Dozens dead in dump collapse
ETHIOPIA: At least 35 people were confirmed dead and dozens remained missing yesterday after a landslide at a rubbish dump in Addis Ababa.
A huge pile of rubbish at the Koshe landfill collapsed on Saturday night, burying shack homes next to it. One resident said 150 people were at the site.
City spokeswoman Dagmawit Moges said most of the dead were women and children, and more bodies were expected to be found. Mayor Diriba Kuma said 37 people had been rescued.
Suicide bombing teens shot dead
NIGERIA: Two teenage female alleged suicide bombers were shot dead by troops as they tried to sneak into the north-eastern city of Maiduguri on Saturday night.
Borno State police spokesman Victor Isuku said yesterday the two were wearing explosive vests under their clothes.
Also on Saturday, army spokesman Sani Kukasheka Usman said 211 civilians had been rescued during an operation in Murye and Mala Maja villages that killed a key Boko Haram operative.
Cars torched after traffic ticket
GEORGIA: At least 21 people, including 11 police, were injured in a Saturday night riot over a traffic ticket in the coastal city of Batumi.
Local news reports said about 1,000 people gathered around the main police station, overturned or set fire to about 10 cars and threw stones.
They said the confrontation started after police gave a motorist a ticket, sparking an argument that attracted people nearby.
Troops push further into Isis-held Mosul
IRAQ: Troops advanced further into the Isis-occupied west of Mosul yesterday, entering the labyrinthine central Old City.
Government forces said they had broken through the terrorists’ front lines and liberated parts of the Bab al-Tub district.
Meanwhile troops fought their way into the New Mosul and al-Yarmuk districts to the west of the city centre.