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Arab League condemns deadly twin bombings in Libya.



The Arab League on Wednesday condemned the deadly terror attack in Libya that killed at least 35 people and wounded dozens others.

There has been no claim of responsibility for Tuesday’s double car bombing which took place outside a mosque in the eastern city of Benghazi, targeting people who were coming from evening prayers.

In a statement, Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit said the body supports Libya and its national army in the fight against terrorism and extremist groups that seek to destabilise the country.

Aboul-Gheit called on all Libyans to unite in order to rid the North African country of terrorists.

The latest attack comes after a United Nations endorsement of the planned national elections which are scheduled for later this year.

The agency last week said it hoped the elections can help stabilise the country, which has been dogged by turmoil since the 2011 ouster and killing of long-serving leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Today, Libya is grappling with insecurity as different factions control different parts of the country.

Before the elections however, a new electoral law would likely have to be agreed on and a referendum on a constitution held.


Important Steps to follow in case of vehicle accidents



It’s important to know and understand how to prevent motor vehicle accidents. However, if the worst happens, would you know what to do? This equally important aspect of understanding road safety is often overlooked.

Thankfully, not all car accidents are fatal. And whatever the degree of damage, while it may not lessen the shock of a collision, it can ease the frustration of both parties if they know what steps to follow to make insurance claims easier.

Know the law

Section 61 of the National Road Traffic Act of 1996 states that in the event of an accident, where: a person or an animal was killed or injured, or any property like a vehicle was damaged, certain steps must be taken in line with the law.

The driver must:

    • Stop the vehicle and ascertain if there are any injuries;
    • Offer the assistance to injured persons;
    • Ascertain the nature and extent of damage sustained;
    • Request the name, address, vehicle registration and driver’s licence details, as well as the identity number of the other party; and
    • Report the accident to the relevant police station within 24 hours.


Credible evidence

According to the act, there are important other rules that must also be observed. The law further specifies that the driver may not take any intoxicating liquor or drug that has a narcotic effect, unless he or she has reported the accident to a police officer

Moreover, no person may remove any vehicle involved in an accident – in which another person was killed or injured – from the position in which it came to rest, until a traffic officer has given permission for it to be removed.

Only if the accident causes total obstruction of a public road can the vehicle be moved, and only after its position has been clearly marked on the surface of the roadway.


Possible pitfalls

You should also take pictures of the accident scene.

Further penalties during the claim process could come due to driving under the influence of alcohol, without a valid driver’s license for the vehicle being operated, driving an unlicensed or unroadworthy vehicle and not paying your insurance premium, says Tshifularo.

Tshifularo also cautions that you should not let a tow-truck driver coerce you into towing your car without making sure that it is a tow truck authorised by your insurance company.

“Otherwise you could be liable for the costs and have to spend a lot of time and energy trying to track your vehicle down.”

“After an accident, it’s very important to stay calm and rational.

“Arguing over whose fault the accident was or panicking is not going to help the situation. Instead, take charge and follow the procedure in as calm a manner as possible,” Tshifularo says.


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A Depiction of Unity in Diversity – The best picture of the Century




Men Sometimes needs situations to explain part the reasons for existence is not totally personal, incidents that reminds humanity that in life, we mostly need one another, to either get better, get further or even to survive.

Such is the message that comes to mind at the sight of the picture considered to be the best photo of the Century which has turned sensational on internet, where a Lioness and her Cub were crossing the Savannah but the excessive heat makes walking greatly difficult for the cub.

Meanwhile an Elephant who realized the cub will die in such condition, carried the cub in his trunk to a pool of water, walking side-by-side the Lioness.

Even though they are called wild animals, the sense to ‘recognize a fellow’ ‘help a fellow in need,’ and ‘walk in oneness for the purpose of achieving a goal’ still come to play.


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