His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Sunday a cable of condolences to the President of Ethiopia Mulatu Teshome on victims of the explosion that accrued during a rally in Addis Ababa Saturday.
In the cable, His Highness the Amir wished mercy to the deceased and swift recovery to those injured in the attack.
His Highness the Amir sharply condemned this criminal and heinous attack that targeted innocent people, breaching all heavenly religions and human values.
His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah sent cables of similar sentiments to the Ethiopian president.
A blast was heard at a rally in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa on Saturday following a speech by the country’s new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, a Reuters witness said.
The rally was being held in support of the 41-year-old leader, who took office in April.
An explosion has shaken a rally for Ethiopia’s new PM Abiy Ahmed which was being attended by thousands of people in Addis Ababa.
Mr Ahmed was taken away by security personnel immediately after his speech, which he gave in the Ethiopian capital’s Meskel Square, Ethiopian Prime Minister, in TV address after the blast in capital, says “a few people” killed, others injured.
A US special forces soldier has been killed in an attack by suspected al-Shabab militants in southern Somalia, officials say, five other US soldiers and a Somali soldier were wounded in what appears to have been an ambush north of the port of Kismayo, US defence officials added.
Nairobi: The wreckage of a small passenger plane which disappeared late on Tuesday while flying to Kenya’s capital Nairobi has been found, a senior government official said on Thursday, The Cessna Caravan plane, operated by local firm FlySax, lost contact with control towers minutes before it was scheduled to land at Jomo Kenyatta International airport while flying from Kitale, a farming town in the west.
At least 50 people died in northern Somalia after heavy rains caused by Tropical Cyclone Sagar wreaked havoc in the Horn of Africa over the weekend.
At least 28 people were killed and scores injured in Friday’s attack by gunmen against the French embassy and other buildings in the Burkina Faso capital, Ouagadougou, media sources said six attackers were among the dead.
The French Foreign Ministry here said there were no French nationals among the victims for the time being and the situation is under control.
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.