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Tanzania: At least 19 killed, 3 others missing after two boats collide on Lake Tanganyika

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At least 19 people have been killed and others three are missing after a collision involving two boats on the Tanzanian part of Lake Tanganyika, according to a new official report released on Sunday.

The regional manager of river and maritime transport services, Amaniel Sekulu said “The accident took place on Friday at dawn when a boat carrying 135 passengers collided with another with 63 people on board,”

“So far, rescue services have been able to get out of the water 19 dead bodies,” said an official on Sunday, who had given an initial assessment of 13 people killed Saturday night. Three bodies have still not been recovered.

The 19 people killed were on board the boat carrying 135 members of a Pentecostal church who were attending a religious retreat.

Lake Tanganyika is the second oldest freshwater lake in the world, second largest by volume, and the second deepest after Lake Baikal in Siberia.

it is also the world’s longest freshwater lake with an area of 31,900 km2, surrounded by four countries namely: Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi and Zambia..

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Absa became the new competitor on the Ethiopia market.

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Absa Bank Of South Africa’s  has become the Latest Multinational Corporation to show Interest in Organizing the Ethiopia market.

Ethiopia has since Prevented Foreign Ownership in Economic Sectors that Includes Banking but Abiy Ahmed has began to take fast Action on the issue since he came to power in April.



Jason Quinn, the bank’s chief financial officer, told reporters that Absa was investigating on how and where to enter in a number of populating market, including Nigeria and Angola.

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Am Entrance made into the Ethiopia market of 100 million People, would be part of a Scheme made by Absa after it break from Britain’s Barclays in 2017.

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Ethiopia has plans to liberalise state-owned companies including Ethiopian Airlines, Ethio Telecom, Ethiopian Shipping & Logistics Services Enterprise, and Ethiopian Electric Power, in order to attract foreign direct investment and stimulate growth.

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Black box of the Ethiopian Airline Crash recovered.

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The United Nations described the Sunday crash of the Ethiopia airline as disastrous saying it has cost them a great loss.



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Michael Moller, director-general of the U.N. European head garters said this was the worst loss suffered in years in Geneva in a statement where 150 people where gathered.

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Investigators in Ethiopia have recovered the black box from the ill-fated Ethiopian airline this Sunday.

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