Geography of Africa
One of the 12 sailors kidnapped Saturday morning on board of the Swiss Glarus off the coast of Nigeria is the marine chief engineer of the ship, a 60-year-old man from Constanta, according to the leader of the Free Trade Union of Romania's Navigators, Adrian Mihalcioiu.
AFP - At least 34 people have died in northern Ghana during flooding caused by heavy rains and waters spilling from a dam in neighbouring Burkina Faso, relief agency officials said Thursday.
Bagre Dam is located on the White Volta river that begins in Burkina Faso and which converges with the Black Volta downstream and feeds into Lake Volta in southern Ghana.
Ugandan volleyball powerful right attacker Ivan Ongom has joined Marek Union-Ivkoni Volleyball Club in Bulgaria.
This comes after a year since he joined Rwanda's top tier side Gisagara Volleyball Club for a season.
Before he had moved to Rwanda, he had previously featured for UCU Doves and Sport-S in Uganda.
Egypt's state news agency was hacked Sept. 11 by a Turkish group condemning mass death sentences given by the country on Sept. 8.
Turkey and Sudan have signed a $100 million oil exploration deal and an agreement allocating thousands of square miles of Sudanese agricultural land for investment by Turkish companies, Turkey's agriculture and forestry ministry said on Sept. 11.
Nineteen people were killed when a small passenger plane crashed into a lake as it tried to land in thick fog in central South Sudan, reports say.
Only four people, including two children, survived the crash, said government official Taban Abel Aguek.
The victims include the pilot and co-pilot, a staff member of the Red Cross and an Anglican bishop, he told AFP.
Libya's police say some 400 prisoners have escaped from a jail in the capital amid fighting between rival militias.
Turkey on Sept. 1 voiced concern over violent clashes between rival militias in the Libyan capital Tripoli that began earlier this week.