Scores killed in Uganda boat disaster
26 November 2018 | 7:40 am
It's thought that the boat on Lake Victoria was overloaded to over twice its capacity when it ran into trouble.
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Security forces and the Spanish tax agency have seized a fishing boat south of the Canary Islands carrying more than 2,900 kilos of cocaine, with a market value of €90 million.
Seven people were killed and eight wounded in a missile strike on the western Ukrainian city of Lviv on Monday morning, regional governor Maksym Kozystkiy said.
In Ethiopia's northern Afar region, discarded explosives have been maiming and killing children at an alarming rate, medical workers told Reuters. Fighting that began in November 2020 in the Tigray region and spread last year to Afar has eased in recent weeks. But even as open combat subsides, civilians continue to bear the costs of a war that has killed thousands, displaced millions and left hundreds of thousands suffering famine conditions.
The African Union pays its respects to Burundi for the loss of 10 peacekeepers killed in an extremist attack in Somalia. The raid is the deadliest to have targeted AU forces there since 2015. One of Kenya's hottest artists has turned his beats to drumming up ballots. Rapper Octopizzo is getting more young people to vote in elections later this year. And we meet some of the women in Benin who say they have more opportunities in business.
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