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.
The death toll from the most powerful bomb blast witnessed in Somalia’s capital rose to 189 with more than 200 injured, police and hospital sources said Sunday.
At least four people were killed on Saturday when a propeller-engine cargo plane crashed into the sea near the international airport in Ivory Coast’s main city, Abidjan, Rescue workers removed two bodies from the plane, which had broken into several pieces and come to rest near the beach. Two other bodies were visible in the wreckage, the witness added.
A plane crashed into the sea shortly after taking off from the international airport in Ivory Coast’s main city Abidjan on Saturday, a witness said, According to the preliminary reports it might be a search cargo plane of a company that was carrying materials for the French army. The crash occurred during a storm with heavy rain and lightning.
The death toll from a devastating landslide and flooding that hit Sierra Leone earlier this week has risen to nearly 500, according to hospital officials. More than 600 people remained missing on Sunday, with rescue officials warning that the chances of finding survivors are decreasing each day. The death toll earlier stood at 450.