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6 Journalists among 14 dead in Tanzania road accident

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Fourteen people, among them six journalists, have been killed while several others sustained injuries following a road accident in the Nyamikola Busega district of  the northern part of Tanzania. 

Confirming the accident, Busega’s District Commissioner Garbriel Zakaria said that the accident involved a Land Cruiser that rammed on an incoming PSV van killing 11 on the spot and three dying while being taken to hospital.

The 6 journalists were on convoy with Mwanza Regional Commissioner, Robert Gabriel, who were said to be travelling for official duties. Four of them were said to have died on the spot together with their driver.

“A minibus was trying to overtake another vehicle, then it collided with the vehicle carrying journalists and government officials,” said Mr.Zakaria at the scene of the accident.

“It’s true that the accident has now claimed the lives of fourteen people, 11 people died on the spot. A few minutes after the injured were taken to Nasa health centre, three others passed away.”

President Samia Suluhu Hassan has since, through her twitter account, condoled with the friends and families of the deceased.

“I am shocked by the deaths of 14 people, including six journalists, who passed away this morning after a car they were travelling in collided with a PSV. I send my condolences to the families, journalists and friends who have lost their loved ones. May God rest the souls of the deceased in peace and may the wounded heal quickly,” wrote President Samia.

The journalists who died have been identified as Johari Saan, Husna Mlanzi from ITV, Van Charles from Icon TV, Abel Ngapemba, Regional communication officer, Anthony Chuwa from Habari Leo Digital, Steven Msengi, Ukerewe Communications officer and Paul Silanga, the driver.

Another 6 people were injured during the incident and are receiving medical treatment in hospital.

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Burkina Faso’s ousted leader ‘doing well’

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Burkina Faso’s ousted President Roch Kaboré is doing well, a senior member of his party said.

This comes days after the military coup that was strongly condemned by the international community.

Mr Kaboré is detained in a presidential villa under house arrest, he is physically well and has a doctor at his disposal, according to a senior member of his party, the People’s Movement for Progress (MPP).

For several hours on Monday, the fate of the ousted president remained unclear, with conflicting information circulating about an arrest, an exfiltration, or even an assassination attempt.

An extraordinary virtual summit of the west African regional bloc Ecowas will be held on Friday to discuss the situation in Burkina Faso after Mr Kaboré was overthrown, with possible sanctions against the military

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Ugandan author accused of insulting president freed

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A Ugandan author accused of insulting the president and his family has been released after being re-arrested moments after a court freed him on bail.

Kakwenza Rukirabashaija was “dumped” by the military at the gate of his home in eastern Uganda on Wednesday, his lawyer said.

The novelist’s wife also confirmed the release.

The lawyer said the author was unwell and had been taken to hospital for treatment.

The award-winning writer was charged with offensive communication after he was accused of insulting President Yoweri Museveni, and his son, Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, on Twitter.

He successfully obtained bail from a Kampala court before he was rearrested in unclear circumstances.

His lawyer said he was “kidnapped” from prison by men in plain clothes and taken to an unknown location.

The author won acclaim for his 2020 satirical novel The Greedy Barbarian which describes high-level corruption in a fictional country.

He was awarded the 2021 PEN Pinter Prize for an international writer of courage.

PEN said on Tuesday after his disappearance that it feared for the author’s life – and would hold Mr Museveni, his son and the Ugandan military responsible for “flagrant abuse of office”.

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Watch| Man Catches Wife Sleeping With Another Man In Their Matrimonial Bed With Their Baby Sleeping In The Room

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A married man has had the shock of his life after catching his wife in bed with another man while their newborn baby was sleeping in the same room.

In a video that has surfaced online, the man could be heard confronting his wife and asking her why she had the nerve to sleep with another man when their newborn baby was in the room.

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