DESASTRES | DISASTERS

11-Aug-2021 to 10:18

25 soldiers perish in Algeria forest fires

APA - Algiers (Algeria) — The fires that broke out on Monday in several regions of Algeria, notably in Tizi-Ouzou, caused multiple civilian and military casualties and significant material damage, especially in Upper Kabylie.

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10-Jun-2021 to 16:55

Africa urged to meet smoking cessation needs

APA - Dakar (Senegal) — The president of the Senegalese League for the fight against tobacco (Listab), Amadou Moustapha Gaye, on Thursday in Dakar, called for effective smoking cessation policies.

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02-Jun-2021 to 09:49

Nigeria: Babangida's son survives fatal road crash

APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — Mohammed Babangida, the son of Nigeria's military ruler Ibrahim Babangida has survived a fatal road accident which claimed the lives of three soldiers, APA learnt on Wednesday.

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24-May-2021 to 09:49

Death toll from DRC volcano rises to 15

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — The death toll from Nyiragongo volcanic eruption in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has risen to 15 after Congolese officials said Monday four more prisoners in the nearby Manzenze prison died in an attempt to escape.

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24-May-2021 to 09:28

Earth tremors in Rwandan capital

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — Several minor quakes have been felt in parts of the Rwandan capital Kigali in the early hours of Monday.

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22-Apr-2021 to 19:02

Abidjan car crash kills seven

APA-Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire) — An accident involving a truck, a mini bus and a taxi at the Bandji crossroads in N’Dotré, north of Abidjan, on Thursday left a provisional toll of 19 victims including seven dead, the Military Fire Brigade Group (GSPM) said in a statement.

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18-Apr-2021 to 09:09

Fire damages S/African hospital, 700 patients evacuated

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — Hundreds of patients were moved to safety on Saturday after a fire extensively damaged a 1000-bed hospital in South Africa’s commercial capital Johannesburg.

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