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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

A man slept eight hours with a crocodile under his bed

This is not a joke: Guy Whittall, the 40 year old former captain of the Zimbabwe cricket team, actual director at Humani Lodge in Zimbabwe, found in the morning that he was sleeping with a 2,7 meter crocodile under his bed. The first reaction was: “I was sitting on the edge of the bed that morning, in my bare feet and just centimeters away from the croc.” After the shocking moment of the truth, Whittall asked for help from his staff. It was not so easy, but finally they managed to pull the crocodile from under the bed returning it in its natural habitat.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Africa

Lots of people dead at a Nairobi upscale Mall hostage standoff

The upscale Kenyan mall was stormed by masked gunmen Saturday afternoon. The mall assault was soon followed by a prompt Police response. Military and police forces surrounded the mall and kept watch the whole night. Thirty nine people were killed and another one hundred fifty were injured on Saturday alone. Kenyan authorities didn't know exactly how many people were being kept hostage in the Nairobi shopping center.

  • Written by Julius
  • Category: Africa

27 killed and dozens injured in a multiple car collision in South Africa

On Thursday evening, in Pinetown, west of the coastal city of Durban, South Africa, a truck careened through a red light in a busy intersection on the M13 highway and collided with five other vehicles. Four of the vehicles were minibus taxis. Two of the taxies had their roof and sides completely ripped off. South Africans authorities say 27 people have died and almost other 80 were injured.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Africa

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