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Monday, April 23rd, 2018


CANADA: Van Hits Pedestrians in Toronto – VIDEO

VOA News Published on 23 Apr 2018 Canadian police have a driver in custody after a white van jumped the curb and plowed into pedestrians in northern Toronto. Early reports say as many as 10 people were struck with one witness telling the CBC he saw four covered bodies on the ground. Police have so far given no information on the driver or a motive, including whether it was an accident or intentional. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his heart goes out to those affected as authorities investigate. VIDEO: VariousRead More

CANADA: 2 dead after van runs into pedestrians in Toronto leaving 10 injured – VIDEO

TORONTO (Reuters) – A white van killed at least two people on a suburban Toronto sidewalk on Monday after jumping the curb and the driver was in custody, according to police and a Reuters witness. Police in Canada’s largest city initially said eight to 10 people had been injured but later said it was unclear exactly how many had been hurt or the extent of their injuries. A Reuters witness said there were at least two bodies at the site of the incident. It was not immediately clear if theRead More

MADAGASCAR: Adresse à la Nation de Monsieur le Président de la République / Address to the Nation by Mr. President of the Republic

An English version follows the French. ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, 23 avril 2018/ — Adresse à la Nation de Monsieur le Président de la République : Mes chers compatriotes, Face aux événements du samedi 21 avril, à Antananarivo, qui ont, une fois encore, tué et blessé des Malagasy, je m’incline respectueusement devant les victimes, et présente mes sincères condoléances à leurs familles. Par ailleurs, je souhaite un prompt rétablissement aux blessés, civils et membres des forces de l’ordre. J’exhorte tous les Malagasy à garder leur calme. A Madagascar, nous respectons et vivonsRead More

US GUNS: Waffle house restaurant shooter now in custody

CNN – [Breaking news update at 2:10 p.m. ET] Travis Reinking, the man suspected of killing four people at a Nashville-area Waffle House on Sunday, is now in custody, Metro Nashville police said. [Previous story, published at 1:52 p.m. ET]Across Nashville, the mood oscillates from shock to grief to anxiety. More than a day after a semi-naked gunman shot up a Waffle House and killed four people, 160 law enforcement officers are scrambling to find suspect Travis Reinking. Metro Nashville PD✔@MNPDNashville MNPD officers, to include SWAT, have continued the searchRead More

CANADA: Van strikes pedestrians in Toronto, up to 10 people injured

RT – A white van has truck a number of pedestrians in Toronto, with police reporting that between eight and ten people have been injured. The incident on Yonge Street and Finch Avenue East occurred just after 1 pm local time, according to the Toronto Police Department. Toronto Police OPS ✔@TPSOperations 22m Replying to @TPSOperations S/B Yonge at Finch is closed due to this collision. ^gl Toronto Police OPS ✔@TPSOperations UPDATE 1:27 pm, police were called to Yonge Street and Finch Avenue East, for a collision. A Media Sgt fromRead More

Liked on YouTube: The Great Migration of the Animal’s in Serengeti 480P

The Great Migration of the Animal’s in Serengeti 480P DECEMBER, JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH The Serengeti National Park / Ngorongoro Conservation Area is arguably the most impressive wildlife sanctuary in the world. During the months December through March the seemingly unending plains of the southern Serengeti and the Conservation Area are inhabited by enormous herds of wildebeest and zebra. The great herds graze on rain ripened grass. via YouTube —— AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: April 23, 2018 at 02:09PM

TANZANIA to use TZs. 100m/ to finance wildebeest counting in Serengeti

ARUSHA (TANZANIA DAILY NEWS)  — NUMBER of wildebeests in Tanzania’s second largest national park, the Serengeti, will be determined in the new census that starts this week. Arusha-based Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute (TAWIRI) in collaboration with other global environment and wildlife conservation organisations will execute the four-points aerial satellite counts in the park at the cost of 100m/-. TAWIRI Director General Dr Simon Mduma said here over the weekend that they will use four different methods and sites in conducting the Gnus count. “We shall collect between 3,000 and 3,500Read More

ZIMBABWE: Police vows zero tolerance for election violence

Zimbabwe police spokesperson, Charity Charamba (left), and Erasmus Makodza, the head of the new election command within Zimbabwe’s police force (right), speaking to reporters in Harare, Apr. 23, 2018. VOA – Zimbabwe is just months away from important nationwide elections. On Monday, the police force announced several changes aimed at ensuring the polls are free of violence. Erasmus Makodza is heading the new election command within Zimbabwe’s police force. “We are saying no to political violence,” he said. “We want free, credible, transparent elections. That is what every Zimbabwean isRead More

TANZANIA: Banana experts meet to discuss hybrid varieties

TANZANIA DAILY NEWS – International project whose goal is to boost banana production in Tanzania and Uganda brings together a team of international researchers to deliberate on delivery of hybrid varieties to farmers. The team will starting today to Friday gather at Arusha-based Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) to review their progress and plan for next years’ activities. “The Breeding Better Banana project is focused on breeding varieties that farmers like and with resistance against the key problems. However, bananas are difficult to breed because theyRead More

MADAGASCAR: President warns of coup as protests continue

Police clash with protestors in Antananarivo on April 21, 2018 Photographer: Rijasolo/AFP via Getty Images BLOOMBERG – Hundreds of opposition demonstrators took to the streets of Madagascar’s capital to protest a deadly crackdown on an anti-government rally, as the country’s president warned of a coup plot. The protesters gathered in the city’s main square two days after five people died when security forces fired on people demonstrating against the country’s new electoral laws, Agence France-Presse reported, citing unidentified organizers of the rally. President Hery Rajaonarimampianina warned in an address onRead More