Monday, June 17, 2019

South Africa: 6-month-old baby, 50 others killed as heavy rains bring floods, mudslides

Floods and mudslides in the South African city of Durban and the wider KwaZulu-Natal province have killed at least 51 people, officials say.

Many killed in Niger fuel tanker explosion

A fuel tanker lorry has overturned and exploded near the airport in Niger's capital, Niamey, killing at least 58 people, authorities say.

South Africa judge dies after Zambia snake attack

South African Labour Court Judge Anton Steenkamp, 57, has died after being bitten by a black mamba - one of the most venomous snakes - while on holiday in Zambia.

Ethiopia: Former spy chief charged with human rights violations

Ethiopia's fugitive former spy chief and 25 other intelligence agents have been charged with human rights violations.

South African president names cabinet 96 hours after inauguration

Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has named his cabinet — just about 96 hours after he was sworn-in as president.

Sri Lanka death toll rises to 290, at least 500 injured

Police said 24 people had been arrested, but it is not yet known who carried out the attacks.
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