At least eight civilians shot dead in the crossfire in eastern Beni town after insurgents were engaged by DRC troops.
At least eight civilians have been killed during a firefight between the army and rebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Gilbert Kambale, a civil society leader, told AFP news agency on Monday that rebels from the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) attacked the town of Beni in North Kivu overnight, with eight civilians, a soldier, and an ADF fighter shot dead.
Mak Hazukay, the DRC army's spokesman, said the civilians were killed in the crossfire between the army
An international NGO has urged Kenya to remove the November deadline imposed by the government for the closure of the Dadaab camps even as it faulted the repatriation process as no longer “being voluntary, safe or dignified.”
Kenya, which hosts as many as 600,000 refugees mainly from neighbouring Somalia, said in May it would close down its two biggest refugee camps because of the “very heavy” economic, security and environmental costs.
“The government of the Republic of Kenya, having taken into consideration its national security interests, has decided that hosting of refugees has to come to an end,” the Interior
Zanzibar President Dr Ali Mohamed Shein is today scheduled to open the two-week session of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA).
It is the Second Meeting of the Fifth Session of the Third Assembly. Briefing reporters about the sitting here yesterday, the EALA Speaker Mr Daniel Fred Kidega, said the members were happy to be in the islands and have hailed Dr Shein's acceptance to address them.
Mr Kidega said the 45 EALA members are expected to discuss and pass three key bills—the EAC Counter-Trafficking in Persons Bill 2016, the EAC Polythene Materials Control Bill 2016 and the EAC Gender
If you are a consumer of garlic, of course there are plenty of health benefits you stand to gain from garlic consumption. However, it can leave you with a bad breath which no one will like.
Researchers may have found a new solution to the halitosis problem experienced by many garlic consumers. A study published in the September issue of the Journal of Food Science found that eating raw apple or lettuce may help reduce garlic breath.
Researchers from the Ohio State University gave participants three grams of softneck garlic cloves to chew for 25 seconds, and then water (control),
Mice court one another with ultrasonic love songs that are inaudible to the human ear. New research shows they make these unique high frequency sounds using a mechanism that has only previously been observed in supersonic jet engines.
Mice, rats and many other rodents produce ultrasonic songs that they use for attracting mates and territorial defense. These 'singing' mice are often used to study communication disorders in humans, such as stuttering. However, until now it was not understood how mice can make these ultrasonic sounds, which may aid in the development of more effective animal models for studying human speech