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2017-03-20 20:12

At least 20 students dead in Ghana waterfall accident

Accra - Twenty students died after trees fell on them while swimming in a river during a storm in Ghana, emergency officials said Sunday.

Ghana National Fire Service spokesperson Prince Billy Anaglate said the "unusual incident" happened on Sunday afternoon, when a group of high school students were swimming at the Kintampo waterfalls, a popular tourist destination in the Brong-Ahafo region.

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Mozambican footballer killed in crocodile attack

Maputo - A young Mozambican football player was snatched and killed by a crocodile while training along the banks of a river, his club said on Monday.

Estevao Alberto Gino, 19, who played for Mozambique's second division club Atletico Mineiro de Tete, lived near the Zambezi river in the western province of Tete.

The incident happened last Thursday.

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'I collected a tin of LICE for Mugabe': Protest pastor

Harare - A pastor who's just spent six weeks in jail for predicting Robert Mugabe's death says he collected a tin of lice to show the Zimbabwe president just how bad prison life is, according to a newspaper.

The Daily News quotes Patrick Mugadza (his other name is Phillip) from Kariba saying: "I had collected lice because I wanted to bring them over just to say Mr President these are your boys in the prison who are just eating people."

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Woman, 31, pours hot oil over hubby for playing his music 'too loud'

Harare - A Zimbabwean woman has been sentenced to 315 hours of community service after she poured hot cooking oil over her husband because she was fed up of his loud music, a newspaper reports.

Husband Lewis Dzvimbo, 32, came back to his home in Chitungwiza after work in the evening of February 12, started to charge his cellphone and turned on the radio "to listen to music."

His wife - who was apparently already in bed - got up and turned off the radio, says the Sunday Mail. He turned it back on again.

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Free Zim contraceptives smuggled into SA for sale

Johannesburg - Every month, Nancy (not her real name) and her business partner travel to Zimbabwe to stock up on Marvelon family planning pills, GroundUp reported.

She smuggles them back into South Africa, where she sells them at a healthy profit to other Zimbabweans who for various reasons don’t want the contraceptive pills dispensed in South African clinics.

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Ghana waterfall accident: Minister expresses sympathies to families of victims

Accra - A large tree fall during a storm at Ghana's Kintampo Waterfall has killed at least 17 people, mostly students, as they were visiting the site north of the capital on Sunday, officials said on Monday.

As of Monday, 17 bodies have been retrieved at the resort, about 414km north of the capital of Accra, Ghana police commander Desmond Owusu-Boampong told local media. Most of the dead are students from the Wenchi Methodist Secondary School and the University of Energy and Natural Resources, he said.

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