Africa

Foreign mountaineers evacuate as Kilimanjaro burns for fifth day

Dar es Salaam, Oct. 16, (dpa/GNA) - Tanzanian authorities said on Thursday that they are planning to bring in helicopters to start fighting a fire on Mount Kilimanjaro that has been raging for five days, admitting that extinguishing the blaze is harder than they thought. "We are still battling the fire. The work is harder than we thought earlier. The challenge is strong winds and dry grass and vegetation," Tourism Minister Hamisi Kigwangalla...

Oct 16, 2020 at 2:39pm

15 dead in flooding in eastern Congo

Goma, Oct. 2, (dpa/GNA) - At least 15 people have been killed after torrential rains in eastern Congo, an official said on Friday, with fears the death toll could rise. "We...

Oct 02, 2020 at 12:25pm