Lake Tanganyika

By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 4th, 2013
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By Kris Berwouts The civil war in Burundi now lies several years behind us. Since November 2003, when the CNDD-FDD integrated the transitional institutions, the rebels and the regular armed forces integrated their troops into a new national army. The country has had two elections which brought back m...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
May 28th, 2012
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Lusaka – Eight people were killed on Monday in a job search stampede that also left dozens injured in Zambia’s northeastern fishing town of Mpulungu, state radio said. “I wish to confirm that eight people have died in a stampede when they were looking for casual work at GLP,” ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 9th, 2012
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Thirty-five passengers and four crew members aboard a Dash 8-300 aircraft belonging to Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) escaped death yesterday when the plane skidded off the run way at Kigoma airport while taking-off for Dar es Salaam via Tabora. However, aviation officials confirmed that the acc...
By benim
In Central Africa
Sep 27th, 2011
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Kinshasa – An official in eastern DRC says gunmen have released a boat and about 100 hostages aboard. Victor Chomachoma said on Tuesday that the vessel was freed after a ransom was paid to the gunmen. It was not immediately known how much money was paid, though other officials said the gunmen o...
By benim
In Daylight Africa
Jun 20th, 2011
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MY CONSCIENCE The other day I boarded a private local airliner bound for an adjacent town. I reported, along with my colleague, on time – slightly more than hour before departure as regulations require. The tickets for both of us were confirmed Okayed, so had no worries.   While I was checked in...
By benim
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May 6th, 2011
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Hundreds of albinos are thought to have been killed for black magic purposes in Tanzania and albino girls are being raped because of a belief they offer a cure for AIDS, a Canadian rights group said on Thursday.   At least 63 albinos, including children, are known to have been killed, mostly in ...