Boat

By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Mar 26th, 2013
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Spanish authorities on Monday intercepted three inflatable boats packed with a total of 27 illegal immigrants, including two women, which were trying to make landfall on Spain’s southern shore, the country’s maritime rescue services said. The inflatable boats were stopped as they crossed ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Mar 19th, 2013
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At least 45 people died when a wooden boat carrying 166 people from southeastern Nigeria capsized off the coast, a doctor said on Tuesday. The boat left on Friday from the remote town of Oron, in Cross Rivers state, and was heading across the Gulf of Guinea to Gabon, in central Africa, when it capsiz...
By benim
In East Africa
Jan 2nd, 2012
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Nairobi – At least seven people died and many more were feared missing after a boat carrying dozens of passengers hit another vessel and capsized off the Kenyan island of Lamu on Sunday evening, the Kenya Red Cross said. Nelly Muluka-Oluoch, a Kenya Red Cross spokesperson said 20 survivors had ...
By benim
In Libya
Aug 2nd, 2011
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The Italian coast guard has found 25 bodies on a refugee boat fleeing Libya. All the other immigrants on board the overcrowded vessel were brought to safety. Authorities are now investigating. The overcrowded vessel had left Libya three days ago, with nearly 300 people on board – most of them i...
By benim
In DR Congo
Jul 28th, 2011
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Kinshasa – Authorities in northwestern Congo say more than 100 people are feared dead after two boats collided on a river. Equateur province spokesperson Rebecca Ebale Nguma says at least 220 people were aboard the boat on the Tshuapa River when it hit another vessel. About 105 people made it t...
By benim
In East Africa
Jul 6th, 2011
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Kampala – At least 19 people were reported missing after their boat capsized on the Ugandan side of Lake Albert, police said on Tuesday. The small boat set off on Sunday from the Hoima region on the shores of the lake which straddles Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo and police said t...
By benim
In News
Jul 6th, 2011
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Khartoum – Owners of a boat, all Yemenis, that sank off the Sudan coast resulting in the death of 197 people on Tuesday, have been arrested, according to the news agency. Nearly 200 African migrants were feared drowned on Tuesday after a boat carrying them to Saudi Arabia caught fire off Sudan’...
By benim
In DR Congo
Jun 27th, 2011
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Kinshasa – An official in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo says 19 people are believed dead after a boat capsized on Lake Albert. Mahagi territory administrator Christophe Ikando said on Monday that six people were rescued after the boat capsized overnight on Friday on the lake that strad...
By benim
In News
Jun 1st, 2011
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The Tunisian army and navy are trying to rescue 700 people trapped in a fishing boat that broke down 20 km (12.4 miles) from the Tunisian island of Kerkennah, the Tunisian state news service TAP reported on Tuesday. The boat was bound for Italy, it said, and was carrying refugees, among them women an...
By benim
In DR Congo
May 24th, 2011
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Three people were reportedly killed on Monday by armed men in Bukavu, the capital of South Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo). Credible sources told Xinhua that the figure brought the number of slain people in the region to 10 in the past single week. Witnesses said a driver...