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France Honors Soldiers Who Died In Helicopter Collision In Mali

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France Honours Soldiers Who Died In Helicopter Collision In Mali

President Emmanuel Macron has paid respects on Monday to 13 French soldiers that were killed in Mali last week. The soldiers died when their helicopters collided mid-air in the dark as they hunted insurgents. It was the biggest loss of French troops in a single day since an attack in Beirut 36 years ago when 58 soldiers died.

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Soldiers stood by the 13 flag-draped coffins holding pictures of the fallen men, who were from four regiments.

Macron vowed to continue with battle in the fight against Islamist militants in Mali region saying no respite. While paying his respect, the French president says the thirteen bravest soldiers died for France, for the protection of the people of the Sahel, for the security of their compatriots and the freedom of the world.

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Several Feared Trapped As Six-Storey Building Collapses In Kenya

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Several Feared Trapped As Six-Storey Building Collapses In Kenya

A residential building has collapsed in Kenya. Three persons have been rescued from the ruble of a multi-storey building in a suburb of Nairobi and taken to hospital.

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A journalist Habib Mate, who works for Kenya television network, says people were residing in the building before it fell down.  It is unclear how many people are still trapped and if anybody was killed. It is reported that the ground floor of the building had been abandoned before the incident.

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Landslides In Northwest Burundi Kill At Least 26 Persons

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Landslides In Northwest Burundi Kill At Least 26 People

At least 26 persons in Burundi are reported killed after heavy rains in Cibitoke province in the west of the country. The security ministry said on Thursday dozens are injured and at least 10 persons were missing. Homes were destroyed and buried by landslides following heavy rains in the area.

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Security ministry spokesperson, Pierre Nkurikiye says rescue operations are ongoing. An official is quoted as telling journalists, they are still digging up dead bodies.

More than a hundred persons have died in Kenya and Uganda — a region that is experiencing unseasonably heavy rains, partly as a result of a cyclical weather phenomenon and also because oceans are warming.

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Storm Pawan Expected To Hit Somalia On Saturday

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Storm Pawan Expected To Hit Somalia On Saturday

Weather forecast in Somalia is calling for a cyclonic storm to hit the country’s coast this weekend. Cyclone Pawan, with winds of up to 75 kilometers per hour, is expected to hit south of Puntland region by Saturday morning. But it is expected to weaken as it approaches land. And then rainfall will intensify before subsiding once the storm arrives on land.

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Fishermen have been advised to stay away from the waters off the coast for the next two days. The seas are said to be rough at the moment.

Ann reported earlier this week, that unusual heavy rains are also expected in east Africa. This will compound the serious damage to lives and properties that has been caused by floods and landslides for weeks now.

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U.N. and Somalia government figures show floods, landslides, and a cyclone have killed more than twelve hundred persons across east and southern Africa this year. The U.N said flooding has also displaced nearly half a million in Southern Sudan, 200,000 in Ethiopia and nearly four hundred thousand in Somalia this year.

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East Africa is experiencing unseasonably heavy rains because the Indian Ocean is warmer than usual.

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