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    24-Sep-2018 to 20:19

    Bangui: Five killed as floodwaters collapse homes

    APA-Bangui (CAR) — The Central African Republic’s ministry of Humanitarian Action on Monday made an assessment of the damage caused by torrential rains that lashed the capital Bangui in Sunday overnight, killing five people and collapsing 500 houses.

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    10-Sep-2018 to 13:48

    Senegal: 26 reported missing in double shipwreck

    APA-Dakar (Senegal) by Oumar Dembélé — The death toll from the capsizing of a Ghanaian trawler and another boat last Friday in the southern Casamance River increased from 15 to 26 missing persons, APA learned Monday from media sources.

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    09-Sep-2018 to 08:45

    Hailstorm causes havoc in eSwatini

    APA-Mbabane (eSwatini) — A hailstorm has caused havoc in eSwatini over the past two days, damaging several homes across the southern African country and forcing the cancellation of an air show that was set for Saturday near the capital Mbabane.

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    07-Sep-2018 to 13:39

    S/African gov’t condoles fallen fire fighters in Johannesburg fire

    APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — The South African cabinet has condoled families of three fire fighters who died while responding to fire engulfing a high-rise government-owned building in Johannesburg in the past three days.

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    30-Aug-2018 to 17:02

    18 dead as Ethiopia military chopper crashes

    APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Eighteen people are now known to have died after an Ethiopian military helicopter crashed near the town of Bisoftu in East Shewa zone, some 50 km southeast of the capital, Addis Ababa on Thursday.

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    29-Aug-2018 to 20:35

    Lightning strike kills four in western Rwanda

    APA-Kigali (Rwanda) — Lightning in western Rwanda has killed four people amidst heavy rains that lashed the region late on Tuesday, officials said Wednesday.

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    27-Aug-2018 to 17:00

    Five die in grisly Liberia road accident

    APA-Monrovia (Liberia) — Five people have been confirmed dead by medical doctors at the C.H. Rennie Memorial Hospital in Kakata, Margibi County following a tragic motor accident around Morris Farm on the Monrovia – Kakata highway in Margibi County.

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