMatico

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Fear, confusion as Uganda ‘serial killer’ murders pile up

In a gruesome spate of killings the bodies of at least 20 women have been found dumped in two areas of Uganda’s Wakiso district since May. Powered by WPeMatico

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Kenya: Another Swiss National Resident At the Coast Killed, Ocean Used for Body Dump

[Capital FM] Mombasa -Police have launched investigation into the killing of another Swiss national in Mtwapa, Kilifi County. Powered by WPeMatico

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Seven girls killed in Kenya school dormitory fire

Seven girls died when a fire gutted their dormitory at a high school in Kenya’s capital, the education minister said.