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42 people killed in Cameroon landslide

Her father, Tabou Victor told CNN that he had gone to bed on Monday night with his four children, three girls and a boy, when part of his house collapsed in Bamoungoum village near the regional city of Bafoussam.Despite sustaining bruises on his left eye and a fractured arm, Tabou said he managed to break through the back door to rescue two of his children who sustained
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Rwanda opens doors to refugees

Issued on: 30/10/2019 – 09:20Modified: 30/10/2019 – 09:29 Rwanda is taking in refugees and asylum-seekers under an emergency programme agreed with the African Union and the UN. The asylum-seekers, many of whom are from Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan and Ethiopia, can now decide to return to their homeland, be sent to a third country, or stay in Rwanda. Advertising Read more
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Dozens killed in Cameroon landslide

Issued on: 29/10/2019 – 22:06Modified: 29/10/2019 – 22:25 At least 42 people were killed after their houses were swept away Tuesday in a landslide caused by torrential rain in the western Cameroon city of Bafoussam, state media reported, showing images of rescuers desperately sifting through rubble for survivors. Advertising Read more "Searches are ongoing. We fear
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Aircraft wheel comes off during take off at Kenya airport

The aircraft, operated by domestic airline Silverstone Air, took off from the Lodwar airstrip in Kenya's northwest and was heading to the capital Nairobi when the incident occurred Monday morning. The captain landed the aircraft at a nearby airport, the airline said."This was a precautionary action, and the aircraft landed safely," the airline said in a
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Kenyan doctor is seeking to legalize female genital mutilation

Tatu Kamau is asking Kenya's courts to allow women above the age of 18 to be able to practice female genital mutilation (FGM), saying they have a right to choose what they do to their bodies at that age.She wants the Kenyan government to annul the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Act 2011 and the board set up to enforce the law disbanded.FGM is widely