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Beer and cigarettes were destroyed in Nigeria based on the Islamic law, Saria

The police destroyed 240,000 bottles of beer, on Wednesday, in the city of Kano, Nigeria. More than 8,000 liters of a local alcoholic brew (“burukutu”) and 320,000 cigarettes were destroyed on the same day using a large bulldozer.
Aminu Daurawa, the Kano’s Hisbah chief, declared “the ardent hope this will bring an end to the consumption of such prohibited substances.”

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Africa

The victim’s remains of a small plane crash near Lagos Airport will be identified after DNA test

According to the Nigerian authorities, sixteen people were killed on Thursday in a small passenger plane crash outside Lagos Murtala Mohammed International Airport’s domestic terminal. Before the crash, the Embraer 120 plane was making a lot of noise, a witness said. Four or five people survived to the accident. The crashed aircraft was flying to Akure, at about 225 km east of Lagos and was carrying the body of the former regional governor Olosegun Agagu and members of his family to his funeral.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Africa

A Chinese tourist escaped after he had a scary accident in Zambia

A Chinese tourist returned quickly to his country after he escaped from a big danger in Zambia. The Chinese visited, like many others, the famous Victoria Falls in Zambia, a gorge 25 meters (82 feet) in depth. The waterfall on the Zambezi River, which is situated at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, is a very popular destination for tourists. However, visiting this place requires to be more careful than usual because some accidents may occur. This was the case of this Chinese tourist.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Africa

Explosion in northern Mali, town of Kidal

Sunday afternoon an explosion took place near an United Nations storage facility from the town of Kidal. The explosion was powerful enough and blew the roof and walls of the facility which was used to store aid supplies for the World Food Program. It isn't immediately clear if there were also casualties.
  • Written by Julius
  • Category: Africa

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