Category Archives: Africa

Passenger plane damaged after overshooting runway in Nigeria

IMG_20180221_082812-3Nigeria’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.

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Ethiopian Prime Minister resigns

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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.

 

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe under house arrest after army takeover

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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.