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Viewpoint: Trapped by poverty

The pair of shorts and slippers betray Zachariah as a child worker. He looks elderly from afar, but only 14. The Genesis His bulky long sleeves...
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Uganda police rescue 16 people trapped on three islands following heavy rains

Uganda police marines and air force have rescued 16 people trapped on three submerging islands on Lake Kyoga in the central part of the...
collapses

Four-story building in Ugandan capital collapses, several people trapped

A four-story building under construction in the Ugandan capital Kampala collapsed on Sunday, trapping several people under the rubble, authorities said. "Excavators are on the...
poor

The Rural Poor in the Realities of Life

Twenty-six years ago, I was born in a community called Agotime Kpetoe; I grew up to have so much interest in the sustainable development...
Togo and Ghana receiving more Ivorian refugees as crisis spreads

Togo’s Political Crisis Generates Concerns About Children’s Safety .

Grief, in the form of anger consumed Amivi. She is still unable to endure the death of her husband in a road crash during...
AFP / Ahmad Al-Rubaye A member of the Iraqi pro-government forces fires a rocket-propelled grenade launcher during an operation in al-Shahabi village, east of Fallujah, in an operation to retake the city from Islamic State group, on May 24, 2016

IS fighters completely “trapped” in Mosul – U.S. envoy

Islamic State (IS) fighters are completely "trapped" and "the last road out of Mosul" has been cut off, claimed a US envoy Sunday in...

Five miners trapped, 13 rescued in Tanzania after gold mine collapse

At least five miners were trapped and 13 others rescued after a gold mine collapsed in Tanzania's northern region of Mara on Monday, authorities...
Aid trucks enter the rebel-held town of Douma, east of Damascus, Syria, on Feb. 13, 2016. The aid, delivered by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent(SARC), includes milk for kids, insulin, and other medicine for chronic diseases. (Xinhua/Ammar)

Syria: UN reports Aid conveys inability to touch civilians

Following a weekly humanitarian taskforce meeting, the Special Envoy's Office reported "it was regrettable that no UN inter-agency cross-line convoys were able to proceed...
gas explosion

China: 15 dead, 18 trapped in SW coal mine gas explosion

Fifteen miners have been confirmed dead after an explosion at a coal mine in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality Monday morning. A total of 35 miners...
Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA)

African aviation troubled by bubbles, red tapes

Addressing delegates from Southern African airlines, Zweigenthal said concerns of the past are still present in the aviation industry, including the growing international competition...
earthquake in Italy

Italy Quake: Death Toll Hits 247

Italy's Civil Protection Department said at least 368 people were being treated in hospitals with various injuries. Officials warn the death toll may rise...
Mining

Prestea: 4 trapped in a mining pit

The deceased were identified as Nuku Allah, 30, Kwame Boadu, 36, Doman Ballana, 27 and Sulley Coffie, 29. The corpses had since...
AFP / Cole Burston More than 1,100 firefighters are battling 49 separate blazes across the Canadian province of Alberta, seven of them totally out of control

Canada air lifting over 25,000 stranded people to safety

The authorities ordered the oil city of 100,000 people to be evacuated after firefighters backed by air tankers and helicopters failed to prevent the...
Residents stand in front of the debris of houses after an earthquake in the city of Chone, Manabi Province, Ecuador, on April 17, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

Ecuador Quake; 246 killed As Dozens Trapped

At a live press conference earlier in the day, Glas said the priority was to continue searching for survivors trapped in the rubble and...
Central Medical Stores fire

More Than 150 People Trapped In Building Near Mumbai

"So far, there have been no reports of any casualty. Some 10 fire tenders are pressed into service to rescue those trapped in the...

150 people trapped after bridge collapsed in Eastern Indian

At least 10 people were killed and many others injured when an overpass under construction collapsed in the city formerly known as Calcutta. Witnesses reported...

Rescue operation suspended at S. African mine

The rescue operations at the Lily Mine in Barberton near Mpumalanga Province has to be suspended because it is too risky, Zwane said....
Zuma

Three workers still trapped following South Africa mine collapse

The three have been trapped since Friday after buildings collapsed into an underground shaft at the Lilly Mine in Mpumalanga Province. ...

Paris Hilton Completely Shaken From Being Trapped in an Elevator

Paris Hilton has another scary experience in her life following plane crash prank in June. The Hilton hotel heiress shared with her Snapchat followers...

Government seeks the help of locals in rescuing trapped miners

Deputy Minister for Energy and Minerals, Mr Charles Kitwanga The Deputy Minister announced the move at the weekend when he visited the mine site...
One of the sites where the illegal miners operate. One of the sites where the illegal miners operate.

Mine breakdown traps 35 illegal diggers in Ghana

Local media quoting eye witness say at least one person had been pulled out of the debris dead while more than 30 were still...

People lift double decker bus off trapped unicyclist

An amazing footage shows how Londoners lift double decker bus off trapped unicyclist. Around a hundred people gathered to help lift a double decker...

Trailer Crashed Into ENTRACO Fence, Several Killed

A trailer with registration number Anambra XB82HAL, on Monday, crashed into the fence of the Imo State Environmental Transformation Commission (ENTRACO) killing yet to...

Alaska Airlines plane makes priority landing after emergency declared

The plane makes a priority landing after emergency declared The pilot of flight 448, bound for Los Angeles, was alerted by the sound of banging...
accident

Man Trapped In Mangled Trailer In Motorway Accident

An accident occurred on the Accra-Tema motorway this morning involving a Salon car with a Nigerian registration number plate and a trailer full of...
ferry

Poor Visibility Hampers Rescue Mission On Italian Ferry

Pictures show thick black smoke engulfing the ship in rough seas The Norman Atlantic was travelling from Patras in Greece to Ancona in Italy. Choppy...

Rescuers working round the clock to save one person trapped

A rescue mission is ongoing to pull out one person believed to be trapped under the rubble of a restaurant that collapsed late Saturday...

Shehu assures Bama people of victory over Boko Haram

The battle of words between the Nigerian armed forces and the Boko Haram Jihadist group appears unending and confusing to the unbiased spectator. Information...

Soma coal mine accident kills 310

Nine miners were trapped underground on Tuesday after a cave-in at a coal mine in Zonguldak, a Turkish city on the Black Sea coast. The...

Trapped Terrorists Near Cameroon Border

UPDATE ON COUNTER-TERRORISM CAMPAIGN: Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) Launchers, RPG bombs and other explosive materials seized from the terrorists Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) Launchers,...