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Somalia attack: 165 unidentified bodies buried

Somalia attack: 165 unidentified bodies buried

Image copyright AFP Image caption The explosions struck two busy junctions in Mogadishu As many as 165 unidentified bodies have been buried after a massive truck bomb attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday. At least 276 people have died and the government news agency Sonna says only 111 of them have been identified. […]

Cairo ‘most dangerous’ megacity for women – survey

Cairo ‘most dangerous’ megacity for women – survey

Image caption Campaigners in Cairo say everything about the city is difficult for women The Egyptian capital Cairo has been described as the “most dangerous” megacity for women. The finding comes from the first international poll on how women fare in cities with over 10 million people. The survey was conducted in 19 megacities where […]

Somalia attack: Death toll rises in Mogadishu blast

Somalia attack: Death toll rises in Mogadishu blast

Image copyright AFP Image caption The explosions struck two busy junctions in Mogadishu At least 276 people have died in a massive bomb attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday. A Turkish military plane has arrived with medical aid. It will then evacuate about 40 of the injured to Turkey for medical treatment. It […]

Somalia: At least 230 dead in Mogadishu blast

Somalia: At least 230 dead in Mogadishu blast

Media captionThe death toll continues to rise after the deadly blast A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday is now known to have killed at least 230 people, police say. Hundreds more were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel. […]

Somalia: At least 85 dead in Mogadishu blasts

Somalia: At least 85 dead in Mogadishu blasts

Media captionThe aftermath of the explosion in Mogadishu A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu has killed at least 85 people, officials say. Dozens more were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel. Police say two people were killed in a second […]

Ivory Coast crash: Four die when cargo plane plunges into sea

Ivory Coast crash: Four die when cargo plane plunges into sea

Media captionMobile phone footage shows the wreckage of the cargo plane A cargo plane has crashed into the sea off Ivory Coast, close to Abidjan airport, killing four people and injuring six. The wreckage of the turboprop plane, which was carrying 10people, was swept toward a beach where rescuers treated surviving crewmen on the sand. […]

First commercial flight lands on remote St Helena

First commercial flight lands on remote St Helena

Media captionFirst commercial flight touches down at “the world’s most useless airport” The first scheduled commercial airline service to the remote British island of St Helena in the south Atlantic has touched down safely. The virgin flight, an SA Airlink service from South Africa, ends the island’s long-standing reliance on a ship which sailed every […]

Ivory Coast crash: Four die when cargo plane comes down off coast

Ivory Coast crash: Four die when cargo plane comes down off coast

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rescuers used a cable to pull the wreck towards the shore A cargo plane has crashed into the sea off Ivory Coast, shortly after taking off from Abidjan airport, killing four people and injuring six. The wreckage of the turboprop plane was swept toward a beach where rescuers could be […]

Kenya boarding school attack leaves six dead

Kenya boarding school attack leaves six dead

At least five students and a security guard have been shot and killed in a dawn attack at a secondary school in northern Kenya. The attack was allegedly led by a former student who had been suspended, the school’s head teacher said. He is accused of returning to dormitories at the school in Lokichogio on […]

St Helena: Flights to remote Atlantic island begin at last

St Helena: Flights to remote Atlantic island begin at last

Image copyright PA Image caption The opening of the airport was delayed The first scheduled commercial airline service to the remote British island of St Helena in the south Atlantic is to land shortly. A plane from South Africa is expected to touch down in the new airport, ending the island’s reliance on a ship […]

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