African World 

Thousands flee amid surge in ‘horrific violence’ in Democratic Republic of the Congo

The United Nations has warned that the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is facing a “humanitarian disaster of extraordinary proportions”, as violence and mass displacement is rapidly rising in the country’s southeast. A spokesperson for the UN’s refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Monday that entrenched intercommunal conflict between several ethnic groups in Tanganyika province was “triggering spiraling displacement and… Read More
African World 

17-year-old lady gets electrocuted after headphones melt in her ears while charging phone

A 17-year-old young lady identified as Luiza Pinheiro has tragically died after she got electrocuted with her headphones melting in her ears.  According to Daily Mail UK, a student was electrocuted while playing on her phone as it charged, leaving her with the headphones ‘melted in her ears’. Luiza Pinheiro, from Riacho Frio in Brazil, was rushed to hospital on… Read More
African World 

Zimbabwe opposition leader: Morgan Tsvangirai mourned in Harare

Zimbabwe’s president has called on all citizens to unite to mourn opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who died of colon cancer last week. A memorial service for Tsvangirai was held in a packed church in the capital Harare, while outside hundreds of supporters of his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) gathered. Tsvangirai died in hospital in South Africa on 15 February… Read More

Strong earthquake shakes Mexico, minister’s helicopter crashes

A 7.2-magnitude earthquake rattled Mexico Friday, causing little damage but triggering a tragedy when a minister’s helicopter crash-landed on the way to the epicenter, killing two people on the ground. The military helicopter was carrying Interior Minister Alfonso Navarrete and Oaxaca state Governor Alejandro Murat, who were unharmed, said President Enrique Pena Nieto. “Unfortunately, multiple people on the ground lost… Read More

Woman who was mistakenly ‘BURIED ALIVE’ tried to ‘fight her way out of sealed coffin’ after being laid to rest 11 days before

A woman is believed to have been buried alive by mistake and lay conscious inside her coffin for 11 days before trying to fight her way out of the stone tomb. Rosangela Almeida dos Santos, 37, appears to have desperately tried to escape her wooden casket, which had been nailed shut after she was buried alive. But she had already… Read More

13 Russian nationals indicted in Mueller investigation on charges related to meddling in US elections

The special counsel probing interference in the last presidential election charged 13 Russian nationals and three Russian groups with violating criminal laws with the intent of meddling “with U.S. elections and political processes” on Friday. The 37-page indictment, signed by special counsel Robert Mueller, depicts an elaborate scheme in which some of the Russians accused allegedly came to the U.S.… Read More