Nigeria’s aviation authorities said Wednesday they had launched an investigation into how a passenger plane overshot the runway while landing in the southern city of Port Harcourt, The plane, which was flying in from Abuja, skidded off and went into the bush near the runway, No life was lost; all the passengers and crew disembarked to safety.
Ethiopia announced a state of emergency on Friday after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Thursday announced his intention to step down amid unrest and a political crisis in the Horn of Africa country.
Hailemariam Desalegn, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia has resigned. According to news from Ethiopia local TV, the PM submitted his resignation today. It is unclear why but it could be linked to the pro-democracy protests that have been taking place in the country recently. Media houses have been shut down for the last three days together with social media platforms.
Former FIFA World Player of the Year George Weah has been elected Liberia’s new president by a wide margin as the West African nation faces its first democratic transfer of power in more than 70 years.
Zimbabwe’s military has placed President Robert Mugabe under house arrest in the capital Harare., Mugabe’s decades-long grip on power was dramatically weakened as military vehicles blocked roads outside the parliament in Harare and senior soldiers delivered a late-night television address to the nation. “We wish to assure the nation that his excellency the president… and his family are safe and sound and their security is guaranteed,” Major General Sibusiso Moyo said, slowly reading out a statement.
Qatar condemned that the country’s embassy had been badly damaged in the blast and one of its top officials wounded in the double bombings in Mogadishu, which killed hundreds of people and injured dozens of others, destroyed several buildings and set dozens of vehicles on fire.
At least 576 people were killed by twin bomb explosions in the heart of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, in one of the most lethal terrorist acts anywhere in the world for many years.