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Algiers Sky-Scrapper Building Collapse: A Woman And Two-Year-Old Girl Critically Injured

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Algiers Sky-Scrapper Building Collapse: A Woman And Two-Year-Old Girl Critically Injured

A woman and a two-year-old girl were critically injured when a skyscraper building collapsed in Algiers, the Algerian capital on Wednesday.

A firefighter at the scene said evacuation began within nineteen minutes of the collapse of the fifth and sixth floors of the building.

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The Wali, or governor, of Algiers, Youcef Cherfa, visited the scene of the tragedy where a large crowd had gathered after the building went down.

The woman and the little girl are said to be receiving treatment for their injuries.

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Algeria Buries Remains Of Anti-Colonial Fighters After 150 Years

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Remains Of 24 Algerian Anti-Colonial Fighters Returned From France

Skulls of the 24 fighters killed while fighting against French colonial rule in the 19th century were flown into Algiers from France on Friday.  They had been kept at a Paris museum after being brought to France as trophies.

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Their arrival comes days before Algeria celebrates the 58 anniversary of its independence on Sunday.

France colonized and rules Algeria for one hundred thirty-two years until the north African country won independence in 1962, after an eight-year war that left one and a half Algerians dead.

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Algeria buried the remains of the resistance fighters as it marked the 58th anniversary of its independence from France.

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133 Somali Nationals Repatriated Out Of Uganda

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133 Somali Nationals Repatriated Out Of Uganda

One hundred thirty-three Somali nationals have been repatriated to Mogadishu, the Somalian capital, after more than three months in Uganda because of the suspension of flights.

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They are part of the three hundred fifty, who have so far been evacuated from Uganda by the Somali government since the outbreak of the coronavirus.

Majority of these were Somalis studying in various universities in Uganda.  Others were visitors, tourists and Somali business men and women.

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Acting Somali ambassador to Uganda, Ali Mohamed, expressed his country’s gratitude to his Somalia’s government for extending a helping hand toward supporting its nationals return home.

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Zimbabwe Nurses Arrested As They Protest Over Pay

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Zimbabwe Nurses Arrested As They Protest Over Pay

The Zimbabwe nurses’ association says police have arrested 13 nurses during protests outside state hospitals on Monday.

The union, which represents nearly 15,000 state nurses, had called on members last week to go on strike over low salary.

The health workers are demanding to be paid in U.S. Dollars as inflation running at nearly 800% was eroding their salaries.

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Zimbabwe police arrested more than a dozen nurses, including, union representatives and leaders while a demonstration- against poor pay was ongoing at Zimbabwe’s biggest hospital in the capital Harare. The union said they had been told that the arrested health workers would appear in court on Tuesday.

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Nurses also gathered in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s second biggest city, to demand better pay.

The protests, come at a time coronavirus cases are rising in the nation. Zimbabwe has recorded 734 infections and nine deaths.

President, Mnangagwa’s government announced a 50% salary hike for state employees last month and a $75 allowance for three months but workers said the increase was not reflected in their June salary.

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Zimbabwe’s lockdown measure to combat the spread of coronavirus have led to economic crisis.

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