Geography of Africa

Fire in Liberian School Killed 26 Children

A major fire at a Muslim spiritual school near the capital of Liberia has killed 28 people - 26 children and two teachers, the Liberia president's office reported, quoted by BTA.

According to Presidential Press Secretary Isaac Solo Kelgbeh, the children killed were between 10 and 20 years of age, and there were only two adults - teachers of the children - among those killed.

In a South African Neighbourhood, ‘All Hell Broke Loose’

Xenophobic violence is a common phenomenon in predominantly poor, black areas of post-apartheid South Africa, where jobs are scarce and locals blame entrepreneurial foreign communities - their numbers swelled via the country's porous and corrupt borders - for the prevalence of drugs, crime and unemployment.