Heavy rains kill 265 people in past two months in east Africa
09 December 2019 | 8:34 am
In tonight's edition :Heavy rain in more than half a dozen eastern African countries has killed at least 265 people in the past two months. With more rain in the forecast, there is now fear over waterborne diseases and the prospect of hunger as crops are destroyed. A former Nigerian governer and a current senator is sentenced to 12 years in jail. He was found guilty of stealing 18 million euros. And finally Ivorian events organizer "La Sunday" is coming up on its first birthday.
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