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Kenya’s Dream City nightclub in Kisumu hit by deadly fire

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At least two people have been killed in a fire which swept through a popular nightclub on the outskirts of Kenya’s lakeside city of Kisumu, police say.

The number of dead could rise as many people are feared trapped in the building, police said.

Fire-fighters were still battling the blaze four hours after it started on the first floor, local media report.

Police suspect that an electrical fault caused the fire at the Dream City nightclub, which also has guestrooms.

Rescue workers pulled out two charred bodies from burnt rooms, Kisumu county police commander John Kamau said.

Four people were safely evacuated from the building, he added.

Others escaped after jumping out of windows, Kenya’s privately owned Daily Nation newspaper reported.

The 12 guest rooms were fully occupied when the fire started at about 04:00 local time (07:00 GMT), it added.

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Sudan Helicopter mishap leaves Governor, six others dead.

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At least seven local government officials were killed in a helicopter crash in Sudan’s eastern al-Qadarif state on Sunday, state news agency SUNA reported.



The state’s governor and three security officials were among the dead. A number of people were also injured in the incident, SUNA said.

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The officials had been carrying out a security tour of the province.

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It was not immediately clear what caused the crash. State TV earlier reported that a plane, not a helicopter, had crashed. Al-Qadarif state is known for its farmland and agricultural projects.

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2018 ‘Unity Day’ marked with students in Ethiopia.

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The job of a leader of government is demanding, more so for a country of over a hundred million plus citizens.

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, aside his high level engagements at home and with foreign visitors paying courtesy calls on him, made time last Friday to engage with young people.

The office of the Prime Minister reported of Abiy’s meeting with 140 grade six students pooled from across the country. The occasion was to mark the 13th edition of the Nations and Nationalities day.



Photos showed Abiy in a hearty engagement with the students in a garden at his office complex in the capital, Addis Ababa.

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Every December 8 is celebrated each year on a national scope as the day on which the rights and equality of the Ethiopian nations, nationalities and peoples were fully guaranteed under Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Constitution.

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